55 Laundry Room Ideas That’ll Make Doing Laundry a Joy

Laundry Room Ideas

Laundry is an unavoidable household task that many people find boring, but your laundry room certainly doesn’t have to be. Interior designers and home decorators never miss a decorating opportunity, knowing that the key to a stylish interior is maximizing every last square inch of space in your home. Elevating a laundry room from a purely utilitarian room to a functional and beautiful room of its own will make your daily chores a little more tolerable, no matter how large or small a space. And because a laundry room is a relatively discrete space in the home, you can treat it either as an extension of your existing decor or as a chance to splash out and take some risks with color, wallpaper, or design that you might otherwise hesitate to incorporate in the main areas of the home.

Whether you are designing a laundry room for a new home, remodeling your current space, or just looking for ideas to refresh your current laundry room, check out these 55 stylish laundry rooms in a number of sizes and styles to inspire your utility room makeover or refresh.

01 of 55 Wood Elements

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Austin PhotoInterior designer Cathie Hong of Cathie Hong Interiors updated this light-flooded San Jose laundry room with warm wood accents, black hexagonal floor tiles, graphic black-and-white wallpaper, and a mix of open and closed storage to house plants and accessories, creating a utilitarian room with plenty of style.

02 of 55 Floating Island

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Whitney Parkinson DesignIn this pretty, functional, spacious laundry room from interior designer Whittney Parkinson of Whitney Parkinson Design, traditional Shaker cabinetry painted in a soothing pale blue provides plenty of storage, and countertops offer room to sort and fold. A portable center island with a functional stainless steel base to match the cabinet pulls and a marble top adds extra work space without impeding flow. The soft geometric gray-and-white tiles add a quiet dose of personality.

03 of 55 Under the Eaves

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Carina Skrobecki Photography / Jessica Nelson DesignThis laundry room under the eaves of a Tudor home from interior designer Jessica Nelson of Jessica Nelson Design has timeless, classic appeal. Painting the sloping wood-paneled ceiling, walls, and flooring in a soft white unifies the space and keeps it feeling light and airy. Black countertops, a farmhouse sink, and soft gray cabinetry help ground the space, and a vintage runner in shades of red adds homey charm.

04 of 55 Pretty and Polished

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This spacious, light-flooded laundry room from Canadian interior design firm Jules Interiors is pretty and polished in shades of pale white and gray. Built-ins that extend from floor to ceiling to maximize vertical space, a farmhouse sink and vintage-style pendant light add a timeless feel. Open shelving lined with baskets keeps things organized and clutter-free.

05 of 55 Stylish Details

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Interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors kept this spacious laundry and mud room clean and functional with white shiplap walls, a row of storage hooks, a bench, and simple gray tile flooring. But she turned it into a room you wouldn’t mind spending time in thanks to a vintage rug in a bold pattern, and a fun multi-globe bubble light.

06 of 55 Black, White + Gold

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For this laundry room makeover, Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona chose matte white Shaker-style cabinetry, glossy black stacked appliances, and blingy gold accents on cabinet pulls and an overhead lighting fixture that turned the compact space into a chic, functional room with a touch of glam.

07 of 55 It’s a Pattern

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Interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors takes the focus off the appliances in this galley-style laundry room with scene-stealing dramatic graphic tile flooring and a patterned window shade.

08 of 55 Industrial

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Emma Chapman from A Beautiful Mess incorporated a freestanding stainless steel utility sink into her laundry room renovation that gives it an industrial edge. Black cabinetry and white subway tile with black grout match the industrial aesthetic. Pretty green penny tile floor softens it up and matches the color palette of the adjacent powder room and the green, black, and white color scheme of the rest of the house.

09 of 55 Laundry Room Blues

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In this long galley-style combination mud and laundry room, interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors created continuity with deep saturated blue paint on cabinetry, shiplap walls, and the casing around the appliances to create a polished, built-in feel.

10 of 55 Cabinets Galore

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The features of this spacious, family-friendly laundry room renovation from interior designer Emily Henderson of Emily Henderson Design include wood floors and contrasting wood beams, and enough wall space for a swathe of cool blue paint and framed art. But the real star of the show is the endless built-in storage. A mix of closed and open cabinetry and shelving, it includes an extra tall cabinet custom built to house the ironing board, and a place to store linens so that they remain dust-free and away from the fading effects of sunlight until ready for use.

