5 ways to refresh your laundry without renovating

These easy updates should make doing the laundry less of a chore.

There’s no reason why your laundry needs to be a lacklustre space that you dread spending time in. Even if you can’t afford renovate your existing laundry room there are plenty of simple DIY updates you can try that will dramatically enhance its look, feel and functionality.

From stylish storage solutions to a quick lick of paint, here are five updates that will make a huge difference to the way you feel about your laundry (the room and the chore itself).

1. Open shelving

Because who doesn’t want extra storage in their laundry?! Open-shelving is great for keeping all your laundry essentials at hand and also provides a place to display décor items such as prints, pot plants and other pretty things that will inject personality into your laundry.

2. Lick of paint

There is nothing a lick of paint can’t fix. Whether you refresh the room with a bright white or make a statement with a bold coloured feature wall, your laundry will look so much better with a fresh coat of paint.

3. Indoor plants

Indoor plants are a magical design tool. They are affordable, beautiful and will instantly freshen up any room you put them in. The amount of natural light in your laundry will determine the best indoor plant for you.

4. Stylish storage

If you don’t have a lot of storage space in your laundry or you like to have cleaning products and other gadgets within easy reach, storage baskets are the answer. With so many different designs available, you’re bound to find the ones you need and elevate the style of your laundry while you’re at it.

5. Add warmth with a rug

Laundries are typically separated from your main living areas and are more often than not have either a tiled floor and/or walls. These too factors can make them feel cold and uninviting – contributing to the unappealing idea of doing the laundry. Laying a rug down in your laundry will help to cosy up the space and create a homely feel. A bright or patterned rug is an easy way to introduce colour.

Photography by: Emma MacDonald, The Virtue

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