Yes, the Laundry Room Gets a Mood Board, Too!

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I’ve been sharing so many mood boards lately, and it’s great to get my ideas out of my head and into the world—especially as they take shape in real life! Recently, I shared the Mood Board and plans for the powder bathroom, and today I’m sharing plans for the room that attaches to that one: the laundry room!

It’s so easy for the laundry room to become an afterthought, and certainly I’m not going to devote a ton of time or money here, but it would be nice if this space was still beautiful and functional.

We already have the wallpaper and flooring taken care of in here, but realistically, I think we’re going to hang out at a Phase 1 for a little while before finishing every single little thing…I’m not sure what the timeline in here is, because it’s not as much of a priority as other spaces. We will see!

Nonetheless, who doesn’t love a Mood Board? So, I’m sharing one today! Just keep in mind that it is—of course—subject to change!

Laundry Room Planning

Should we start by going back to the beginning?

It's so easy for the laundry room to become an afterthought, and certainly I'm not going to devote a ton of time or money here, but it would be nice if this space was still beautiful and functional.

The previous homeowners actually took their washer and dryer as a part of the sale, but left us with this special orange color on the walls, and the cheap looking bead board beneath it. Ah, well. I actually don’t hate the idea of bead board, but it isn’t original or really appropriate to the style of / our inspiration for this home in particular. So we opted to remove it.

Laundry Room Inspiration

Other than removing that bead board, though, I had a bit of a mental block. I knew I wanted the space to feel relaxing, calm, and clean—the better to launder in, I suppose. But I had to take to Pinterest to really figure out what I was going for.

This space feels a bit more stark than I was intending for our laundry room, but I do appreciate the clean feeling, so I’d like to find the right balance. I also love the idea of having a surface above the laundry machines, and I think this counter in particular looks great. Our machines are raised on pedestals, but there is a bit of a gap from the wall that this counter would be great at covering.

This colorful space feels much less stark but no less clean, so I think that makes it FAB inspiration for our laundry room. Also, I LOVE this butcherblock solution for hiding the space behind the machines, and yet she still sneaks in a bit of useful counter space. Love it! While the pink isn’t quite right for us, this is great laundry room inspiration.

Of course, you can’t have laundry room inspiration without The Makerista and this absolutely stunning space. This is the photo that truly made wallpaper a non-negotiable in the laundry room for me. I especially love it wrapped around the shelves, and, though we don’t have a ton of extra space for something like that, I’d LOVE to find a way to make it work.

And…it’s not a laundry room at all, huh? This speakeasy basement for some reason spoke to the energy I wanted the laundry room to have. Like a bit of a surprise luxury, an unexpected space that combines utility with some pretty touches. And, of course, I love the green tile.

Laundry Room Mood Boards

I have two mood boards here that are only slightly different, but I thought it would be fun to share both.

It's so easy for the laundry room to become an afterthought, and certainly I'm not going to devote a ton of time or money here, but it would be nice if this space was still beautiful and functional.

First off, we have the foundation built by that amazing lemon wallpaper. When I was initially looking at the room, I thought of putting it on the top part of the walls. But when I decided to remove the bead board, I started thinking about putting it on the ceiling (more on my wallpaper thought process here).

It’s already up and looks absolutely wonderful. It’s so unexpected and the scale is really nice for a ceiling— not huge and overwhelming, it is small enough that it takes a step back while still (obviously) making a statement. I’m not sure if I predicted it before it was up, but it feels quite relaxing, like a refreshing deep breath.

Of course, we’re doing the same tile as in the powder bathroom, and the butcher block I mentioned before. Then we have white paint for the walls and a very dark green that I’m considering for the cabinet under our utility sink.

In this version of the plan, I have some vertical shiplap, intended to go on the wall behind our washing machines and sink. I’d really like some kind of backsplash around the sink, though determining where it would stop has been a challenge since there’s no natural end point for it. It will probably end up going across that entire back wall.

It's so easy for the laundry room to become an afterthought, and certainly I'm not going to devote a ton of time or money here, but it would be nice if this space was still beautiful and functional.

Sources: Lemon Wallpaper | Yellow Dome Light | Paint Color (Green) | Paint Color (White) | Laundry Hamper | Peel and Stick Tile | Butcher Block Countertop | Black Marble TileGrey Marble TileWhite Marble Tile 

And here is the other option, incorporating the green tile from the inspiration photo above. I would love to do real tile in here, but it’s just honestly not a project I really want to take on right now, so I started looking at stick-on options. From the online pictures and description, this seems to be a quality option, designed to actually look like tile, instead of a sort of flat, wallpaper-type look. This would be more wipeable than the shiplap, and Dustin is getting a little sick of the paneling anyway.

We’re leaning toward the stick-on tiles for now, either as a Phase 1 option or maybe a permanent solution if they turn out well! But we’ll see, it’s all a little amorphous right now.

It's so easy for the laundry room to become an afterthought, and certainly I'm not going to devote a ton of time or money here, but it would be nice if this space was still beautiful and functional.

Lemon Twist Laundry Room

So, there you have it! Our very much in-progress laundry room plans. As I mentioned, this room just isn’t a huge priority as we have so much to work on right now, but it’s also somewhere that could be super functional, super quickly. We’ll see how it comes together, and I’ll plan to share a Phase 1 soon!

Let me know in the comments: do you prefer solid plans, or do you like seeing the creative process in action, as with this project?

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