40 Small Laundry Room Ideas and Designs

small laundry room

Every family home needs a laundry room, but not all homes have enough space for one. But not all laundry rooms need a lot of space! A laundry just needs to be functional, well-equipped, and well-organized. Here are some incredible small laundry room ideas and designs that pack on efficiency without the need for so much space.

1.       Laundry and Mudroom

Incorporating with the mudroom is one of the most popular small laundry room ideas and designs. It’s sensible and traffic smart especially if you need extra space to hang and dry clothes. This light green colour scheme is laundry room perfect – fresh, clean, airy.

laundry and mudroom combo

2.       Multi-Purpose Laundry Room Island

This multi-purpose laundry room island is a hard worker! It’s an ironing board, storage, and folding table in one. It is also wheeled for maximum room and space flexibility.

multi-purpose laundry room island

3.       White and Organised

White expands the room and creates the illusion of space. This white and well-organised laundry is complete with a sink, folding station, ironing board, stacked washer and dryer, and lots of storage. And it only took half a wall of space.

modern white laundry room

4.       Laundry Closet

You don’t need an entire room for your laundry. A closet is more than sufficient, accessible, and easy to hide. A well-sized closet anywhere in the house will do.

modern laundry in a closet

5.       Vertical Sliding Organiser

Clutter makes any room messy, disorganised, and cramped. This vertical sliding organiser is space efficient. It can hide all your laundry stuff away from plain sight while keeping them within easy reach.

vertical sliding organiser

6.       Laundry and Craft Room

Incorporating your laundry into the craft room is nothing short of ingenious! You will never be bored again waiting in-between loads. And your craft table can also double as the folding station.    

laundry and craft room in one

7.       Open Shelves Storage

Open shelves help avoid the cramped look. This adjustable open shelving idea provides room flexibility, while the cohesive colour coding keeps things neat and orderly.

small laundry room

8.       Hanging Baskets Organiser

Use as much space you’ve got in the laundry, including vertical space. These behind-the-door wall basket organisers are cute, sensible, and a great space saver.

wall basket organisers

9.       Compact Off-the-Wall Laundry

A wall is all you need for your laundry. This compact off-the-wall laundry comes with full-sized washer and dryer, folding station, and ample storage.

off the wall laundry

10.   Ironing Board Cabinet

One of the best small laundry ideas and designs is an ironing board you can fold up and hide when not in use. A wall cabinet that will also keep ironing essentials makes things organised and doesn’t take up much space.

ironing board wall cabinet

11.   Shower and Laundry Combo

Sleek, efficient, and striking. This shower and laundry combo is best for smaller homes and apartments and for people who prefers the streamlined living.

modern shower and laundry unit

12.   A Space for Everything

A laundry doesn’t have to be large, it just need a dedicated space for everything. This off-the-wall modern laundry is equipped with all the essentials and the space for it. The natural wood texture and modern cabinetry makes the laundry elegant and appealing.

modern wall laundry unit

13.   Small Hallway Laundry

A hallway or a landing nook is perfect for your laundry. This small hallway nook transformed into a laundry is compact yet well-equipped. The double doors makes everything accessible and hides the laundry when not in use.

hallway nook laundry closet

14.   Pulldown Drying Rack

How about a drying rack that doubles as a wall feature! Banish your cumbersome racks and install this efficient and chic pulldown drying rack. Very handy during heavy laundry days.

pull down wall drying rack

15.   Vertical Open Shelves

Get as much storage space as you can. This vertical open shelves allows you to use up even the odd and small spaces, from the floor all the way to the ceiling.

rustic laundry room with open shelves

16.   Laundry Nook

Every house can afford to install a laundry. All you need is a cosy nook or corner in the house for your laundry. This laundry nook wisely uses much of the available wall space.

small corner nook laundry

17.   Wall Organiser

This is a simple yet efficient wall organiser and storage. It smartly takes up the wall space and keeps laundry essentials off the floor and counters. You can even DIY the organiser with some repurposed wood pallets.

pallet wall organiser for laundry room

18.   Laundry Closet with Sliding Doors

Sleek, clean, and modern. This all white laundry installation is also space efficient. The opaque sliding doors keeps the laundry hidden when not in use and the room neat. It also allows easy access to the entire laundry hub.

