Anyone who's tried to work a washer and dryer into their aesthetic knows that it can be a bit of a challenge. But this beautiful bathroom by House Updated proves that with the right styling in place, these large appliances can be discreet. Black cabinetry on the opposing wall is a trendy choice that brings an edge to the basic white surroundings, while gold hardware brightens that raven hue with a cool sheen. Matching natural wood countertops for the vanity and laundry work in texture, as a perfectly-placed skylight keeps everything cheerful and bright. Finally, a patterned rug punctuates the design from below, tying the decor's combination of hard lines and soft colors together in one geographic piece. When you need to make the most of small quarters — and combine what would ideally be two rooms into one — use the same materials throughout an efficient layout. That'll allow for the illusion of roominess, which is exactly what you want.
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