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You Have Style —
Shouldn’t Your Laundry Room?
by Michelle Gage. Courtesy of www.houzz.com
MAKE FOLDING CLOTHES YOUR FAVORITE CHORE OF THE DAY WITH THESE 10 DESIGNER TIPS
You’ve styled every room of your home but can’t seem to wrap your head around getting style into your laundry room. If this is a room you inhabit often, you’ll want to ensure that it is up to par with the rest of your home. Make fluffing and folding more fun with these helpful tips and tricks to decorate this often-neglected space.
1. Warm it up.
Why not put some of your favorite pieces in your laundry space? Think of this room just as you would any other in your home. Liven it up with a little color. Spice tones make the act of folding laundry seem a tad more exciting than you know it to be.
2. Add wallpaper.
Tight spaces are where you get the most bang for your buck. Updating even a small wall with a quirky new print goes a long way. Choose something that is over-the-top bold. Since the laundry room is usually a little more isolated than the rest, it’s a place where you can really get away with it.
3. Make it moody.
Go against the grain and pick a darker palette to give a laundry closet a touch of chic. Sticking with edgier tones makes this space one you’ll want to show off.
4. Add fabric.
If you don’t have a window to dress, perhaps there’s an open-shelving situation that could use a little drapery. Bring in pieces that are more commonly found in your living room to prove that this room is just as important. Picking a sharp and intentional palette also drives that thought home.
5. Match the rest of the house.
If your home’s theme is open and clean, mimic that look in this space as well. A cohesive theme throughout unifies even the smallest of spaces. Making a match is as easy as finding inspiration in the decorating you’ve already done.
6. Flooring matters.
Updating a small-square-footage space with new flooring isn’t expensive. In such a tight space, a little goes a long way. If there’s a great tile you’ve been lusting after but can’t imagine it elsewhere, picture it in your laundry room. Test it here first and then bring it into other areas of your home.
7. Paint your cabinets.
A coat of paint goes a long way. It’s also an easy way to update your laundry room without having to do any remodeling.
8. Choose colored appliances.
Perhaps you’ve given a little side eye to the people you’ve seen purchasing bright red washers and dryers. What they know that you may not is that this is an incredibly easy way to infuse color into what might otherwise be a bland space.
9. Decorate for the holidays.
There’s no need to ignore this room any longer during the festive season. If the holiday decorations are coming out, add a little holiday cheer to your laundry room. Thinking of this room just as any other in your home ensures that it will no longer get the short shrift.
10. Details matter.
This space’s Dutch door and natural light are what dreams are made of. Consider every element of the room and make it special. By doing so, you’ll transform folding laundry into a chore you just might learn to love.