Stylish Laundry Storage Solutions
Laundries in any busy household often serve as multifunctional spaces and therefore require smart organising solutions to keep everything in order. No matter what the size of your laundry, with some well-organised, clever and practical storage ideas, you can streamline your laundry routine and make the most of the available space.
Laundries are no longer limited to just washing clothes, they have now become multi-purpose spaces. Australians are combining their laundry areas with mudrooms, pet stations, DIY or craft spaces, and even home offices, maximising the functionality of these spaces.
So why not make this space shine with a focus on design? Current trends see laundries carry elements found in the rest of the home such as customised cabinetry tailored to suit personalised storage needs, family-friendly access and practicality – all whilst creating a cohesive and stylish space.
When designing or updating a space, visual appeal is usually high on the list, so why not draw inspiration from visiting displays homes, looking through the latest magazines, or online to see how designers incorporate textured tiles, statement lighting fixtures, patterned wallpaper and natural elements like timber, wicker baskets, and greenery into a laundry, bringing warmth and a touch of style and making this space feel more inviting.
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Maximising storage space is crucial in a laundry space. Consider these storage ideas to create an efficient and functional space for the whole family.
Shelving and Cabinets: Include a mix of both open shelves and cabinets to break up a space. A bank of mixed cupboard sizes offers ample storage options, allowing you to keep everything organised and neatly tucked away, such as detergent, fabric softener, tools, craft supplies, pet needs and other bits and pieces behind closed doors. Whilst open-planned shelves provide the flexibility to use baskets or bins to add a touch of style to keep smaller items organised, and the space to display some greenery with a nice stand.
Pull-out Hampers: Incorporate pull-out hampers or laundry bins into your cabinetry to sort and store dirty laundry conveniently. This helps keep the floor clear and makes laundry day a breeze.
Drying Racks: Wall-mounted or pull out drying racks are great ways to use space and dry clothes out of sight. If space permits, a drying cupboard is another great option, where you can utilise a heating duct or small heater is an effective way to dry clothes in the colder months.
Labelling is an effective and powerful tool to keep your laundry room organised, which can streamline your routine and have you finding things in no time.
Storage Containers: Marking containers with the contents is a quick way to find items and prevents confusion helping you quickly locate what you need and helps maintain a tidy and organized space. With an array of beautiful labels easily available to purchase online or in-store, or with inspiration to create your own with a quick search, you’ll have your storage containers sorted in no time.
Laundry Bins: Labelling and sorting your laundry hampers into designated specific loads, such as whites, colours, delicates, or towels. This will stop any confusion, make it easier to sort and locate specific items during laundry day, and will ensure that each item is washed correctly, saving you time and preventing colour disasters.
Laundry Supplies: If you like the recent trend of decanting laundry supplies such as washing detergent, softeners and bleach into glass containers and displaying them on your countertop, labels are a must to know what’s what. With so many beautiful options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a set to complement for colour scheme and design.
Creating a functional and well-organised laundry room enhances your efficiency and simplifies your laundry routine. By implementing clever storage solutions, utilising labelling techniques, and you can transform your laundry room into a space that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.