Whether you want to organize or beautify your laundry room, you might get some ideas in this fresh new space.
Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife has enjoyed this great laundry room/mudroom for the past eight years. What, it doesn’t grab you?
Well, after we updated the colors, improved the lighting, and added a new storage system in this multi-purpose space, you might already be appreciating the changes…
Laundry Room Update: Wall Decor
Here’s where we make it a space to love. It starts with a cute decor addition from Ballard Design. Funny how some things can be modern and vintage at the same time. I love how they make a big statement without taking up much space.
Laundry Room Update: Closet
This tiny little closet (just 24’w x 9″ deep) wasn’t working at all, so I suggested taking the door off permanently so we could at least use it as recessed shelves. Jo-Lynne’s husband came through with a little detail that I could just kiss him for. He noticed (like I always do) that the builder had hidden storage space in the itsy-bitsy teensy-weensy closet. He ripped off the top three feet of drywall and trimmed it out. Do you see me doing a happy dance over here? Then Jo-Lynne agreed that this little space would be a great place for an accent color, picked right off the design on the cute fabric baskets. Fun!
Laundry Room Update: Personal Framed Art
I promised Jo-Lynne we’d make the new closet height make sense, and here’s how. We used the space above the adjacent door to mount a picture ledge from Ikea, and added color with simple framed art from the kiddos. It’s easy enough to periodically update, although she tells me those self-portraits are likely to stay put until the little ones are all in college. Visually, it adds the height, so the closet height looks right.
Laundry Room Update: Labels
One more little detail that anyone can tackle. We all agreed, including the kids, that the mudroom hooks would stay neater and more useable if they were labelled for each kid.
We can do this the hard way or the easy way. Let’s go with the easy way, ok?
Wooden letters from the craft store pair great with simple striping with Washi tape. Didn’t Jo-Lynne do great pairing up the patterns?
Of course, we labeled more than just the hooks. Every bin and basket got it’s own little label, but nothing too fancy that can’t be changed later on.
By the way, if you are wondering about the wall colors, yes, there are two different shades of green, and one shade of orange. The darker shade is Sherwin Williams Composed/6472. The lighter shade is Contented/6191. The coral was a custom match from the bins we purchased at Target.
Well, that’s more fun than anyone should have in a laundry room. I hope you loved it as much as we did.
Do you have a favorite detail from this laundry room makeover?