8 artful ideas for your laundry room

We don’t often put too much thought into beautifying these busy spaces but regardless of whether your washing machine and dryer are tucked away in a small nook or large mudroom it’s a spot we have no choice but to spend time in!  Why not add a little eye candy?   Here are a few artful ideas which are sure to add a little character to your laundry area.

1. PHOTOGRAPHY

2. TO THE POINT

3. FUN

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clothespinmirror

Hot glue and some bright red clothespin can transform a frame-less photo (or even a mirror!) into a focal point.  Laundry/Work room via Laundry Room Redesign

via The Cranky Queen

Get creative with clip art and a photo of your pet! via The Cranky Queen

via Feathers & Sunshine

For details on how to DIY this sign visit Feathers & Sunshine

4. FASHION

If you’re into fashion how about requesting a high resolution photo of one of Sandra Backlund’s clothespin dresses?  (email : Office@1BeyoStudio.Se) – slip the pic into a frame and you have instant modern -and pretty cool, art!

5. 6. & 7. OFF THE WALL

Because art doesn’t have to hang on walls, how about putting wall decals right on your washer and dryer, buying a bright area rug or making your own DIY clothespin chandelier?

8. WALLPAPER

Often small rooms (like laundry rooms!) are the safest place to experiment and try something bold like a busy wallpaper!  Don’t have any wall space? -how about the ceiling?

Can’t commit to pricey wallpaper? Check out what Kristin over at the Hunted Interior did in her very recent laundry nook makeover: she lined the back of a shelving unit with dragon fly wrapping paper -so easy and inexpensive!  Cute-cute!

What’s hangin’ in your laundry room?  Feel free to share your comments below!

Pssst – looking for legitimate FREE art? click HERE.

*a version of this post was published on BOB VILA NATION, click here to view!

Julie

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2 thoughts on “8 artful ideas for your laundry room

  1. I’d love to decorate a laundry room—I feel most confident decorating small spaces. Our laundry “room” is half of my son’s closet so I feel a bit limited even though I believe all spaces can be made beautiful. I’m thinking on it!

    • Oh Jennifer, that’s a tough one to decorate! But yeah, I remember our first place was a condo as well and it too was a closet (in the hallway)!
      I recently did a mini-makeover in our small laundry/mudroom/mini-office …I will share soon! ;-)
      Thanks for commenting! :-)
      Julie

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