laundry room inspiration

Do you ever have projects for the home that make you feel like, if you don't act on it soon you will pull your hair out?

Yeah, me too.
I've got two actually, but one is definitely more pressing than the other.

#1. My laundry room.
If I were brave, I'd show you what it looks like at the moment, but I'll save that for post makeover.

We have a nice sized laundry room, but it is super disorganized, and one of the last spaces to have the yellow - brown - beige walls.
Yuck.

I didn't mind it too much when we moved in, but as we've slowly transformed each room, it has gotten more revolting to me.

So, I've been gathering up ideas via my Pinterest board, and planning how I want things to function and look like.
(Please pin from Pinterest or the original source, not here on my blog so that original posts can be credited!)

via Country Living
I like the ticking stripe curtain- I definitely want to do this under our utility sink. We have so much cabinetry, I think it would help soften the look.

photo Michael Luppino via Braeborne Farm

I am trying to decide if I want to keep our wood cabinets as is, and just add pretty new knobs, or paint them.  
Then the dilemma is, white or a fun color?

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 I like the pale blue on these cabinets- it would probably be the only color I would consider because of the scheme I have going on in there right now.

But I am also loving the look of warm wood tones with white. 
Cozy and clean.

via Our Vintage Home Love

Maybe a long rug in front of the washer and dryer?
Trying to decide if it would add something or be more of a trip hazard and sock hider.

Sarah Richardson

I love the color in here.  
But it's also functional, with pretty utilitarian pieces!

via housetohome.co.uk


I don't have a ton of pins to my Wash Day board- honestly, I have a hard time finding ideas on Pinterest that I like.  
Most laundry room ideas are too cutesy for me.  
I want a pretty space that is functional.  
Not a lot of unnecessary fluff- and I'm not talking about lint!
;)

What about you?  Any good ideas you'd like to share on pretty and functional laundry spaces?
I'm all ears!


4 comments

  1. My laundry room is not that large... but I love your inspiration pics!

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  2. Beautiful ideas!
    I have to go down into the pits of hell ( literally ) to get to my washer and dryer - it would be a dream come true to have a laundry room!
    XXX

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  3. I'm a fan of rugs in front of the washer/dryer. I feel like I can keep them really clean and then when they occasionally catch clean clothes I drop I don't feel too bad about it.

    If you do a lot of air drying, I've had these two ideas pinned for awhile:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/245586985900442849/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/245586985901021611/

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  4. We redid our laundry room a while back and I love it!! Sick, I know, to love your laundry room but I do. Check it out on my blog - clochesandlavender.com

    Cynthia

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