Design Tips, Laundry Room

Five Must-Haves for a Stylish Laundry Room

Designing and decorating a laundry room can be lots of fun. It is one of those areas of a home that is normally not that big but can be very stylish. Many hours are spent in a laundry room, so shouldn’t it be an aesthetically pleasing space?

We designed our laundry and mudroom to be two separate areas which made our laundry area a very small, but functional room. This allowed us to implement a small amount of decor without adding too much.

We also wanted to add some design elements that were fun and stylish but kept with the overall theme of our home. We stuck to more of a neutral color palette with an added pop of color. Here are some other design and decor features we included to give this space a very fashionable feel.

Beautiful Tile

Including beautiful tile in a laundry room is a great way to add color, texture, and patterns. We chose a 4×16 Basalt tile from Jeffery Court for the floor. We laid it in a herringbone pattern with white grout to make the pattern really pop.

It also tied in nicely with the black faucet and sink we chose.

For the backsplash, we went with a fun, mosaic tile from Jeffery Court. It’s called Cloudy Daze. We wanted to keep the backsplash on the lighter side since the flooring is dark. This allowed us to add a cool pattern while still keeping the room light and airy. Both the tile flooring and backsplash are truly the backbones of our laundry room design.

Stylish Lighting

Lighting is also very important in adding style to a laundry room! After we picked out all of our tile, next up was lighting. We just knew it had to be more than recessed lighting or a simple flush mount. It needed to be something with some elegance while being a bit fun.

We ended up going with a shade pendant light that included some brass. This nice touch softened up this space while adding some warmth on the lighter colored walls.

Classic Hardware

For our cabinetry hardware, we went with brass knobs and pulls that are identical to our kitchen hardware. Again, the brass tied in with the remainder of our home and the light fixtures in the laundry room.

I just love brass accents and how it warms up an area. The hardware we chose is classic in design style, which I think is a nice contrast with the other elements in the room.

Open Shelving

Another must-have is open shelving. Open shelving is stylish, gives you more storage, and is a great place to add in some decor to warm up and add interest to the room.

Henry decided to DIY our open shelf in our laundry room. We decided to keep it very simple and paint it the color of the walls, Sherwin Williams Pure White. The original plan was to stain the shelf, but we already had lots of other things going on in the room with the tile, lighting, and colored cabinetry. Adding in stained shelving would have been a bit much. DIYing open shelving is easy and affordable, not mention it looks great!

Art Work

One of my favorite touches to add to a laundry room is artwork. It gives me a pretty view considering we don’t have any windows in our laundry room. According to your area and how much space you need to fill, adding in small or large artwork may be a good option.

We went with a roughly 2×3′ wood framed art piece. We didn’t go all out and spend tons, but I think it still looks amazing. The colors work so well with the cabinetry color. We chose not to hang it, but rather use the floating shelf as a resting area for the artwork.

It’s a decent-sized piece so it fills the space above the sink, not to mention we have 10-foot ceilings in this room.

I hope this insight into our laundry room design helps you in designing your own space!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Carmen

    Love the open shelving here! Do you guys have a tutorial on open shelving like the one here?

    March 2, 2020 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Hi, I love the room! Can you send me a link to the floors please?

    March 2, 2020 at 8:52 pm
    • Reply Brooke

      Hi Tiffany. There’s a direct link to the tile right under the “Beautiful Tile” subheading.

      March 3, 2020 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Julie

    Hey! Looks great! Where did you purchase your cabinet pulls? Thank you.

    March 3, 2020 at 2:49 am
    • Reply Brooke

      Thanks! They are from Signature Hardware.

      March 3, 2020 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Kaya

    Your home is beautiful. I’ve been binging on your tutorials. Can you please provide a link to the grout color you guys used in combination to the cloudy daze mosaic? It’s beautiful.

    March 28, 2020 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Erica

    I love the artwork! Can you tell me who the artist is or where you bought it? Thanks!

    April 16, 2020 at 3:05 am
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