10 Dreamy Laundry Rooms From Around The World
Whether it’s the room you curse those constant grass stains in or perhaps it’s your happy place, the laundry room shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to design. Here are some hardworking laundry rooms to inspire you to rethink your own.
Barrington, Illinois-based designer Kate Marker chose to paint the built-ins in this laundry room sage green. The earthy tone plays off the warm wood floors nicely and is a pleasing alternative to traditional white.
In another unconventional move, Kate decided to forgo a regular door to the laundry room in favor of a sliding barn door. Being able to slide the door closed when the laundry room is piled with clothes must be nice!
Opposite the sage green cabinetry, Kate opted for floor-to-ceiling white, which keeps the green from being too overwhelming in a single space. Black hardware breaks up the bright white hues nicely.
Finnish lifestyle blogger Pihkala turned an awkward corner in her 100-year-old apartment into a totally useable laundry area complete with custom shelves. Keeping the space white and accenting with black ensures the corner doesn’t look too dark.
The petite laundry area is tucked into the kitchen, making washing tea towels as easy as can be. By using the same colors in the kitchen and laundry nook, Pikhala creates one unified space.
In Arizona, tile floors aren’t uncommon thanks to the hot, dry climate, but we love that The Refined Group opted for whitewashed chevron brick floors in this laundry room instead. With four machines we imagine it’s full steam ahead on laundry day!
We can’t help but swoon over the Cole & Son wallpaper that leads to this chic laundry room by the Nashville, Tennessee-based design company Pencil & Paper. The soft green floors and cabinetry blend with one another, while gold accents and a potted plant add oomph. (Fun fact: the husband and wife duo behind this firm also designed Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James store).
This black and white laundry room (also designed by Pencil & Paper) has two things we love: fun floors and a sliding barn door. By alternating not only the color of the floor but the materials used, Pencil & Paper made a big style statement — kudos to them!
Salt Lake City-based interior design firm Studio McGee chose to use slate herringbone floors, shiplap walls and butcher block counters in this clean and crisp laundry room.
The laundry room also functions as a mudroom, as it connects to the family’s garage so it was important to choose a durable material underfoot for the high-traffic space.
This snazzy laundry room (also by Studio McGee) comes with a wood island on casters, making it easy to move the large piece around if need be. The charming wood island helps to warm up all the cool tones in the room and we can’t help but notice how the ceiling pendant and black framed window nod to one another.
Laundry areas that open up onto kitchens aren’t exactly ideal, but being able to conceal them behind custom cabinet doors sure helps. Once the cabinet doors are closed guests would be none the wiser!
Studio Surface, a Solana Beach, California-based design firm prides themselves on their balanced interiors that each have a little edge, and this laundry room is no exception. Cheery blue cabinetry makes laundry day a little more enjoyable, while a bright window lets the homeowners look out onto their lush backyard while using their sink.
When it came to re-imagining her own basement laundry room, designer Jenna Sue felt cautiously optimistic about the project: “It would have been easy to dismiss this room as a purely functional and utilitarian space and not give it much thought or effort,” she says. Jenna and her husband were able to tackle some of the reno themselves and managed to turn the awkward cave-like area into somewhere they don’t mind spending time.
Jenna chose to recess her washer and dryer into the wall to free-up space and eliminate all the bending down to do laundry. “This space was inspired by my vision of what laundry must be like in heaven… a clothesline with the finest linens swaying in the breeze, abundant sunshine, birds chirping and children skipping around in white sundresses,” she jokes.