So what trends are out there right now? Color is definitely at the top of the list. Whether it be the cabinets, walls, or the appliances themselves people are choosing to make their laundry rooms bright and cheerful. They are the perfect place to try out a favorite color that you might not want to see on a daily basis in your main living space, and like powder baths, laundry rooms provide an opportunity to go bolder in your design choices.
|Dying over this wallpaper...and the blue washer + dryer|
Second, upgraded lighting. Gone are the standard, boring fixtures that used to be used for laundry rooms and hallways. Now it’s all about chic lighting that flows well with the rest of the home. This doesn’t necessarily mean expensive, but it also doesn’t mean you have to only use a simple flush mount fixture. A small chandelier, hanging pendants or industrial style lighting would all make great choices for laundry rooms.
|Subway tile on the floor + barely blue backsplash|
|Love the metallic tile accent + sputnik style light fixture|
Last, patterned tile! I am fully aware that I have a major obsession with patterned tile, but I truly cannot get enough of it. As I mentioned here, while patterned tile seems trendy, it’s actually been around for centuries. These tiles would be great on the floor, but they’re also really cool as a small backsplash accent.
|Black cabinets + industrial lighting + patterned tile = major win|