Laundry/Mud Room Eye Candy - please post yours!

oceannaNovember 28, 2007

Here are some pictures I've collected of laundry rooms to use for inspiration for when I redecorate my own, so they may as well inspire you too.

Please add your own pics! (These pics come from around the web plus from here, so if I posted a picture of yours, please proudly claim it as such!)


Okay, your turn!

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dinobambino

here's our laundry room and mudroom

the mudroom is hard to get a good photo of.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2007 at 6:29PM
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oceanna

Very pretty!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2007 at 11:43PM
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gwendolynne

Our laundry room is also our main floor powder room, so anyone who visits our house sees it. For that reason, I wanted it to be pretty and somewhat disguised. My goal was modern country with a little French thrown in. I think it might actually be my favourite room in the house, decor-wise!

Oh, and this is what I sometimes find hidden in the laundry, lol!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2007 at 9:41PM
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manda-la

gwendolynne -
Where did you get the towel rack and cups above the potty? I have been looking for one. I found one at Ikea, but yours is much nicer.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2007 at 5:54AM
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gwendolynne

Thanks Mandy! (I got your e-mail but thought I would reply here in case anyone else wanted the answer too). My "towel rack" is from Ikea, where it was being sold as a kitchen wall storage accessory. It looks like the series I bought the wall piece from has since been replaced by the Kroken series, which has the same hanging metal tins, but a different rail. I don't remember the name of the one I bought, but if you post the picture over on the Ikeafans site, someone would probably be able to identify it and you might be able to look it up on EBay or somewhere.

Hope that helps!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2007 at 12:50PM
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allison0704

Here's my laundry which is off of the kitchen:

    Bookmark   December 20, 2007 at 8:43PM
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amysrq

This pic is "in process" but I think the cheeriest part is the paint, Radiate by C2. I'll post again when it's done...any week now!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2007 at 10:24AM
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oceanna

Thanks everyone -- I'm loving these pics! Keep 'em coming, please.

I was hoping GEORGIAGAL would post her pics, but since she posted them on the discussion part of the forum I doubt she would mind if I post them here for her. I can't resist because it's so cute. This is her laundry room:

    Bookmark   December 21, 2007 at 1:06PM
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fairytalebaby

Alright...I love my laundry room decor so I have to share these pics! We're still building and won't be moving in til the end of the school year--but here's pictures of my "themed" LR decor!



I'm thinking of SW Lemon Chiffon for the walls...I can't wait to decorate the new house!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2007 at 4:51PM
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justgotabme

What beautiful laundry rooms. Mine is still a work in progress. It was done at one time, but never really right. I've finally figured out how to use the space I have more efficiently. I tried many ways, but never quite got it right. The room is six by twelve, but has a furnice in one corner with duct work causing some problem.
I so am going to have to make a sign like the one fairytalebaby posted. That's too cute!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2007 at 9:08PM
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oceanna

Fairytalebaby, those signs are darling! I can't wait to see photos of your completed room.

Justgota, good luck with your LR. I'm sure it will come out great.

My LR is wonderful -- the PO was a contractor and he put a bunch of tip out bins in there and a laundry chute that drops down from the hall bath upstairs, and shelves to hold soaps, and a clothes hanging pole. The door to the back yard has those itty bitty venitian blinds inside the window - neat. I would really like a laundry tub, though. I would also love to put up some cabinets over the folding area with poles under them to hold giftwrap so that I can make double duty of the laundry folding counter.

Here is my LR with the PO's kids in the pic, one of them standing in front of the FIVE built in tip out bins, which I adore. On the right, the tall section in the shelving is where the laundry drops down from the bathroom above. I just keep a huge wastebasket there to catch it. Between the washer and dryer the PO had a cabinet they took with them. That's where I wish I had a laundry tub but it would have to be little. It would be a great place to bathe the two little dogs without having back strain. The carpeting is a purplish indoor-outdoor (not brown like it looks in these pics).

All in all, I love this LR. It's the best I ever had and was a real selling point on the house. The door on the left goes to the room where I have my sewing machine, so it's easy to go to the LR to iron something.

My biggest problem, which is out of the picture just to the right forefront is the water heater is there. It's ugly. There isn't room for a cabinet around it.

What can I do to make it look better?

