Adding a Coastal Feel, A Demo-less Laundry Room Renovation!

I am SO excited to share this easy demo-LESS laundry room renovation with you guys! Our laundry room had a great layout. Its small but mighty! And it has a huge window. A BIG plus! But it was lacking style. Imagine a rectangular room with a single white wire shelf above the washer and dryer. The walls were a dark green. It looked dated and dirty. We started off by painting the walls Natural Choice and the trim Alabaster, both Sherwin Williams colors.

The inspiration for this space came from a single roll of wallpaper that I bought when we first moved. I was searching on the  Wallpaper Boulevard website when I came across a selection of wallpaper under the “Tropical” category. I immediately fell in love. It was a little bold, a little kitschy, but it made me happy! I thought covering the entire walls in this particular paper might be a bit much. So I hopped on eBay and found chair rail trim for an insanely cheap price! Did you know you could buy trim on eBay?? Honestly,  I didn’t either but I thought I would look there first.

To highlight the fun wallpaper but not overwhelm the room, I opted to install the chair rail and wallpaper only on the top quarter of the wall.

This is an old cabinet that I saved from the dumpster when we renovated our kitchen. We took down the white wire shelf and installed this cabinet in it’s place. I love repurposing things to save money! I was able to repurpose two cabinet pulls we had leftover from the kitchen as well.  I departed from my love of white cabinets and went a little bold. The blue plays so well with the new wallpaper!

The laundry room has a small closet that is very handy for storage. To keep with the theme, I painted the closet door the same color as the cabinet. When I’m designing spaces, I try to make each room flow. I typically won’t keep the same style room to room (I can’t commit to only one!), but I do like to coordinate other elements. This view peeking into the kitchen is a great example of that! You can see the green doors in the distance, the wallpaper above, and the dark blue door on the left all flow nicely together.

Getting rid of the old wire shelf put me in a pickle when it came to hanging laundry. I saw MANY of these awesome laundry drying racks online. Most of them were well over $200! I found this one on amazon for less then $38! It’s an exact dupe to the pricier ones and works perfectly in this small space.

All in all, I’m thrilled with how this space turned out. It fits my personality perfectly! Growing up in Florida, I have a heart for flamingos and all things tropical. I’m excited I had an opportunity to add a little touch of that in our new home.

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