Today I want to introduce you to the real wife of the house. She’s the true workhorse and works harder then anyone I know. Meet the washing machine. Yes, I’m referring to her as a person because she works hard even when we neglect her. I wanted to give the laundry room a little makeover and also share a few laundry room wallpaper ideas with you!
Our little laundry room was one of the many things I fell in love with when we moved in. It had everything we needed, including extra storage space, but it was lacking one thing. A little personality. That’s where my quick laundry room makeover comes in.
LAUNDRY ROOM AFTER
LAUNDRY ROOM BEFORE
Sometimes it takes being in a space for a while to truly understand how to make it function ideally for you. After being here for a little over a year, I realized we needed a place to quickly drop backpacks, coats when it’s raining and our swim suits for water days during the summer. Unfortunately, we don’t have the space for a full mudroom and the laundry room just isn’t big enough for full bench seating so I had to brainstorm a few small laundry room ideas.
On one side of the wall we have cabinets, a sink and our full size stackable machines. And on the opposite wall was a huge blank wall. This wall was perfect for adding board and batten and wall hooks for our coats, backpacks and other items.
Since I’ve done board and batten before here, which you can find the tutorial here, I won’t go into details about how I did it. I will say, this is one of the quickest and easiest ways you can add interest to your walls. For this post I’ll be talking about details on how I made this space feel more warm and inviting and how you can do the same!
CAN YOU ADD WALLPAPER TO YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM?
Wallpaper has become one of my favorite things to decorate with. I love using peel and stick because I know I can easily change the look when I’m ready for a change. And I can rest easy knowing it won’t damage the walls. I do want to add a word of caution, however.
If you opt for peel and stick, make sure your laundry room is well ventilated and doesn’t hold a ton of moisture. Peel and stick is never ideal in a room that is extremely moist.
I settled on the Brewster Grey Breezy Peel & Stick Wallpaper by Wallpops. It gave me subtle color but lots of fun details in the floral print.
LAUNDRY ROOM WALLPAPER IDEAS
WHAT TYPE OF LIGHTING SHOULD YOU ADD TO YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM?
The right lighting can make a space. If you have a walk in laundry room, a pendant style light fixture would be perfect. But if don’t have a ton of space or have a laundry closet a beautiful flush mount should also be considered.
Don’t skimp out on your lighting here. Since your laundry room is one of the most frequently used spaces in your house, you want to use ample lighting for cleaning.
laundry room lighting ideas
HOW TO ADD FRAMED ARTWORK TO YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM WALLS
There’s something about framed artwork that brought the entire room together. I knew I wanted to add artwork on the walls and I knew it had to be framed. I decided to go with a brownish frame to bring out the warm tones in the wallpaper. The frames also matched the warm undertones in the flooring. It also broke up the white cabinets so nicely.
I also knew I wanted something low cost so I went to Etsy and found digital prints I was about to download, print and hang in minutes. I decided on this super chic and minimal laundry guide and stain removal guide which came as a pair. Since I already had brochure paper on had I used it and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
I love how adding this neutral wallpaper and board and batten wall gave our small laundry room more function and style. And knowing that I can remove the wallpaper easily if I ever decide to go a different direction is even better! Don’t forget to check out my Easy Board and Batten Wall Tutorial to see how you can easily transform your wall in a weekend.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my laundry room wallpaper ideas. Do you think you’d ever try wallpaper in your laundry room? Let me know down in the comments if you would give it a try!