We don't know about you, but our laundry is one of our least favourite parts in the house. It is constantly full of clothes that need to be washed or are in the process of washing. There are boxes of laundry powder and bottles of fabric softener taking up most of the bench space.
The laundry is a very functional room that we spend more time in than we may realise, but it would be so much better if it not only looked great, but was more functional and practical too. The laundry may be the least loved room in the house, but that doesn't mean that it can't look amazing!
There are 7 Laundry Decor Ideas that are sure to make your laundry instantly better (and more attractive):
- Freshen up with Paint
- Use Labelled Jars & Containers
- Install Shelving
- Decorate with Dried Flowers
- Create Storage Space
- Hang a Drying Rack
- Replace Tapware & Handles
1. Give the Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint
Perhaps you've neglected the laundry room a little since moving into your home? An affordable and simple way of brightening up or refreshing your laundry is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. If you're feeling brave, why not opt for some colour like a soft yellow (like Tinker Light). If you're like us, you can't go past clean and minimal, white walls and cupboards, accompanied by timber or stone bench tops and brass handles.
Even a rather small laundry room can be made to feel luxurious with the right paint. If you're currently renting but are wanting to do a little weekend DIY or you're just over going into the boring laundry - why not try some removable wallpaper?!. I've seen numerous brands offering super easy to remove wallpaper that won't damage your walls, or the bank.
The peel on and off wallpaper is great for rental properties or if you're constantly changing your mind about how you want your home to look. It is definitely an affordable and rather simple way to refresh a space.
2. Put Powders and Detergents in labelled Glass Jars
3. Install some Shelves
Tight on bench space? Most laundries are! Why not install some shelving to create more space for detergents, cloths, pegs and so much more. Floating shelves are a great solution as they are affordable and easy to install (especially shelves from IKEA or Bunnings). Keep in mind of the weight that these floating shelves can hold, you don't want your handy work falling apart!
If you are worried about tackling these DIY shelves yourself, why not call in a professional to install the shelves for you. Especially if you don't know where beams are in the wall.
If you're renting and wanting your washing machine to look built in, why not add an extended shelf for your washing machine? This will give you some great extra bench space, as well as providing that built in look.
4. Decorate with Dried Flowers
Wanting to add a pop of colour or some luxury to your laundry? Why not add some dried flower arrangements. You don't have to replace them frequently as you do with fresh flowers so they are an amazing affordable and sustainable option. Did we mention that you don't have to water them or place them near sunlight like indoor plants?
Our range of dried flowers are sure to add that something extra to your laundry room!
5. Create Storage Space/Savers
Short on space and not too keen on installing some floating shelves? Why not opt for some storage savers like stacking your washer and dryer on top of each other. You can even put them behind a door to keep them out of sight, or tuck them away in a narrow passageway.
You can consider hanging an over the door organiser on the inside of your laundry room door to hold all of your detergents, cleaning products, toilet paper and so much more. There are also some great storage baskets for those dirty, clean and 'needs ironing' clothes.
6. Hang a Drying Rank
Those smaller laundries often lack hanging space. There are some great options to solve this problem. There are retractable clotheslines, or free standing ones that you can hang to free up some bench space. You could also mount them on the wall to save space too.
7. Replace Tapware & Handles
Replacing old, rusty tapware can make a great difference in any laundry room. Why not try matte black tapware or brass gold? This is a very affordable and simple way of sprucing up any room, not just a laundry. Bunnings or any great hardware stores will have a selection of taps to choose from. If you're unsure about how to replace it, speak to one of their professionals or hire a handyman for an hour or two!
Another great, affordable option as part of our laundry decor ideas is replacing your cupboard handles as well. We're currently obsessing over white cupboards with long, brass gold handles. Replacing something as small as a handle can make a great impact. We've also been seeing some DIY leather handles if you're after another craft project this weekend.
So, there you have it - simple, affordable ways to decorate your laundry. There's no need to break the bank for a little laundry refresh and did we mention that these ideas don't require any major construction/work?
We'd love to hear how you've styled your laundry or if we've inspired you to redecorate your laundry room, why not send us a photo! Especially if you've added some of our dried flowers to the space!