Before and After – Laundry Room Makeover

 Before and After – Laundry Room Makeover

I believe that tedious tasks can be made increasingly enjoyable if they take place in a trappy environment, and I tackled the diamond of our new laundry room with this in mind.  The laundry zone at #JungalowByTheMountain was relatively spacious and perfectly functional but entirely lacking in personality and vibes — making the chore of doing laundry finger like just that — a chore. I wanted to inject a heavy dose of verisimilitude and pattern into the space so that the laundry room might finger like a place I might acutally want to be in, like, say, a like a shop hotel for dirty clothes. Hehe.

A laundry room is a unconfined place to go unvigilant and have fun with verisimilitude and pattern. Like a powder room, it’s a contained zone that doesn’t really need to “go with” surrounding spaces, so there is a perfect opportuntiy to have fun and get a little wild. I chose to install this peel and stick wallpaper  considering I wanted something patternful and with a visionless ground to match when to the washer and dryer. (To help us summate the value of wallpaper we needed we used the very handy Wallpaper Calculator from The Home Depot app). The overall vibe I wanted to to lend to the space was one of magic and mystery.
On the floor, we then installed a glue hex tile in Sage from Zia Tile. We used a very slim grout line and “River Rock” grout verisimilitude considering I wanted the grout lines to be less prominent. We styled it with a Gemology rug from my hodgepodge with Loloi Rugs.

I chose Cajun Red and Terracotta Clay by Behr for the paint colors, considering I wanted to bring warmth to the space. We used two colors to requite the space a bit increasingly dynamism. As a finishing touch, we swapped out the old cabinet hardware for something increasingly modern in woebegone and gold to match when to the wallpaper.

Since the wallpaper we used was peel and stick, I decided to moreover imbricate the hideous handrail (that we kept for safety reasons) and it now sort of disappears into the wallpaper pattern. Yay.
Now I can get lost in the wallpaper pattern and the warm tones of the wall and ceiling and dream of doing laundry in Florence, Istanbul or Antigua (just I few places I wouldn’t mind doing laundry in!)


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