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11 of 55 Wood and Stone

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Streamlined cabinetry and a casing around the appliances in rich toned wood with plenty of natural grain and black slate countertops give this laundry room from interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors a calm, refreshing, slightly woodsy feel.

12 of 55 Open-Air Hanging Rack

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Interior designer Emily Henderson of Emily Henderson Design took advantage of the generous proportions of this laundry room to create a spacious countertop folding area with a trio of designated rolling laundry bins stored beneath it, installing a long built-in hanging rack to make it easy to air-dry clothes, saving energy and money on the dryer.

13 of 55 Boho Design Style

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This easy, breezy Napa, CA. laundry room renovation from interior designer Mindy Gayer of Mindy Gayer Design Co. has clean lines with a touch of boho style from a colorful geometric kilim rug, simple wall hooks strung with Turkish towels, and a Moroccan basket.

14 of 55 Glam Garage

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Interior designer Anita Yokota transformed a corner of her garage into a glamorous laundry room with a mood so zen she sometimes meditates while doing laundry. She added epoxy flooring, wallpaper, open shelving, a countertop and utility sink, a fiddlehead fern and a Champagne-colored washer and dryer to add polish.

15 of 55 Multi-Colored Tile

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Joy Cho, founder and director of the L.A.-based lifestyle brand and design company Oh Joy, brought color, life, and positive energy to a narrow laundry room with dark green painted cabinets and patterned multi-colored tile. She built a wall of storage for linens and laundry supplies with cabinetry and a long floating shelf, and used brass hardware and faucets throughout to brighten and unite the space.

16 of 55 Wainscoting

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Interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors created a black-and-white laundry room design with texture and interest by installing black wainscoting at the same height as the black appliances that help it blend seamlessly into the black cabinetry. The walls are covered in a loose graphic patterned wallpaper, and floors are tiled with a pretty geometric that gives the small space as much style as functionality, leaving the countertops clear for sorting and folding.

17 of 55 Window Seats

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Interior designer Kristin Glandon of KG Designs created an inviting combination laundry and mud room in her clean and modern farmhouse home that has built-in windowseats that take advantage of the room’s large, tall windows.

18 of 55 Rustic Flooring

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Interior designer Jessica Nelson of Jessica Nelson Design built this spacious laundry room with a wall of storage from scratch, adding rustic flooring to give it a sense that it has always been there.

19 of 55 Stacked

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20 of 55 Farmhouse Sink Vignette

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Interior designer Jessica Nelson of Jessica Nelson Design created a cozy focal point in a sprawling laundry room with a farmhouse sink lit by a sconce, and decorated with a small vintage painting to add some charm to the brand new room.

21 of 55 White on White on White

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Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess did a major renovation of her laundry room, moving the utility sink beneath the window for a better view, and adding a “white on white on white” color scheme of penny tile floors, shiplap walls, and white quartz countertops. She added warmth with gold-toned cabinet pulls, hooks, and fixtures, plus a vintage rug, and hanging plants for a dose of personality.

22 of 55 Double Tile

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Two types of tile—a delicate star-patterned tile backsplash and a subway tile floor laid in a herringbone pattern with a straight border—give this laundry room design from interior designer Mindy Gayer of Mindy Gayer Design Co. movement and interest with a few simple moves. Medium-toned gray cabinetry and bright brass hardware complete the look, and a few small pieces of art and a plant leaning on the countertop make it feel as stylish as the rest of the house.

23 of 55 Garage Conversion

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Leslie from My 100 Year Old Home created a laundry corner in the multi-purpose garage and game room at her California beach house. Functional shelving that runs up to the ceiling and clear plastic storage bins keep supplies organized and easy to locate.

