Unless you’re the rare person who really loves to do laundry, the weekly routine of stripping your bed sheets and sorting your clothes probably lacks much excitement. But when you have the luxury of a laundry room that feels like a retreat, the chore begins to take on more allure. Not only can a laundry room renovation change the way you think about a not-so-enticing task, it can also make said task easier. 

With the right laundry room ideas, you can create a folding station, create spaces for tucking away spare linens, and hide your heavy duty cleaning supplies behind cabinet doors. You can go for an all-white look that lends a sense of serenity to your washing and drying, or use the space as an opportunity to go a bit bolder with color and pattern. 

These laundry room ideas are proof that no space in your home is undeserving of thoughtful design—and it doesn’t matter how much room you’re working with to create a laundry station that will actually make you look forward to cleaning up. 

Whimsical Wallpaper

Wood cabinets blue floors and coral wallpaper in a laundry room

Photography by Joyelle West, design by and home of Taryn Bone of Bone Collective Studio

A laundry room in a dark basement can seem like a particular challenge, but as Taryn Bone of Bone Collective Studio demonstrates here, it’s far from impossible to revitalize. The warmth of the vibrant wallpaper and the cabinets with Semihandmade Tahoe Impression fronts contrast against the bright blue floors to create a welcoming space—even if there is no natural light.

Modern Materials

Wood cabinets with white backsplash in the laundry room

Photography by Nick Sorrentino, design by and home of Celine Ord

Backsplash doesn’t just belong in bathrooms and kitchens, as this space by Celine Ord demonstrates. Semihandmade Sonoma Impression fronts look modern paired with white tile and dark grout. The true stand out of the space is a small, built-in clothing rod, geniusly positioned over the sink to prevent any puddles.

True Minimalist

Small white laundry room setup

Courtesy of Daily Home Co.

Never underestimate the beauty of simple white cabinets paired with a butcher block countertop. In Daily Home Co’s laundry corner, white cabinets with Semihandmade White Shaker fronts provide a spot to tuck away detergents, fabric softeners, and more, leaving the counters free, save for some more decorative elements (like a jar of beautiful dryer balls). The delicate black matte hardware of the cabinets adds to their understated elegance.

Tiled and Glossy

White cabinets and yellow zellige tile in the laundry room

Courtesy of El Rancho

Your laundry room can also be a place to experiment with your style in a small, concentrated area. In El Rancho, white Supermatte Shaker cabinets are a simple contrast to counter-to-ceiling yellow zellige tiles. 

Bold All Over

Yellow cabinets in the laundry room

Photography and design by reDesign Home

Detailed designs have a high pay-off, as this laundry room by reDesign Home demonstrates. Semihandmade DIY Shaker cabinet doors painted in a yolky yellow tone impart a cheerfulness to the room, and the same color is used on the legs of the table below it. A botanical wallpaper and wainscoting add texture to the room, but their neutral tones prevent them from overwhelming the space. 

Kitchen Corner

Photography by Margaret Wright, Tyler and Jessica Marés of Renovate108

No laundry room, no problem. Tyler and Jessica Marés of Renovate108 seamlessly incorporated a washer and dryer into their kitchen design, by surrounding them by built-in Semihandmade cabinets, painted in Benjamin Moore’s Narragansett Green. With a cabinet directly on top of the machines, they feel perfectly incorporated into the room’s design—not an afterthought.

Warm and Bright

Photography by Vicki Bartel, design by and home of Mable Cheung

If you prefer to err on the side of simplicity, but would prefer something other than an all-white look, follow Mable Cheung’s lead. In this laundry room Semihandmade CLJ Cove cabinets add a warmth to the space when they flank an alcove outfitted with white cabinet fronts, and both a  white countertop and backsplash. Gold hardware throughout the space gives it a luxurious finish.

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