Laundry decorating doesn’t have to be hard. There are lots of ways that you can easily style your laundry to make it look great!
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 10 Simple Laundry Decor Ideas that are sure to make your laundry instantly better (and more attractive):
- Freshen up with Paint
- Use Labelled Jars
- Install Shelving
- Decorate with Dried Flowers
- Create Storage Space
- Hang a Drying Rack
- Replace Tapware
- Add a Mirror
- Hang Artwork
- Add a Rug
1. Give the Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint
The quickest and easiest way to give your laundry an instant makeover is by giving the walls a fresh coat of paint. We recommend choosing a light or neutral shade to brighten up the space and help it feel more airy and spacious.
Paint is a great way to easily transform any room in your house – so why not start with the laundry?
Perhaps you've neglected the laundry room a little since moving into your home? Adding a fresh coat of paint is an affordable and simple way of brightening up or refreshing your laundry space.
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 break 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 your space.
2. Using labelled Jars
One of the easiest ways to add a little bit of life into your laundry is by using glass jars to store detergents. Not only do they look beautiful, but it's also a really practical way to organise everything.
We love the idea of having all of our detergents on show and easily accessible. It's a great way to quickly grab what you need and move on with your day. You can find some really beautiful glass jars from a variety of places, but we love the idea of mixing vintage and modern together to create an eclectic look.
Using a glass container and scoop turn those bright cardboard boxes, into chic, minimal decor. Why not add a cursive removable laundry label to match? Just be sure to keep those glass jars away from little children's reach!
3. Install some Shelves
When space is tight, installing some shelving can be your best friend. Shelving allows you to organise and declutter your laundry in a way that works for you. Hang baskets to store folded clothes or install a rail for drying clothes.
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 to your washing machine? This will give you some great extra bench space, as well as providing that classic built in look.
4. Decorate with Dried Flowers
Dried flowers are a beautiful and affordable way to add some life into your laundry. Not only do they look great, but they don't require any maintenance!
We love the idea of using dried flower arrangements as a way to brighten up a space. You can find these everlasting flowers in all sorts of places, like markets, florists or online. If you can't find any in your area or budget, you could always learn how to dry flowers.
If you're wanting to add a little bit of colour, we love the idea of using dried eucalyptus leaves. These leaves have a really beautiful and natural green hue which will brighten up any space. Did we mention that you don't have to water them or place them near sunlight like you do with indoor plants?
Our range of dried flowers are sure to add that something extra to your laundry room!
5. Create Storage Space
Laundry baskets are a great way to add some extra storage space to your laundry. Not only do they look great, but they are also really practical.
Baskets can be used for so many different things like storing folded clothes, keeping all of your washing supplies together or even as a place to hide away unsightly laundry.
There are a range of baskets to choose from, like wicker baskets, wire baskets or even colourful fabric baskets. You can find them in all sorts of shapes and sizes so be sure to find the perfect one for your laundry.
If you're wanting something a little more permanent, you could always install some built in storage. This could be anything from a set of floating shelves to a customised cupboard. If you're feeling really adventurous, you could even try building a laundry room bench with storage underneath!
If you are short on space and not too keen on installing some floating shelves - there are some great storage saver tips 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.
6. Hang a Drying Rack
A drying rack is a great way to save on bench space in your laundry, and it looks really charming too! Not only does a drying rack stop you from having to constantly move your clothes around (and folding them), but they also act as a great piece of decor.
If you're wanting to add a drying rack to your laundry, we love the idea of using a reclaimed piece of wood. This gives your laundry that rustic, natural aesthetic. Alternatively, you could paint your drying rack in a bright and fun colour to really make it pop!
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
One easy way to give your laundry a quick facelift is by replacing the tapware and handles. This is a really affordable way to brighten up your space. There are so many different taps and handles to choose from, so take your time in finding the perfect ones for you.
Replacing old, rusty tapware can make a great difference in any laundry room. Why not try matte black tapware or luxurious brass gold taps? 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 to do this weekend.
8. Add a Mirror
Adding a mirror is a great way to make a small laundry feel larger. Mirrors also reflect light, which can brighten up any space. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to add some style to your laundry, try adding a large floor mirror.
Adding a mirror to your laundry is not only practical, but it can also be a great way to add some personality and style to the room. It can also help you to check your outfit before heading out!
There are some great, affordable options for mirrors out there. You can go with a simple, framed mirror, or add a unique touch with a mirrored wall cabinet.
9. Hang Artwork
One of the simplest and cheapest ways to add some personality to your laundry is by hanging some artwork on the walls. You can either go with something classic like a landscape or seascape, or get creative with some abstract pieces.
If you're not too sure about how to hang artwork, don't worry! There are plenty of tutorials online, or alternatively, take it into a framing store and they'll be more than happy to help you out.
This is a great way to personalise your laundry room and make it feel like home. You can either hang art that has special meaning to you, or go for something fun and bright. This is a great way to add some life to the space and make it your own.
10. Add a Rug
Last but not least, adding a rug can really finish off the look of your laundry room. It can add some extra warmth, as well as personality. You can go for a simple rug, or something with a little more detail. Just be sure to get one that's easy to clean and can withstand a bit of wear and tear.
Adding a rug is a great way to add some personality into your laundry and to define different spaces. Not only do they look great, but they also provide comfort underfoot.
We hope you've found these laundry decor ideas helpful! Whether you're just starting out on your renovation journey, or you're looking for a quick and affordable way to add some personality to your room, these tips will help. So get creative and have fun with it!
So, there you have 10 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 or 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!