Luxe laundry room inspiration
It’s easy to transform your laundry room into a luxury standout space if you know how, so that it’s just as stylish and organised as the rest of your house. Whether you’re designing rooms for a new home, remodelling your current space, or simply looking for ideas to refresh your current utilitarian laundry room, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn how to elevate your laundry room to something both functional and beautiful - which you’ll want to show off to guests rather than hide away. It’ll make laundry day a lot more joyful too.
Experiment with on-trend tones
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Because a laundry room is a small and relatively discrete space in the house, it’s the ideal canvas upon which to splash out and take risks with colour, wallpaper or design. For a space which is fresh and bright yet warm and inviting, try combining white cabinetry with an on-trend sage green feature wall (like this gorgeous kitchen scheme by Lick). You can also try experimenting with patterned tiles, such as these versatile and eye-catching hexagonal geometric tiles from Porcelain Superstore, which can be rotated to form different patterns. They’ll make a feature of your laundry room whether you’re tiling the entire floor, or simply adding a feature splashback above your utility sink.
Combine different textures/materials
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Combine different textures and/or materials to achieve a chique rustic look, like a bare brick wall and concrete backsplash with wood panelling and traditional white cabinetry (we love Neptune’s chique yet timeless laundry collection, which effortlessly combines modern elegance with rustic charm). Soften your scheme and create intimacy with cosy furnishings like curtains and rugs, such as John Lewis’ handwoven wool and cotton Modassa Rug.
Level up your storage
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For a welcoming yet stylish look, consider functional open shelving or hanging racks - perfect for both housing and displaying your laundry essentials (like your favourite Kair washes and finishing sprays). If you have a countertop with extra floor space underneath, consider turning it into a designated drying and folding area, installing a built-in hanging rack above where you can air dry your clothes (check out Clothesmaid’s classic pine and cast iron ceiling airer) , and storing easily accessible rolling laundry bins below (we particularly love this set of stackable laundry baskets with matching baskets by MADE).
Add decorative pieces/embellishments
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To create a truly luxe look, try combining wooden crates (such as these eco-friendly paulownia-wood ones from Dunelm) with decorative pieces like Sumerill & Bishop’s collection of glassware and ceramics or your colourful jewel-toned Kair bottles (which can be repurposed as vases, fragrance diffusers or even candle holders - check out our post on repurposing your empty Kair bottles). If you’ve opted for open storage, customise shelves by lining them with patterned fabric (we love William Morris’ Dove & Rose drawer liner). You can also showcase, rather than hide away, your fresh laundry in bundles tied with ribbon (check out Floristry Warehouse’s colourful, luxurious velvet ones).
With a little inspiration and imagination, there’s no reason your laundry room can’t be just as luxurious and fun as the other rooms in your house. You can easily transform it into a functional yet stylish space you’ll actually want to show off and spend time in.
Cover image by Tessa Neustadt