How do we build or create a laundry area that’s stylish?
First, paint or wallpaper the walls with a color you love. Go with light, relaxing hues that will expand the space and help you zone out while doing a load.
Next, choose shelving to fit over or next to your washer/dryer, like Elfa racks in white or chrome from The Container Store. The slatted shelves provide storage yet give the room an open feel. Also consider accessories. Install a hook to show off your ironing board, and treat yourself to a new laundry basket -- wicker, woven, or in a cool color, so you'll actually enjoy using it.
Add a plush rug to the area, which will make your toes happy and keep clean socks that fall onto the floor spotless. Your best bet? FLOR tiles, which are 12- by 12-inch rug tiles that you can custom-design and pull up one at a time to clean.
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