25 Luxury Laundry Room Ideas That Don’t Cost The Earth

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Utility Room: Armac Martin

These luxury laundry room ideas will totally transform your opinion of washing clothes on repeat. In fact, you’ll be wanting to more of it, maybe!

Luxury laundry rooms are the new relaxing living space, there is something quite therapeutic about having a closed off space for your laundry, drying, perhaps even a separate sink or shower for your dog! 

It’s all about bringing limitless luxury into the most unexpected places. But quite frankly, since the rise of Mrs Hinch in the UK, I just love cleaning that little bit more than ever before, anyone else? I wanted to explore all of the different options to upgrade a laundry room into something a little bit special, but which doesn’t cost the earth. 

25 Luxury Laundry Room Ideas That Don’t Cost The Earth

1.Small Laundry Room Ideas With Sink

If you have the space, adding a sink to a small laundry room is highly practical and perfect for so many uses. Sometimes you do need that extra sink that doesn’t have last nights food in it, lol. It’s ideal for hand washing clothes, using it for cleaning and even washing a small dog.

If you have a laundry machines, simply add a worktop and sink above it, you don’t need a lot of space to incorporate one, but a sink will take up room so make sure it’s definitely something that will be used. 

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2. Mounted Dryer Racks

A small space shouldn’t be seen as a hindrance, but an opportunity to get creative and maximise every square metre of spare space to its true potential. One clever way to do that is with mounted dryer racks – insane. These are a great way of maximising space in a tiny laundry room.

There is nothing worse and cluttering than taking up floor space on a rainy day to dry your washing. Enter a mounted dryer rack. These can be attached to the wall, folded out when in use and folded straight back when not in use. 

There are a few different ways they can be executed. Simply mount on the wall and away you go, or get one fitted into a cupboard that can be folded out when in use. The latter is preferable for larger spaces, but it’s a clean and unobtrusive way of using one whilst making use of existing cupboard space. I have also seen some that hang from the ceilings which create a gorgeous aesthetic.

We even DIY’d our own fold down drying rack which cost under £30 to make, it was super easy – if that interests you do head over to that post next to see how we did it.

fold down drying rack

3. Hanging Rail

I love the aesthetic that a hanging rail can bring to a laundry room design, whilst it provides practicality too. 

A hanging rail is a great place for hanging up clothes that are drying, those that about to be steamed and for those times you just want to snap a really cute utility selfie for the gram! It gives you a dedicated space to keep clothes in those in between stages without cluttering up the rest of the house.

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4. Keep The Colours Separate

There is quite literally nothing more annoying then doing a load of washing and having to feel your way through everything dirty to split off the colours. 

Keeping colours separate with a sorting system pre-wash is a game changer, especially if you have a more spacious laundry room. Washing baskets that have the separate sections are not a new invention, but having space in a utility room cupboard can help you to maximise your storage space, and nail the pre-wash game. 

I love the idea of splitting off drawers to keep colours, whites and items for a hand wash. Anything that makes life easier surrounding household chores is worth doing, it genuinely does make it so much more enjoyable too. Plus, no more playing laundry roulette and hoping for the best when you mix that new purple top with the rest of your load!

5. Add A Worktop

If you have a couple of clothes dryers and washers in situ, maximise that space on top! 

Adding a simple countertop is a cost effective way to suddenly add more space and a touch of luxury to a utility room. 

You can pick up cheap worktops from places like Home Depot, B&Q, Ikea and even discounted lines from Howden’s. It’s likely to only be a few metres and it will allow you to have a worktop, and more space to store the stuff that matters such as laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.

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6. Add Some Shelving

It’s all about crafting some smart storage solutions to make the most of a small laundry room. 

One of the best ways to add storage to your laundry room without adding more space is by taking it up off the floor and adding some shelving. 

It’s up to you whether you use the shelf to store detergent, fabric softeners, pegs and other laundry room necessities or if you use it as an option to create the perfect laundry room shelfie. I mean, of course it’s going to be appearing on the gram or Pinterest at some point, so might as well make it look cute!

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7. Decorative Baskets

One home can never have too many wicker baskets, those rustic farmhouse interiors are a massive vibe. 

Million pound farmhouse, not optional. Baskets are just a great way to organise clutter in an easy way, whether it’s to store toilet rolls, towels, blankets, supplies or greenery. No laundry room should be without at least one. These natural elements work well with a neutral color palette or a more defining look like in this laundry room.

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8. Use Verticality To your Advantage

A great space-saving technique in a laundry room is to use the vertical space available to you and position, stack and decorate vertically.

This will give you so much more functional space to work with and provide a bigger laundry area without actually adding additional square meterage.

Make like this stunning laundry design by stacking your washer and dryer on top of each other and building floor to ceiling storage for ample opportunities to store everything you need within easy access.

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Instagram image credit: @xdesign.london

9. Install A Dog Shower!

If you have a dog in your family home, installing a dog shower in your laundry room is probably on your home bucket list, and they make total sense. 

It’s convenient features like this that create a luxury laundry room, and the perfect separation from your family bathtub when it comes to dog washing time!

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Instagram image credit: @82mmphotography

10. Use Vertical Wall Panels For Interest

If you want to add instant luxury to your laundry room, a great way to do this is by swapping your splashback area for some fluted, vertical panels like this.

Not only does the verticality of it draw the eye up, but it adds a touch of luxury to the space.

If you’re not a fan of the panels, you could achieve a similar look with some fun wallpaper. 

