By Malia Vago, The Motherhood Kind

Having an organized and decorated laundry room can really ease the weight of your to-do list and the tension you feel from the day-to-day grind. It can also help keep your laundry routine simple, orderly and organized. Clutter can affect our headspace; the more mess we see, the more stress we can feel. Having an intentional space can help lift our mood, help us be more focused and allow us to feel in control, even when it comes to laundry.

An organized and decorated laundry room that you actually want to spend time in doesn’t have to be a dream. If you’re looking for some laundry room design ideas or perhaps you are considering a laundry room remodel, consider these five tips:


1. Think Like a Minimalist and Be Intentional About Your Laundry Space

It goes without saying that everyone wants to streamline their laundry process, especially when trying to figure out how to organize a small laundry room. In designing and revamping your laundry room, consider ways to make your laundry routine more enjoyable. Ask yourself — how are you using the space? Is the utility room or laundry room a space you enjoy being in? Can you cut down on clutter, perhaps with shelves or cabinets?

2. Update Your Space with Open Shelving

3. Have a Space to Fold and Hang Clothing to Dry

4. Add Calm to Your Laundry Room with Neutral Colors and Natural Materials

Natural materials and a neutral color palette can lend to a more peaceful space. While bright colors stimulate, lighter and more neutral colors are known to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and even make your space feel more expansive. Never underestimate the power of white to create an open space. With a base of white, add in natural textures of woven baskets, faux or real plants, marble stone accents in tile for the floor or backsplash and one or two calming colors. What is the most soothing color? It may not surprise you to find out it is blue. We often look to the sky or ocean to enjoy a moment of tranquility. Green is also a color that is found in nature and can have a similar effect.

5. Invest in Quality Laundry Products & Appliances That Serve You and Bring Joy

From apparel to home decor, choose quality pieces that aren't over the top trendy and will stand the test of time, while serving you for the long run. For better or worse, laundry will consistently be a part of our lives. Consider how your investment of laundry decor, including your washer and dryer, will serve you in the space in the coming years. Protecting your investment of your washer and dryer with an appliance protection plan is a smart choice, too.

Ready to Start Organizing Your Laundry Space?

Taking time now to consider your laundry space and how you design the area will benefit you in the coming years not only with mental clarity and focus, but also to be functional to navigate your daily life. An organized laundry room that gives you a sense of peace is possible when you remove the clutter, have the space you need to fold and store, choose neutral and natural elements and invest in products and appliances that serve you long term. Before you know it, you will see your laundry routine simplify and your mind will be more focused and at peace.


*Based on publicly reported annual product sales, parts, and support revenues for 2019.