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Wed, Nov 28, 07 at 21:37

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.

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here's our laundry room and mudroom

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the mudroom is hard to get a good photo of.

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Very pretty!


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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!

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

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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.


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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 It looks like the series I bought the wall piece from has since been replaced by the Kroken series, which has the same hanging metal tins, but a different rail.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.

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


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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!
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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:


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


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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!


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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?


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


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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!


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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.


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


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Lowe's newsletter LR. Love those stairs.
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Great pic, Perky! Looks very cheery.


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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.

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


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Here's our mud/laundry room:

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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:

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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:


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Here's a few more...

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


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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. :)


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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.

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I posted these on the conversations side when we moved in...but I'd love to add them to the file.
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I love my folding counter--though I'm quick to clutter it up
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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...

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Here are a few more...

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What the mudroom bench looks like on any given day:

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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?


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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.


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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.


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

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


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


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I love these rooms! Great inspiration.


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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.


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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...

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

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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!


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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.

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

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some great Ideas. Thanks!


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