white modern laundry with sliding door

19.   Accordion Drying Rack

The accordion drying rack is a timeless favourite for laundry rooms. Pull it out for more drying room and put back in when not in use. Dress up your accordion drying rack with a wood base and decorative brackets.

accordion laundry drying rack

20.   Kitchen Cupboard Laundry

Use the extra kitchen cupboards as your laundry. You can also double use your kitchen sink and countertops. With these innovative swing-out doors, who can tell your laundry is in the kitchen?

laundry inside kitchen cabinet

21.   Bath and Laundry Room

Incorporating the laundry into the bathroom is nothing new. It is still one of the most sensible small laundry ideas and designs as it optimise the use of the sink, countertops, and plumbing lines.

laundry in a bathroom

22.   Laundry Basket Organisers

Open shelves and basket organisers beautifully complement each other. The combination is also perfect for small laundry rooms; giving storage flexibility, movement, and style.

laundry room organising shelves and baskets

23.   Wheeled Hampers

Make laundry days easier with these wheeled hampers. Do away with the endless cumbersome hauling and transferring of clothes and laundry stuff by wheeling them instead.

charming cottage style laundry room

24.   Behind the Door Shelves

You don’t need an extra room or cabinets for more storage. This compact laundry in a cabinet uses the back of the door for storage shelves.

small laundry in a closet

25.   Under the Stairs Laundry

When challenged with limited living space, a small laundry can easily fit into the space under the stairs. A few inset shelves will provide room for storage.

washer and dryer under the stairs

26.   Drying Rack Drawer

This smartly placed drying rack drawer is simply ingenious! The design cleverly hides the rack while maintaining the clean lines of the modern cabinetry.

laundry drying rack drawer

27.   Pass-through Laundry Wall Shelving

Who says you have to enter the laundry room to access it? This smartly designed small laundry lets you put and get items from the shelves without entering the room. Talk about streamlined traffic!

stairs landing laundry room

28.   Study and Laundry Room

Combining the study and laundry rooms is a tad surprising, but with the right design and room layout, it works really well. Catch up with your reading in-between loads!

laundry and study room in one

29.   Tilt-out Laundry Hampers

Smart and nifty laundry cabinet design. The hampers are kept accessible, organised, and open. The cabinet can also double as a storage cabinet and folding table.

tilt out laundry hamper cabinet

30.   Modern Minimalist Laundry

This modern minimalist laundry is small yet complete. Compact and efficiently designed.

modern compact laundry room

31.   Under the Counter Ironing Board

Under the counter ironing board – another smart laundry room contraption! The location is just perfect – accessible and space-efficient.  

under the counter pull out ironing board

32.   Laundry in the Closet

Incorporating the laundry with the closet is fast becoming a favourite. Having the laundry inside your walk-in closet is practical and smart use of space. This small laundry idea and design is perfect for single dwellers.

laundry in a closet

33.   Laundry Barn Door

A barn door lends a little touch of rustic and a lot of space savings. The sliding door design affords you extra room for storage and movement.

small laundry with barn door

34.   Overhead Drying Rack

This cleverly placed overhead rack takes your drying clothes high up, freeing you more open space where you need it. You can also keep it up against the ceiling when not in use, keeping the room neat and uncluttered.

pull up overhead laundry drying rack

35.   Industrial Pull-up Cabinet Doors

These industrial pull-up cabinet doors are easy to operate, chic, and space savers. The design complements the modern minimalism of the room.

small modern minimalist laundry room

36.   Towel Bar Drying Racks

Take advantage of that odd and often forgotten behind the door corner space. By installing some towel racks, you get yourself a smartly placed drying rack without eating up additional room or space.

towel bars behind door

37.   Floating Shelves

Keep your small laundry room open with these floating shelves. The chrome material also blends perfectly with the white walls, making the room appear larger.

small laundry room

38.   Laundry and Powder Room

Laundry and powder rooms have a lot of similar installations – sink, faucets, water supply, drains, and countertops. Why not combine the two rooms and save a lot of space?

laundry and powder room in one

39.   Pull-Out Laundry Hampers

We can use as much help as we can get during laundry days! This pull-out hamper cabinet design keeps things organised, saves time, and minimises movement.   

pull-out laundry hamper cabinet

40.   Compact Hallway Laundry

Even a small and compact laundry can be efficient and looks amazing too! The use of open shelves, compact dryer, and folding doors contributes to the practicality of the design. While the black washer smartly contrasts the all-white palette.

compact hallway laundry

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