When it comes to small laundry rooms, you have to get creative to make the most of your space. For some, it might not seem worth it to put energy into decorating and organizing a laundry room.
But having a well kept and well designed laundry room can make the dreaded household task much more bearable. And for some, even delightful.
Don’t believe me? Check out these 14 amazing decor, organization, and DIY ideas all for small laundry rooms.
1. Make the Most of Your Space with Custom Cabinets
If your washer and dryer fit into a nook in the wall, you may be left with unused space above them. This is the perfect place to put custom cabinets. You can either have them built, or even DIY them. These black custom cabinets with gold hardware not only add a TON of storage space to this space, but also add contrast making the room look extra chic.
2. Add a Shelf Above your Washer and Dryer
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This is a GENIUS idea for front load washer and dryers. If you have these, you probably know that you can’t put anything on top of a front load washer. (It can cause it to malfunction 😬) But, by adding in a simple shelf slightly above the washer and dryer, you can make more use of the space for storage and folding.
3. Use this IKEA Bar Cart Laundry Room Hack
Wasted space between the washer and dryer has to be one of the most annoying things in any laundry room. It can be super tricky to find something that fits into the space and is also a functional. These bar carts are one of the most versatile decor items and can make for a functional and cute storage solution in any room in the house.
4. Ditch the Disposable items For Eco-Friendly, Reusable Ones
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One unique way to save space and eliminate clutter in a small laundry room is to replace disposable items with more eco-friendly, reusable one. For example, ditch your dryer sheets for reusable wool dryer balls. Not only do they look prettier on display, but they’re better for your health and the environment. For other ideas, consider replacing paper towels with reusable rags and getting a reusable lint roller for your clothes.
5. Keep it Simple
One great tip for a small laundry room (or any small space, for that matter) is to just keep it simple. Let’s face it, the laundry room gets full of piles of clothes on a regular basis. So in terms of decor, it might be best to eliminate clutter and stick to the essentials. This minimalist space is the perfect example.
6. Use Beverage Dispensers for Detergent & Softener
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These soap and fabric softener dispensers look 10x better than the bright orange Tide detergent bottle we all know. These dispensers save space because you can buy in bulk, but keep the original packaging in a cabinet or somewhere you have more space.
7. Wallpaper Works In A Room of Any Size
Small rooms are GREAT candidates for wallpaper. After all, the less space, the easier the application. If you’re looking for a way to bring some style into an otherwise plan laundry room, try peel and stick wallpaper. If I had this closet laundry room with gorgeous wallpaper, I wouldn’t even bother closing the doors!
8. Invest in a Wall Drying Rack
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This Tiktok is full of great tips, but the wall drying rack is my favorite. And it just may be the laundry room organization item you didn’t know you needed. It’s much more convenient than a typical drying rack, and can easily fold back into the wall when you’re done. That way, you’ll have less clutter on the floor.
9. Add A Bar to Hang Clothes with A Custom Built In
If I had a built in in the laundry room, a bar to hang clothes would be at the top of my list. Like in this gorgeous laundry room, you can actually just use a shower curtain rod as a DIY clothes hanger. This will work perfectly in extra small laundry rooms with space above the washer and dryer.
10. Keep your Fabric Beads & Detergent in Decorative Jars
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There’s definitely some controversy around taking items out of their original packaging and putting them elsewhere. But when space is of the essence, it’s a great way to avoid excess product. Especially when it comes to things you don’t use very often, or when you have many different products.
11. Organize with White Bins
Storage bins can be surprisingly expensive, but white storage bins like this are some of the cheapest you can find. And, they look amazing. Especially if you’re able to create your own labels with a label maker or by hand. If you have vertical space in your laundry room, shelves and bins make the perfect, simple, storage solution.
12. Keep the Essentials in a Decorative Tray
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Super simple idea– but keeping your products on a decorative tray looks great and can help you more easily move them when you need to lay out your clothes. Rattan is perfect for the laundry room because it can help add texture and style to an otherwise sterile room.
13. Match Your Home’s Style
Don’t forget to bring your home’s style into your laundry room as well. It may not be the first place you think to decorate, but it’s a great place to try out things you wouldn’t normally try. I’m obsessed with this gorgeous boho laundry room.
14. Add Laundry- Themed Decor
A classic- but laundry room wall art is the cutest! And this laundry area is proof you can make it work, even in a small space.
I hope you’re feeling inspired to make the most of your small laundry room with these ideas! Even in a small space, there’s truly so much you can do.