Day 4 of the Home Accessories blog series brings us to the laundry room. Full disclosure, I don’t have a laundry room because we live in a one-bedroom apartment, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have ideas and suggestions about the laundry room. I dream of one day having a laundry room–is that a little sad? Maybe. But, with all my day-dreaming of laundry rooms I think it’ll end up being one of the world’s best and most organized laundry rooms. Here are my thoughts…
Shelving, Baskets & Counter Space
All of these things are high on the list. I want shelves to hide things, baskets to make things organized, and enough counter space that I’m not folding laundry on the floor (like I am now).
Now, this is the best accessory of all. I love the look of a faux-stone wall in the laundry room. Some might say it’s a waste to put a feature wall in the laundry room. I say, if you put the feature wall in there, I’ll stop complaining about doing laundry.
Make it a little Rustic
I think it’s always nice to remind yourself just how far we’ve come with regard to washing clothes. My mom used to hang an old washboard in her laundry room as wall art. Whether its an old washboard, a weathered tin that says “lye” or a weathered steel tub, all of them are great pieces to incorporate into your laundry room to make you appreciate technology just a bit more!
Leave a Message
As families expand and more people do the chore of laundry, I think adding a message board to the room is a great feature. Just think, you could leave instructions on how to wash special items, put a list of general laundry Do’s and Dont’s up, or leave a message letting your family know who is doing laundry when! I know that last one is unrealistic, but this is my fantasy so don’t burst my bubble.
Make it Martha-like
Martha Stewart and laundry are a match made in heaven. That’s why I think it’s only fitting to channel Martha in one’s laundry room. So that it was I suggest working in the color of light blue somewhere. It’s her signature color people! Doesn’t everyone know that? I love how there are five bottles of blue stuff in the photo below. Do you think they ever use that? No, of course not! It’s all for appearances. But you have to admit it looks nice. Sometimes it’s okay to make things look nice, even if they don’t serve a purpose or aren’t allowed to be used.
Dash and Albert Rug
I’ll end with this: every laundry room needs a Dash & Albert rug
. Period. It’s just required. :)
What are your favorite laundry room accessories?
All images courtesy of Pinterest