When thinking about household chores, laundry is often quite low on people's list of "favorites." It's a time-consuming task and many of us lack a designated laundry space beyond the washer and dryer. Pair this limited space with disorganization, and you may wonder how you're capable of surviving the never-ending piles of dirty clothes.
Picture your dream laundry room or a favorite that you've seen online. When breaking down this dreamy image, one of the things you'll always notice is adequate space for storage and organization.
A well-planned layout will significantly increase your laundry room's functionality, whether you have a spacious room or are limited to a smaller area. Read on to explore how to transform your laundry room and incorporate floating shelves for maximum functionality.
Floating Shelves Hung Over Appliances
Adding floating shelves above your appliances is another easy way to add extra storage, especially if you’re faced with a small laundry room. These shelves can hold detergent, dryer sheets, stain removers, and any other laundry products you regularly use. By keeping all your laundry supplies within easy reach, floating shelves can help make doing laundry a more efficient and streamlined process, saving you both time and energy.
Add Floating Shelves to Small, Awkward Spaces
Laundry rooms often have awkward corners and nooks. Floor-to-ceiling floating shelves are the perfect addition to these areas because they maximize the storage potential in the room and leave no space wasted. And while you probably don't have nearly enough laundering products to fill those shelves, this is a good spot to sprinkle in some decor to make the laundry room feel homey.
Place Floating Shelves Between Cabinets
A current trend in laundry rooms is adding two or three floating shelves between two traditional cabinets above your appliances. Incorporating floating shelves this way helps keep the space open and inviting rather than solely using regular cabinetry, which can make the room feel smaller.
Use the cabinets to store unsightly items such as brightly colored laundry detergent bottles and boxes of dryer sheets. Then add decor, greenery, and a glass container full of dryer balls to the shelves to add eye appeal to the room.
Use Floating Shelves for Clothing Organization
If your space allows, hang deeper floating shelves on a blank wall to allow for clothing organization. Adding hooks to the underside of a shelf is helpful for storing spare hangers and hanging clothes as you are folding laundry. Folded laundry and laundry baskets and hampers can be placed on the top of low-hung shelves to keep your laundry within easy reach.
Selecting the Right Floating Shelves for Your Needs
It's important to consider the weight capacity of the floating shelves when making your selections. Solid wood-constructed shelves with heavy-duty hardware are usually a safe choice, and there are a variety of finishes to choose from. Once you have a layout of your room in mind, consider the use each shelf will serve. Make sure that the options you're looking at will be able to hold the weight of the items you're placing on them. Install directly into wood studs, or use heavy-duty toggler anchors and bolts for extra support.
Adding the Final Touches to Your Laundry Room Floating Shelves
Once the shelves are installed and you've realized that you now have an abundance of storage and shelf space, you may be looking for more ways to add aesthetic appeal to the room.
- The openness provided by floating shelves allows you to add peel-and-stick wallpaper to add texture, color, and personality to your laundry room.
- Add baskets to hide away less-inspiring items and keep like items grouped together.
- Add greenery to your shelves to give the room an earthy pop of color.
- Lean or hang pictures or signs above the shelves to complete the look and feel you're after.
These ideas show that your laundry room doesn't have to feel like an overcrowded, disorganized room that deserves to be hidden away. We hope this has provided inspiration to help you get started on the laundry room of your dreams.
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