It’s wallpaper time in my laundry nook! This space started out as very utilitarian in our garage, but has since been upgraded. I even added in marble tile! And today, the wallpaper is going up. I thought I’d share the process and some laundry room wallpaper ideas.
why wallpaper works in laundry rooms
I think laundry rooms work so well with wallpaper because it’s a space with a lot of hard things. The washer, dryer, countertop and cabinets- they’re all hard. And then, the wallpaper softens all that up with a fun pattern.
Fabric usually isn’t the best idea to be used inside a laundry room since it might be a lint collector, but wallpaper can do a great job at balancing out all the hard sharp lines that usually exist in a laundry room.
First up, I thought I’d share my 15 favorite laundry rooms that incorporate wallpaper. I hope these inspire you as much as they do me!
laundry room wallpaper ideas
my laundry room wallpaper choices
For my wallpaper, I selected a pretty pink paper from Wallpaper Direct. Before I settled on the one I liked, I found a bunch of contenders! Usually, I don’t show what I didn’t choose, but there were so many lovely options that I wanted to share!
1 Peonies- a chinoiserie mural on light pink / 2 Bloomsbury- a stripe of bold flowers and butterflies / 3 Carnation Garden with feathery florals. I love the light background! / 4 Chelsea by Sanderson- made in 1957 a classic rose bouquet / 5 Calathea- blush column of leaves / 6 Bluebell- Art Nouveau with meadow flowers / 7 Palais classic stripes / 8 Rebarber colorful landscape / 9 Lotus lily pad Chinoiserie /
I think any of these wallpapers would be so cute in a laundry room- or really any room at all! If you’re looking for lots more cheap wallpaper options, I have affordable wallpapers listed here.
the wallpaper I choose
I ended up going with the wallpaper Bamboo Garden by Linwood. Thank you to Wallpaper Direct for gifting this paper to me for this project!
To be honest, from the picture above, I was concerned the paper wasn’t crisp enough looking, but then I saw this close up of the fabric and thought it looked lovely.
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To install the wallpaper, I first started by laying out where the wallpaper would hit on the wall. To do that, I cut a strip of wallpaper and then marked where it hit the wall with post it notes.
After testing the placement a few times, I was happy with where each row of wallpaper started and stopped. In the past, I’ve just started on one end of the room and didn’t plan at all. But the plan made a big difference and helped me get a better outcome.
For the first piece of wallpaper, I rolled paste on the wall and then stuck the wallpaper up. It’s hard to see, but I had a laser level line up so I could bet the first place level.
I also made sure the wallpaper went above the ceiling line as well and trimmed it so it ran perfectly with the shiplap on the ceiling.
Once it was level, I trimmed the three sides with a utility knife and started on the next row of paper.
For the second piece, the most important consideration was getting it to line up with the pattern on the first piece. Then, I repeated across the whole laundry room nook.
And now, the wallpaper is up! I love how it adds some depth and interest to the space. Also, that little pink pencil tile looks so perfect with the wallpaper!
We even got a sconce up- it’s so fun putting finishing details up after this being a construction site for weeks. Hopefully this post has shown some good laundry room wallpaper ideas. Would you put wallpaper up in your laundry room?
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Valerie Hill says
I especially love the little detail of the think pink tile!