Laundry Room Wall Decor

Don't overlook ways to personalize your laundry room space with wall decor.



By: Gina Hannah
Similar Topics:

When designing your laundry room, it's easy to overlook opportunities to include wall art or other decorative items. After all, most of us spend as little time in the laundry room as we possibly can. But a few well-placed decorative items will not only add to the pleasure of being in your laundry room, they can help make washing clothes a breeze.

Beautiful and Efficient Laundry Rooms

See All Photos

Contemporary Palette

Custom Design

Bright Transformation

Concealed Storage

Double the Function

Closet Laundry Station

Pet-Friendly Space

Clean and Pristine

Homespun Laundry Look

Maximum Exposure

Unexpected Storage

Organized and Elegant

Ample Space

Hidden (Dirty) Laundry

Serene Cleaning

Tucked Away

From: Nancy Leffler Mikulich

Warm and Inviting

Moving Upstairs

Shared Spaces

Ultimate "Do" Room

Elegant Expansion

Feminine Touches

Retro Hues

Organized Storage Systems

Unwind and Unload

Because the average laundry room has limited space, there's a good chance that your wall decor will serve the dual purpose of being both beautiful and functional. Pretty wicker baskets hanging on the wall can tote clothes to and from the laundry room. A pegboard painted in a bright color can hold hangers for drip-dry clothes. An attractive hanging cabinet can hide a pull-down ironing board.

Patches of wall space can serve as a spot for a collection of small hanging photographs or artwork, or even a larger piece or two, depending on the amount of bare surface on your walls.

You can stick with a laundry theme if you like, but you certainly don't have to. Try wooden hanging letters painted in bright colors. You can spell out "Laundry," or "Whites" and "Brights." Display a favorite saying or, if each family member has his or her own cubby or hamper space, spell their names. Letters are available in a wide range of fonts and sizes.

If you have the space, you can find many framed art pieces, from elegant to whimsical, that will work well on laundry room walls. Peruse thrift shops and antique stores for vintage framed prints if that style appeals to you. Or purchase prints of famous paintings and put them in frames. If you're furnishing a laundry room-mudroom combination, framed botanical prints are a good choice. Have a household full of athletes? Posters of your favorite teams (or photographs of your own family stars) will personalize your space. Because guests generally don't see the laundry room, it's a good place to experiment with a style or color scheme you are interested in trying but want to test before making a major commitment.

The laundry room can be a great place to hang children's art, providing a place for them to show off their creativity. If you are a budding artist, try your hand at painting or sketching and use as wall art. You can also hang family snapshots—try a series of small pictures in frames for a gallery effect.

If you have a crafty streak, stencils can add a touch of style. Stencil words, flowers, geometric shapes—whatever suits your style. You'll have a feeling of pride each time you walk into your laundry room to start another load.

See also: Professionally Designed Laundry and Utility Rooms

Laundry Room Design Ideas

See All Videos

Next Up

Laundry Room Accessories

The right accessories will turn your laundry room into an efficient space.

Laundry Room From HGTV Dream Home 2010

Two laundry spaces – adjacent to the guest bedroom and the sunrise room – accommodate the needs of large families with Energy Star-rated appliances and storage space.

Laundry Room From HGTV Dream Home 2013

A bright and cheery wall color and state-of-the-art appliances shine in an otherwise quiet space.

Laundry Room From HGTV Dream Home 2011

Located on the lower level of HGTV Dream Home 2011, the laundry room accommodates families and guests with extra-large appliances and task and storage space.

6 Tips for Storing Laundry Supplies

The laundry room is an essential part of the home, but keeping it organized can be a tough job. Learn how to store laundry supplies to keep your space fresh as clean clothes.

Laundry Room Organizers

Organize your laundry room to find everything you need with ease.

Small Laundry Room Storage Ideas

Maximize your laundry room functionality by planning storage that uses vertical space.

Laundry Room Cabinet Ideas

Add storage and beauty to your laundry room with cabinets.

Laundry Room Baskets

Add beauty and function to your laundry room with a range of basket choices.

Laundry Room From HGTV Smart Home 2014

Pet-friendly features and state-of-the-art appliances shine in this sophisticated drop zone.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.