Between lugging around heavy baskets of clothing and sweating while folding attire fresh out of the dryer, laundry day is really something we could do without. But if you're anything like us, a well-designed space can turn your frown upside down. Even a laundry day frown. The following 14 gorgeously designed laundry rooms make it halfway tempting to drop everything and throw in a load.
1. Patterned Tile
Laundry rooms are a great place to have fun with flooring. Since they're such tiny spaces, bold and patterned tiles won't overwhelm. You can find this particular black and white tile at Home Depot and learn how to install them on your own here.
If you don't want to spend too much on your laundry room, a clean minimalistic look works perfectly. This laundry room has one simple pop of color in the form of artwork on the wall.
3. French Countryside
This laundry room is such a stunner, with its farmhouse sink and beautiful backsplash. What was blogger Jenna Sue's inspiration for the space? "Picture a lavender field in the French countryside … a clothesline with the finest linens swaying in the breeze, abundant sunshine, birds chirping, and children skipping around in white sundresses with fluffy kittens following behind," she says. Sounds about right to us.
4. Accent Wall
5. Family Portraits
Do you have 101 framed photos of your family and not enough room to display them all? Then why not personalize your laundry room? You can even light the portraits by installing wall sconces to create a gallery effect.
6. Black and White
Classic black and white checkerboard tile looks great in a laundry room. And while you're at it, you may as well continue the black and white theme throughout.
7. Blue and White
Blue and white is a crisp and clean combo — which is a great feel to have in your laundry room. The look is demonstrated here with some pretty wallpaper.
8. Funky Patterned Wallpaper
It's easy to use funky patterned wallpaper in the laundry room without risking the space looking silly or tacky. Case in point: this pineapple wallpaper. It's just fun, and you can go with whatever theme you want.
9. Doggy Daycare
Is this the cutest thing you've ever seen, or what? This laundry room has a built-in dog crate that's a way more stylish alternative to a kennel.
Isn't this laundry room an Instagrammable dream? Almost everything in the boho space can be purchased at Home Depot, so you can totally recreate it if you want. You can check out the full list of products featured here.
11. Statement Door
Wood millwork never looked so good. The warm wood and accessories in this modern laundry room keep it from looking cold and sterile.
13. Bright White
Small spaces benefit from light and bright decor. This laundry room has white walls, cabinets, backsplashes, and lighting. How clean!
14. Touch of Navy
Navy blue and brass are such a pleasing combo. And really everything about this laundry room is a dream, from its eclectic rug to its farmhouse sink and subway tile backsplash. Learn how to install your own backsplash here.
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.