IKEA is one of our favorite resources for laundry room design. Today, we thought we’d get you inspired to do some quick, affordable changes of your own with suggestions for a clean, crisp laundry room all decked out in IKEA. Another thing we love about IKEA is their online kitchen design planner–you can easily use this for a laundry or mud room–put in your dimensions and start adding features to really customize your space. And remember, they deliver so even if you don’t have an IKEA near you, you can still design and order.
1) This free-standing unit is perfect for organizing/hanging clothes–an essential for any laundry room. At under $200, it would also be an affordable alternative to a full wall of cabinetry with countertop.
2) Laminate countertops are a nice option for a laundry room because they’re affordable and heat and water resistant. These stainless look ones fit nicely with the cool palette of our design. Another good option that you saw in Amy’s reveal yesterday, is Corian.
3) Simple white cabinetry is the perfect choice for a laundry room. Amy and I both have shaker style (Akurum Adel from IKEA) which is what you saw in her post yesterday. These more traditional Stat cabinets have a fun country feel to them. We suggest a simple nickel knob. Amy actually used Restoration Hardware’s Aubrey pull.
4) This is the most perfect laundry room sink–kind of industrial looking and deep enough to soak clothes or wash out the Christmas tree holder. Pair it with a pull-down gooseneck faucet that further helps washing and mount a wire rack behind it for storage of sponges, soap, etc.
5) As you likely know, IKEA is great for accessories. Casters can be purchased for this laundry basket so you can wheel your laundry around your new beautiful room! We like to glass jars to store things like washing powder (I go through Costco size tubs of Oxi with my two kids!) and use wicker baskets for liquid detergents, paper towels and other essentials. The wicker baskets in this washed gray finish are the perfect way to add a little texture.
6) Unfortunately the brushed stainless drying racks Amy has in her laundry room are no longer available at IKEA–this design replaced them. If you’re redoing your laundry space though, make room on your walls for a fold-down drying rack–I use mine daily for delicates, work out clothes and bathing suits.
7) Gray is a hot color right now and it’s perfect for this laundry room. If you like what you saw in Amy’s laundry room, she uses Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware (but any paint manufacturer will have a match in their computers.)
8) A simple roll-up shade dresses up the space a little–since this one is so affordable, you could always apply a cool geometric design using fabric paint.
9) And when you’re thinking design, don’t forget to look up. Good lighting is essential for any laundry room. I love this cream flushmount ceiling light with its woven texture. Since many basement laundry rooms have existing florescent lighting, it’s worth having an electrician come in and switch it out–super easy and makes a big impact.
10) Lastly, don’t forget to infuse a little color into the space. Dash & Albert rugs are perfect for a laundry room and this striped rug is very similar.
Let us know if you have any other questions about sources from yesterday’s post. Is there anything else you’d add to your laundry room? Let us know!