Whether you have a small laundry room or just a messy one, these stylish laundry room decor ideas will spruce it up. 

By Katie Holdefehr
August 07, 2018
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If you have to spend hours a week doing laundry, it may as well be in a beautiful, organized space. But if you're looking at your dingy laundry area and wondering how it's possible, we've got you covered. After browsing Instagram for the most jaw-dropping laundry room decor ideas around, we've selected easy (read: actually achievable) laundry room ideas you can steal from each space. Borrow the patterned wallpaper from one, the handy clothing rod from another, to create a space that's pretty and functional—and even better, didn't require a renovation. 

Small Laundry Room Idea: Take Advantage of Vertical Space 

This small laundry room tucked under the stairs would make Harry Potter proud. To make a tiny laundry room more functional, make use of vertical space by adding as many shelves as possible. Even though this area only has a few feet of space, it's enough room to squeeze in a couple shelves for holding detergents and a steamer. 

Laundry Room Storage Solution: Don't Forget the Backs of Doors 

If you have doors in your laundry space, put them to work! Order a hanging over-the-door storage rack (like this one from Target), and use it to stash everything from stain-fighting sprays to your comfy laundry-time slippers. 

Laundry Room Decor Idea: Play with Pattern 

Sure, the laundry room should be a functional space, but why not make it beautiful, too? A pop of pattern is a great idea for a small laundry room, because it won't take too long to install and the pattern will never feel overwhelming. If you're not ready to commit to the pattern forever (or if you're a renter), opt for a temporary removable wallpaper from Chasing Paper that you can switch out anytime you like. 

RELATED: The Trick to Using Bold Patterns Without It Being Overwhelming

Laundry Room Organization Idea: Add a Clothing Rod 

Take a tip from your closet organization strategy and install a clothing rod in your laundry room. Whether you use an inexpensive wooden dowel from the hardware store or a shiny brass rod, it will give you a spot to hang freshly-pressed button-downs and blouses. 

For All Laundry Rooms: Shop for the Space You Have

Before you buy anything new for your laundry room, take some careful measurements. Then, start shopping with these measurements in mind. If you don't have much clearance between your washing machine and the cabinets above, choose shallow bins that can sneak underneath. If your measurements show that you won't have room for a standing drying rack, opt for a foldable wall-hanging rack instead. When you shop with your space's dimensions in mind, you'll get storage solutions that are perfectly tailored to your space.