Chances are, you don’t spend too much time in your laundry room. You put your laundry in the wash, a while later, you transfer to the dryer, then you fold and go – it is a chore after all. But what if you could transform the room into more of a sanctuary than a workroom? Keep reading.
These 30 farmhouse-inspired decor ideas are the perfect way to change your laundry room from a dull and boring utilitarian space into a room that’s cozy, welcoming, and a someplace you actually want to be.
While everyone is focusing on redecorating their kitchen, why not direct your attention to a more neglected room in the home?
1. Take a step back in time
Try using brick flooring and an antique bucket or washtub to give your laundry room a charming, old farmhouse feel. The stackable washer and dryer are hidden behind the long white cabinet doors.
2. Scour local antique stores
Nothing says ‘farmhouse’ like some good old antiques. Most people would think to decorate their living rooms or bedrooms with them, but they are also a great way to make your laundry room much less ‘sterile.’
3. Classic farmhouse sink
Swap out your utility sink in the laundry room for some a bit more ‘homey.’ A classic deep basic farmhouse sink instantly makes the room feel more welcoming and pleasing to the eye.
4. Make a wooden folding table on top of your washer and dryer
Many people have tables in their laundry rooms for folding clothes, but they’re often boring and bland. Instead, make a folding table out of a gorgeous wood with a stain of your choice. Now, you’ll look forward to folding clothes while admiring the beautiful woodwork.
5. Opt for rustic wood cabinetry
Raw, rough wood is a great alternative to white plywood cabinets in the laundry room. Head to the hardware store and pick out your favorite grain.
6. Subway tile backsplash
Install subway tile on one or all of the walls in your laundry room. Don’t want anything permanent? There are ‘peel-and-stick’ rolls of subway tile available at The Home Depot.
7. Install a sliding barn door
A large sliding barn door not only looks like something that belongs in a farmhouse, but it also saves space because it doesn’t have to swing open and shut.
8. Wood-planked walls
Another classic farmhouse look are wood-planked walls. You could also go for more of a white-washed appearance for an ultra-rustic feel.
9. Try a pop of pastel color
A coat of pastel paint can give your laundry room an instant facelift. Try a nice seafoam green or pale yellow to brighten up the space.
10. Chalkboard paint cabinets
Paint a cabinet or two with chalkboard paint, which can be found at most hardware stores, and write cute notes for your family or to-do lists for the day.
11. Curtains and baskets
Replace the panels in your cabinets with patterned fabric to give the appearance of a country home’s curtains. Woven baskets are an adorable way of storing towels or bedding when you don’t need them.
12. Concrete trough sink
For more of an industrial look, opt for a concrete trough-style sink with copper hardware.
13. Patterned tilework
Upgrade your flooring in the laundry room with mosaic or patterned tilework. Peel-and-stick tiles are a great option (without commitment) for this project. A Dutch door is also a wonderful farmhouse touch.
14. Bring in some faux plants
Find different types of fake green plants at the craft store and place them on the shelves of your laundry room. They give the space so much more of a welcoming vibe.
15. Go for neutral colors
Neutral colors like tan and ivory are very pleasing and soothing to the eye. The color of the rope woven baskets is the perfect complement.
16. Try a stone or rock facade wall
For a more modern and luxurious feel in the laundry room, try going for a rough, stacked stone wall.
17. Metal tub utility sink
This bathroom has a metal tub for the sink which would look great in a laundry room as well. An old ladder was hung on the wall and used as a towel holder.
18. Metal baskets for organization
Use metal baskets to help keep things organized in the laundry room. They’re also great for collecting those lonely lost socks.
19. Go full country
This laundry room is the epitome of farmhouse and barn-inspired. There is an antique table with curtain and a rustic metal utility sink on a black metal stand.
20. Use crates as shelving
Paint wooden crates a bright color and hang them on the walls to use as shelves. Great for storing towels, bedding, and your laundry detergent too.
21. Apply vintage-style wall decals
Head to your hardware or craft store and find decals to create a cute vintage-inspired piece of art or signage in your laundry room.
22. Tomato cage laundry baskets
Twelve On Main had a clever idea when they transformed old metal tomato cages into rustic, farmhouse-style laundry baskets.
23. Collect loose change you find
Here’s a cute idea on how to collect all of the loose change you find at the bottom of the washer and dryer.
24. Create DIY washboard signs
Head over to the Diamond in the Stuff blog to find out how to make these darling washboard and wooden hanger vintage signs.
25. Farmhouse meets industrial
This beautiful laundry room features a blend of both farmhouse and industrial by using wooden shelving with metal pipes.
26. Fun signage
These mismatched letters are absolutely adorable against the corrugated metal wall. Clear jars are perfect for your laundry detergent and fabric softener too.
27. Corrugated tin cabinet doors
Replace the paneling of your wood cabinet doors with corrugated tin for a rustic, country home feel.
28. Bold contrast
Make a bold statement in your laundry room by contrasting dark cabinetry with stark white walls or subway tiles.
29. Pull out towel holder and drying rack
This cleverly designed piece of functional decor is a fold-out rack. When pulled out, hand towels can have the space to dry quickly. Just push it back in once they’re dry and ready to use.
30. All white
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H/T: Home Decorizz