Pretty Laundry Rooms to Lessen the Load

Nothing can be more uninspiring than a massive pile of laundry.

Functional Fashion

Just because a room has a specific function does not mean it has to look like it was designed for it. Have some fun and take some inspiration from the clothes you’re washing. Put up some black and white images of high fashion models, haute couture shops in NYC or Paris, or even sleek colour shots of fashionable hats or shoes. Take a colour that stands out from the photos and use that for your walls. Have professionally installed flooring in black and white checks or Carrera marble inspired tile for floors and countertops to match the theme. Opt for sleek black or grey appliances, or fashionable apple red. Voila: fashion meets function.

Whimsy

Frame a few colourful bathing suits, sexy lingerie or funky t-shirts or take some of your child’s colourful baby clothes and frame them for wall art. Take inspiration from the colours for walls and pick up the vibe with fun coloured appliances. Consider crazy coloured tiles on the floor and keep things organized with some newly installed storage and counter space.

Nature Calls

Take a cue from nature and install slick natural stone countertops above brand new appliances. Add stone floors and neutral tones for a calming room where the hum of the laundry brings serenity instead of anxiety.

Beadboard and Wainscoting

Add some country charm with some beadboard painted crisp white or cheery yellow. Wainscoting is a little more elegant and can add drama in black with cream walls or white with neutral or bright tones. Stainless steel appliances for an elegant look or basic white for the country look complete the room.

Double Duty

Renovating a laundry room can create space for an office; playroom, hobby room or craft space with the addition of some new counter space, cupboards or a desk.