Happy New Year! Whew – we haven’t blogged since last year! (Never gets old.) In the spirit of the new year, we’re starting fresh with some fun ideas to liven up your home or home project. This week, we’ll dive into how you can spruce up your laundry room. And who knows? You may actually WANT to do laundry if you have a lovely space to do it in.
When it comes to design priorities, the laundry room rarely gets enough attention. In the worst-case scenario, you’re dealing with an unfinished-basement style laundry room, accompanied by concrete floors, cluttered shelves and exposed pipes. Fortunately, nothing is beyond repair. Just like any room in your home, your laundry space deserves some TLC—starting with some new tiles. By customizing the area according to your personal tastes, it can be a place where you actually enjoy steaming shirts.
So if you’re desperate to turn that old mud room into a laundry haven (without overspending), your design plan must focus on affordable yet stylish materials. Stuck for ideas? No problem. Here are some creative laundry room tile ideas.
Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room
Fill the room with country charm. This adorable farmhouse laundry room is so inviting that even your significant other will enjoy washing their share (maybe).
They key element here is the unique geometric wall tile that compliments the cabinetry and adds that modern touch. Instead of going with a less interesting wall color, the designer opted to think outside of the box and incorporate this mosaic tile design.
Adding to this modern farmhouse experience, the designer uses wood shelving and bamboo baskets for some natural texture. Overall, the decor is kept simple: a hand-woven wicker basket, pastel color palette with subtle crown molding, and minimal usage of counter space with room to fold and hang clothing. It’s simple elegance at its finest.
Urban Laundry Room
A multifunctional laundry room that incorporates storage and even a dog shower? Yes, it’s a thing. A laundry space sometimes needs to wear multiple hats to fit your life, so why not get the most out of it?
Let’s take a moment to appreciate this dazzling tile flooring. The designer chose a woven flower design using Carrara and Thassos marble. With its luxurious shades of gray and white, it brings the whole room together and livens up the space. As for the main decorative elements, a couple of simple display shelves set over the utility counter and some fun laundry-themed wall art. This room goes to show that you can cram in multiple uses while being functional AND beautiful. This one might be our favorite! (…and it has nothing to do with the adorable dog. Or does it?)
Eclectic Laundry Room
White appliances are so 2019. Combining natural materials, bold colors, and high-end design, this laundry room is a five-star dream.
The mosaic flooring is a work of art, offering a stylish mosaic pattern in soft, natural colors of grays, browns, and white. This space does a great job of mixing earth tones and textures, with modern day style. Color wise, the walls are painted in a light, neutral tone which blends well with the shades of various rich blues throughout.
Adding soft touches like a vase of fresh flowers and monochromatic wall art, you’d think this room is straight out of a magazine. (And now I want a blue washer/dryer.)
Small Laundry Room Remodel
In tight spaces, strategic decor makes all the difference. For this small laundry room remodel, storage organization is key for making the most of this space.. and showing off those tiles!
The main accent wall is laid with leaf-like mosaic tile — a refreshing change from the trending white subway tile we see so much of. Luckily, this mosaic does most of the design work for us because its unique pattern is the main focal point. Add a few baskets, a small plant, and boom.. you now have a luxurious laundry space.
Utilize these baskets to hide your laundry essentials such as detergents, dryer sheets, and spare linens. The designer has also managed to squeeze in a functional small built-in shelf beside the appliances. You could use this little area to hide a hamper for your dirty linens. How did they squeeze all this functionality into such a small area?? Impressive.
Are you inspired to liven up your laundry space? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear your ideas as well.