Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Loads of Laundry

Laundry Rooms!!!
To be honest with you, I have never considered decorating my laundry room until I started blogging. Yes I had seen beautiful laundry spaces all organized and accessorized in magazines or online but never really got the urge to decorate my own. In its current state, my laundry room is a "junk jail" that happens to house the washer & dryer! It's amazing, things in our house that are "homeless" will find refuge in the laundry room. So I decided to bite the bullet and get it done. Besides, having a beautiful place to work always helps the work go a little faster...Right!!

Like all good designers do...I began an inspirational hunt for ideas I could utilize in my laundry haven. Then the fun part of clearing out the space will come next. That means finding a home for all the homeless items and removing those annoying metal shelves. Sound like a helper job...Oh kiddos!!! teehee
My Inspiration

I found this wallpaper at and absolutely fell in love with it. Instantly I thought of beadboard paneling with this vintage looking paper above it. And what girl doesn't love pinks and browns! :) Now that I have a color scheme...its off to choose the other elements for the room.
This laundry room has several element I would like to use in my own...the chandelier, wallpaper and the cute vinyl lettering on the wall not to mention the cabinetry above the w&d.
I like the compartment shelves...maybe it would make staying organized easier.?? (fingers crossed)

Definitely need a place to hang wet clothes...thats a must!

I do need a decorative shelf above the washer to help hide that water supply box. However, mine would need to be considerably lower than this one.

This last picture is just for kicks. I only wish I had a new washer and dryer that I could enclose within cabinetry. Great idea for a w&d that is located in a heavy traffic area. Also, the large glass canisters are a great idea for detergent and clothes pins.

Well guess I need to put on my work gloves and dig in! I'll keep ya updated!

**All the above pictures excluding the first are from Better Homes and Gardens**
Talk to ya soon!


  1. Great wallpaper and your plan looks great. I can't wait to see how it turned out. My laundry room is in my 1940's basement, so it's not getting decorated without a major overhaul!

  2. Thank you for all the nice comments you have left on my blog! I too have been thinking about my laundry room - love all your ideas you have posted!

  3. I can't wait to see your new space. The wallpaper you found is absolutely beautiful.


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