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Laundry Room Decor

beautiful laundry room with function & storage

Our laundry room is almost complete! It feels like a huge accomplishment because I rarely finish a space. Our home, like me, is always a work-in-progress. I’m not sure how I neglected to photograph the space between closing on the home & moving in, but it may have been that the day of closing I was more in the walk away state of mind than moving forward. This was our 4th home purchase & by far the most frustrating. Somehow I managed to return to Kansas City without capturing a few “before” photos. I’d like to preface this post respecting that everyone has their individual tastes & needs. I know my zero clutter, neutral aesthetic isn’t for everyone, but I wanted to share my laundry room decor, update & tips with you today!

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I wanted to open the room up a little, create workspace & make it feel like a charming cottage kitchen. It felt dark & small, yet has one of the best views in the house!

To keep the makeover manageable, I divided the room into 3 sections so I could focus on our needs for each individual space at a time. I started with the “closet” which provides us with storage, & a place to sort & hang laundry. You can see the area & read more about it here.

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I wanted a countertop height workspace in the laundry area because I have to spray endless amounts of clothing with stain remover. Keeping the washer & dryer at it’s original height not only grants me that space, but also makes the cabinetry accessible.

Beautiful brass pulls for the laundry room

I updated the hardware with traditional brass pulls. The modern pulls made the cabinetry feel dated while the new pulls balance it & add a little classic charm.

beautiful laundry room with function & storage

Because it’s a laundry room, I significantly limited our budget for the space. $250 total, to be exact – lighting, accessories, paint, etc. I found a polished brass faucet that wasn’t my everything, but was only $50! A dear friend was kind enough to make a skirt for the existing less-than-pretty utility sink, which not only disguised it, but made it look beautiful!

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The laundry room is also a utility room for our second level, holding miscellaneous things like light bulbs, a set of tools, cleaners, etc, so we needed a full-size trash can so that we don’t have to empty it frequently. I love this one that mimics a more expensive version from William-Sonoma. You know my motto, white is always right.

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The baskets on top of the cabinets are a perfect fit. They were originally used in our linen closet at our previous home. I have the measurements saved on my phone & every chance I get, I stop by Home Goods to see if I can score two more! They’re great for rarely used things like the girls’ artwork & keepsakes.

laundry-room-sink-curtain

You may also recall that I’m making an effort to include something living in almost every room, laundry room included! I found this beautiful myrtle at an adorable boutique, Sammy Soap, in downtown Kirkwood, Missouri. It requires daily water, but it’s one of the most frequently used spaces in the house, plus, a topiary just feels right in the laundry room! I like incorporating a little laundry room decor with necessary accessories & plants. Succulents are a great low-maintenace addition, like the one on my sink.

Now I need to locate  we just have to paint the window & replace the ceiling fan with the light fixture I have ordered! I hope we continue to make a lot of progress on our home throughout the winter months.

source list: paint color | trash can | topiary | faucet | pulls

Inexpensive laundry room makeover - see the incredible before & after!

Happy Monday!

Julie

30 comments on “Laundry Room Decor”

  1. It looks so pretty! We’ve been in our house 4 years and our laundry room is the only thing waiting to be finished. We are really buckling down now to get it on the road to being complete. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    • I’m not sure what it says about me, but it was the first room to be “completed” in both this home & our last! I’d love to see what you do! Tag me on Instagram when yours is complete!

  2. Oh so inspirational as usual!! Makes me want to go paint my laundry room! And get a new washer and dryer! HA!

  3. Although I’m from St. Louis, I lived in Kansas City for 4 years. I hope you like it as much as we did. Your laundry room is incredible. I like white too—makes everything look so clean, light and bright. Your little plant is the perfect touch!

  4. So darling! Can’t believe how the skirt and new faucet totally changed the look of the sink! And you’re right, the skirt didn’t just disguise the sink…it made it a really beautiful feature. I have the same dreary sink in my laundry room and you’ve offered me some hope for it… 🙂 Can you let me know how you adhered the skirt? Thanks (again) for the inspiration!

    • Thanks, Julie! I just realized I haven’t responded to your comment. My apologies! I had Chris put a nail in on each side of the sink & dip loops on each side of the skirt for easy removal. I originally tried velcro, but it just wasn’t working well.

  5. Hi Julie,

    I just want to say, I’ve noticed in your last couple of posts that you seem to be apologizing that your style may not be for everyone. I don’t know if that is the result of some mean internet comments or what, but I just want to encourage you that your style is great and I love stopping by your site for some fresh, clean looking inspiration. You’re doing a great job and you don’t need to apologize or qualify your choices to anyone!

    • Thank you SO much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I immediately addressed your comment in a post, but neglected to respond to your comment here & apologize. I appreciate your thoughtfulness! I have been treading lightly in fear of hurting the previous owner’s feelings, but also don’t want to apologize for my taste. It’s how we turn a house into our home! Thanks again for opening my eyes to your perspective, Emily!

  6. This space is just perfect! How did you attach the skirt to the sink?

  7. Love the laundry area update!! We are moving into a “new to us” home with all orangey-oak trim. I see you have wood trim as well. Will you be painting it white? If so, and/or if you have before, can you do a post about it??? Thank you!!

  8. I love it!! I want you to come over and help me decorate our house 😉

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  10. Thank you for sharing your laundry room makeover! The striped skirt you used for the sink really gave the room character. Great job!

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  12. Did you change out or paint the doors on your washer and dryer?.

  13. The laundry room looks terrific! I also have plans for my laundry room! We have just move in our new home and now our priority is to renovate the bathroom and the kitchen as we have to also paint all the room and buy closets and a washing machine. I’m very excited and full with ideas how I want everything to look! I have always lived in a rental apartment and now since we moved I am so happy that I can furnish and decorate the house the way I want! I am in love with your laundry room! It has everything that it needs in order to be useful for you and your family. I’ve never had a separate laundry room and now I’m so excited! Thanks for sharing this! Greetings!

  14. Gorgeous transformation! I love your blog, and I have yet to see something I don’t like. We have similar tastes. I love classic, timeless, and elegant décor. I’m a less is more kind of gal for sure. Your home is lovely, and I am a big fan of your table centerpieces. I love the faucet, by the way!

  15. Hi! Would you mind telling me where your rug is from? Also, do you know where your friend found the fabric to make the sink skirt? Thank you!!

  16. I didn’t realize you’re in the KC area! We are from Wichita, KS originally and our best friends moved to KC several years ago. We visit there several times a year and have future plans to live there. We’re currently in the Denver metro area and the housing costs are SO high here I don’t think we could ever own a house that we truly love. I do love the mountains, the weather and wonderful people here though! Love your simple updates, and pretty much every room in your house! 

    • Thanks, Jaimie! We were for 6 years, but relocated to St. Louis {this laundry room}. It’s crazy how Denver has grown and prices have risen through the years. You’re too sweet! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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