24 of 55 Fresh and Happy

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Bethany Nauert / Oh Joy In this cheerful, upbeat studio/guest house laundry room, designer Joy Cho of Oh Joy created a functional and pretty laundry space using shades of blue and green and Oh Joy for Cle Tile (in Pinwheel) on the L-shaped backsplash. She added a countertop, sink, and a stacking washer/dryer. Two-toned cabinetry on uppers and lowers picks up on the tile design. Hexagonal brass knobs that mimic the shape of the backsplash tile complete the fun and fresh space.

25 of 55 Tall and Taupe

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This handsome laundry room from interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors has shiplap walls and tall Shaker-style cabinetry painted in a soothing neutral taupe. A farmhouse sink, checkerboard plaid tile floors, and a black stone countertop, and black metal accents create a serene and stylish space.


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26 of 55 Traditional Twist

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Interior designer Julie Kantrowitz of JK Interior Living built this laundry room around the existing narrow windows. Marble countertops and dark cabinetry give the room a traditional feel. Graphic patterned tile floor adds a dramatic twist.

27of 55 Galley Style

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Blogger KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm gave her storage-packed galley-style laundry room a major refresh with a coat of white paint on walls, trim, and furniture to brighten what had previously been a charming but dark space. Keeping it light and bright keeps the focus on the view from the large window at the far end.

28 of 55 Wild Wallpaper

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Interior designer Andi Morse of Morse Design went for it with a dramatic blue, gray, and white Japanese landscape-inspired wallpaper on all four walls of this laundry room. She used a vibrant blue shade taken from the wallpaper to paint cabinetry and trim to pull it all together and make it feel intentional. Using wallpaper in a small discrete space like a laundry room is a fun way to experiment with pattern and color without risking that you’ll tire of it in a main space.

29 of 55 Matching Backsplash

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Melissa and Sacha Leclair of Leclair Decor added a backsplash using the same tile they chose for their bathroom to give this small but functional all-white laundry room a touch of pattern while tying it into the overall design of the home.

30 of 55 Straight and Narrow

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Interior designer Michelle Berwick of Michelle Berwick Design created a multi-functional laundry and mud room with plenty of built-in storage, maximizing the long and narrow space to its fullest potential.

31 of 55 Herringbone

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Dark gray herringbone floor tile laid from side to side adds interest to this small but functional laundry from Melissa and Sacha Leclair of Leclair Decor, while light wood cabinetry adds contrast.

32 of 55 Subtle Polish

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In this compact Newport Beach, CA. laundry room, interior designer Mindy Gayer of Mindy Gayer Design Co. used pale gray marble countertops and patterned tile floors, and a pretty and subtle pale blue patterned wallpaper to give it the same breezy polish as the rest of this comfortable and stylish home.

33 of 55 Stacked

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The washer and dryer in the narrow laundry room by designer Joy Cho of Oh Joy are stacked to save room. Dark green paint mimics the room’s cabinetry, creating contrast with the bright white paint throughout.

34 of 55 Command Central

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This spacious laundry from interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors features a freestanding wood island in the center that is anchored by a dramatic light fixture, giving the room structure and added functionality.

35 of 55 Dark Paint

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For this small, narrow laundry room makeover, Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona went with stormy dark gray paint that gives it a calming feel. A group of framed photos on one wall creates a focal point, and storage that goes up to the ceiling maximizes vertical space.

36 of 55 U-Shaped

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The other half of the large U-shaped laundry room from interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors features wraparound countertops and lower cabinets, and even includes space for a stool that can double as a place to get some work done while waiting for the towels to dry, or as a place to do sewing projects or repairs.

37 of 55 French-Inspired

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This simple French-inspired laundry room from Nancy Charbonneau of Charbonneau Interiors features a black-and-white palette down the black hangers on the black drying rod. Tall white painted cabinetry with black pulls maximizes vertical storage, and a pretty patterned tile floor adds a note of whimsy.

38 of 55 Open Landing

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To preserve the structural integrity of a 1900 farmhouse, interior designer Michelle Berwick of Michelle Berwick Design chose to convert the landing into a dedicated open laundry room complete with stacking appliances, built-in storage, and a generous countertop.

