The laundry may be one of the most overlooked rooms at home, but a well-organised laundry is an thing of beauty. The Ikea laundry manages to squeeze in a lot of stuff, yet it's always well-organised, accessible and attractive.
Here are seven clever storage - and style - ideas you can take away from Ikea laundries.
1. Hang a curtain
Shower curtains are inexpensive but they can be pulled across quickly to create different zones or to hide dirty laundry.
2. Use hooks
Utilise every space available, including inside cupboards or the back of a door. Hooks can be used for storing and displaying all kinds of things, including clothes, tools and bags.
3. Make use of the walls
Ironing boards and drying racks take up a lot of real estate in a laundry. Install a drying rack in the space above an appliance or sink.
4. Bins aren’t just for rubbish
Ikea makes clever use of bins and storage boxes for different purposes in the laundry. Simplify your life by labeling bins and use them for separating lights, darks and delicates.
5. Use a colour palette
Everything looks better when it’s co-ordinated. Keep everything looking fresh with an all-white palette, or add one or two colours like green and blue for a cohesive look. You won't mind spending time in the laundry if it looks pretty.
6. Squeeze in a cupboard
If you have the room, squeeze in a skinny cabinet and stash all the stuff you want to hide.
7. Install a wall storage system
Ikea is the go-to destination for storage systems that make the most of vertical wall space. Maximise your space with something like Algot wall upright shelves.
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