Laundry room shelves can help make laundry day (or days) a little better and a little more organized. No matter what your style, you will find inspiration with this list of 9+ laundry room shelving ideas.
What types of shelves are good for a laundry room?
Stained wooden shelves
Painted wood shelves
Combination of wall cabinets and open shelving
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 at 60 inches and 70 inches. I am a shorter person and am able to reach the soap without a step stool. We also have enough clearance over the utility tub by placing the first shelf at about 60″ from the ground.
Another option is to consider putting a small shelf right at the height of your washer and dryer. You are able to 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.
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. Add your own personality with small decorative pieces like signs or greenery.
Laundry Room Shelf Ideas
Whether you have a small space or large laundry space, these laundry shelves are a great way to add extra storage.
Having a mix of open shelving on 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.
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.
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.
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.