Recently, I saw a sign that said, “This home is full of love and laundry.” Boy, can I relate! We always have something that needs to be washed, dried, folded, or ironed….and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. Laundry is one of those chores that is never going to go away, so we might as well make the best of it by making sure we get to do it in a pretty place. Speaking of pretty laundry rooms, look at this wallpapered laundry room by interior designer Cheryl Scarlet of Design Transformations:
Ah-mazing, right? That gorgeous wallpaper totally elevates this space from utilitarian to elegant. Beyond the wallpaper, I like the white cabinetry, open shelving filled with baskets, and the handy drying rack. I think I might actually enjoy doing laundry room if I got to spend time in a room like this.
It wasn’t hard to find five things in this room (including the designer wallpaper!) that could be DIYed for a fraction of the cost. Read on, to find out how the laundry room of your dreams could also be the laundry room within your budget.
The wallpaper in this laundry room is such a focal point! I think I’ve shared with you already that it’s possible to save a ton of money by papering walls with wrapping paper instead of wallpaper. Here’s another gift wrap to wallcovering tutorial from A Thoughtful Place.
2. Clothes Drying Rack
3. White Cabinetry
In a small room with walls as busy as this one, it’s good to make sure other main elements–like cabinets–don’t compete for attention. Painting your existing cabinetry another color, like in this laundry room makeover by Centsational Girl, is an inexpensive solution.
4. Yellow Accent Lamp
I love the idea of a pretty lamp in the laundry room, especially one without any natural light sources. The yellow one in my inspiration photo reminds me of the ombre lamp makeover I recently shared.
5. Storage Baskets
Baskets are a great way to organize open shelving and add texture to a room. But they can be pricey, especially when you are buying more than one or two. Luckily, I featured an easy jute basket DIY by diy Design Fanatic over at Roadkill Rescue.
There you go–five ways to make this dream laundry room a reality! Tell me which element of this room you’d actually be willing to try in your own home.
From what I hear, a shop called Paper Source is one of the best places to get heavy-duty wrapping paper to use as wallpaper. I checked to see if they had any papers available that were similar to the stunning bird paper in my inspiration photo. I found one with birds, and one in a very similar color scheme that features bicycles. Too cute! If you are completely in love with the bird wallpaper pictured, I’ve done some digging for you: it’s available here, but only “to the trade”, which means you need to get it through a designer. I’d love to know if anyone has found something similar in a wrapping paper!