See our favorite dreamy laundry room ideas! These smart storage and organization ideas, stunning flooring and tile, plus beautiful laundry room lighting, rugs, and decor will help you plan the laundry room of your dreams.
Dreamy Laundry Room Ideas
I never dream of doing laundry (since that would be a nightmare).
But when I DO think about laundry, I’d much rather wash and dry the clothes in a dream-worthy laundry room!
We’ve collected 19 of our favorite laundry room ideas from local Parade of Homes shows to share with you.
Most of us don’t have large and spacious laundry rooms like some of these, but we believe that a Remodelaholic can draw inspiration and bring high-end style to any size laundry room!
Take our video tour of dreamy laundry room ideas and tell us which is your favorite:
19 Laundry Room Ideas to Emulate
Below you’ll see additional photos of these beautiful laundry rooms. We’ve also included a few decor picks to help you bring the style into your home.
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Laundry Room Idea #1: Laundry Sorting Station
This mid-sized laundry room features beautiful blue cabinets and a patterned tile floor — and FIVE rolling laundry sorter baskets tucked under the folding counter!
This is a great idea for a large family. We found lookalike rolling laundry hampers here.
Laundry Room Idea #2: Wallpaper
An accent wall takes a small boring laundry room to a new level of style!
(Look closely to see the added texture from the embossed subway tile backsplash, too!)
Related: Our Favorite Beautiful Wallpapers
Laundry Room Idea #3: Floating Shelves
This large laundry room features extra countertop space, cabinets, and a desk. In a smaller laundry room, use similar floating shelves above the washer and dryer as a chic way to add organization.
Flank the shelves with cabinets (if you have the space) for extra hidden storage.
Related: How to Build a Floating Shelf
Laundry Room Idea #4: Gray Cabinets
Gray cabinetry is hot in the kitchen, so why not the laundry room, too?
You can see how this green-gray changes colors depending on the lighting, while looking great with the light gray machines and gray hexagon tile.
Related: Best Gray Paint Colors
Laundry Room Idea #5: Combine Open & Closed Cabinets for Storage
This custom home laundry room is basically its own suite!
Even if you don’t have room for a full space like this, the built-in storage on either side of the double washer and dryer area is smart for a big family.
Related: DIY Built-in Laundry Unit
Laundry Room Idea #6: Closet Laundry Room
See, even parade homes have small closet laundry rooms!
Okay, this was a second laundry room, but still, I love the use of space.
Keeping some open space with a beautiful tiled backsplash helps the small space feel functional and clean without being cluttered.
Related: How to Install Subway Tile (or How to Fake the Look With Paint)
Laundry Room Idea #7: Textured Wall Treatment
This entire home is an example of great texture in wall treatments, flooring, cabinetry, and even the ceiling in some rooms! So why should the laundry room be plain.
This really simple horizontal board and batten treatment would be so easy to add to your laundry room, too!
Laundry Room Idea #8: Buffalo Check Tile Floor
This checkered plaid flooring style is easy to get (and DIY) with basic solid color square tiles, laid in a pattern to form the popular buffalo check pattern on the floor.
Laundry Room Idea #9: Built-in Machines
Get a high-end look in your laundry by building cabinets around the machines! This replaces the pedestal and elevates the washer and dryer while adding so much functional storage.
Keeping open shelving with baskets is a great way to organize odds and ends and laundry baskets, too.
Laundry Room Idea #10: Bold Colored Cabinetry
I love the muted deep green color of these laundry room cabinets!
The stacked washer and dryer also free up space for a very ample amount of storage and a nice length of countertop in a small laundry room, too.
Laundry Room Idea #11: Add a TV
This framed TV is so unobtrusive, and perfect for folding laundry or working on other projects at the table in this dreamy large laundry room! (I’ve got a crush on that chandelier, too — found a similar one here.)
No space for a TV? Use an easy DIY tablet stand to hold your phone or tablet in whatever space you’re folding laundry.
Related: How to Frame a TV plus 90 Ways to Hide or Decorate Around a TV
Also, peep that chalkboard with a sconce over it… such a great feature and so easy to DIY! Use our plans to build the message board — just swap in a chalkboard panel for the glass in the tutorial.
