| | |

15 Unique DIY Laundry Room Shelves & Shelving Ideas

Laundry room shelves can help make laundry day (or days) a little better and a little more organized. No matter your style, you will find inspiration with this list of laundry room shelving ideas.

laundry room shelving ideas with different types of shelf options.

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Read our full privacy policy.

DIY shelving can turn a beautiful mess into a functional laundry room. We get it, you don’t want to spend a ton of money to get extra storage space.

Whether you have a small or large laundry room, we have a storage solution for you.

What types of shelves are good for a laundry room?

  • Open shelving
  • Floating shelves
  • Bracket shelves
  • Stained wooden shelves
  • Pipe shelves
  • Painted wood shelves
  • Wire shelving
  • Combination of wall cabinets and open shelving
farmhouse bracket shelves over washer and dryer.
Rustic Bracket & Wood Laundry Room Shelves
This laundry area really utilizes the space well. Not only is it functional, but pretty at the same time. Beginners can easily add open shelving using regular heavy duty brackets or fancier farmhouse corbel brackets. We love the look of the stained wood shelves and countertop on top of the front loading washing machine and dryer.
Read More
laundry room shelves and cabinets with black hardware.
Farmhouse Bracket Laundry Room Shelves & Matching Cabinets
Having a mix of open shelving on metal brackets and matching laundry room cabinets is a great storage solution in this laundry room. It is nice to be able to hide some cleaning products behind the cabinet doors while keeping the stain remover and laundry detergent easily accessible on the shelves.
Read More
Budget Shelving In A Small Laundry Room
These DIY shelves were completed for under $50. The mix of closed cabinetry and stained wooden shelves not only added warmth and charm but also a place to store laundry essentials. Adding a handpainted wall adds extra charm while staying in budget.
Read More
light blue painted laundry room cabinets with washer and dryer
DIY Coastal Laundry Room Makeover
Create a cohesive look by painting all wall cabinets, shelving, and utility sink cabinets the same color. This is a great choice to help create a bright and clean look.
Read More
dark green cabinets over washer and dryer.
Build A Simple Shelf Above Your Top Loader Washer
The simple white shelf above the top loader washer and dryer uses all the available storage space in this laundry room. Adding the painted cabinets in the rich green color completes this laundry room organization.
Read More
small laundry room closet with patterned wall paper and shelves.
Adorable Closet Laundry Room With Small Shelves
This laundry closet really makes use of the space available. From the fun wallpaper to the mini laundry shelves these DIY laundry ideas can work for anyone.
Read More
Simple DIY Laundry Room Shelf
This DIY shelf was an easy way to store laundry supplies. This shelf is perfect for storing small items and a little personality with decorative pieces.
Read More
Open Laundry Room Shelving With Baskets
At first glance, you notice creative wallpaper in this space and then you see all the laundry room storage. This functional space has a mix of open shelves with baskets and cabinets to really increase the laundry room storage.
Read More
white laundry room cabinets with wood shelf above front loader washer and dryer.
Wood Shelf On Top Of Front Loader Washer and Dryer
This small laundry room utilizes all space to add extra storage while looking crisp and clean. The floating wood shelf on top of the washer and dryer helps add extra fold space when you need it.
Read More
Floating Shelves
Make laundry day easier with a countertop and wood shelves. This laundry room shows how you can use all available space to help in your utility room.
Read More
Build Laundry Room Pipe Shelves
We absolutely love this laundry room look. Pipe shelving is a great way to add a modern, industrial or farmhouse feel to your space. The added pipe for hanging clean laundry is genius.
Read More
Wire Laundry Room Shelving
Adding wire baskets to simple wire shelving can give you the extra storage you need. Notice that they also have an extra space next to the dryer to store their ironing board. This laundry room idea shows that wire shelving can be practical, function and still look good.
Read More
Custom Laundry Cabinets and Small Shelves
Adding a cabinet in the middle of the washer and dryer provided options for different wood shelf designs. The small shelves are perfect for your powder detergent, soap and dryer sheets. We also like the addition of the skinnier shelf right over the washer and dryer.
Read More
Open Shelving with Dog Station
If you need a lot of storage space in your utility room, this design is for you. Just make sure you have an available step stool to reach those crates on the top shelf.
Read More
Simple Open Laundry Room Shelving
These easy-to-reach shelves are the perfect storage solution for this space. Add your cleaning supplies. fabric softener or just decorative touches. The best part is you can create these wall shelves in one afternoon.
Read More

Follow us on Pinterest, YouTube or Facebook for more DIY inspiration!

Shelving FAQs

How deep should laundry room shelves be?

This depends on what you plan on storing on your shelves. A normal shelf depth of 12″ is deep enough to store even the largest laundry soap. However, if you plan on placing large storage baskets or bins, 16″ for depth may work better.

What should you store on open shelving in the laundry room?

Laundry detergent, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, stain remover and other everyday laundry items are perfect for open shelving. You can put them in decorative containers or leave them as is for easy access. Add your personality with small decorative pieces like signs or greenery.

What height should laundry shelves be?

You want to be able to reach the items easily in your laundry room. However, maybe items that aren’t used every day could be on the higher shelves. You will see a variety of shelving height options for your laundry room. Our current DIY shelves are 60 inches and 70 inches. We also have enough clearance over the utility tub by placing the first shelf about 60″ from the ground.
blue laundry room shelves and cabinets with heights lists for each shelf.

When should you consider not putting a shelf right over the washer and dryer?

You can do this if you won’t be covering your water hook-up. We don’t recommend this type of shelf or ledge if you are covering your water access in case you need to turn it off quickly.

Related Posts

The best part of all of these laundry room shelving ideas is that you will have increased your storage options in no time at all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.