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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Laundry Room

Revamping your laundry room may not be at the top of your home redesign list, but it should be. Like it or not, laundry rooms are one of the most frequented spaces in any home. So, it's worth taking the time to create a laundry room that is as stylish as it is functional. Check out these practical tips from the experienced design team at Murphy Door to help you make the most of your laundry room.

1. Keep Things Organized in Style

If there's one feature that every great laundry room has, it's an effective organizational system. When your laundry accessories, cleaning supplies, and other household goods have a specific place to call "home," your family can quickly and easily find whatever they need. Here are some ideas to keep your laundry room neat and orderly:

  • Use a combination of open shelving (for the items you use every day) and closed cabinets (to keep extra supplies out of sight).
  • Move detergent, stain removers, and other laundry essentials into matching glass containers to streamline the aesthetic of the space.
  • Give every person in your home their own basket to throw dirty clothes in, as well as transport clean ones.

2. Use Wallpaper Like a Pro

Laundry rooms are the perfect place to have a bit of interior decorating fun. While you may not be bold enough to cover your living room or bedroom in a bright floral print, there's no reason why you can't have some fun in your laundry room. 

After all, your laundry room probably isn't the spot where you'll be entertaining guests or spending extended amounts of time. It's a room that really is only for you. So why not have some fun with it by adorning it with an eye-catching wallpaper? If covering the entire space isn't your cup of tea, consider making an accent wall for a one-of-a-kind focal point. It will put a smile on your face every time you fold towels or sort socks.

3. Swap Out Hardware and Fixtures

Are you looking for a fast, cost-effective way to instantly make your laundry room look more modern and sophisticated? Replacing your outdated hardware and light fixtures is a great option. You may be surprised by how much of an impact the small details, such as drawer pulls or cabinet knobs, can make. 

Likewise, using contemporary light fixtures instead of the ordinary ones that came with the house when you bought it will not only make the room look fresh and inviting. Also, the simple change can maximize the light in the space. The result is sure to be attractive and welcoming.

4. Display Wall Hangings

Your laundry room should be as personalized as all the other rooms in your home. One easy way to put an individualized touch to this area is to decorate the wall with artwork and photographs. Don't stop with prints and paintings that bring you joy. You can also add a personal touch to your laundry room by creating a gallery wall with black and white family pictures. Alternatively, try hanging something playful and unexpected, such as an assortment of wicker baskets. 

5. Keep It Hidden

Some spaces in your home work best tucked away out of sight, including your laundry room. Because it's one of the few areas of your home that won't be used to entertain guests, there's no reason why visitors should see where you care for your clothing. 

A hidden laundry door from Murphy Door can take your laundry room to the next level. Our Hamper Door can help you maximize storage space in your laundry room, while our customizable Bookcase Door can add more sophistication than an ordinary laundry door. Visit us online to browse our large selection of hidden laundry door solutions today!

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