Our #1 (EASY!) Laundry Room Decor Tip!

Today we’re sharing our #1 SUPER EASY laundry room decor tip!

No, it’s not “Add a sign telling you to wash your laundry” or “Put out all your functional laundry items in decorative glass jars” (and actually, I’d advise against both those things, but more on that below!).

white laundry room decor with woven baskets, wooden hangers, open shelving, plants and drawers

similar baskets | laundry cabinet

Our #1 laundry room decor tip is this:

Add something woven!

Why should you do this? Read on for 3 reasons & tips!


#1: Brings warmth!

Woven items bring warmth to what are usually stark white machines.

woven basket laundry room decor above washer and dryer

similar baskets | laundry cabinet

Too much white can start to look cold, and the fastest way to warm a white space up is to add something woven, in a natural color, to the space.

This could be in the form of something like

  • Tall storage baskets for laundry essentials
  • Seagrass belly baskets for tossing in dirty clothes
  • Woven hyacinth laundry baskets with handles for transporting the clean clothes

I especially love finding anything woven with a lid! This hides whatever’s inside, and you all know how much I love to hide things in the home! 😆 Gives an immediate clean and tidy look!

And no better place to do that than in your laundry room!


#2: Brings depth!

Woven items bring something handmade-looking to an area taken over by two machine-made appliances. Here, we used four woven pandan baskets for our laundry room decor solution.

woven laundry room decor baskets and green plant on shelves above washer and dryer

similar baskets | laundry cabinet


#3: Keep it simple!

KEEP IT SIMPLE! Don’t do too much.

Overdecorated laundry rooms are a no-no. This is still a workroom!

Make it something woven that’s still functional for the space.

white laundry room decor with woven baskets, wooden hangers, open shelving, plants and drawers, with dryer open and basket on shelf for clean laundry

similar baskets | laundry cabinet


What to avoid!

We recommend avoiding laundry decor like

  • Clutter! (Keep your items to a minimum!)
  • Busy, unnecessary laundry signage.
  • Laundry room decor placed on open shelves just for looks and nothing inside.
  • Decals that attach to washer and dryer doors that just make it look cluttered.
  • Wreaths, hanging ivy, dated-looking faux plants.
  • And yes, avoid open shelving as much as possible! (See our post on the 3 Types of Laundry Shelves You Need.)

If you have a lot of cluttery items you must keep in your laundry room (say, bottles or jars of something you use in your laundry room), utilize your baskets or woven boxes! Group these items into a well-fitting container—preferably with a lid—and suddenly your 17 items looks like it’s really only 1 item!


Acceptable Laundry Room Decor Accessories 😊

Other ways to warm up a laundry room (in addition to our #1 tip above!) are

  1. Artwork
  2. Plant life (preferably real, or a good-looking faux one!)
  3. Labeled containers (always a good trick if you want to look extra-organized, although we haven’t needed to do this in our own laundry room because of how we already have it organized)
  • If you must store laundry essentials in some kind of container, make sure they’re opaque and not see-through (often looks more cluttered and busy unless it’s done right and tastefully/minimally).
white laundry room with woman doing laundry pulling towels out of dryer with laundry baskets, shelves and drawers

similar baskets | laundry cabinet

Next, see our 7 laundry room must-haves! Or if you’ve already seen those, you’ll want to check out “The Only 3 Laundry Shelves You Need!”

NEW! Matt spent weeks putting together our Laundry Cabinet Plans for you guys! An ambitious beginner can DIY them, or you can hire someone to build them for you in a weekend if you don’t want to be bothered. 😆 Get them HERE!

➜ Our complete list of every single home project is viewable HERE!

➜ And if you’d like our help RIGHT NOW check out our Plans & Design Guides!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Coutier

    Vu votre meuble pour lave linge et sèche linge.
    Je suis intéressé.
    Quel prix ? Quel délai de livraison pour la France ?
    D’avance merci

    1. Jess

      Bonjour! Nous avons un lien vers les plans ICI!

      – Jess & Matt

      English: We have a link to our laundry cabinet plans HERE!

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