10 Small Laundry Room Ideas

If your home isn’t blessed with a huge space to wash and fold your clothes, don’t worry. All of these laundry room ideas each with accompanying of storage tips, too will help you make the most of what you do have.

Laundry rooms deserve design love, no matter their size.

1. Choose Crisp Whites

Instead of taking up floor space with a standing drying rack, designer Dina Bandman installed a custom Lucite rod between two upper cabinets in this San Francisco laundry room for damp garments. Yes, even a drying rod can be pretty. Also, it’s well-advised to keep your hamper tucked under a cabinet, but keep it exposed so you can grab it quickly when you need to use it.

2. Mix Sage and Brass

This laundry room, designed by Urban Grace Interiors, features a front-loading washer and dryer, which lets the homeowners make the most of their limited counter space. We also like that there’s a sink separating the two machines for a more unique layout.

3. Use All Available Walls

Repurpose crates to keep your essentials organized. Here, they’re stacked on top of the cabinets, really making use of all possible space. Then, secure a single rod to your wall for a makeshift drying rack in a small laundry room.

4. Add a Shelf

If you can’t install your laundry machines under built-in countertops or behind a closed door, just add an extended shelf on top of them. In this laundry room designed by Toledo Geller, the shelf obscures the machines while also providing some surface area to work on.

5. Hang a Drying Rack

In a small laundry room, you’ll want to keep at surface space free, which means using your walls and ceilings, too. Designed by deVol Kitchens, the hanging drying racks keep things out of the way. A butcher-block slab in the laundry room can also become a workspace. Plus, pretty painted cabinets and a decorated mantle can draw attention away from less-than-appealing machines.

6. Paint It a Fun Color

Even a teensy, tiny laundry room can feel like a jewel box with the right paint. In this one designed by deVol Kitchens, the blush pink cocoon is both bold and simple. Since all the surfaces but the counters are one color, it feels much bigger than it is.

7. Keep It Exposed

When your laundry room is actually just smack dab in the middle of a hallway, you’ll want to make sure it looks as pretty as possible. This exposed laundry space by Amber Interiors blends right in with the rest of the walls in the hall, but it’s brightened up by fresh florals and a colorful area rug.

8. Layer in Textures

You can use a tiny laundry room for multiple purposes (like as the bar during a party), if you hang curtains in front of your washer and dryer like Heather Bullard did here.

9. Install Task Lighting

This laundry room designed by Studio Life/Style feels dressier than most, thanks to the rich navy cabinets, elegant marble backsplash and floors, and wood grain ceilings. The farmhouse sink and sconce make it more approachable and also offer a more casual and useable workspace.

10. Add Wall Hooks

Additional wall hooks will come in handy for hanging any knick knacks, like shoe bags, or items that need to be sent to the dry cleaner. Paint them the same color as the wall to make them blend in like deVol Kitchens did here.