Adding Laundry room wallpaper is an easy way to spice up your laundry room.
One of my biggest pet peeves is hauling laundry all over the house, so I fixed that with our new home! This was supposed to be my oldest daughter's bathroom. Instead, I turned my other daughter's bathroom into a Jack and Jill bathroom my girls now share.
Thankfully, that opened up this space for a small laundry room... and no more hauling laundry across the house!!
Designing Small Spaces
I love to add an accent wall to small rooms. It gives your eye something to focus on. Since this is such a small space I wanted open shelves over the washing machine. I will use the open shelves to store the items needs for washing. As well as add some laundry room decor to add a welcoming feel to the new space.
Laundry Space Before
Here is what it looked like before. The white walls make for a fun blank slate. I really love the light fixture so it will stay and add to the over all design of the space.
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I will be adding an accent wall to the back wall. I chose this wall because it is the first thing you see when you enter the room.
First, I added the vertical battens. The battens are 1 ½" MDF. I spaced them 6" apart from each other. I did them closer together than standard board and batten since this is a small wall. I used my brad nailed and 1 ½" long brad nails to attach everything to the wall.
The top piece is a pre-made header that I bought from Colonial Building Supply, a local hardware store. You can find similar options at Home Depot and Lowes too!
Paint for Small Laundry Room Makeover
Now that the wainscoting is up I used putty to fill the holes. While the putty dried I used caulk to caulk all of the seams.
After the putty was dry I used 120 grit sandpaper to sand the extra putty off.
It is time to prep for paint. First start by brushing any remaining dust off the moldings. Followed by vacuuming the room. You want to get rid of as much dust as possible so it doesn't ruin your paint finish.
I then taped everything off. I have found it easiest to tape off the floor and walls with tape first. Then you can tape the paper to the tape. This makes for a stronger bond so hopefully it doesn't blow up when spraying. Since this is a little laundry room I used my HomeRight sprayer to spray everything.
I used the same color as the rest of my moldings in my house. Which is Chalk White by Benjamin Moore.
Adding Wallpaper to a Small Laundry Room
After the paint was all dried I applied the wallpaper. I love bold patterns in small spaces. So I went a little more bold with the new wallpaper.
This wallpaper was super easy to apply. It came with the wallpaper paste that I applied straight to the wall. Applying to the wall was a lot easier than applying to the back of the panel. I then placed the wallpaper over the top. I used a squeegee to smooth the wallpaper out.
When smoothing wallpaper out you want to push all of the air out with the squeegee. Some of the paste may squish out the sides. That is ok, you want your paper good and stuck to the wall. This wallpaper is very high quality making it easy to readjust and work with.
I do have a complete post on how to install wallpaper here.
I applied all of the wallpaper within an hour.Wallpaper is a great option for easy updates to any space.
Adding Laundry Room Decor
Let's get this space decorated up! One of the great parts about adding wallpaper to a space is it serves as decor as well.
You don't want to add too much decor so the wallpaper still stands out.
This shelf from Shelfology is a great way to add function and decor. The thick wood helps the space feel warm. It also matches the wood in the rest of the house.
Baskets for Laundry Room Storage
Once the shelf was up I added some baskets to hold all the random laundry stuff. Another functional way to add decor. found different colors, sizes and shapes of baskets for a functional way to add decor.
- Small grey basket I put the laundry sheets so they could easily be grabbed.
- Large ombre seagrass basket is for a laundry basket and the
- Small stacked baskets have the laundry detergent and washer cleaner in them. Shop similar accessories here.
- Big rectangle basket is for unmated socks.
This fun sign is from Teal Barn signs.
I then added some greenery and that fun vase to top it off this small laundry makeover.
More Laundry Room Wallpaper Choices
There are so many choice of wallpaper out there it can be hard to choose the right one.
Peel and stick wallpaper is a great option.
- Peel and stick wallpaper is a vinyl product. You pull the backing off and apply it to the wall. There is no water or glue involved.
- It is also removable wallpaper, making it easier to change out down the road. Or if you are renting it can be removed when you move out.
- This type of wallpaper will overlap each other by about an inch at each seam.
In my daughter's bathroom I used a peel and stick wallpaper in a very bold pattern. I love to go bold in small spaces. View bathroom here
In the small powder room I did a peel and stick wallpaper mural. This wallpaper has a canvas texture to it.
In my master closet I added a black and white floral peel and stick wallpaper. I have a full tutorial on how I installed it here.
- Traditional wallpaper is when you are working with a glue, like this laundry room wallpaper.
- You either mix up the glue and apply it to the wall or back of the wallpaper
- Or the wallpaper is pre pasted and you use water to activate the glue
- This type of wallpaper will not overlap. You will just match up the seams
My daughters dark mural is a pre pasted wallpaper. The advantage to working with a pre pasted wallpaper is that you can move it slightly once it is on the wall. This is helpful when matching up the seams. (view her room here)
Hopefully you found some new laundry room wallpaper ideas to transform your space.
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