I read an article about designers’ own laundry rooms a few months ago in a design magazine. I think it may have been House Beautiful, and I expected the pictures to be outrageous. They weren’t so much… In fact, most were well organized, outfitted white industrial spaces—even closets, with little, if any decor and top appliances. I was surprised… I suppose that is why they used to be called “Utility Rooms”.
In terms of priority, this may be the lowest on the list, but for me, it’s actually quite important. I basically “live” in there, so in my home, I needed something to make me visually happy—let alone the ugly tile floors—so wallpaper did the trick. You’d be surprised what a little attention can do for your wash space. Colored bins, apothecary jars (highly impractical, but pretty), and dare I suggest a chandelier?
If I had the headroom, I would have one, I can tell you that! Give the washroom the respect it deserves—give it a little love. Hang artwork, wallpaper it, add anything you like to look at. You’ll thank me next time you spend all day in and out of there…
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