Laundry rooms have become much more than just a place to put the washer and dryer. The current trend is to design a laundry room that offers convenience, comfort and immense functionality. Years ago, little consideration was given to the color scheme or décor of a laundry room. Today, both beauty and practicality are key factors to consider when designing a laundry room.
Laundry Room Décor
In addition to the washer and dryer that you expect to see in a laundry room, today’s laundry rooms include specialty cabinets, granite, slate or quartz countertops and multiple types of lighting. To elevate the beauty of the décor, you can use custom ceramic tiles to create an impressive backsplash in your laundry room. The paint color you select will help create the type of atmosphere you desire in the room. Vibrant colors can lift your mood and pastel colors tend to be soothing. White or neutrals are good color options.
Creating a pet washing station in the laundry room has become very popular. Many pet owners like to include a custom designed sleeping area in the laundry room for their dog or cat. Laundry rooms are being designed to serve as a multi-purpose area where a craft station could be set up or a small office-like workstation could be incorporated into the design. You can make the task of doing laundry much more enjoyable if you include a reading or relaxation area in the room. This could become your personal secret escape location.
Today’s laundry rooms often feature one or more drying areas. You may want to include drying racks or shelves in your laundry room design. Fold out hanging bars and retractable drying lines are functional, space-saving options, A folding area and ironing station can also be included in your laundry room.
Laundry rooms have progressed from mundane workspaces to decoratively attractive, highly functional multi-purpose rooms. By implementing some of the new design ideas you can create a laundry room you’ll look forward to spending time in.