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Laundry Room designed by Jackie Slemmer
Laundry RoomDesigned by Jackie Slemmer
laundry room designed by Catie Porter
laundry roomDesigned by Catie Porter
Laundry Room designed by Maddie Berman
Laundry RoomDesigned by Maddie Berman
Laundry Room designed by Virginia Bennice
Laundry RoomDesigned by Virginia Bennice
Laundry Room designed by Elizabeth Roussil
Laundry RoomDesigned by Elizabeth Roussil
Laundry Room (copy) designed by Sanem D'Angelo
Laundry Room (copy)Designed by Sanem D'Angelo
Laundry Selections designed by Abby Baker
Laundry SelectionsDesigned by Abby Baker
Laundry Room - Right side of Room designed by Shawna Keeling
Laundry Room - Right side of RoomDesigned by Shawna Keeling
Laundry designed by Sarah Harding
LaundryDesigned by Sarah Harding
Vibe Board designed by Emily Emmert
Vibe BoardDesigned by Emily Emmert
Laundry designed by Melissa Cohen
LaundryDesigned by Melissa Cohen
Laundry Room designed by Sanem D'Angelo
Laundry RoomDesigned by Sanem D'Angelo
Primary Colors designed by Lindsey LaPrime
Primary ColorsDesigned by Lindsey LaPrime
Living room Mood Board designed by Anna Negyesi
Living room Mood BoardDesigned by Anna Negyesi
Laundry Room designed by Stephanie McCoy
Laundry RoomDesigned by Stephanie McCoy
TAB: Profile designed by Jannah Fraser
TAB: ProfileDesigned by Jannah Fraser
Kitchen Decor designed by Bailey Rankin
Kitchen DecorDesigned by Bailey Rankin
Laundry Room designed by Brianne Becht
Laundry RoomDesigned by Brianne Becht
Black Beauty- Laundry designed by Mollie Riley
Black Beauty- LaundryDesigned by Mollie Riley
Laundry Room designed by Shawna Keeling
Laundry RoomDesigned by Shawna Keeling
RV Bathroom 2 designed by Alexis Mann
RV Bathroom 2Designed by Alexis Mann
Laundry Room designed by Celeste Lindsey
Laundry RoomDesigned by Celeste Lindsey
laundry room designed by Catie Porter
laundry roomDesigned by Catie Porter
Blue Moodboard designed by Serena Finnerty
Blue MoodboardDesigned by Serena Finnerty

Design tips for decorating a black style laundry room

Here’s how to achieve the black aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a black laundry room?

Laundry rooms are essential in any home, providing a dedicated space for washing, drying, and organizing clothing and linens. The design should be functional, optimizing the workflow from dirty laundry to clean and stored items. Some laundry rooms also double as mudrooms.

Whether you're in the process of a laundry room remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the laundry room and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Shiplap walls tend to be common design elements in a laundry room for their durability and modern farmhouse style.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Washing Machine and Dryer: The core components of any laundry room, these can be side-by-side or stacked to save space. Ensure there's enough clearance for doors to open fully.
  • Utility Sink: A deep, wide sink is invaluable for hand-washing delicates, soaking stained items, or cleaning up after DIY or home projects.
  • Storage Units: Cabinets or shelving above and beside the washer and dryer provide storage for detergents, fabric softeners, clothespins, and other laundry essentials. Consider a mix of closed cabinets for unsightly items and open shelving for easy access to frequently used supplies. If you have the space, a linen closet or laundry is a great addition to a utility room.
  • Countertop: A counter for sorting, treating stains, and folding clean laundry is a must. If space allows, a long, uninterrupted counter surface is ideal. Different countertop materials, from butcher block wood countertops to natural stones like marble or granite or engineered surfaces like quartz, offer unique textures that can add depth and interest to your laundry room design. Add a black tile backsplash above the counter to tie it all together. Subway tile is a popular choice for laundry rooms.
  • Drying Rack: For air-drying delicates and garments that cannot go into the dryer. A wall-mounted, fold-down rack can save space when not in use.
  • Ironing Board: A built-in, fold-out ironing board saves space and is convenient for quick touch-ups. Alternatively, a freestanding ironing board that can be stowed away is also practical.
  • Laundry Hamper: Built-in or freestanding hampers or laundry baskets for sorting laundry help keep the room organized, and are fun laundry room decor decisions. Consider separate bins for lights, darks, and delicates.
  • Seating: A small bench, stool, or even an accent chair can be helpful for putting on shoes or resting as you fold clothes.
  • Utility Cart: A rolling cart provides portable storage and can be used to transport laundry supplies or folded clothes.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the laundry room. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

By integrating these elements into your laundry room's design, you can create a highly functional and efficient space that makes the task of laundry less of a chore. If you need an extra hand in your design process, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Room.

How do you decorate with black?

Black can be both a bold statement and a subtle accent in a laundry room. When using black in your decor, it's important to consider balance and proportion. Too much black (or other dark colors) can make a large space feel heavy or overwhelming. Consider using black as an accent color or incorporating it in smaller doses throughout your space. A black feature wall, floor, or ceiling can create dramatic impact, making the space feel grounded and expansive without overpowering. Black accent furniture, such as a sleek sofa, a lacquered table, or matte chairs, can serve as elegant anchors in a room.

Black pairs beautifully with pretty much any other color. For a bold, contemporary look, pair black with vibrant primary colors like red, yellow, or blue. For a softer, more timeless palette, combine black with pastel shades or warm neutrals. To prevent black from making a room feel too dark or heavy, balance it with lighter elements and varied textures. Pair black with whites, creams, or light grays to create a striking contrast. Black and white patterns can add a dynamic layer to your room whether it’s through a bold striped rug, geometric tile, or an intricate wallpaper design.

Lighting plays a crucial role in how black is perceived in a space. Ample natural light can soften the intensity of black and highlight its elegance. Consider using black as a backdrop for mirrors or metallic accents. Incorporate materials like glass, metal, or textured fabrics to add visual interest and depth. The contrast between black and reflective surfaces can create a sense of depth and add a touch of glamor. Incorporating different lighting sources like pendant lights or table lamps can create a warm and inviting ambiance against a black backdrop.

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