Seven Genius Ways to Bring Storage into a Small Laundry Room! Pack a lot of style and storage into a small space with these inspiring laundry room storage ideas.
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We are working on dividing a room behind our kitchen into a pantry and laundry room. We are building a wall that will separate the two spaces. The laundry room side of the room is small and narrow. I’ve been compiling ways to use the space in the most efficient way by maximizing storage in a small space.
7 genius ways to incorporate storage into a small room
Pretty Storage Containers
Instead of storing laundry pods in the original packaging, put them in a vintage crock or clear jar. There are so many different and unique ways to store items that will make your laundry room beautiful and functional.
This small laundry room is BIG on style and storage. I love the dark cabinets that sit above the washer and dryer. A folding station is created with a smile shelf above and smaller items can be stored in the baskets. There are also floating shelves on the wall that can hold laundry items. Another element I love is the farmhouse sink and the classic basketweave design in the floor tile.
Laundry detergent and clothes pins are displayed in pretty and functional containers in this pretty laundry room.
Labeling clear glass containers filled with laundry supplies creates a functional and organized room.
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A folding station is a flat place where people in the family can fold and sort laundry. Sometimes it can be incorporated on top of front-loading washers and dryers or on top of cabinets.
This is my friend Sara’s laundry room. She did a fantastic job creating a warm and functional space that reflects her farmhouse style. She has upper cabinets as well as shelves for storage. And I am obsessed with her folding station with baskets underneath. Such a beautiful space!
I love the way the wallpaper pattern and floors compliment each other in this gorgeous laundry room. Another feature that makes it very functional is the folding counter over rolling laundry carts.
While this white laundry room may appear plain at first glance, it has some genius storage ideas inside. For example, in addition to upper cabinets for storage, there are cubbies for storage containers as well as a hanging clothes rack. My favorite element of this laundry room is the folding station with a space that is the perfect size for a ironing board.
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Storage baskets are a wonderful way to organize, especially in laundry rooms. Things can be tucket out of sight but easily accessible by keeping them in pretty containers and baskets. Baskets and containers can be stored on countertops, shelves and inside of cabinets too!
How gorgeous is this laundry room from Urban Grace Interiors? It’s small but it’s packed with storage and class. I love the way the cabinets are separated with the matching shelf and light above. The color of the cabinets is different and looks wonderful with the grey marble backsplash. I also love the way the washer and dryer are separated with a huge farmhouse sink. It’s a laundry room to aspire to!
There are so many different storage baskets that are amazing in this laundry room. The baskets on wheels are a great idea to put laundry for each child and they can wheel them to their rooms. Large canvas baskets for carrying towels and large items are great as are the smaller wicker containers for storing cleaners and other items needed.
The Container Store is a great resource for all things storage. These pull-out baskets using their Elfa system are easy to install and create useful space, especially for a smaller laundry room .
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Open shelves are great for a small laundry room because they usually aren’t as deep as built-in cabinets. You can organize open shelves with baskets and clear storage containers to keep everything tidy.
Native Trails Navy Laundry Room
This navy and white laundry room is small bus so functional. I love all of those open shelves for storage. Another feature are all of the wicker storage baskets.
My friend Ashley at Cherished Bliss created a beautiful laundry room with lots of style by incorporating gorgeous floor tile with sleek grey cabinets that give her room lots of storage. I also love her chunky natural shelf and matching countertop.
This long, narrow laundry room is about the same shape that our new laundry room will be. I like how much storage and style Becki Owen built into this long room. The planked wall in moss green is a striking statement that really shows off the natural shelves .There is also a lot of storage in the cabinets at the end of the room.
Home Depot Laundry Room
Hanging rods or hooks are useful to hang items like laundry brushes and also to hang clothes fresh out of the dryer.
This might be one of my favorites! I love the crisp blue and white colors, combined with all of the useful storage. Shelves with wicker baskets, plus open shelves above and hanging rods make this laundry room super functional as well as beautiful.
Wall hooks are another way to organize a small laundry room. Peg boards can be hung and items such as laundry baskets, drying racks and even shelves can be hung from the pegs. When you have a small laundry room, it’s nice to take advantage of all the wall space in the room.
Planked walls, shelves and pegboard hooks create a super organized and beautiful space in this scandinavian-design laundry room.
Another of my favorites is this neutral laundry room. While simple in design this room has storage built into the cabinet, the long shelf above the counter and a place to hang laundry in the hanging hook on the wall.
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Rolling Shelf Storage
Rolling shelves are great storage for a small laundry room. There are shelves that are very narrow and roll out that can be used next to the washer and dryer for easy access. Another idea I love is using a bar cart in a small laundry room and storing detergents and other laundry supplies in clear containers on the cart.
Manhattan Nest put a small shelf on wheels with a cabinet front that blended in with their laundry room shelves. You can buy something similar in white but I love how customized theirs is!
Here’s an example of using a bar cart to corral laundry room supplies. The cart can be stored in different places, depending on the needs.
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Which laundry room is YOUR favorite?