Inspiration Gallery: Laundry Rooms

When I'm schlepping my dirty whites and darks down to the laundromat, I tend to daydream about having my own room for such tasks. Some day, I think, I'll have one organized and good-looking enough that I will want to do laundry. Here are a few inspiring examples that don't sacrifice functionality or style.

Nothing says "this is the room for clean things" like crisp, bright white (Images 1, 2, 6, 10). Sometimes, though, a little more color is on order, like the punch of aqua in Image 4 or yellow in Image 8.

These rooms stayed organized with hampers, cabinets, and shelving. Images 9 shows how useful fabric can be in masking something like plumbing. Similarly, in Image 5, curtains help hide the washer and dryer when the laundry room is really just an alcove.

1. Design*Sponge 2. via High Street Market 3. Living Etc. 4. Bernstein & Andriulli via Desire to Inspire 5. Country Home 6. Chez Larsson 7. Martha Stewart 8. Real Simple 9. Design*Sponge 10. Country Home

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Kim has been sharing creative projects and ideas as a Contributor to Apartment Therapy since 2010. Her writing highlights stylish, budget-friendly solutions to common household problems. Kim is a fluent French speaker and a houseplant enthusiast.