This Vintage Farmhouse Laundry Room Mood Board was created for a client, but has many ideas that you can incorporate into any space!
As a DIY and home blogger creating mood boards is probably one of my favorite things that I do. I love creating a vision for a space, shopping the room, and helping a homeowner see the potential for their space. Recently a reader contacted me about coming up with a plan for their dysfunctional laundry/bathroom and adjoining hallway/mudroom. Here are the before pictures of the space:
The client loves the look of Jess Wasserman- Instagram and her laundry room and spaces were inspiration for the space.
After a lot of online hunting this is the vintage farmhouse laundry room mood board that I created for her space **Contains Affiliate links**:
Grey Vanity, Heirloom Rose Wallpaper, Grey Cabinets, Shelving Unit, vintage laundry prints, Wall Hooks, Wood Plank Tile, Frosted Door, cabinet pulls, antique whitewash chandelier, white farmhouse lights, industrial metal lights, hamper, rolling laundry cart, magnolia wreath, paddle rug
Currently their space isn’t functioning the way a laundry room OR a bathroom should function. They’ve got a closed in shower that no one has showered in for years, and a dryer that barely opens due to the sink directly across from it. When it came to brainstorming for her laundry room I had all kinds of ideas on the layout. My favorite layout involved demoing the shower and moving the toilet to the shower alcove. Then across from the toilet creating a sink and laundry zone like in this picture:
If this isn’t an option with their plumbing, they’ve also considered demoing the shower, moving the dryer to the shower’s location, and using the sink in the adjoining hallway as the bathroom sink. If they go with that option I’m loving this vanity in white or grey for their space:
One of the things that my client loves the most about the inspiration image is the floral wallpaper. We found this Heirloom Rose Wallpaper by Joanna Gaines that will be perfect for the space.
This laundry/bathroom combo is currently filled with lots of oak and honey wood tones. If she were to replace the Cabinets I love the look of these Shaker cabinets from Home Depot. If they choose to keep the current cabinets, I think they would look gorgeous painted Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray like in this inspiration picture:
Where the homeowner’s sink currently sits impedes into their walkway. I liked the idea of a shallow shelving unit like this on this wall. This would be a place to keep laundry supplies as well as stage decor. Here’s a staged example of the type of shelving I’m thinking:
Source: Meaningful Spaces
If the space is too narrow for the shelving, I think that these oversized vintage laundry prints would look gorgeous on that wall, or even on the shelving:
In order to help bring some natural light to the dark mudroom hallway, I suggested a frosted french door like this or this. If door into the back hallway isn’t necessary I also suggested removing that door to open up the space.
Source: Apartment Therapy
Moving into the hallway I think the spaces could be unified with the same wallpaper, painting the trim and doors “Simply White“, and painting the paneling either white or the same grey color as the laundry room cabinets. The other item that will completely unify this space is the flooring. I LOVE the way this Wood Plank Tile looks and think it would really modernize this space, while still be durable enough for a mudroom and laundry space.
Source: Maison de Pax
When it comes to lighting for this space the fluorescent lighting needs to go. I would love to see one of these antique whitewash chandeliers in the space. As for some flush mount lighting I think white farmhouse lights or these industrial metal lights would both be great choices.
I’ve covered all the big stuff, then it’s fun to think about how to accessorize a laundry room like this. This hamper would look really cute in here. Another accessory that I really love (but may not have room for) is this adorable rolling laundry cart. Lastly every space needs a bit of greenery so I thought this magnolia wreath would be perfect.
The last items I thought this space should have is a good runner rug. I feel like this space needed a little bit of a geometric print so the paddle rug would work perfectly.
If you’ve got space that you need help with, be sure to check out my design services! I’d love to help you find inspiration and sources to create a home you love! Also be sure to check out my other mood boards for inspiration!
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