    Bookmark   December 26, 2007 at 9:50PM
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oceanna

I'm loving the pics you're all posting -- so pretty! Please keep 'em coming!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 9:15AM
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georgiagal

Hi, Oceana! You are too kind..thanks for posting the pics. No, of course, I didn't see this thread, so you were fine to post those pics. I don't mind at all. Thank you for your very kind words. Glad you have enjoyed seeing my home pics, it's fun to share them.

I have loved having an actual laundryroom as opposed to a laundry closet in my other house. So, I really had fun with this one!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:32AM
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oceanna

You did a stupendous job! It looks like fun now. I think laundry rooms are a great place for us to let 'er rip with a little joy and whimsey. Doing laundry isn't exactly a mood lifter, so we need all the help we can get. Yours is so cute! I'm glad you're not mad at me for posting your adorable laundry room pics here. I think they can give a lot of inspiration to others.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 7:30PM
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oceanna

I just found these laundry room murals done by artist Cindy Baer Webster (http://smartdecorpainting.com/Trompe%20L'oeil.html) and thought you might enjoy them:

    Bookmark   January 11, 2008 at 5:40AM
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perky_2

Lowe's newsletter LR. Love those stairs.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2008 at 10:36PM
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oceanna

Great pic, Perky! Looks very cheery.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2008 at 6:08AM
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oceanna

    Bookmark   February 5, 2008 at 1:25AM
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trailrunnerbiker

I love the trompe l'oeil, it would be perfect in my laundry/sunroom. I posted on the conversation side too. Here is a link. It is a combined sunroom and laundry. I agree about having a small space with bifold doors. I didn't before but now this is where I spend every sunny day.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sunroom/laundry room

    Bookmark   February 21, 2008 at 2:52PM
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soonermagic

Here's our mud/laundry room:

    Bookmark   March 9, 2008 at 8:34PM
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daisyadair

I've been way too embarassed to post my laundry room before redcorating it. I've been wanting to do a pink and green room for a long time, and now I've got it:

    Bookmark   March 11, 2008 at 11:00AM
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oceanna

Oh Daisy, that looks just wonderful! You should be sooo proud of the great job you did. I'll bet it cheers you every time you see it? Thanks so much for posting. You have every right to brag.

As long as I'm posting, here are a few more LR pics I've collected...

Ever seen a "romantic" laundry room? These next two are from Cat73 from Rate My Space:

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 6:21PM
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oceanna

Here's a few more...

Dzgnbyjules from RMS

Dzgnbyjules from RMS

Dzgnbyjules from RMS

Dzgnbyjules from RMS

Ellen Marie, dsgr

    Bookmark   May 8, 2008 at 5:51PM
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dian57


    Bookmark   May 30, 2008 at 4:49PM
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oceanna

bump

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 7:31PM
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btrails4

I love how creative some of these rooms are! I love mine but I think I may need to spice it up a bit!


    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 11:48PM
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fairytalebaby

btrails...I love your laundry room and all your cabinetry with the pull out shelves and the baskets! That is so awesome--what a great space.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 4:58PM
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oceanna

Btrails, you have a beautiful laundry room. Thanks for sharing it with us! If you "spice it up" more, I hope you'll share the new pics too. :)

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 4:03PM
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dinobambino

Here's my laundry room as posted before but with a little bit of accessorizing. Still looking on suggestions on how to make the room more fun or nice. I love all these examples. There's some beautiful laundry/mudrooms on here.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2008 at 4:49PM
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fairytalebaby

I posted these on the conversations side when we moved in...but I'd love to add them to the file.

I love my folding counter--though I'm quick to clutter it up

Then the built-ins on the other side of the wall

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 1:17PM
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oceanna

Dinobambino, thanks for adding your pics here. Looks great, and you have an office too!

Fairytale, thanks for adding your pics. What a wonderful laundry room you have! Pretty washer and dryer.

Laundry rooms have come a long way, haven't they? Here are some more...

    Bookmark   January 3, 2009 at 10:59PM
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oceanna

Here are a few more...

HGTV Dream Home:

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 2:14AM
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bodiCA

    Bookmark   February 21, 2009 at 5:33PM
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kitchendetective

What the mudroom bench looks like on any given day:

    Bookmark   March 4, 2009 at 6:25PM
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kimmieb

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 11:58PM
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JoAnn_Fla

Those are really nice, the one with the big orange flowers, it that paint or some stick on? I have a very small laundry room I'd like to redo, any ideas?

