I hang out in my laundry room just about every day – it is a super small room, I’m pretty much the only one who goes in it, and I decided to re-design it EXACTLY how I wanted – if I’m going to be spending time in there, I might as well be able to look at a beautiful room while I’m at it!
I got inspiration from Pinterest of course and Lauren McBride’s blog and am SO in love with how it turned out – keep reading to see how I transformed my laundry room in the Modern Farmhouse laundry room of my dreams and learn how you can too!
Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room Design
Take Out Cabinets and Add Open Shelves
This was what I wanted to do the most and it made such a difference – removing the cabinets and adding open shelving totally opened up the room! I had these huge cabinets, but the only items I stored in them were laundry pods and dryer sheets. Out they came, and a custom shelf was put in! (If you are local to San Diego, I highly recommend HRT Construction – they are FANTASTIC and execute all of our projects to perfection!)
Here were the original cabinets….
And here are the new shelves!
Paint walls and make them POP
I originally had this room painted in Benjamin Moore’s Organdy, which is a light purple. I am the only girl in the house so it was my way of sneaking in a feminine shade, but it turns out – I just love neutrals! Benjamin Moore’s White Dove was the PERFECT choice – it is a creamy off-white and totally has that farmhouse appeal.
The trim and ceiling were updated with Decorator’s White so that they really popped and I can’t believe what an awesome effect just painting the room had!
Here is a picture of “before” with Organdy….
And after with White Dove – what a difference!
Add Super Cute Modern Farmhouse Decor
I wanted the room to feel comfortable, functional, and beautiful and loved the idea of including pops of black/chalkboard and hints of copper. This was by far the most fun part! I’ve linked every product I used to make it easy for you if you see something you like – I had a custom laundry sign made, found glass jars for storage, bought cute wire and rose gold baskets, printed a cool copper print for the wall, snagged a mini wall-mount unit to hang dry clothes, and added some fun little decorative items to personalize the space.
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Keep the Space Clean and Fresh with Non-Toxic Products
So with the open shelving, suddenly my giant container of Tide Pods just didn’t vibe lol. I also felt that I was putting energy into making this room exactly how I wanted it, so that I should put some energy into finding non-toxic alternatives to the laundry detergent and cleaning supplies I was using.
Found my new favorite CLEAN laundry pods and paired them with wool dryer balls and essential oil. Not only do these look great in the glass jars I got, but I feel awesome knowing that I’m helping my family live cleaner. (Shop below to save $10 on your first order of my fave laundry pods!)
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Bonus: Add Dream Organization System to Empty Wall
I have dreamed about this wall calendar and organization system for like 15 years, but have never had the space for it and it is kind of a splurge. The empty wall in my laundry room seemed like the PERFECT spot for it – I love having a spot for our family calendar, bulletin boards, storage for stamps/envelopes, and just those miscellaneous things that keep us organized!
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I hope you enjoyed learning about how I turned my laundry room into my modern farmhouse haven! If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you!
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