39 of 55 Graphic Floor Tiles

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Interior designer Mindy Gayer of Mindy Gayer Design Co. created a clean, functional, and stylish laundry room off a main hallway that is done in pale neutral tones including soft white and gray Shaker-style cabinetry, white appliances, and white subway tiles. The diamond-patterned black-and-white tile floor adds interest and differentiates the laundry room flooring from the hardwood floors throughout the rest of the house.

40 of 55 Parquet Flooring

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Interior designer Michelle Berwick of Michelle Berwick Design used wood parquet flooring in the laundry room of this gut remodel to add warmth to a fresh, clean white-and -lue color scheme.

41 of 55 Sliding Door

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The laundry room from Mindy Gayer Design Co. is accessed by a sliding barn door that saves room on the interior and allows clients to easily shut the door. 

42 of 55 Behind the Barn Door

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For this laundry room off the kitchen, interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors gave the space its own personality with a lick of green paint and added a large gray sliding barn door so it can be hidden when not in use.

43 of 55 Quiet Flare

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Interior designer Michelle Berwick of Michelle Berwick Design added quiet drama to this laundry room makeover with custom fluted cabinetry, graphic wallpaper, and an earthy tile floor.

44 of 55 Tiny Touches

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A close-up of the laundry room from interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors shows that a few simple details can make a laundry room feel homey, like the vintage laundry sign, a small plant, industrial farmhouse sconces, and wire baskets lined with clean white cotton.

45 of 55 English Cottage

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Interior designer Whittney Parkinson of Whittney Parkinson Design was inspired by an English country aesthetic for this spacious laundry room styled with natural materials, art, and a dramatic vase full of tall branches.

46 of 55 Tight Fit

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This compact laundry room from interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors features built-in shelving that maximizes every inch of space. An extra tall marble backsplash and sparsely styled shelving above the farmhouse sink draws the eyes up and keeps the modest space from feeling cramped. Bold black-and-white floor tile adds impact.

47 of 55 Small But Mighty

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Contributor Albie K. Buabeng from Emily Henderson Design chose a bold black-and-white palette for this small laundry room set back in a cased opening. Its black appliances melt into the glossy black floor, while geometric wallpaper creates a focal point and white side walls add balance.

48 of 55 Vintage Door

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Blogger Leslie from My 100 Year Old Home chose to obscure the view into the laundry room of her Waco, TX. holiday rental with a vintage door and accessories that decorate the hallway outside of the master bedroom. Vintage signage and an architectural detail above the door gives the eye plenty to look at, but the glass door lends a glimpse into the laundry room.

49 of 55 Ceiling Rod

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In this gray, black, and white industrial farmhouse laundry room from interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors, a large black extendable hanging rod attached to the ceiling adds a bold industrial touch while providing tons of hanging capacity to air dry clothes.

50 of 55 Plaid Floor Tiles

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Interior designer Emily Henderson from Emily Henderson Design installed custom California Closets cabinetry and fun plaid floor tile for this small space laundry room renovation that maximizes every inch of the room and offers a mix of closed and open storage options including a drying rod above the countertop.

51 of 55 Multi-Functional

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The laundry room in this suburban home from Nancy Charbonneau of Charbonneau Interiors doubles as a dining room for the family dog, and has enough room for a washer, dryer, and large spare fridge.

52 of 55 Cool Toned

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Interior designer Charlie Coull of Charlie Coull Design kept it fresh and simple with a cool-toned palette of pale gray, blue, and white with stainless steel appliances in this no-nonsense laundry room design.

53 of 55 Laundry-Themed Art

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For this short-term rental home renovation, blogger Leslie from My 100 Year Old Home decorated the laundry room off the kitchen with a neutral palette, adding patterned floor tile and hung a trio of vintage patent prints of an iron, washboard, and clothes hanger mounted in black frames over the appliances to add some charm.

54 of 55 Vintage Signage

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Anne from Thistlewood Farm gives her laundry room pride of place with a vintage laundry sign on the door.

55 of 55 White and Bright

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Gustaf Svensson and Monique Miller of Calimia Home kept it white, bright, and fresh in this 1918 Colonial remodel in Savannah, Georgia. Clean white paint and polished nickel finishes in the kitchen were extended to the laundry room. Natural woven textures in the rug and baskets and wooden hangers on the drying rod warm it up.

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