The Armchair Neat Freak : the laundry
I spend a fair chunk of my time in the laundry. I do not CHOOSE to be there but a family of five produces an incredible amount of washing every week.
Our laundry isn’t really a laundry. Well, it is by definition … there’s a tub, a washing machine and a dryer.
But it’s actually a semi-sectioned off bit of what was a garage but is actually my eldest son’s bedroom. Don’t worry, we did take off the garage door and put in a bank of timber louvres and a sliding door in its place so he can actually breathe and does have some light coming into his teenage cave.
Our partitioning system is an Ikea bookcase on his side of the room; and on the laundry side I have my work storage cupboards. It’s teeny, tiny but workable. Just not somewhere you’d wake up one morning and decide that you were just going to make yourself a cuppa and sit there.
Now, if I had a laundry like one of these, I think would become instantly super domesticated. I’d even put on an floral and frilly apron … and maybe even a ribbon in my hair.
Maybe. Here goes:
… I do love the diner-style retro vinyl floor and lime green walls. Lots of storage space too. And easy access from the kitchen.
Love the vintage style of this laundry but I also love its feeling of space and light. Wicker baskets get a big tick.
I kind of think of Scandinavia when I see this laundry. It’s the slate and the wood panelling, maybe.
Why don’t we hang or place cool photos in our laundry? Something nice to look at while search for sock pairs.
Love this wall art. Want.
Apartment laundries can be cool too.
Of course. Why didn’t I think of Tiffany blue and a chandelier? Why?
Simple + white + light just works.
Now, that’s a tub I’d happily do my hand washing in. You?
What does your laundry look like? Does it get overlooked in the home decorating department? Or do you have a chandelier hanging too?Main photo: credit (very cool Italian tiles!)