The laundry room is a functional space, but there is no reason why you can’t add a touch of creativity. Just like any other rom, fixtures, colors and other elements can come together to create an interesting look. Here are some ideas you may find useful in making this room something special.
- Color is important. Do not dismiss the importance of choosing the right color just because this is a work area. Opt for calming colors to maintain a god mood as you work. Neutral tones keep things simple, but you may feel like getting a splash of color with greens, mild blues and yellow.
- Have fun with design. The laundry room is not an area where people gather, so you can enjoy creating a décor that suits your tastes.
- Install cabinets. A luxury laundry room should never have to deal with clutter. Cabinets do not need to take up a lot of space as there are not many items to store. Have a designated spot for soaps and stain removers, and another for baskets and linens.
- A sorting area. There should be an area for sorting clothes and colors. This helps you to stay organized and allows you to use your time efficiently in the laundry room. A fold-out table will be useful, and you should consider including a drop-down ironing board.
- Add a countertop and backsplash. A countertop beside the sink will make your work load lighter. A backsplash not only keeps the wall clean, it also adds an interesting visual element to the space. You can achieve this even without using expensive tiles.
- Adding more color to the laundry room will keep it interesting. A patterned rug can be used to match other features. Hand a few pieces of artwork to liven up the laundry room and make it more than a simple work area. If there is a window, the right window treatment can add more visual interest.
Naturally, a luxury laundry room should not have an old washer and dryer, as these will detract from your designing efforts. In some homes the laundry room is an entry point, so can explore the option of using as a mudroom as well. These rooms tend to be small compared to the rest of the house, so they do not need a lot of lighting, but attractive lighting features can add unique style.