These 7 Laundry Rooms Corral Dirt and Mud in Style
It's getting to be that time of year when drizzly rains and sleet mean dirt and mud gets more easily tracked inside the house. (Especially when you have two dogs who love to play outside like me!) I've found the best strategy for keeping the mud to a minimum is to contain all muddy items or clean the dogs' paws in one spot — the laundry room. My laundry room is an uninspiring combination laundry room, pantry and storage closet, so I'd love to get my own paws on one of these nine spaces.
Yellow Cottage Style Laundry Room
Quaint cottage accessories burst with color in this small galley laundry room. An oversized farmhouse sink is great for utility and helps add some character to the space.
This laundry room by Mary Anne Smiley is the perfect foil for dreary days thanks to its sunny disposition. The rust-colored ceiling adds a contemporary touch to the otherwise country cottage style that's played up by the gorgeous white cabinetry, gingham wall covering and floral-print curtains.
Traditional Laundry Room is Spacious, Functional
Designer Don Sharp of Sharp Design Studio designs a laundry room that fits the size of this Tampa Bay house. Lots of black cabinets and open cabinets provide plenty of storage, while also creating a stylish space.
Sharp Design Studio
When your laundry room is the size of a small closet, you'd do some pretty crazy things to trade it for one that's the size of a small kitchen! Don Sharp designed this sweet laundry room that has customized storage tucked in every corner. I especially love the soft blue subway tile backsplash.
PhotographerLink: Fred Donham
Not every laundry spot is confined to a room. This laundry space by Nar Fine Cabinetry doubles as the back entrance to the home, and a large bench with cubby storage makes it easy to stow muddy shoes. An oversized sink also offers a good spot to wash up.
Traditional Cream Laundry Room With Cherry Red Washer and Dryer
A cream colored theme keeps this laundry room looking bright and open. Ribbed cabinet doors and a washboard wooden door add texture to the room. A cherry red washer and dryer pop against the neutral backdrop. Over the machines, a hanging rack keeps clothes from wrinkling.
Linda Evans CKD,CBD,CAPS
Organization really is key to making a laundry room sing. Linda Evans made this one especially functional with a clothing rod and fold-down drying rack that don't take up any extra space.
Butterfly Print Wallpaper Brings Laundry Room to Life
Subtle shadows on the Christian Lacroix wallpaper make the butterflies appear to float above the walls in the laundry room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. The room is as functional as it is beautiful, with ample storage throughout, a sink in the corner and drying racks tucked above the washer and dryer.
Christopher Stark; Design by Evars + Anderson Interior Design
This laundry room by Evars + Anderson Interior Design gives me the butterflies in a good kinda way. Small spaces like laundry rooms and powder rooms are the perfect spots to experiment with style and have some fun, and the Christian Lacroix wallpaper really makes this space come to life!
Rustic Laundry Room
For apartment dwellers and those with limited space, a hideaway laundry room is the best option. Compact washer/dryer units make it easy to conceal the laundry room. With a sliding door, even a small hallway closet can be converted without impeding traffic. Wall shelves and between-machine storage bins make for an organized, self-contained utility space. Photo courtesy of Whirlpool
Not all laundry rooms can be big, but all can be stylish! This pocket-sized laundry space is easily tucked away when not in use thanks to a rustic sliding barn door. A matching shelf offers a spot to stash laundry supplies.
Ok, you can't really see the whole laundry room in this shot, but I couldn't go without sharing this sink selected by designer Carol Sundstrom. That sink! Not only does its vintage look add charm to this space, the size of it makes it incredibly functional for big messes.