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Instagram image credit: @francois.and.co

11. A Utility Sink Is A Must!

​A modern laundry room isn’t complete without a utility sink and it makes practical sense to have one for hand washing clothes, cleaning and everything in between.

A deep sink like a Belfast sink is an aesthetically pleasing choice, easy to clean and they can even be used for multi purpose use like washing a young baby too!

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Instagram Image Credit: @construction_ca_

12. Embrace Earthy, Rustic Tones

If this isn’t a stunning luxury laundry room, then I don’t know what is!

This stunning laundry space leans into those warm, earthy tones for a rustic feel.

Combine like earthy colours like sage green, browns and oranges and include natural elements in the scheme for added natural warmth. This could include rattan baskets, rattan blinds and a wicker laundry basket.

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Instagram Image Credit: @themoderndomesticwoman

13. Bold Statement Making Floor Tiles

You can be a little more creative in a utility room to make it feel like a fun space. Use the laundry room floor to really draw the eye in and captivate attention.

Another example of how a dog shower can look amazing in a laundry room too.

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Instagram Image Credit: @athena.interiors

14. Add Vertical Storage Options

If you have limited space in your laundry room, the best way to gain additional storage without eating into floor space is by adding vertical storage options.

Use the space wisely to fit extra laundry cabinets if you can, but also use empty wall space to add a row of pegs, and a shelf for further storage options.

Pegs like this provide a great place to hang clothes before, between and after washing, before ironing.

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Instagram Image Credit: @roomixdiy

15. Elevated Drop Down Airer

If you though the fold down drying rack was good, wait until you see this!

An elevated drop down airer which affixes to the ceiling in your laundry room is just the perfect addition to any laundry room.

It provides an out of the way clothes drying solution throughout the year, it’s easier for clothing to dry and it means no annoying floor standing driers get in your way either.

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Instagram Image Credit: @laurabutlermadden

16. Go For A Two Tonal Painted Look

A two tone painted look in an interior is a perfect way to ignite visual interest.

Pair a classic white with a gorgeous bold shade like this heritage yellow/mustard shade which absolutely pops against the white. It creates a dynamic combo that looks amazing.

Ground the space with some fabulous terracotta floor tiles for a touch if rustic charm.

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Instagram Image Credit: @farrowandball

17. Lean Into Natural Light & Layered Lighting

If you can make the most of natural light in your laundry room it will elevate the room and make it feel that bit nicer to carry out your daily chores.

Add a layered lighting scheme to the room to create ambient levels of light and targeted lighting when you need it most. Make like this laundry room with these wall lights which provide targeted lighting over the utility sink.

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Instagram Image Credit: @danish_homedeco

18. Add A Vintage Touch With Cafe Style Curtains

Instead of fitting cabinet doors, replace them with cafe style curtains for a vintage touch.

This style of cafe curtains can be seen as dated, but they have become a huge trend in laundry rooms in recent years, much loved by interiors designers such as Studio McGee too!

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Instagram Image Credit: @atlantabartlett

19. Introduce Dark Accents For A Touch of Modernity

If you have a neutral colour scheme, add some black or charcoal grey accents. It will not only define and ground the laundry room, but it will add some much need modernity too.

Add a few well placed black accents to pull the scheme together, this could include shelving, photo frames, vases and faucet hardware.

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Instagram Image Credit: @l.h_home

20. Go For Soft, Baby Blue Tones

Baby blue is a colour that brings a soothing and restorative feel to an interior, the soft colour is growing in popularity through interiors and paired with metal accents like brass and it delivers a really luxurious touch.

Opt for shaker panelling on your cabinetry for a timeless, classic look.

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Instagram Image Credit: @greenhillkitchens

21. Utilise Corners For Built In Storage Solutions

A corner can feel like a wasted space in a laundry room if it’s not used effectively.

If you’re going for a full remodel of your laundry room, opt for custom built corner units that maximise every inch of square space, they can include pull out storage solutions that make it easy to find what you’re looking for without needing to get on your hands and knees to get in there!

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Instagram Image Credit: @howdensjoinery

22. Create A Multi Functional Space

Creating a multi purpose laundry room is the best way to get more for your money from your existing space.

I love the addition of creating a log store here which would have otherwise been a dead corner space.

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Instagram Image Credit: @hotpoint.co.uk

23. Mustard Yellow Tones For A Touch of Luxury

Just like baby blue, a mustard yellow or heritage yellow is a sure fire way to delivering a touch of luxury to your space. It’s timeless, classic and looks great with a deep sink like this.

Introduce some black accents to the space to add definition and modernity.

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Instagram Image Credit: @gettingstuffdoneinheels

24. Built In Ironing Board

Ironing boards are bulky and a nuisance to store, so what about a built in ironing board?

This might be the best storage hack yet when it comes to laundry rooms and I desperately need it in my own one. This laundry space has considered everything!

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Instagram Image Credit: @hotpoint.co.uk

25. Go For Bold Wall Tiles For Visual Interest

Lastly, go bold with your wall tile choices and let it pay off!

It can feel daunting to go for something a little outside of the box and bold, but the contrast between the blue and brass accents looks incredible, and there’s no denying it’s definitely worthy of a place on the gram!

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Instagram Image Credit: @peacockfinds

If you have the space, or an existing laundry room to update, there are so many affordable ways to create something luxurious that will making that cleaning aesthetic work for you, and your home!

Which of these luxury laundry room ideas do you love?

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

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