When decorating a laundry room, there are two issues that one usually faces. One is space, and the other is style. These ideas for a small laundry room take into account both issues, because, having so many possibilities at your fingertips, style should not be given up even in the smallest corner of your home.
Some basic items should be found in a laundry room: washing machine (and dryer, if there is one) and a place to keep both dirty and clean clothes as well as cleaning products and a sink for washing by hand. Let’s see how to take advantage of the little space you have in hand to make the laundry room a practical but charming space.
Take advantage of the small spaces in your laundry room
A small laundry room has an additional drawback: it’s a small space in which you should be able to move freely – and not only in order to load and empty the washing machine. There needs to be space for sorting clothes by colour, reaching products, and removing difficult stains.
First of all, when decorating a laundry room, one should be aware of the space available and the distribution of the most important elements. But that’s not all one should keep in mind. The style and colour of the walls depend a lot on the lighting that is available in the room. One should check whether there is natural light or not in the room, and if there are nooks and crannies or if the space is well distributed.
Light tones are the most practical ones: they visually lighten the space (white, light yellow, beige, grey, egg, ivory…). However, risky combinations can be made if one feels like it, and it is not always necessary to repaint the walls but rather decorative objects and furniture can be enough for bringing colour to the room.
Once all the immovable elements (washing machine and furniture if any) are on their place, it’s time to make most of the space that there is left. It might seem like there’s not much room for manoeuvre, but that’s not the case.
Interesting solutions that can solve any headache exist.
For a small laundry room, there is no better option than a grid specially designed for a laundry room. The best part? It can be combined with different accessories, thus being able to reposition them completely according to your needs at every moment.
A grid system is especially attractive as it doesn’t visually load the space and allows you to place shelves or baskets as you wish. There are many options at your disposal to be combined according to your needs.
Decoration of small laundry rooms: challenge conquered
The choice of storage elements is one of the keys to success when talking about decorating small laundry rooms. Fabric-covered, wooden and wicker boxes are very decorative. But not everything is about furniture and storage.
When it comes to decoration, laundry rooms are often forgotten. They are useful spaces but rarely enjoyed. That doesn’t have to be the case. Laundry room can be turned into a pleasant space for the moments spent in it.
Small homemade air fresheners for your laundry room:
Once the laundry rack has been installed on one of the walls, you can try and create your own decorative homemade air fresheners. How, you ask? In a very simple way, following these steps.
– Home air fresheners: Lavender is one of the most popular aromatic plants. Its aroma immediately transports you to a moment of inner peace. Lavender is very easy to find in herbalists or can even planted in your own balcony or garden.
After cutting fresh lavender, it should be left to dry in a dry and ventilated place. You can also buy it for example at herbalist.
To make your own air freshener, put lavender in cloth or burlap sacks. Hang the homemade lavender air freshener with a beautiful purple bow. (You can also use other aromatic herbs – or a medley of them – for the air freshener.) Hanging air fresheners in the laundry room will help in disguising the smell of dirty clothes that are waiting in the laundry baskets to be washed.
– Homemade soaps: Try making your own soaps for better results when washing by hand and, of course, for decoration. The technique is simple; however, you need to be very careful when handling caustic soda. What’s more, making your own soap is an ecological way of recycling the used oil from the kitchen.
If you get the knack of it, you can take your catalogue of homemade creations to the next level but making aromatic soaps with rosemary, aloe vera, rose, etc. to improve their properties. The laundry room is a perfect place to display your creations while at the same time having them at hand whenever you want to use them in an accessory basket selected for the storage grid.
– Rack for solitary socks: That’s reality. Socks sometimes lose their better half, but fortunately, they often appear again sooner or later. Even in a small laundry room, you can always make room for a rack for solitary socks. If you have kids at home, ask them to decorate wooden clothes pegs with gouache that you will use. Use glue or hot silicone to stick the clothes pegs on a wooden or cardboard support.
Whenever a solitary sock appears, hang it in sight. If the other sock appear in the following wash, you’ll have it in view to easily reunite them.
As you can see, decoration does not have to be missing from a laundry room. With some imagination and following these ideas, you’ll have a practical space where everything is at hand; a space well decorated with taste.
Enjoy a laundry room where everything you need has its place thanks to a storage grid and discover all the products available to make your life easier from now on.