Laundry Room Mood Board

It’s technically Week Four of the One Room Challenge! But I hopped in late, so today I’m sharing the mood board with you! Ready for something bright and beautiful?…

As a reminder, here’s what our laundry room looks like now…

Here’s the plan. We’ll be changing the counters/sink/faucet, painting the cabinets a muted ochre yellow, swapping out the ceiling light (and adding a table lamp to the counter for extra task lighting), and adding pattern on pattern with floral walls and a striped ceiling. I can’t wait to see this transformation!

Brewster Richmond Floral from Decorator’s Best
June pendant from Mitzi
Mitzi Annabelle lamp

Two things I’ll quickly address- we’re in the market for a new washer and dryer. I’m not sure exactly which direction we’re headed yet with that. Do you have a front loader? Do you love it? Any strong opinions? Leave them in the comments! I’m leaning towards black, but I’m not 100% sure yet. I love touches of black in any room because it keeps a space from looking too “cute.” Either way, I’m desperate to figure out a way to line up the washer and dryer. And do we HAVE to have the washer in a pan? Is that just because our laundry room is on the second floor? It’s so ugly and completely broken. Gotta research this!

The other thing I want to talk about is the flooring. We installed a gray faux wood vinyl flooring when we did this room in 2016. Would I love to change it? Yes, absolutely. (I had dreams of brick!) But is it a priority right now? Not particularly. I’m just not up for the hassle of the tear out and install. Such a mess and extra cost, when technically this floor is “fine” and will be covered mostly by a rug!

Fun scalloped rug from Loloi

Come back next week to see any progress made! Our wallpaper installer may not be able to squeeze us in before the deadline, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for him before calling our backup. Hoping to start painting next week and pulling down the current wallpaper!

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This Article Has 9 Comments
  1. Donna says:

    We had a front loader and I didn’t like that I had to clean the drum every other month. If you didn’t I would get a mildewy smell. Also, something got stuck in the door which cauaed the entire rubber piece on the front loader to tear it out. Thank goodness it was during warranty when period so it didn’t really cost us, but could have been close to $500. I used to wish for the washer to break so we could get a top loader. Can’t wait to see your transformation, love the two wall papers and the ochre yellow!

  2. Jill says:

    It’s gonna be pretty!! Front loaders…I’ve had a Maytag (that lasted over 10 years before we gave it away when we built and I wanted something fresh), a Samsung (again lasted over 10 years) both front loaders and absolutely no issues (such as smell or extra maintenance). When I was shopping for my latest pair, I really wanted Speed Queen for quality & durability but at that time, they didn’t offer front loaders (they do now) and my laundry room has built-in cabinets for front loaders (that I absolutely love) and I didn’t want to loose that feature (or bother with removing/remodeling) so we went with a pair of (front loading washer) Electrolux in a steal gray and they have been good to us so far.

    I’ll admit, I love doing laundry and I put a lot of effort into clothing care. I’ve mixed my own laundry soap for years now (using readily available “ingredients” from Walmart) because studies show laundry soap vs detergent is advantageous for many reasons. My lack of “smelly washer” may have something to do with the type of soap I’ve used for years (I’ve heard there’s supposed to be a connection….I have also heard powdered Tide is supposed to be a good alternative for those not wanting to mix their own concoction).

    We have a 3 story home, laundry on the main level, and no pan under our washer. We did pay extra for a heavy duty reinforced hose with double (or triple??) wall protection against leaks for water connections (our dryer also has one because it’s got a steam feature) so that’s a consideration as well.

  3. Christel says:

    Can’t wait to see this! Where is that hand holding a flower thing from??

  4. TeenieLulu says:

    For over 20 years we have had several front load machines. They do cut down on water consumption. Since I do about 25 loads of laundry per week I may have been part of the problem overworking them LOL. Whirlpool was the worst for things caught in the flaps but not had that problem with Samsung. Ours are also on the 2nd floor which is super convenient but switching out 5 washers and 4 dryers is not fun lugging up and down a curved staircase. I fold on top of mine so would not like the top load. I had a tub for under the washer but never really needed it and it was cumbersome so got rid of.

  5. Barbara R says:

    I’ve had front loaders for 30 years. I’m on my third set (sold one set with a house). Started with Infinity brand and loved them. Now have Electrolux and love them even more. Pricey but worth every penny. I do laundry every day! EVERY. DAY.

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