85 Laundry Ideas

A laundry room, also called a utility room, need not be boring and utilitarian. It is an exceptionally hardworking room in the house but sadly, often overlooked in terms of design because it is not as visible as areas like the living or dining rooms.

The fact that the laundry room is usually quite self-contained and far from visiting guests means that you could take some design risks with materials, color, design and décor of the room. Feel free to be adventurous with bold wallpaper, bright primary colors, even a mural on the ‘fifth wall’ – the ceiling. Having a row of bright orange cabinets might be a little too much for any other room, but left in the laundry room, the color therapy could work wonders for your mood on laundry day.

Whether you go for a classic black-and-white palette or an avant-garde art deco tile, stick with the failsafe formula of a functional layout. You should be able to easily lay out clothes to fold, tuck pegs and other paraphernalia into drawers and be within arm’s reach of hanging rails. If all the space you have is a slim cupboard’s worth, make full use of the vertical space with fold-away racks and storage.

Storage containers are part of the design direction too so don’t settle for anything that looks cheap and gimmicky. One way to keep the laundry room looking neat is to keep a uniform color for all your storage options as the visual uniformity acts as a design anchor amid piles of different colored clothes

Baskets in natural materials such as seagrass are a great choice to add character to an everyday room while keeping mess at bay.

This contemporary white and red laundry room is lively with bold red overhead cabinets and a low bench. It has a red door that stands in contrast to the white beadboard walls. A dark gray stone floor and pendant lights complete the modern look.

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A mix of cabinets and open shelving provides heaps of storage in this white laundry room. With under-cabinet lighting and plenty of waist-height countertop space, doing laundry here would be a breeze, especially when you can look out to the lush greenery through the beautiful French door.

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A double-duty laundry area with a little home office in the corner next to the window. The mosaic backsplash livens up the predominantly white space.

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A laundry area is tucked away behind the timber slatted doors of this spacious bathroom, which has timber floors, instead of the usual tile floors.

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This laundry is lined with bold orange floral wallpaper, which distracts the eye from the low ceiling. Built-in cabinets provide storage space while the placement of laundry sink in the corner makes the best of awkward spaces. The low-pile carpet makes the small laundry feel comfortable.

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A white laundry room that is far from blah, thanks to the texture to the space created by the beadboard ceiling and the tongue-and-groove treatment on the cabinet doors.

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Dark hardwood floors contrast with modern white cabinets while complementing gray taupe walls in this narrow laundry room.

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Simple laundry room with white tile floors, warm brown granite countertop and wooden cabinetry.

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Gray overhanging cabinetry has been custom-built to fit the angled ceiling perfectly. In the same space, a light timber countertop has also been fitted to provide folding space. The same gray shelves are placed along the walls of the laundry room.

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This laundry room doubles up as a mudroom, with overhead storage, cubbies, built-in hanging rails, heaps of storage and countertop space. The terracotta floor tiles in Versailles pattern and polished chrome cup handles add a touch of class.

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Wood finish cabinets, semi-glossy gray countertop and white drawers line this contemporary laundry room.

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No-frills white laundry room with gray tiled floor, white cabinets, white door and small window.

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Simple and clean laundry space with warm white cabinets, cream walls, gorgeous window trim and gray tile floors.

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Contemporary Black And Grey Kitchen And Laundry With Appliance And Countertop And Natural Lighting

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Neoclassical Greek Revival And Tudor Beige And White Bathroom And Laundry With Window And Bathroom Accessory And Natural Lighting

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Colonial Tan Kitchen And Laundry With Appliance, Hardwood Floor And Natural Lighting

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Tudor And Cape Cod Beige, Grey And White Kitchen With Natural Lighting

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Tudor And Cape Cod White Laundry With Appliance, Beamed Ceiling And Natural Lighting

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Cape Cod Beige Kitchen, Bathroom And Laundry With Countertop And Sink And Tile Floor

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Contemporary And Victorian Grey Kitchen With Stainless Steel, Bar, Cabinet, Countertop And Wood, Hardwood Floor, Beamed Ceiling And Natural Lighting

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