Why should your laundry room be as neglected as your dirty clothes? Spruce up your space with happy accessories. From organizational baskets and boxes to beautiful ironing board covers, a simple change can lift the spirits of even the lowliest of scullery maids.
Steer clear of dark and heavy hues, as incoming, natural light will reflect on any surface, and we don’t want those pesky stains to go unnoticed in the process.
Low maintenance, easy-to-clean laminate floors beat a raw concrete or unfinished surface any day. Forget lint buildup, bleach explosions or detergent leaks, if nothing else about doing laundry is pleasant, at least be kind to your feet by using softer surfaces. And at rock-bottom prices, this is an update that won’t break the bank.
Adding an odd-minded object to an otherwise lackluster room creates instant character and lends a touch of personality. Pay attention to seating or lack there-of. Invest in a quirky stool or stow-away stepladder. Take a load off while you do the dirty deeds.
If your laundry room is tucked away, in the darkest corner of your basement, be sure to spring for a good-quality, high-voltage light as you don’t want to miss that ring-around-the-collar.
There’s always room for decorating—even in the lowliest of task-minded spaces. A cheerful and welcome set of curtains is a simple way to add color, pattern and privacy. If your space is void of windows, take storage to the next level, and try some colorful, open and airy shelves. It will force you to stay organized by corralling your collection of cleaning supplies and will be pretty-looking in the process.
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