When people think of room decorations, they rarely ever think of laundry room decor. However, it is definitely a part of your home, and it deserves the same love and care that every other part needs. One of the easiest ways to jazz up your laundry room is to come up with a cute and efficient way to store your detergent. Curious about the newer trends on this matter?
Matching detergent and fabric softener containers, mason jars, cute caddies for laundry supplies, and themed laundry gear can all help pull together a laundry room in a pinch. When in doubt, go for a crisp, clean look that matches your home's aesthetic.
Getting your laundry room to go from drab to fab isn't' easy, but it can be done. These tips can make your room look even better than before.
1. Matchy, Modern Plastic Bottles
If you are like many laundry room owners, you dislike the loud look of regular detergent bottles. (Who has the visual patience to look at orange and neon blue sitting next to one another, anyway?)
A quick way to make your laundry room look more elegant is to grab some matching plastic bottles that are in a neutral color tone and pour your detergents in them.
It seems like a small change, but it really isn't. This gives your room a much more expensive look without much need to splurge. CleanCult sells a cute pair of detergent bottles that would look perfect on a table. Of course, if you have detergent dispensers that have a similarly clean-cut look, you can always use them.
2. Glass Mason Jars
It is no secret: mason jars have become one of the most popular storage staples in rustic homes ever. These jars commonly hold anything from cookies to punch, but make no mistake about it—they are perfect for holding soaps of all kinds.
Detergent pods, powdered detergent, and even fabric softeners seem to look extra chic when they are put in a mason jar.
Much like the plastic bottle idea, this is a very budget-friendly way to get rid of the clutter that comes with detergent storage without losing out on aesthetics.
Make sure to get jars with lids and label them so that kids don't eat the goods inside. As an added bonus, the labels can help add that rustic-urban chic vibe that has become so popular these days.
3. Hand Soap-Style Dispensers
If you take a look at most interior design magazines (or even a typical luxury care magazine), then you might have noticed that the art of the "shelfie" is a big deal these days.
For those not in the know, a "shelfie" is a photo of your shelf. It's meant to show how pretty your supplies look, and the fastest way to make that happen is to get some fancy soap dispensers to do it.
Believe it or not, large hand soap dispensers can be good for this. This look can give your laundry room a very spa-like look, but it generally only works if you have liquid detergents you use on a regular basis.
If you have a lot of supplies, this may not be cost-effective or even realistic to do on its own. You might need to combine this concept with other options on this list.
4. A Rolling Cart
Do you have a lot of supplies for cleaning that you keep in your laundry room? Perhaps you're like many others and have a very specific process for a beloved coat or comforter. If you tend to tote around a lot of your cleaning gear, it makes sense to get an elegant rolling cart to store all the goods you use.
If you want to make it extra chic, add dispensers that look cute on top. Our initial photo shows an old-school cart that was used in a souk, but there's no reason why you can't modernize this concept for a more contemporary feel.
This is a particularly good choice if you have a very small laundry room that also houses the majority of your cleaning supplies.
5. Match Your Bins N' Bottles
When decorating a room, it's important to take a holistic approach to things. In other words, you shouldn't just focus on storing laundry detergent in cute chic bottles and call it a day.
You have to think about how those particular bottles work in your home. If you have a color theme (say rose gold or blue), it makes sense to match your storage goods to the theme.
Bins and bottles come in all sorts of colors. Take a look at the color scheme you created in your room. Get some bottles that match that color palette, and you'll be amazed at how nice it'll look. The big drawback of this concept is that it may take a while to find a bottle that's just the right shade for your detergent.
6. Use Wicker Baskets To Hide Your Detergents
Do you have different bags of detergent pods you like to use? They can look pretty unsightly when they're strewn about haphazardly, and sticking them in mason jars can get messy if you're unlucky.
You may just need to keep those detergent pod bags. Thankfully, you don't have to keep them within sight. (Or rather, you don't have to leave them out in the open where the bags just look like added clutter.)
A wicker basket, especially one lined with a nice canvas cloth, can help store those baggies out of sight while keeping your pods safe from scratches and tears.
You can add small labels to help organize things better and keep specific detergent sets separate if need be. It also makes your laundry room look like an upscale spa, so there's that perk, too.
7. Use A Stylish Shower Caddy To Hold Essentials
If you're like many homemakers, there are detergents you use every day, and then there are the specialty detergents that are only used on special materials like suede and silk.
Most of the time, the detergents you use every day are the ones you immediately reach for when you hit the laundry room. You might as well invest in a caddy that holds those essentials sooner rather than later.
There are tons of cute cleaning caddies you can use to carry your detergents and essentials, but there's one trick that seems to work even better. Getting a shower caddy is usually the smartest thing you can do, simply because it is waterproof and easy to clean. In other words? Bleach spills won't harm it as much.
8. Box It Up
It's amazing how many little knickknacks you can pile up when you are doing your own laundry, isn't it? You might have different boxes of detergent, dryer sheets, suede brushes, and even stain removers.
All this stuff can easily clutter up shelves in your laundry room. If you want to add a little organizational touch to your room, you might want to consider using some stylish storage boxes for your laundry room's shelves.
If you have a lot of shelves in your laundry room, you might as well use stylish storage bins to keep your detergents and cleaning supplies looking tidy. To get the full benefit of this choice, make sure to coordinate the colors with your laundry room's theme.
9. Get It Automated
If you're like many people, laundry isn't one of those things that you enjoy doing. You just want it to be fast, easy, and painless. When it comes to dispensing detergent and storing it, there is a lot of convenience to be found in getting an automated laundry detergent dispenser. And yes, they make them.
These dispensers work pretty simply. You mount them to a wall or place them on a shelf. You load it up with the detergent of your choice (some are made for liquid, others powder).
Then, when you are ready to do some laundry or use the detergent to clean your carpet, you press a button, and an appropriate amount comes out. It's simple as pie!
Your laundry room might not be the first place you'd want to bring guests, but that doesn't mean that you should let it become dingy and dull.
Organizing your detergents and other cleaning supplies can make a massive change for your attitude toward cleaning your clothes and cleaning your home. So go ahead. Have fun with it. Get creative with your detergent storage, and find the choice that makes your heart sing.