The dreaded laundry room, no one wants to talk about it or spend time in it, but it’s a part of life. My wife hated our laundry room and dreaded the chore more than any other. That was until I fixed up the room for her. Now I find her just hanging out in there sometimes because she loves it so much.
The best news is that it didn’t take much to fix it up. I share my ideas below in case you want to use them in your own home.
Add Stylish Lighting
Lighting is so important in any room, but especially the laundry room. Once I installed a hanging chandelier in our laundry room, my wife instantly fell in love with the room. Not only was the chandelier brighter, but it also added a feeling of elegance in the room. No one said the laundry room had to be drab and boring, right?
Replace the Faucet and Fixtures
If you have a sink and countertop in your laundry room, replace them. Adding a new shiny faucet with upgraded features or a pretty new countertop completely transforms the look of the laundry room. Suddenly my wife wanted to spend time in there – whether or not she was doing laundry, I’m not sure, but that’s not the point.
Make Use of the Space
Laundry rooms often have weird spaces that don’t get used. It’s time to get creative. Make storage areas out of them or install a drying rack on the wall. You can even hang storage racks on the back of the door, giving you even more room to store things and get them out of the way. Trust me, when the laundry room doesn’t feel cluttered, you’ll be more likely to go in there and use it.
Close off the Washer and Dryer
Are your washer and dryer an eyesore in the laundry room? Even if they are brand new, it can be hard to look at them and think the room is ‘pretty.’ Depending on the layout of the room, you can close it off with cabinets, partitions, closet doors, or even curtains. Yes, it’s as simple as hanging curtains across the area where the washer and dryer are. Open them up when you need to do laundry and keep them covered when not in use.
Paint the Walls
Don’t underestimate the power of a coat of paint. Change the color completely for a brand new look or just add a fresh coat of the existing color, depending on what you want. I completely changed our color and went for a fun bright orange. Again, it makes us smile while doing a chore that we may otherwise dread.
Spruce it Up
Just because it’s the laundry room doesn’t mean it needs to be boring. Get some fun artwork, plants, or other wall décor. Make the room something that makes you smile every time you walk into it. Personally, I added some funny wall art that makes us laugh every time we walk in the room.
Have fun with your laundry room! You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg, but you can make a bunch of little changes that really changes the look of the room. You might as well be happy while you’re doing chores, right?