13+ DIY laundry room ideas that are functional and stylish
Do you have a tiny laundry room to work with? If you are like us then you knew you would have to make the most of your utility room. We searched for ways that other DIY friends have used their provided square footage to make a functional space. Here is a list of 13+ amazing DIY laundry room ideas.
If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated space for laundry, there are a few things that will instantly help make your laundry room. From open shelves to where you store your ironing board here are DIY ways to gain more storage space.
Small laundry area ideas (these ideas work even in very small laundry rooms)
Stack your washer and dryer
Attach a towel rack or large hardware pull under your cabinets to hang clothes.
Add hooks (and more hooks). Even our DIY wall hooks would work here.
Create a storage system whether a DIY spot for baskets or hampers to hang.
Add a fun accent wall or wallpaper (see the cool examples below).
Add a shelf above your washer and dryer.
Add a single rod or wall-mounted drying rack that can come down when needed.
If you have a front loader washer and dryer, adding a countertop on top can really give you that extra folding space.
Use a lighter color on your walls
Have fun with paint colors and cabinet colors (you may want to come to this space more often)
What color should you paint a small room?
Normally we suggest that small bathrooms and laundry rooms be painted a light color. This is especially true if you do not have any natural light in your tiny space. You can always add bold colors to your accessories and even cabinetry. Using a light color is a great way to help your laundry space feel larger.
Do you need help deciding what color of paint to use?
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Laundry Room Ideas
Why decorate a laundry room? It is a small space that can easily take on a life of its own. If done correctly, you can use these DIY laundry room storage ideas to not only add style but functionality.
Using peel and stick wallpaper is an easy way to really add a fun element to your laundry room. This gorgeous laundry room makeover is a perfect example of how light and bright colors can really make you feel your laundry space is larger.
On the practical side, stacking your washing machine and dryer can really give you more floor space.
Do you love the farmhouse look? This pallet accent wall is a great idea to showcase your rustic personality. Adding two smaller upper cabinets connected with DIY shelving also provides the perfect place to store fabric softener and laundry supplies in plain sight.
We love a good pegboard (especially for crafts), but also love how it can add a way to get organized in your laundry room. Thinking you need a large space for this? Think again. This pegboard was placed right where the door will open and goes all the way to the ceiling.
In a per genius move, they store their laundry baskets up there.
Use stock cabinets, paint them a fun color and add some new hardware you have a budget-friendly laundry room. By using taller wall cabinets you are able to really utilize the ceiling height of your small laundry.
Use light colors on the walls and add another fun color used on cabinets. This really helped brighten this laundry room up and the brass hardwareandfaucetare such a fun accent. You won't believe how dark the cabinets and laundry room were before.
You know how we love a great accent wall or a unique way to add personality. This wallpaper is amazing and such a fun way to makeover a laundry room. We love this laundry room idea and could even see if working as laundry inspiration for a small laundry closet.
This is such a cute and easy DIY laundry room project. We just love the idea of finally having somewhere to put all that loose change. If you have a Circuit then this is a DIY idea for you. This may even be a fun way to teach your children about saving for something fun (like a treat from the ice cream truck).
We lose socks all the time and in a small laundry room, you really don't have room for a bin to store them! This is such a great and practical laundry room idea and one that won't take much space. We even love the little clothespins.
This laundry space still has lighter walls but made a bolder choice in the wall cabinet color. Consider attaching a towel rack upside down under the cabinets to really give yourself more hanging storage.
We love the color of this accent wall along with fun floating shelves. This is a great laundry room idea, especially if you have a frontloading washer and dryer. You are able to hang these shelves as low as you want and still use the space on top of the washer and dryer.
Other ways to make your laundry room feel larger
Consider hanging your ironing board on the back of the door.
Change out a regular door for a sliding door so that you don’t have to worry about the space when it swings open.
Really utilize the height of the room.
Don’t have a dedicated space, consider turning a hallway closet into a laundry “room” or combining it in another space like a large bathroom.
Add a DIY wall drying wall to only have down when in use.
Use a collapsible laundry basket if you don’t have space to store one.