Laundry Rooms So Lovely That You (Really!) Wouldn't Mind Spending Time in Them

Laundry Rooms So Lovely That You (Really!) Wouldn't Mind Spending Time in Them

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Chelsea Evers
Jun 19, 2016

Nobody actually likes doing laundry, but like death and taxes, it seems there’s always some to be done. If you’re going to spend time sorting, scrubbing and folding anyway, doesn’t it seem fitting to do it in a room you actually want to spend time in? These laundry rooms make the inevitable wash day less daunting.

If it weren’t for the obvious laundry appliances in this space from Style at Home, we’d think it was a custom built-in kitchen. Gorgeous drawer pulls, a quartz countertop and brass faucet—plus a to-die-for floor—make us actually want to spend time in here (Psst, did you know you can actually paint tile floors yourself?).

Modern with a hint of old-world flair, this laundry nook has it all. The counter provides a pretty place to fold, while a sink and cabinet offer oft-needed space for scrubbing and storage for soaps and softeners. The best part? When the wash is done, the vintage rail door slides shut so machines are out of sight, out of mind.

(Image credit: Vintage Revivals)

From bright whites to minimal baskets, this Scandinavian-style washroom makes a cramped space feel airy and light. A dark penny round tile floor hides mudroom-traffic messes and contrasts beautifully with the skinny subway tile wall.

Does it get much more glamorous than this? This sultry floral wallpaper may seem suited for a bedroom or formal dining space, but that’s what gives it unexpected drama in this gorgeous laundry room. A walnut-colored butcher block top adds warmth and functionality to appliances.

Let’s face it: As hard as we try, giant appliances like washers and dryers are never going to be as aesthetically pleasing as we’d like. Enter these clever facades—on the outside, they look like deep drawers and pantry cabinets, but they open to reveal appliances, soaps, and other necessities.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

For a more attainable upgrade, it’s easy to build your own custom countertop and shelving unit. Here, matching cabinets give everything a cohesive look, while removable decals on appliances add a touch of whimsy.

For laundry rooms that are less “room” and more “nook,” vertical shelving is the way to go. This bright setup keeps soaps and linens in clear view, but wire baskets and trays keep could-be clutter curated.

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