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5 Ideas for Laundry Room Decorating

JUNE 16, 2017
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5 Ideas for Your Laundry Room Decorating Project

If you have a laundry room, you may be one of many people who doesn’t like spending any more time in there than necessary.  A lot of laundry rooms consist of a washer, dryer and not much else, so there’s no reason to do anything more than necessary before leaving the space behind.  That norm, however, is starting to change a bit.  More and more people are starting to take on the project of laundry room design so that the area in their homes is more pleasing and therefore more inviting for those who live there.  Our team at Decorist has fielded a lot of questions about laundry room decorating.  If you’re looking for some answers to your own questions or ideas to get you thinking about this, we’d like to share 5 of those ideas for laundry room design below.  

Walls Create Atmosphere

How many times have you walked into a laundry room and seen at-best neutral paint or old, drab wallpaper?  It doesn’t create a positive, inviting atmosphere.  Anyone who’s decided to get into laundry room decorating needs to make sure that they pay attention to the walls by adding some life to them.  This can be done in many different ways, but it’s important for the overall use of the room.

Save Yourself Space

If you’re going to be spending more time in the laundry room doing things other than putting clothes into a machine or removing them, you need to save yourself some space.  You may be sorting clothing in there, folding clothes or even ironing or hanging things on a drying rack.  Your laundry room design should include the ability to use some open space for these tasks.

Remember the Lighting

Another problem many people have noticed when walking into a laundry room is that many of them have terrible lighting.  Whether there is not enough lighting or harsh lighting, the end result is that the room isn’t used.  Your laundry room decorating should include lighting that is bright enough for you to see what you’re doing but soft enough to be pleasing and comfortable.

Flooring Considerations

There are very few absolutes when it comes to home decorating, but one of them is that your laundry room design should not include a carpeted floor.  There is too much water present at any given time.  However, you should still think about a floor that offers some warmth, whether that’s some form of colorful tile or hardwood.  

Shelving and Storage

You need to access a lot of different things in a laundry room.  Some of these things need to be kept out of reach of any little ones who may venture in there.  You need a lot of storage space and shelving included in your laundry room design, so make sure that you maximize that part of things before you get started on your build-out.

If you have any other questions about your own laundry room decorating project, contact our team at Decorist at any time.

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