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Perfect Small Laundry Room: Space-Savvy and Stylish Designs

One thing that is an absolute premium in the urban landscape, and in most homes across the globe, is space. We all want to find that additional nook of space in our own home. But every time we find ways to maximize space, our needs seem to outgrow the available room.

But that won’t stop us from sharing inspiration on how they can try to create a more efficient home where every inch has been maximized. Today, we move towards the laundry room and explore the many ways in which you can add a small laundry room to your home with ease.

dark green cabinets with coral floral wallpaper in laundry area
Coastal and cottage styles rolled into one in the tiny laundry with a splash of coral [From: Kroiss Development]

A space-savvy and stylish small laundry room does not demand too much in terms of square footage. The washer and dryer units can sit next to one another while all the other features in the room depend on your specific needs. A smart laundry room is one that makes your daily life easy and does not turn laundry day into a taxing affair. This is a look at 20 best small laundry rooms around –

Finding a Niche in Your Home

You need not always find an exclusive room for the laundry. The best way to create additional room for the laundry in the kitchen, hallway, or any other place is by putting it in a small niche that would have been otherwise neglected.

Many of these corners are generally left unused or you tend to find an indoor plant or large floor vase gracing this spot. But you can add functionality to this little nook by using custom units that hold both the washer and the dryer. Everything else in these tight little spots is an extra that you can eke out by maximizing vertical space.

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natural finish shiplap on walls of laundry mud room
Laundry next to the rear entry saves storage space by maximizing the corridor next to it
washing machine tucked into corner of bathroom with sloped ceiling
Make the most of unused small corner in the bathroom and turn it into laundry [From: Alex Tihonov]
industrial style laundry room with wood shelves that roll out
Roll-out shelves, folding and ironing zones and space-savvy laundry space – this room has it all
cottage style laundry room with rustic barn doors and countertop
Barn doors, skylight, slanting roof and natural woodsy finishes give a new life to the laundry in white [From: NK Living]
kitchen cabinet repurposed for stacked washer and dryer
Turning the spare kitchen cabinet in the kitchen into your laundry on a budget [From: Emilie Fournet Interiors]
minimalist laundry room with sleek white floor to ceiling cabinets
Corner laundry design with smart open shelving in chic wooden design that offer ample shelf space [From: Anna Pavlovskaya Interiors]
stacked washer and dryer concealed by garage style door
Finding a small niche for the laundry in the modern industrial home [From: Haven Builders]

Color and Contrast

The theory behind color palettes in most tiny rooms and spaces is to keep them down to a bare minimum. And most often this is a theory that makes plenty of sense. But this does not mean you should completely stay away from color in the small laundry room. Bright pops of color in here can be brought in by the washer and dryer units themselves.

Think beyond white and gray and pops of dark blue coupled with white can create a cool blend of modern and beach styles. Dark greens, bright reds, and pretty pinks all have a place in the tiny laundry. As long as you do not put them all in together at the same time!

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small laundry nook with wallpaper featuring brown, white, and pink ocean waves
Custom wallpaper with coastal vibe for the small laundry room [From: Blakely Interior Design]
deep blue cabinets flank a galley style laundry room
Elegant laundry with ample counter space in deep navy blue and white with modern and coastal styles rolled into one [From: Outpost London]
coastal style laundry roo with light blue cabinetry
Elegant and space-savvy laundry in deep navy blue and white with modern and coastal styles rolled into one including a clever laundry basket storage area [From: Outpost London]
dark green cabinets with gold accents to hold washer and dryer
Touch of dark green brings chic elegance and storage solutions to the small laundry in white [From: marcusse construction]
blue and gray L-shaped laundry room
Bluish-gray laundry room idea with white wall space shaping the backdrop [From: Roundhouse]
shared home office and launry droom
Combining the home office and laundry into one [From: Rosa Dest Interiors]

Combine Form with Functionality

Once you have sorted the ergonomics of your small laundry space, it is time to turn focus towards aesthetics and look beyond just color. Wallpaper in small spaces is a trend that is catching on across the globe and you can dip into this and give the laundry niche identity of its own. An accent wall with color and textural contrast goes a long way in giving the laundry area identity of its own.

Laundry bags on wheels, drying racks, sleek wooden shelves for all your laundry and additional storage baskets will help put the final touches on a gorgeous space. It’s sure to serve you well for years to come.

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stacked washer dryer in kitchen nook across from pantry
Contemporary home laundry and kitchen save space while creating smart functionality [From: The Renovation Broker]
dark steel colored walls in laundry room
Dark backdrop for the small laundry with plenty of space-savvy features
laundry room with skylight
Using the skylight to bring light into the small modern laundry room [From: Lewis Alderson & Co]
large laundry room with farmhouse sink and black and white tiled backsplash
White and light blue laundry room with ample space, farmhouse sink, and natural light [From: burlanes interiors]
scandinavian style laundry room with home office desk
Beautiful Scandinavian style laundry room with white and wood color scheme [From: kinoto]
laundry room featuring television above ironing area
Clean and crisp monochromatic laundry in white with smart lighting and space for ironing board

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