The laundry room is one of those spaces in the home which should be functional beyond anything else. What many people fall into the trap of doing however is to only focus on function and to ignore the style opportunities which this room presents. Regardless of the size of your laundry room, using stylish themes and upgrading laundry sinks, taps and storage solutions, can create a space which is as stylish as it is purposeful.
There are many options to choose from with regards to themes, and these are some common ones, recommend for sprucing up a laundry room.
The eco-friendly theme is one which many are switching to and it is a style which adds freshness and cleanliness to this space. Instead of having chunky and ugly-looking detergent bottles, use classy glass jars to store your products in. Bringing plants into the room and combining that fresh greenery with light coloured repurposed timber, also offers the perfect backdrop to this room. Handmade items and products, such as baskets for laundry, also lend themselves very well to this particular style.
The country/farmhouse look is very much ‘in’ at the moment with regards to the kitchen, and this can be easily extended to the laundry room. One key feature which should be considered here is to use a floor level laundry trough. This is the ideal addition for cleaning off muddy shoes and with the addition of a stool can also make hand-washing far easier for children. Finally, using off-white features for cupboard doors and rugged brass taps will help to really bring out that farmhouse style in the laundry room.
The reality is that very few of us actually use this room in the way that it would have been used traditionally. The result is that most of us do not have dirty laundry rooms with chaotic levels of clothing and cleaning tools. Most of us have very clean spaces, with our cleaning products, laundry detergent, and fabric conditioner from The Laundress and other similar stores packed neatly away for use as and when required. To complement this an ultra-modern setup could certainly work in this room, as long as it lends itself to the connecting rooms as well. Polished chrome and grey-stained timber will help to create a sleek chic look and with some high-quality black lino flooring the room can really deliver an upscale high-end look.
If you have a very small room then it is likely that style won’t be at the top of your list of things to do. For such a space a far better idea would be to keep the style simple and to instead focus on solving the storage issue. Smart hooks for hanging brooms and mops, stacking your washer and dryer on top of one another and using high shelves and vertical drawers for products are all great ways to maximize the space. When it does come to style, it would be recommended to go towards a basic white theme, which will help to give the space a larger feeling while providing an air of comfort.
These are just some of the potential ideas and themes on offer for laundry rooms. Be sure to do your research to maximise the look of your laundry room today.