This leads me to my post tonight...As I am leaving her gorgeous home, I happened to walk by her laundry/mudroom...As for most of us, it is somewhat a "catch all" room. (ie general dumping ground, family planning center, animal area, arts and craft storage, space for entertaining essentials). One can see that this could easily be a problem area when it comes to organization! While this is true, it IS possible to get a handle on this tricky space! Keep in mind that it should not be overlooked in style and "pretty" level! After all, we tend to spend a lot of time here..even if we don't "stay" in the room for extended periods of time, if you are like me, I might walk in or by there at least 15 times a day! Here are a few tips to lessen your "I don't want to go in or by there" thoughts!
|Ahhh...we could all handle one like this, huh? Love the curtains on a tension rod to conceal!|
~Conceal ugly items, either in cabinets, baskets or containers...and as always, pretty ones!
~Utilize all areas that you can! No space wasted, but don't overcrowd! (This is where I come in handy)
~If you have front loaders, have a shelf built over them for a large work area..I plan on calling Mr. Phil in for this very soon! (I know a great guy that does GREAT work)
~Make sure there is good lighting. If no window, and budget allows, put in a pretty overhead light. In my new house, there is currently a fluorescent..that bad boy is coming down as soon as possible to be replaced by a light that makes me smile!
~If your laundry room serves several purposes, do your best to designate spaces for each.
~Use family photos or art on the walls as you would in any other room.
Here are just a few more photos to inspire you! All compliments of "Southern Living".
|Even a small space can be simplified!|
|Window treatments, counter top and baskets!|
|Love the color and the "built in" look! |
Think this is the design I'm going for in my own...If you are reading, Phil, here it is:)
Good night all! I don't know about you, but i am ready to get mine completed..Note to self..call Mr. Phil!