Our laundry room use to be ugly and depressing. It had one of those cheap lights that made the room look dark and gloomy, an ugly beige paint color, and that’s about it. The room basically reflected how I felt about doing laundry. One day I was doing laundry and said to myself, I spend so much time in here I should make it like a spa with a chandelier. I laughed to myself and then I was like, why not? Why not make this room that encompasses dread, beautiful? Why not make doing laundry a little more enjoyable by making the room beautiful? So I did, for under $300 dollars and you can too! The key components to the transformation were:
If you have read my other blog posts you know that I am obsessed with chandeliers. My good friend always jokes that the only room in my house that doesn’t have one is my garage (and I am half considering adding one there too). I think this is the most important component to the transformation because it really makes a statement that the laundry room (and maybe laundry?) can be glamorous too. It also adds a ton of light to this room and really brightens it up.
I went with a soft gray color that really blends this room into the hallway so that it makes it feel like a room of the house, rather than just a place where laundry get’s done.
The huge mirror in the laundry room makes such a huge difference in so many ways. First it really brightens up the room because it reflects the light and sparkle of the chandelier. Second it makes the room look so much larger. And lastly, I think adding it, makes it feel like a room that is part of the house versus just a place to get work done.
The farmhouse style accents
I actually saw this Wash & Dry sign while watching Fixer Upper on television. I took a picture of the tv screen and have been looking for it ever since. When I finally found it I knew it had to be part of this room. I also made this little wreath to make the room feel cozy and part of the rest of the house.
Now the laundry room is one of my favorite rooms of the house. Sometimes when I am walking by it I will look in because the room just makes me smile. And I love opening the door when I am giving house tours because it is always the last thing people are expecting to see in a laundry room. And yes, it does make laundry just a little bit more enjoyable.
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