*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Wilsonart.
We recently updated our laundry room and learned a few things along the way. Our laundry room is a fairly good size…which is nice, but it serves as the main entrance in our home because the outside door is right by the driveway, as opposed to our official front door.
This means that extended family members, and the kids and their friends all use this as the main entrance. Who wants their company parading through the laundry room? We waited several years after being in our home before we finally made the laundry room a place that we could actually enjoy and feel okay welcoming guests in. Why did we wait so long?
Today I am sharing with you some easy and inexpensive tips for updating your laundry room. There are a few things you can do that will make a HUGE difference in the overall look and feel of your laundry room.
Painting your walls can transform the look and feel of your home. You can make a small room look substantially bigger by using light colors or you can create a mood based on the paint color of your choice. Paint is one of the most inexpensive ways to update a space.
Paint the trim a contrasting color or a nice crisp white color to create interest and give the room a nice finished look.
If your room does not have enough storage, you may want to look for ways to add some shelves or storage areas so you can store items that add to the clutter. The less clutter in your space, the more visually aesthetic your room becomes. Clutter detracts from a calm and inviting feeling.
Think about adding some shelves, or some creative bins to hold all that laundry that tends to spill over in the laundry room.
An organized space also adds an element of peace and tranquility. Organize your supplies by placing them in bins or containers or gathering similar items in one place. This will help you by cutting out the searching and make your space and efficient area to work. I always enjoy working in a clean, organized and clutter free area.
Update your lighting. If your light fixtures are old and dated, think about replacing them with a modern and updated fixture. If replacing is not in your budget, think about giving the old one a fresh layer of paint. Spray it white or use a metallic spray paint to give the fixture a new life.
Add brighter light bulbs. A bright and well light space will be more inviting than a dark and dreary room. Isn’t laundry already a dreary enough task?
Take your room out of the 70’s by updating your floors and/or countertops. Wilsonart has some great looking laminate countertops and some great flooring options that won’t break your bank. Options that look like high end products but without the high end costs.
Finally, add some fun décor to your laundry room. This is my favorite part. Just because the laundry isn’t a lot of fun doesn’t mean your laundry room can’t be pretty. If you have to spend a lot of time in a room, shouldn’t you enjoy being in there?
Put up some fun shelves and add some flare and color.
Make your space your own by bringing in some items that make you happy.
All in all, with just a few simple updates you can transform your space into a place that you enjoy spending time in and you won’t mind if your guests walk in and out of!
*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Wilsonart. However all opinions and statements are mine.
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nest of posies says
you have some great tips, amy. i love your BRIGHT laundry room. our laundry is in the deep dark basement. so i have some major laundry room envy!
Thanks so much Kellie! Mine used to be in the basement in a closet so I get that! xo
Great tips, Amy! Thank you! XO
Where did you get the rug in the first picture? It’s so beautiful!
The rug was from Target about two years ago!
great tips Amy – when we moved a few months ago, I finally have a laundry room on the first floor!, albeit tiny, at least it’s a room I can decorate!!
I would love to know what color paint is on your laundry room walls. It’s beautiful!
Thank you! It is my favorite paint color in gray!! I LOVE it too. It is Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter!!
Thank you so much for the tips! I really like those white shelves in the last picture. Where can I find some that are similar?
We made them…here is the link! http://www.theidearoom.net/2012/05/how-to-make-caf-shelves.html
Can you tell me where you got the “laundry” sign?
Mary Sue says
I love the ideas Where do you have the discharge water from the washer going?
The Idea Room Assistant says
Not sure. I will have to look into that. Thanks.