Have you ever believed about how many hours you spend at the end of each week in your laundry room? If you’re like me, very few days go by without at least one laundry load. That being the case, it makes perfect sense to decorate your laundry room in a style or theme that will please you and make it a little more pleasant for the laundry chore.
What makes you pleased and happy with your eyes? Is the beach, the antiques, the work of art, the red color? Whatever it is, remember that your laundry room doesn’t have to be decorated in the same style or theme as the remainder of your house. Choosing a theme is the first step in decorating your laundry room. Throughout your laundry room, whether it’s a tropical them or a vintage them.
For instance, in a vintage theme, I decorated my laundry room with putting a collection of vintage washboards on one wall on my neutral colored walls and a fake piece of antique artwork on another wall. I also added some genuine ancient ironing boxes mixed with vintage detergent boxes on a shelf. I added an antique-looking wallpaper border near the ceiling with old-looking iron and washboards on it to continue my vintage theme. To give the house a pleasant look, I added on top of the cabinet above the washer and dryer a collection of faded boxes and greenery. I placed coordinating throw rugs on the tiled floor to cushion and comfort my feet while I’m doing laundry. Finally, I added the ideal window therapy to make my laundry room look full and let the correct quantity of light in.
If you choose not to use a decorative theme in your laundry room, you can easily liven up a room with colorful paint on the walls, updated or painted cabinets, artwork, flowers and up-to-date flooring. Be sure the flooring is forgiving the spills. Vinyl flooring, laminate flooring and ceramic tiles are a good choice.
If you decide to paint the walls in your laundry room, you might want to paint only one wall, leaving the other walls neutral in color. Deeply colored paints reflect on the clothes, making it hard to see stains. If your laundry room has fluorescent lights, which are blue, neutral colors with yellow undertones can assist fight the blue.
Perhaps the best way to enjoy your laundry room is to arrange it so that you understand where all the detergents and stain removers are. The following tips can assist you plan your laundry room :
- If your laundry room has counter space, keep it uncluttered so that you can use it to fold your clothes. If you don’t have a counter in your laundry room, buy a tiny melamine table that is stain-resistant and waterproof to give you space to sort and fold your laundry.
- Store detergents, stain removers, sponges and other laundry room equipment in a cabinet or shelf above the washing machine. You may also want to install extra racks or prefabricated cabinets in your laundry room for extra storage.
- Opt for an ironing board that can be installed on a wall or in an over – the-door style. The over – the-door style needs no setup and hangs over the door frame, falls down when you need to use it, and snaps back when you’re finished.
- If space is an problem, consider installing a retractable clothesline for air drying clothing. This sort of clothing liner is convenient, inexpensive and simple to install.
- Purchase a laundry barrier on wheels so you can move it out of the way when you need it.
- Consider hanging laundry bags that will help you arrange laundry on a daily basis. This setup does not require floor space, so it is ideal for a small laundry room.
Decorating your laundry space in a style that pleases you may actually modify your laundry approach. Since laundry is a daily chore for most of us, we might as well attempt and make the best of it with a excellent laundry space!