This round-up of laundry room inspiration has it all: color, bold wallpaper, and classic design.
I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I’ve never had a dedicated laundry room before. In our current home, our washer and dryer are in the garage. We are moving this summer into our new home, and while I will miss our old home for so many reasons, (one of them being we finally have everything just how we want it!) I won’t miss doing laundry in the garage. I will admit, this wasn’t really a big deal until I had a baby, and then the laundry. Just. Kept. Coming. Which meant a lot of time out in the garage for me ;).
Fast forward 2 bazillion loads of laundry later and the laundry room at our new house is my new favorite space. The laundry room as it is currently is functional, but I have plans for it to be both functional and beautiful. Partly because who wouldn’t want to do laundry somewhere pretty and also because, due to the layout of the house, you can see the laundry room from at least three other rooms.
So I’m dreaming about a space that’s hard working, but also about adding some design elements that will make me smile when I walk by it. The two main ways I’m thinking about doing this is through color and/or wallpaper. There are so many different wallpaper options out there now (even temporary!) that make me want to take a chance and give it a try. The jury’s still out on using color and how much of it. It’s a small space, so depending on how colorful the wallpaper is, it may end up being the focal point.
Below are some of my inspiration images. They each have something about them that adds some character or whimsy to the space – whether it’s cabinet color, wallpaper, or unique flooring:
This laundry room by Studio McGee gets me every time. The classic white will never go out of style, and that brick floor adds so much character.
I first saw this laundry room during the one room challenge and immediately feel in love with that lemon wallpaper. What a perfect place to add some bold wallpaper without having to make a major commitment!
Both the navy blue cabinets and the patterned tile make this laundry room unique and keep it grounded against all the white.
Jen’s laundry room has had quite a few makeovers throughout the years, and I’ve followed every one. Her style is impeccable and the floral wallpaper in her laundry room is no exception.
What I like most about the laundry room is the unexpected feel. It has an unusual layout, but they took advantage of that by making it into something special. The light, the penny tile, and tongue and groove ceiling give this laundry room a cozy feel.
So which one is your favorite? The first laundry room with the aqua cabinets is my personal favorite. Now I just have to figure out which elements I love the most and how to make them cohesive with the rest of our home. Stay tuned for the design board!
How important is a laundry room to you? And would you ever consider adding something bold like wallpaper or a fun color?