Laundry Room Idea #12: Decorate with Greenery
If a room feels lifeless, adding something living helps! Greenery and plants don’t actually have to require watering to add to the aesthetic, though 😉
Related: Best Black Paint Colors
Laundry Room Idea #13: Folding Counter Island
This laundry room has so much going for it! The custom cabinetry built in around the stacked machines gives so much space, and then the sink vanity details, the hanging light fixture… I could go on and on.
If you can make room for it, a folding counter or island like this is a great way to make your laundry room useful!
Laundry Room Idea #14: Add a Wrapping Station
A folding counter can double as a wrapping station with a countertop wrapping paper holder.
You can also save counter space and use a wall-mounted organizer like we did for our easiest ever wrapping station here.
Related: 24 Creative Gift Wrap Storage Ideas
Laundry Room Idea #15: Double Duty Pet Space
This farmhouse style laundry room features a buffalo check tile floor — and a cozy built-in dog kennel under the countertop.
Using the laundry room as a central station for your pet is a space-smart way to integrate your dog into your home without sacrificing style. (Just be certain to keep detergent and other cleaners out of your pet’s reach!)
Related: 12 Pet-Friendly Home Decor Tips
I also really love the built-in gift wrap storage in the open shelving above. That would be really easy to build yourself with some dowels.
Laundry Room Idea #16: Stacked Machines
You can use a small laundry area like this efficiently by using stacking machines to take advantage of vertical space. Many luxury closets have a washer and dryer right in the walk-in closet!
This closet-sized laundry room has a classic black and white tile floor and plenty of storage, plus room for decor and folding.
Laundry Room Idea #17: Multiple Lighting Sources
One feature I always notice in high-end homes is the amount and variety of lighting. This laundry room features, functional under-cabinet lighting, pretty overhead light sconces and ceiling lights, and LED can-style lights to create a well-lit and comfortable room even without any windows.
Laundry Room Idea #18: Double Washer and Dryer (in a small laundry room!)
This vacation home needed extra machines, and this small laundry area makes it work! There’s even room for a sink, cabinets, and floating shelves.
Related: More Small Laundry Room Ideas
Laundry Room Idea #19: Add a Sink
Not every laundry room has a free corner like this, but you can add a sink in just a few square feet for extra cleaning power in a small space.
MORE Laundry Room Ideas
All of the above laundry room ideas are featured in the video, but we love these laundry room looks too much to not share them!
Laundry Room Idea #20: Classic White Cabinets and Flooring
A room that does the cleaning should look clean! This classic white laundry room pairs a modern circular mosaic tile with white cabinets and marble countertops for a stunning classic style. Get more tips for this modern white laundry room here.
Laundry Room Idea #21: Patterned Tile
If you’re not sure about having a modern patterned tile throughout your home, start small with the laundry room flooring!
Laundry Room Idea #21: Industrial Pipe Shelving w/Hanging Rod
This two-tone black and white laundry room features checkered tile and fantastic storage space in all the cabinets. What caught my eye was how seamlessly the hanging rod integrates with the modern pipe shelving.
Pipe shelving is an easy DIY, too. Spray paint the shelving hardware for an updated modern style to match this look, or keep it natural black for classic industrial look.
Related: How to Fake Pipe Shelving Using PVC
Laundry Room Idea #22: Cabinets to the Ceiling
In case you haven’t noticed — floating shelves and cabinetry are a go-to for laundry storage. This laundry room is right off the garage and has tall ceilings, so taking the cabinetry all the way to the ceiling maximizes the space and makes it feel nice and large.
If you’re not tall like we are, you might also want to have stepstool storage nearby 😉
Related: How to Build a Ladder Chair or Flip Over Step Stool
Laundry Room Idea #23: Plaid Tile Floor
Basic square tile gets a whole new look with this buffalo plaid style flooring! The gray subway tile backsplash adds some contrast up the wall, and white shaker cabinets will be easy to keep clean.
Related: How to Tile a Floor
Laundry Room Idea #24: Two Tone Cabinets
We love two tone cabinetry in the kitchen, and painted laundry room cabinets are a great way to bring some contrast and color into a sometimes bland room.
Laundry Room Idea #25: Interesting Cabinets
These cabinets are not only a beautiful shade of gray, but the shutter style doors gives them architectural interest, too.
Combined with the brick-style floor and brass hardware, the look is very classic! See more tips for this French Country style laundry room here.
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- 30+ Medium Laundry Room Inspiration and Ideas
- 20 Ideas for Large Multi-purpose Laundry Rooms
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.