If your laundry room is in the garage, you have a great canvas to work with! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite garage laundry room ideas for you.

Doing laundry doesn’t have to be a boring chore – I’ve found that it can be a really peaceful, meditative task.

Washing my sheets and clothes always makes me feel so accomplished, and I love the smell and feel of warm, clean clothes, fresh from the dryer. Having a beautiful, calming space to do laundry makes a huge difference in how I feel about the task.

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The laundry room is such a great opportunity to create a cute space in your home.

You spend a lot of time there, so why not make it as chic and functional as possible? Decorating your laundry room isn’t just about making it look nice – with the right storage ideas and materials, you can make washing your clothes a lot easier.

These ideas to spruce up your garage laundry room will help you get started with designing the perfect space.

Garage Laundry Room Ideas for Storage

One of the most important aspects to consider when designing your garage laundry room is storage. You want the space to be cute yet practical, so good storage is crucial.

Here are my best tips and links to items you’ll need in your small laundry room.

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1. Remove clutter

Keep the room clean and free of any unnecessary items.

Pro Decor Tip: The most important decorating tip to remember when you’re working with any small space is to avoid clutter as much as possible.

I’ll share tips on how to organize your laundry supplies so they look more uniform and don’t clutter up your space throughout this post.

2. Hang a curtain

Even if the rest of your garage is a disorganized mess, your laundry room doesn’t have to be. Tackling the entire garage might be too big a chore, so why not create an oasis of clutter-free space for your laundry room? Use a room divider curtain to section off your laundry area.

3. Add storage shelves

Installing floating shelves uses up empty wall space to create some much-needed storage room. You can use these shelves for supplies, clean clothes, and decorative items.

4. Storage cabinet

Adding a storage cabinet is a great way to create storage space and reduce clutter in your laundry room.

Quick Tip: Use a bookcase as a storage cabinet – the open front makes it easy to find and access the items you need. I love this one with LED lights!

5. Use storage baskets

Once you’ve got your storage cabinet/bookcase installed, line it with cute storage baskets to group items (like detergent, fabric softener, stain remover, etc.) together and create a more uniform look.

6. Put laundry supplies in jars

Let’s face it, most laundry detergent packaging is… less than aesthetically pleasing. I think it’s such a cute idea to put supplies in beautifully labeled glass jars like these, don’t you?

7. Pegboards

I’m a big fan of putting pegboards in almost any space. You can hang art, hooks, baskets, or whatever else you can think of from these sturdy boards. They just open up your storage and decorating possibilities, and you can get creative with how to fill them.

Pro Tip: For creative ways to use pegboards, check out this post on Ikea pegboard ideas for storage.

Garage Laundry Room Storage Ideas

Once you’ve got your basic, larger storage items installed, there are a few more things you can add to your garage laundry room to make the most of your space.

Here are some other ideas I found to maximize the room you have while making it look brighter.

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8. Bags or bins for sorting clothes

I love cute fabric bins like these to sort your dirty clothes. You could also get unlabeled ones to separate each person’s laundry.

9. Hanging racks

Some laundry needs to hang immediately when it’s done drying to avoid wrinkles. Hanging racks look so chic and are a great way to store clothes in the laundry room.

Organization Tip: Get a hanging rack with wheels to make accessing and storing it easier, plus you can move it around if you redecorate! This one has extra storage space at the bottom, too.

10. Add a dryer rack

I think this cylindrical octopus dryer rack looks so chic, and it doesn’t take up too much floor space.

11. Washer/dryer pedestal

A washer/dryer pedestal adds height to your machines while creating useful storage space underneath.

12. Storage cart

I love storage carts for small spaces, and this one is designed to fit somewhere narrow. You could even slide it between your washer and dryer.

13. Folding table

Invest in a beautiful table or use counter space to fold your clean laundry.

Pro Tip: Utilize the space underneath the table for more storage by adding hampers or a low bookcase.

