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18 Practical Ways to Design a Laundry Room

Ideas to make your living room beautiful and functional!

Looking for some laundry room inspiration? While we’d all love to have a full-size laundry room with all the bells and whistles, sometimes that’s not an option.

Don’t worry, there are so many ways you can up-level your existing laundry room (or laundry closet) to make it work for you and your family.

These 18 practical ways to design a laundry room might give you the motivation you need to make the most of your laundry space!

18 Practical Ways to Design a Laundry Room

Click through the linked ideas to see how other bloggers transformed their laundry rooms.

  1. Consider turning an unused closet into a laundry folding station.
  2. Want a laundry room that’s functional AND more your style? Try a small weekend laundry makeover where you paint the walls, update shelving and add some baskets for organization. You can do this for a couple hundred dollars or less depending on what you already have on hand!
  3. Try out a fun wallpaper or bright paint color to brighten up your laundry room.
  4. If you have the space, add cubbies to your laundry room/mud room to keep everything organized
  5. Looking for a cheap way to add cute storage to your laundry room? Collect baskets from around your house and spray paint them to look cohesive. Add DIY labels and you’ve got a whole new space!
  6. If your laundry room is doing double duty as a mud room or is in an inconvenient spot like your kitchen, consider hiding the mess by hanging a curtain to separate laundry from the rest of the room.
  7. Get creative and recycle something to use as a drying rack you can hang from the ceiling, like an old ladder if that’s your style.
  8. If you’re looking for ways to move your laundry to the main level or a more desirable location, even tiny closets are an option.
  9. Use a small laundry room to keep your large family organized by making the most of every space with baskets, bulletin boards and cabinets.
  10. Don’t have enough room for shelving or cabinets? Make the most of your wall space with hanging storage solutions that will fit behind a door or beside your machines.
  11. If you have the space and are up for a complete laundry renovation, backsplash, good lighting and a sink can help you achieve function AND style.
  12. If you’re into DIY, consider building your own platform crates to go under your laundry machines and offer more storage.
  13. Are new shelving and cabinets out of your budget? See what you can find used at places like Habitat for Humanity. You might find custom shelving at a fraction of the price!
  14. Again, don’t underestimate the power of paint. A new paint job can really make a laundry closet feel like a laundry room.
  15. Go a step further and add an affordable wall treatment to your laundry closet or laundry room to really elevate the look.
  16. If you’re laundry hookups are an eyesore, consider building a modern wood slat panel to cover them.
  17. Even if your laundry room is in your garage, you can still distinguish it as a designated laundry are with a few intentional touches.
  18. Elevate the decor in your laundry room but keep it simple with a few basic upgrades and faux plants.