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 7:39PM
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haley_comet

They are actually stick on flowers Joann. I have seen similiar stickers at Home Depot or Rona or probably at Lowes if you are in the U.S.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 2:13PM
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golddust

Oh how funny re: cat in dryer. I actually had my cats who raised my two new, Dr prescribed puppies and my cats worked it out! They were great dogs, thanks to my cats, who took over their upbringing. (Not that I generally obtain animals this way but my child's counselor, who sucked but I didn't know that at the time because they were recommended by the adoption agency), made a *strong* request on behalf of my needy child. I had to acquire dogs to make up for the large house we live in. He couldn't be alone. ( MY SON NEEDED IT! DONE!) That advice sucked for our son because it didn't work but gave the dogs a great and wonderful life. They brought joy to a complicated life while doing their share at absorbing our budget.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 1:31AM
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kcthatsme

Here's a few more that I have in my inspiration folder.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 3:43AM
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lukkiirish

What do you do when you don't have space for a mudroom, but need one all the same? How about converting the hall closet! Our intent was to make it look like an actual room. So we decided to take off all the door hardware and build the entrance to look like it was a pass through to a room. We laid hardwood flooring, and have a black rug under the bench. The baskets (magazine racks from IKEA) fit perfectly on each side to hold winter ware and what not's. There is a boot tray under the bench and we painted the board that held the closet shelf to look like chair railing and it was the perfect height for the coat hooks. It's small, but functional, and we love it.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 5:29PM
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sallen2008

oceana, where do I find the furniture style laundry sorter? Beautiful!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 10:49PM
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ms-thrifty

laundry room-

    Bookmark   July 4, 2009 at 2:54PM
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catkin

I love these rooms! I'm especially smitten with all the mouldings---some day! :~)

    Bookmark   July 4, 2009 at 11:37PM
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superlady

I love these rooms! Great inspiration.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2009 at 6:36PM
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2ajsmama

lukkiirish - Where do you keep all your coats since you converted the closet?

I have a huge coat closet in the front hall, now that I have taken the French doors we had stored there out and actually *hung* them on the LR, I am going to move all our coats out of the mudroom/laundry closet so that I can use it for hanging clothes (ones that need to drip dry or need to be ironed), since I have no room over the W/D except for very short things. That closet also happens to be my broom (vacuum) closet too though - guess I'll have to devote a section of the front coat closet to those too.

We have a bench and a pegboard in the mudroom squeezed between the chase for the ductwork and the kitchen door. I really hate our narrow space leading to the garage - they made the space for the W/D too wide, I really could use the extra room on the non-hinge side of the door since everyone scrapes the wall with backpacks trying to get out before the door is fully opened. With 4 people going in and out and putting on/taking off shoes in an app 5x4 area in front of the bench (but out of the door swing), we tend to have traffic jams.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 11:46AM
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oceanna

Sallen, sorry, I don't know. Google "laundry" and snoop the web, and good luck!

Catkin and Superlady -- glad you're enjoying the pictures. :o)

Here are some more ideas for ya...

Old entertainment center went from this:
---> To this

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 9:29PM
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oceanna

Oops! Sorry for the reprints. I accidentally crossed a wire in my files...

Here are some more to make it up to you...

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 10:10PM
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igloochic

Maybe it's just me, but I wouild love to have a laundry room where you can't see the washer and dryer :) The eye candy teaches you a lot...I see hiding the machines is going to be my first priority!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 11:19PM
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lukkiirish

I wanted a mud room in the worst way but had no space for one. Since we always use the garage entry I came up with the idea to convert the closet by that entry into a mud room. We removed the bifold doors & built in the entry with molding. I found those baskets and hung one on each side. Then we hung crown molding & used the board that supported the self as railing for the cost hooks. There's a boot tray on hidden on a black rug under the bench. So when you look down the hall, this just looks like a room not a closet. We don't miss the closet at all and use this space all the time now.

Molding detail:

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 3:56PM
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oceanna

Likkirish, what a darling mudroom! Thanks for posting it.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 3:49AM
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oceanna

Here are some more cute laundry room pics:

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 1:52AM
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oceanna

    Bookmark   December 15, 2011 at 5:04PM
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emagineer

bump

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 8:14AM
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rainy5

some great Ideas. Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 6:46PM
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nikkisloan2405

Looking for the hanging laundry bags that is in the 10th picture from the top on this page. Does anyone have any idea where I could purchase these???? Thanks!!!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 10:04PM
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