"Our laundry is the only thoroughfare between the inside and outside of our home. Since we can’t just shut the door, it was important to make the room blend in and easy to keep tidy. After painting over the yucky walls and striped tiles, we added much-needed storage in the form of overhead cupboards, and added hooks and rails (see below) to make use of the walls. The color on the back of the shelves matches the wall color in the adjacent living room for continuity. As a finishing touch, a few pieces of art make it a bit more homey."
P.S. Americans, Alicia let me know "we just call it a laundry here, not laundry room." To see the before photos of this room, click here.