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Laundry Room designed by Maddie Berman
Laundry RoomDesigned by Maddie Berman
Laundry Room designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry RoomDesigned by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Mudroom designed by Victoria Wootton
MudroomDesigned by Victoria Wootton
Laundry Room (Black) designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Room (Black)Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Area designed by Elana Ziegenbein
Laundry AreaDesigned by Elana Ziegenbein
Laundry Room (Brushed Nickel) designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Room (Brushed Nickel)Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Room (copy) designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Room (copy)Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Broussard Laundry designed by Erzseke Aldridge
Broussard LaundryDesigned by Erzseke Aldridge
Laundry designed by Jaime Dorsey
LaundryDesigned by Jaime Dorsey
Untitled designed by Alexis Hamilton
UntitledDesigned by Alexis Hamilton
Maintenance Plan designed by Ashley Genard
Maintenance PlanDesigned by Ashley Genard
Laundry Room designed by Kelly Majkowski
Laundry RoomDesigned by Kelly Majkowski
Laundry Room designed by Katie Peck
Laundry RoomDesigned by Katie Peck
Pantry designed by Morgan Van Roekel
PantryDesigned by Morgan Van Roekel
Laundry designed by Kari Anderson
LaundryDesigned by Kari Anderson
Mudroom designed by Lissa Radman
MudroomDesigned by Lissa Radman
Laundry WOOD designed by Kelly Majkowski
Laundry WOODDesigned by Kelly Majkowski
1 designed by Kat Oh
1Designed by Kat Oh
Laundry Room (copy 2) designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Room (copy 2)Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Mood Board - Mudroom designed by Breanna Gilbert
Mood Board - MudroomDesigned by Breanna Gilbert
Laundry Room Gray Tile designed by Maddie Berman
Laundry Room Gray TileDesigned by Maddie Berman
Laundry designed by Samantha Rice
LaundryDesigned by Samantha Rice
Laundry Room Flower Tile designed by Maddie Berman
Laundry Room Flower TileDesigned by Maddie Berman
Laundry Room designed by Krista Engen
Laundry RoomDesigned by Krista Engen

Design tips for decorating a farmhouse style laundry room

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a farmhouse 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 farmhouse 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 farmhouse laundry room design. Add a 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.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a farmhouse laundry room design?

These days, it feels like farmhouse interior design is everywhere—from our Instagram feeds to our TV screens (thanks, Joanna Gaines). Farmhouse design blends rustic charm with modern comfort and conjures a warm, welcoming feel, reminiscent of a country home (even if you don’t live in the country). To achieve a farmhouse aesthetic in your laundry room, focus on creating a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere.

Farmhouse design typically features exposed wooden beams, wide-plank floors, and a palette of warm neutrals complemented by soft, pastel accents. While farmhouse style tends to embrace a more neutral color scheme, the addition of prints and patterns can infuse warmth, texture, and personality into the space. Commonly, plaid, gingham, stripes, and even floral wallpapers find their way into farmhouse interiors, offering a charming contrast to the subdued tones.

Common decor elements include barn doors, shiplap paneling, apron-front sinks, and vintage accessories (think: mason jars, woven baskets, wood cutting boards, or ceramic mixing bowls). Comfortable, overstuffed furniture with durable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, invites relaxation, while galvanized metal and distressed or reclaimed wood adds to the rustic farmhouse aesthetic.

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