14. Tabletop ironing board

This little ironing board saves so much room! It’s designed to rest on top of your table or counter as you iron, and it collapses for easy storage. So cute and useful!

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15. Use white or bright colors

When working with a small space with limited natural lighting, it’s important to brighten it up and make it look as big as possible. Opt for white or bold colors to make your garage laundry room shine.

Pro Style Tip: Match colors for a uniform look. If your storage cabinet is white, get white floating shelves. If you paint your bookcase a bright teal, get teal fabric storage bins.

16. Cute laundry hampers

A nice-looking laundry hamper can go a long way in making your laundry room more appealing. I like this one, but there are lots of good options and colors out there.

17. Ironing board covers

You can get cute ironing board covers that match your laundry room aesthetic! It’s like changing the duvet cover in your bedroom (but easier). Plus, you don’t have to buy a whole new board if you don’t like the way your current one looks.

Pro Tip: The ironing board is such a focal point of the laundry room, and you spend a lot of time looking at it – so make sure to get a board cover design you love.

18. Hide the plumbing

A lot of times, garage laundry rooms have visible plumbing, and for most of us, that’s just not the vibe we’re going for. If it can’t be hidden with drywall, use a backless storage cabinet, or a curtain, or even place storage bins in front of plumbing to camouflage it.

19. Add some wallpaper

Paint your garage laundry room walls white or a bright color, and add a pop of fun wallpaper! Here’s some pretty boho peel-and-stick wallpaper, but there are tons of designs out there if this one doesn’t suit you.

Pro Tip: You don’t have to wallpaper your entire laundry room – just do an accent wall or the area behind your washer and dryer.

Make a Small Garage Laundry Room Cozy

The final step to designing your garage laundry room is adding cozy touches that make it feel like a part of your home. You spend a lot of time there, so why not make it as comfortable and lovely as you can?

Here are a few decorating tips to make your laundry space feel welcoming and peaceful.

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20. Cozy rugs

You spend most of your time in the laundry room standing, so be sure to add a plush, comfy rug. Besides adding comfort, this is a chance to brighten up the floors.

If you want some perfect rug suggestions for your garage laundry room, check out this post on basement rug ideas.

21. Hang wall art

Many people don’t think to add decorative art to their laundry rooms, but it’s so important in this space! It’s nice to have something beautiful to look at when you first enter the room or fold clothes. I like this cute pink washing machine on canvas, or this colorful clothesline art. But you can choose any art that fits your taste and color scheme, and it certainly doesn’t have to be laundry-themed!

22. Good lighting

The lighting in your garage laundry room is MASSIVELY important. Not only do you need to be able to see since you’re working with chemicals and trying to clean, but lighting can also make or break the vibe in a room.

If there’s not enough overhead light in your garage, invest in a beautiful standing lamp or two to brighten up your space.

23. Bluetooth speaker

This one isn’t so much about appearance, but it’s still important. Sometimes I like to do laundry in silence for a moment of mindfulness, but otherwise, I like to jam out to some tunes or get lost in a juicy podcast while I sort clothes.

Keep a little Bluetooth speaker in your garage laundry room – this one comes in a bunch of different colors to match the rest of your decor. You won’t regret it, I promise.

24. Mirror

A large mirror makes any small space look bigger, and it just makes sense to have one in the area of your house that always has tons of clothes.

25. Use cute dryer balls

These reusable wool dryer balls are so adorable – and think how cute they would look displayed in one of the glass jars I mentioned earlier!

Once you’re done implementing these design tips, you’ll actually be EXCITED to spend time working in your garage laundry room! The right storage items, color schemes, and decorative pieces are key to making your laundry room a cozy extension of the rest of your home.

So, what do you think? Are you going to partition your laundry room from the rest of the garage with a curtain, or place your supplies in beautiful glass jars?

Let me know which design ideas you liked best in the comments, and if you have any secret stain-removal tricks or other laundry hacks!

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