Laundry may not be everyone’s favorite chore to do but it needs to be done, nevertheless. One way to make laundry less boring is to do it in a clean and fresh laundry room. But besides painting the room a bright color or using wall art, what else can you do to make the space look clean and fresh? Here are a few tips that you can follow to design a laundry room that is both stylish and functional.
Cover up power outlets and stray cables
In many parts of the house where there are electrical appliances, there will be a lot of cables and outlets in sight. If you want a laundry room that looks clean and organized, you should try to cover up any power outlets and cables. Plastic covers for power outlets work great and they still allow you to use the outlets with ease. You can find the plastic covers at hardware stores or search for them online.
As for the cables, your best bet is to tie them together so that they are not all over the place. You can use cable ties to hold them in place, and then neatly tuck them behind your washing machine and dryer. Just make sure that they are not in contact with water to ensure the safety of the appliance and the people using the room. You can also get cable covers for the cables are attached to a wall and that will also help to protect the cables from any damage.
Have proper lighting and ventilation
There is nothing worse than being in a laundry room that is dark and stuffy, so it is good to have proper lighting and ventilation. Your laundry room should have either a window or a ventilation fan to ensure good air circulation throughout the space. It is also good to get rid of small and excess humidity, which can cause the room to feel even stuffier.
Lighting is also important because it can affect the overall look of the room. Brighter rooms look spacious and fresh, while dimmer rooms can feel small and dull. However, it is up to you to decide which type of lighting you want for the room. If you want a brighter room, go for a ceiling light with white bulbs. For a dimmer room, you can try wall lights or warm-tone bulbs.
Use containers for your laundry supplies
Even if you have a sleek washing machine and dryer, there is no guarantee that your laundry supplies will be as attractive as your appliances. The packaging for the laundry supplies can vary and that can cause the space to look unorganized. You could place the supplies in covered storage spaces, but that will only hide them and not fix the problem.
The best thing to do is to use simple yet stylish containers to store your laundry supplies. You can place detergent powders in containers with lids and scoops, and liquid detergents in bottles with an easy-pour spout. This will make everything look more cleaner and make it easy to access when you want to do the laundry. You can also add labels to the containers to ensure that you know what the product is.
Invest in more storage space
Having more storage space can allow for better organization, and organized space is always good. You want a laundry room that both looks great and is functional, so having enough storage space is ideal. It is best to have built-in cabinets and shelves, but you could also just get a standalone storage system. Those would be great for when you want to reorganize and redecorate your laundry room.
However, having all those spaces is not enough until you learn how to use them efficiently. Use baskets and boxes to organize your cabinets and shelves and have dedicated bins for specific items. Most people use the laundry room to store other household items so organizing can help to separate items based on their use. For example, you can place all your laundry supplies in one bin and your other cleaning items in another. You should come up with an organizational system that works for you and your needs.
Create separate spaces for dirty and clean laundry
Laundry rooms can get messy at times, but you should never place the clothes that are dirty in the same place where the clean clothes are. That is why creating separate spaces for your laundry is the best thing to do for your laundry room. You can use hampers or baskets for your dirty laundry and place them beside your washing machine for easy access. However, make sure that these hampers are well-ventilated because dirty clothes can get rather stinky if they are sitting in a place for a long time.
The same thing should be done with clean laundry, so create a dedicated space in your laundry room where you can work on your washed items. If you have more space in your laundry room, you can set up a place for folding and sorting. Not only will this allow for more comfort while working, but it will also ensure that your laundry room will always look clean.