20 Luxurious Laundry Room Ideas

Jan 31, 2020

Interior Design: Brooks & Falotico.


When it comes to my favorite laundry room ideas, there are four design basics that all of the rooms in this roundup have in common. All of these efficient laundry rooms are in small spaces, with four essential elements in close proximity, not more than a step or two away from one another.


In order to easily transfer wet clothes from washer to dryer, stack appliances or put them side by side, directly in front of utility hookups. Front-loading stackable washers usually clean better and more efficiently than top-loading machines and offer more design flexibility. Front-loading machines can be stacked with a dryer to save floor space, or topped with a counter for a work space.


When designing a laundry room, it’s important to allow enough space in front of the machines to easily fill and empty them. Space to stack baskets or keep bins out of the way, but within easy reaching distance is ideal.  In the walk-in closet in the first image, above, baskets or bins aren’t needed, as clean clothes go straight from the dryer to the center folding table, to the drawer or hanger.


For ease and efficiency, store detergent, dryer sheets, and other laundry essentials in closed cabinets or open shelving, above or next to appliances. In the above image, glass jars serve as attractive storage containers.


A work surface for sorting, treating, and folding clothes is another essential. With front-loading appliances placed side by side, a counter on top of the machines is an easy way to save space. A counter above the machines also stops clothes from falling in and behind the washer or dryer.

Image Source: DecorPad. Interior Design: Erin Gates.

Image Source: This Old House.

Image Source: Style At Home. Interior Design: Susan Snow. Photography: Stacey Van Berkel.

Image Source: House of Turquoise. Interior Designer Cheryl Scarlet of Design Transformations. Photographer: Kimberly Gavin.  Schumacher’s Birds and Butterflies wallpaper.

Image Source: Style At Home. Interior Design: Irene Langlois. Photography: Stacey Van Berkel.

Image Source: House and Home.

 Interior Designer: Traci Zeller, via HGTV.

Interior Designer: Erin Loechner, via Design Happens.

Interior Design: Braam’s Custom, via Houzz.

Adding a painted accent wall or wallpaper to the walls of a laundry room is another great idea. The green and white chinoiserie wallpaper in the above room is Osborne & Little’s Palais Chinois.

Interior Designer: Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth of Scandinavian Chic.

Image Source: Style At Home. Interior Design: Kelly Deck. Photography:Barry Calhoun.

The walls in the above room are also done in a Chinoiserie print, this one by Gracie.

Interior Designer: Draza Stamenich, via Chinoiserie Chic.

Image Source: Sema Decoration.

Image Source: Style At Home. Interior Design: Nam Dang-Mitchell. Photography: Stacey Van Berkel.

Grey appliances against a darker grey accent wall add interest to this small workroom.

Interior Designer: Myquillyn Smith of The Nester.

Image Source: Electrolux.

Interior Designer: Tamara Magel, via Tamara Magel for Holiday House Hamptons.

Image Source: Sema Decoration.

Image Source: Decorpad.

Details such as wainscoting, a farmhouse sink, custom cabinets, white subway tiles on the floor, and a pale blue tile backsplash make this stunning white laundry room a serene and luxurious work space.
Interior Design: Brooks & Falotico.


Ready to redo your laundry room? I hope you're inspired. Leave me a comment and let me know which room is your favorite, and why.

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