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5 Ways to Refresh Your Laundry Room Without Renovating It

There’s no reason why your laundry room should be a lackluster space you dread spending time in. Even if you can’t afford to renovate your existing laundry room, there are plenty of simple DIY updates you can try that will dramatically enhance its look, feel, and functionality.

From stylish storage solutions to a quick lick of paints, here are five updates that will make a huge difference in the way you feel about your laundry (both the room and the chore itself).

1. Open-Shelving

Who doesn’t want extra storage in their laundry room? Open-shelving is great for keeping all your laundry essentials at hand, and it also provides a place to display decor items such as prints, pot plants, and other pretty things that will add personality to the space.

open shelving

Timber-shelving adds warmth to this white laundry room while providing a place to store laundry essentials and decorative pieces. (Photo Credit: Angelita Bonetti)

2. Lick of Paint

There is nothing a little bit of paint can’t fix. Whether you refresh the room with a bright white shade or make a statement with a bold feature wall, your laundry will look so much better with a fresh coat of paint.

Tip: Try a patterned wallpaper if you really want to jazz things up.

3. Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are a magical design tool. They are affordable and beautiful, and they will instantly freshen up any room you put them in. The amount of natural light in your laundry room will determine the best indoor plant for you.

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Indoor plants bring this simple laundry room to life. (Photo Credit: Chris Warne/real living)

4. Stylish Storage

If you don’t have a lot of storage space in your laundry room or you like to have cleaning products and other gadgets within easy reach, storage baskets are the solution to both of those issues. With so many different designs available, you’re bound to find the ones you need and elevate the style of your laundry room while you’re at it.

stylish storage

We love these versatile and stylish Hills collapsible bamboo laundry baskets from Bunnings. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)

5. Add warmth with a rug.

Laundry rooms are typically separated from your main living areas and usually have either a tiled floor or walls. These two factors can make them feel cold and uninviting, contributing to the unappealing idea of doing the laundry. Laying a rug down in your laundry room will help cozy up the space and create a homey feel. A bright or patterned rug is an easy way to introduce color.


A woven rug enhances the warm color palette in this laundry room. (Photo Credit: Maree Homer/

Laundry Hack

Is your laundry lacking in bench space? Try this clever hack using a bamboo duck board to cover your sink and create space to fold clothes, place your washing basket, or store your soaking bucket. Genius!

laundry hack

(Photo Credit: Claire Lambert via Kmart Mums Facebook group)

This post was written by Homes to Love editors. For more, check out our sister site, Homes to Love.

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