Designs for Living: Cheerful Laundry Rooms
Colorful, Comfortable Spaces Make Doing the Wash Much More Fun
Laundry rooms certainly seem to be getting a lot of attention from designers and homeowners lately, from simple spaces to grand layouts. But hey, if you have to spend time on this chore, how pleasant to be in a laundry room that is not only functional but cheerful through the addition of wonderful color!
The orange accents and sign add charm to this laundry room which features beautiful cabinetry, a large sink, ample countertop surface to fold laundry and a window to let fresh air in. The tones seen in the stone flooring work perfectly with the colors of the room.
Even a simple laundry room becomes cheerful when the walls are painted a warm coral. And do you see the small wall mounted TV? I like this idea!
Here is a laundry room that is anything but simple, complete with a bench seat and a desk area.
The room obviously provides many functions for the home, from laundry room and mudroom to home workstation. This is smart design.
This laundry room is a real delight and offers inspiration to those of us whose laundry rooms are not grand.
The turquoise and white stripes make the room appear larger, and hooks next to the door add a handy place to hang a purse, keys and dog leashes.
Colorful bottles of laundry detergent and the print on baskets and an ironing board make the space feel special. I'm taking a cue from this design!
An unexpected light fixture can add a lot of personality when the room itself is simple.
The white chandelier, ornate medallion, blue walls and convenient shelving add up to a fresh space.
White beadboard with hooks and a pretty roman shade bring function and charm to this laundry room.
There is a lot to love about this spacious laundry room, beginning with the pretty blue walls and vintage-style black-and-white hexagon tile flooring. Baskets lined on the counter above the washer and dryer are labeled with the names of household members, making sorting folded laundry an easy task.
Along the back wall is a wrapping station. A deep sink is a plus in any laundry room.
This laundry room does seem to have it all! There is an abundance of cabinetry in two tones: a soft green and an ivory. A large bank of windows brings in a lot of light, and the walls are painted with stripes using colors picked up from the cabinetry.
Complete with a built-in ironing board and a stunning view, I could easily enjoy time spent ironing in this laundry room!
Ideabook published on April 1, 2011.
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