Looking for a few laundry room ideas for your space? Here are four different options for decorating the walls in a laundry room.
Y’all have met my laundry room before.
It sits at the back of the house and has a butler’s pantry on one side and gets tons of light and has the prettiest dutch door that leads outside.
Most of the time the tiled floor stays clean except for an extra stinky sock or two that randomly shows up and won’t leave.
One side has a washer and dryer and one side has dishes and a mini-barn door that is an amazing way to hide the trash.
And this room?
It’s going to be my first project of 2020.
I have a few laundry room ideas to update the space, but before I get started I need a little help.
I’m at a decorating crossroads.
I need a big opinion.
Let me start by saying that I love the colors in the space.
The walls are painted Repose Gray SW 7015.
The trim and door and shelving are painted Extra White SW 7006.
I think that color scheme works for most of the room.
(total aside: don’t you love a good question mark in the middle of a story?)
Then there’s this side.
It has tons of shelving and its where I keep all my white dishes.
I have an entire collection of luncheon plates that I’ve collected from yard sales and thrift stores
But here’s the thing.
Those white dishes are amazing.
But they kind of get lost against that white backdrop.
Don’t you think?
It’s the same dilemma I had in the front room when I painted the back of the bookcase navy to make the milk glass collection in there pop.
So I came up with a few laundry room ideas for the back of the bookshelves.
And I’ve been going back and forth as to what to do.
So I thought I would come to you for an opinion.
You are my village after all.
So here are my four options (in no particular order).
Option 1: Repose Gray SW 7015
The first laundry room idea I had was to paint the back of the shelves with Repose Gray SW 7015.
This is the color of the walls of the rest of the room and it would continue the color behind the bookcases.
Pros: I already have the paint and it’s a super soft color.
Cons: It might not be enough of a contrast.
Option 2: Peppercorn SW 7674
This is a darker, contrasting paint.
It’s similar to the color grout I have on the tile floor and it would pick up the gray flowers on the floor.
Pros: It would really provide a contrasting background for the dishes.
Cons: Whoa Nellie. It just might be TOO MUCH.
Option 3: Striping the back wall with Repose Gray SW 7015
This would definitely provide contrast for the dishes and it’s a great way to incorporate the existing wall color.
I could make the stripes slightly smaller so they would be a little more graphic.
Pros: It would definitely provide contrast to the wall and pop it out.
Cons: The pattern might fight with the flooring and are stripes even in now in 2020?
Option 4: Grasscloth wallpaper
I already have a roll of peel and stick wallpaper that I was going to use for a bookcase project and I may have enough for this space.
I think the color I have won’t really fight with the brown in the baskets.
You can see a version of what I have here.
Pros: It’s a super fresh, modern approach to the space and I already have the paper.
Cons: Will it be enough of a contrast? Will the grasscloth look out of place in a 100-year-old home.
Option 5: Do nothing
Make a cup of coffee in that coffee pot and tell the dishes will have to make a statement all on their own.
Pros: I would have time to catch up on Project Runway.
Cons: I REALLY want to do something with this wall to make the dishes stand out.
So there you have it, friend.
A laundry room with all the laundry room ideas and no place to go.
So what would you do?
If you walked in this back door every day and told it hello and looked at that bookcase would you paint it a soft color?
Would you paint it a contrasting color?
Would you stripe it?
Would you wallpaper it?
Decorating minds want to know. 🙂
Let’s discuss in the comments.
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