Keeping clothing on-hand allows you to reuse them and also makes it easier to find items if you’ve got multiple pieces and a lot of laundry. The best way to keep items organized in a laundry room is to choose two or three colors (or all four colors if you have a store-bought laundry pile) and include them in the layout.
Edition items can also stand out from normal household items, so make sure they match. Try this patterned throw to give your room a chic look.
Separate it into gender-specific sections
Some people prefer gender-neutral spaces for laundry rooms. Other people think extra gender separation is necessary, thus the desire for two separate laundry rooms (Primary and Back). Make sure the rooms you choose are convenient to deal with (i.e. if you need to remove a load later on, it’s easy), draw a line around the larger items, and don’t forget: No two rooms should look alike!
Build a “shelf” underneath your clothes
Hanging a rack under a couple of your shirts may sound like something out of a home design magazine, but it can actually be a stylish way to show off your style. Most of the time, there’s no need for extra shelf space, but start out with two or three shelves, then add more as you get the hang of things. It’s worth keeping one especially low-profile shelf for your favorite sweatshirts, dresses, etc.
Make your floor look classier with a rug, and remember to hide the ugly stuff
If you’ve used a storage closet for your clothes, you’ve probably found that storing only a few items generates a lot of space savings. It might feel like a waste, but using a closeted storage closet as your de facto laundry room is a fantastic solution.
Before buying anything, always test it on some items first. If your tissues are rinsed too often, or your jeans arrive wrinkled, reconsider the purchase. Try using a few extra pairs of pants to save a little money (think three shirts, two pairs of pants). And don’t let the term ‘laundry room’ scare you off. Tied up items don’t have to go in there. Just make sure you keep your change of clothes fairly separated to avoid fighting over them.
To keep things organized, keep your shirts in a large binder or chest. Then, when you’re ready to wash your clothes, put them on the binder to prevent spillover.
Lighten up laundry room walls with brighter colors or white
One of the easiest ways to brighten up a laundry room is to apply a fresh coat of paint. If you don’t want to commit to a bold color, consider painting it a crisp, light shade of white, which can instantly make a room appear brighter.
While several methods exist that involve applying color directly to laundry—hint: it involves carpentry—there’s a simple trick you can try if your laundry room just isn’t feeling updated. Add some fresh, white paint.
Fresh paint gives items a clean look, and it instantly makes the room feel brighter—something that no amount of cleaning could ever do. Using white spray paint should be a simple decision. It’s not always obtainable unless you live in an exceptionally well-lit house. You can get a lot of variation on google for laundry room décor ideas.
If you’ve ever taken a peek into a typical big-box store’s paint department, you know seen “closets,” which are perhaps the most overrated public spaces on the planet. Anything that can be easily locked and stored away will do, and offering a convenient place to sell new clothes just isn’t a big ask. Best of all: It can be done cheaply (and conveniently) without emptying an entire store off of your hands!
If you don’t have the time or inclination to tackle a full-scale transformation, there are easy-to-follow options that will save you time and money. There’s a big old container to fill with clean laundry, some white paint (the color of choice) to apply before sealing it all up, and all you’ll need to do is lock it up and forget about it.
Play with patterns and textures in your laundry room to make it feel more fun and homey
The laundry room may be one of the most functional spaces in the home, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish too. Laundry rooms are usually pretty dark and dreary, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By filling in the front of your laundry room with windows or doors, it gives the space a little more light, and a great view of your outside adventures. The windows can act as mini porch lights, and will catch the rays of the afternoon sun and help you see your neighbor’s laundry on the other side of the street. Having a guest planner is an excellent way to make your space more organized. It will help keep track of who will be coming over, what the theme will be (i.e. “Pajama Party,” “Swimsuit,” etc.) and will force you to think through the looks of your space.