Our Favorite Design Hacks for Laundry Rooms

by Janice McLaury on May 08, 2019

By: Janice McLaury

It seems to take no time at all for your laundry room to become cluttered — stray socks here, unfolded laundry there, and baskets for each family member waiting to be attended to. I found the key to good laundry room organization is having it designed in the most inviting and practical way possible. If you are in the market for some design help, our new Home Organization Promotion might be right for you. Read on for some design hacks that can help you get through the never-ending cycle of laundry.

Laundry Room Design Hacks


I’ve painted my laundry room a peaceful aqua color that honestly makes me take a relaxing breath every time I see it — even if there are piles of laundry to do on the floor. Color can go a long way. Another great paint choice for your laundry room could be this year’s Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral.

You’ll also want to design your space with these hacks for laundry rooms in mind: install shelving to hide clutter, add a folding station, hide your ironing board in a roll-out drawer or have a designated hanging spot for it on the wall, or consider sliding barn doors if your laundry area is more of a nook rather than a defined space.

Laundry Room Storage Hacks

Make sure each family member has their own laundry basket. Having a different colored basket for each member makes it easy to sort and separate (and helps them know if their folding chores have been done). No more, “Mom, where is my soccer jersey?”

Additionally, I love the idea of a wall-mounted drying rack — like this one from Pottery Barn — for those delicate air-dry items. If you have space, some larger laundry rooms have a drip or drying bar that could be installed over your folding station.

Laundry Room Organization at Its Best


Good shelving is essential in a laundry room. This simple laundry room in a Vienna, Virginia basement has open, adjustable shelving above the utility sink. This is the best place to organize your cleaning supplies and laundry detergents as well as store bulkier items like paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper for your home.

Vienna Laundry Room

Over-the-door hanging racks — like this one available for just $18 on Amazon — are also a great hack for storing cleaning items.

This laundry room in Herndon, Virginia does double-duty as a mudroom as well. Muddy sports outfits can go straight in the wash, instead of sitting on the floor for days. Efficiency at its best! Lots of cabinets also help the space look clean, organized, and clutter-free.

Herndon Laundry Mudroom Combo

When renovating your laundry room, one of your major decisions will be what type of washer and dryer to purchase. Consumer Reports is a great place to go to get the most up-to-date ratings and reviews. It’ll also help you decide whether you’d want front-loading or top-loading machines.

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If you are looking to reimagine your laundry room and get over all your laundry room organization woes, contact us at (703) 961-7707 or email us at Hello@MossBuildingandDesign.com.

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