Obviously your laundry room is not the space to get expensive art! But it is so fun to have art for laundry room because it makes the space where you’re doing chores a little bit lighter and brighter. I find that anything that is going to draw me into the laundry room is a plus because I do not like doing laundry in the slightest (doing my laundry as I write this, ironically enough).
Art for laundry room is a place to let loose, be playful, and have some fun. Let’s walk through the process from start to finish so that you know exactly how to get the best art for your laundry room.
This post is all about finding the best art for laundry room. Let’s get into it!
Find an area on your laundry room wall that you want to focus on
This is the first step of the process. It’s supposed to be an easy one! It really is hard to go wrong here. When you’re picking where you want to put art in your laundry room, I have a few tips.
Do not pick a large wall that is entirely blank otherwise. By blank I mean there are no windows, shelves, or anything else to break up the wall. Picking a large, blank wall is way too much work for this kind of utilitarian space. I mean, if you want to make a gallery wall in your laundry room, go for it. I will not be the one to stop you. But picking a part of the wall that is a little smaller and that is near a window or shelf will make your life easier.
Keep it simple in this space. Generally, I would suggest that you pick an area that almost seems like it is asking for something to be hung up there. Especially if you’re a design oriented person, go with your gut feel. A spot between a shelf and the ceiling can be good. A little bit of wall space next to a window also can look really charming with some art there.
Where you place your artwork in your laundry room should be a place that just fits. It works for you visually, and you like it (yes sometimes it can really be this simple!). Most likely, you will be the one spending the most time in here anyway. So your preferences matter the most! That’s what this is all about.
How many works of art should you put in your laundry room?
Again, this is not something to get hung up on. If you found a little piece of wall space that is speaking to you, you might already have an idea of how many frames could fit in well there.
If you’re feeling a little unsure, I have some more tips to help you! I think that this next tip might be the secret sauce to art for laundry rooms. The more I think about it, the harder it is to think of a situation where it wouldn’t work.
Ready for it? The secret recipe to having art in your laundry room is pairing two works of art together. Hanging up two pieces of art next to each other – whether they are side by side or stacked with one over the other – this just works.
Two works of art strikes the perfect balance. Having no laundry room wall art is perfectly normal, but who likes being normal? It’s just such a nice touch to add art to this space. It makes it just a little bit less of a utility room and more inviting. On the other hand, like I said earlier – having an entire gallery wall just doesn’t seem like the right fit for this space.
A cute pairing of artwork fits in so seamlessly and completely changes the vibe of the space. I love this pin from Pinterest as an example of a cute pairing! The next step is picking out art that you love.
Pick out your art!
I know that this step is often the hardest, because it can be hard to know what’s good. Especially with art, it can be confusing and hard to know what is worth spending your money on.
Hopefully in the next year I will be able to direct you to the Garland Collections shop to choose from our curated collections of art. I can’t wait for that! It will make the process so much easier for you. And I know it will be so much fun to work with emerging artists and share their beautiful work with you.
In the meantime, you can reach out to me to inquire about getting direct consultation help from me for decorating your home. Please use my contact page to reach me – my email is listed there.
Otherwise, you can find art inspiration on my Pinterest. I have a few different boards for this, and my most popular board is linked here. You can check that out to get a sense of what art you would like in your laundry room.
And I also always recommend doing a simple Google search for local artists near you, because there is more talent locally than you may realize. It is really special to support a working artist and also to have their work in your home.
Etsy also has some beautiful options for prints, paintings, and drawings. I sometimes find it really tiring to look there because they have such a broad range of options, and not all of them are good. But if you are willing to dig, Etsy is a great place to do that. Plus, when you find an artist’s shop that you love, you can keep going back to it! Make sure you take note of the shop’s name, though. I definitely have made the mistake before of losing track of the Etsy shops I like, and it made my life so much harder than it needed to be.
Hang up your art
Now we’re finally at the last step! You get to hang up your art and take it all in. This final result is so satisfying.
If you’re wondering about whether you should frame your art or not, I think that you have a variety of options in this space. Given the utilitarian and more casual nature of a laundry room, there is some more flexibility with how you frame your art.
First and foremost, if you have a personal preference of having things framed, go with that. I have a post all about framing your art with some helpful dos and don’ts. I love frames so you can’t go wrong with adding them in.
On the other hand, you also can get away with a more casual look in your laundry room. Sometimes this is a fun change of pace from the rest of your home. You definitely can get away with having canvases with no frame in this space. That’s a definite. Another idea is to hang up your art with a metal clip for a more crafty, rustic vibe.
Overall, you can’t really go wrong with this step either. Are you getting that vibe throughout this process? Especially because your laundry room is just a place for you, you can get creative and experiment a little bit. Remember that the worst case scenario is that you don’t like it, and you change it later. And that’s no big deal!
Laundry room design inspiration
I thought it would be a fun way to end off this post by sharing some of my favorite laundry room design inspiration photos from Pinterest with you. These laundry rooms are so dreamy. Somehow, I am still skeptical of how enjoyable laundry possibly could be, but these are starting to convince me.
I love these light blue cabinets and patterned tile. Such a bright and airy combination! Nina Williams shared this design inspiration photo on her blog that she actually got from Lexi Westergard’s design website. Love it!
I also really like this design. The cabinets are so smart because they can hide all of the detergent and clutter so that they are not constantly visible. Also this light fixture is so cool. Love it.
Full disclosure – I think that the pin above might technically be a mudroom, but regardless, I think this design would look really good as a laundry room. And I love the little framed art on the shelves!
This also is so pretty. I love the big, dark tile and the light, natural wood. Such a great combination. Also having a window that brings natural light into this space is totally a game changer.
I especially love the idea of hang drying more clothes and having a built in place to do that. It is so functional but also really pretty!
For more laundry room design inspiration, check out my Pinterest board that I have dedicated to laundry rooms.
That’s it for this post all about art for laundry room! I hope that you got some inspiration and feel empowered to make your laundry room beautiful. Just because it’s a utilitarian space doesn’t mean it couldn’t use a little extra love.
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