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42 Laundry Room Design Ideas To Inspire You

Having an entire room dedicated to laundry is not something everyone is accustomed with but it’s actually a very practical idea. Still, managing to fit everything you need in a small laundry room is not easy. Aside from the washing machine and the dryer, there are tons of other aspects you need to take into consideration.

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When the room is bright and open, everything seems less like a burden

You can organize everything more easily. You get to wash the cloths and you get to iron them and to put them back where they belong and you don’t have to let anyone else see the process because it’s all there in the laundry room. But how should a laundry room look like? Well, it depends on each person’s needs and preferences. If you have the space necessary, you have a washer a dryer in there as well as an ironing table and a large closet.

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A sink is an important element to have in a laundry room
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A simple and clean design looks best in the case of the laundry room
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The wallpaper adds a nice touch to the room and the colors were nicely chosen

First things first.

Think of all the basic elements you need to include in your laundry room. For example, you should consider task lighting such as under-cabinet strips, sconces and lamps, plus, of course, the ceiling fixture to brighten the whole room.

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It would be useful for the laundry room to have a separate entry if possible
A laundry room doesn’t always have to be white. You can give it warm look
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It’s important to choose the right type of flooring in the laundry room
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Make sure you have plenty of storage containers and boxes for a better space organization
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Open shelves are also very practical and wonderful for storing cleaning supplies, clean clothes, etc.
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Keep the items you usually use close at hand, maybe on a shelf above the washing machine
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For a better organization, you can label the storage compartments

Make the most of your cabinets.

You can hide your ironing board in there as well as tons of other things. Pull-out hampers are also a great ideas and wonderful for presorting dirty clothes and organizing them.

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In a narrow laundry room you can think vertically when decorating the space
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It’s best to have separate laundry baskets for different fabrics or colors
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Try to alternate and combine different types of storage
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You can custom-design furniture for the laundry room to make sure it’s functional
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An ironing board is a must-have in the laundry room even if you rarely use it
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If you have a tiny laundry room, don’t agglomerate it with unnecessary features
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You have put up rods and clothes hangers if you have the space
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You can have small area rugs in the laundry room but avoid carpets
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You can lay with styles to create a décor that feels comfortable
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It wouldn’t hurt to also have a comfortable seat in the laundry room
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In a way, the laundry room’s décor is quite similar to that of a kitchen

Organize all your cleaning supplies in one place.

Open shelves are excellent and very practical and you should use them for the items you use on a regular basis. The extras should go in drawers and behind closet doors or on the top shelf.

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Wood furniture would give this room character and would make it less cold
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The counter space in a laundry room can be used for various purposes
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If your space is limited, try to use it cleverly and avoid wasting any space
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You can personalize your laundry room by choosing any furniture you like
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This is a very large shared laundry room, maybe part of a small hotel or summer getaway
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If you have a dog you can include a pet shower in your laundry room
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A bold color would definitely make this room more cheerful

Small laundry rooms usually lack hanging space.

To solve the problem, go vertical. Install retractable clotheslines or freestanding drying racks. You can also mount them on the walls to save floor space.

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Checkerboard flooring is popular in laundry rooms as well as in kitchens
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Most often, people choose white as a primary color for the laundry room’s décor
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It’s best to separate the laundry from the rest of the house to avoid the noise
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You can give your laundry room a rustic feel by simply adding a few decorations

To also save space in a small laundry room, consider stacking the washer and dryer one on top of the other. This way you can squeeze them both into a narrow passage, maybe even hide them behind closet doors and still have plenty of room for storage.

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The blue cabinets match beautifully the washer and drier
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A black and white décor could also suit a modern laundry room

Use bins and baskets to sort and organize your cleaning supplies and small items. They allow you to use open shelves to their full potential and they’re also very practical. Just pull out the container and take it with you wherever you need it.

A table or an island can be very useful in this particular room
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The satin finish of the cabinets matches the washer and drier’s accent color
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Tiled floors are very practical in the laundry room, especially when it has a separate entry
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The lighting is important in this case so explore all the options before making a decision
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You can turn the laundry room into a multifunctional space
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The laundry room can also be your arts and crafts space for small projects
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A desk and a work space could be a useful addition to the laundry room

It’s important to have plenty of storage in the laundry room. You need for all sorts of things. You have to store somewhere the detergents and the other supplies but you also need the storage space for all the clothes. Lots of people like to also use this room as a sort of closet. But it’s not imperative to do so.