Decorating and Upgrading Your Laundry Room on a Budget

Decorating and Upgrading Your Laundry Room on a Budget

Laundry rooms may not be seen by many people, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want them to be a great space in your home, right? Even if there is a limit on space or budget, there are multiple ways to brighten up a laundry room and tie it in with the rest of your home. Here are a few ways to upgrade your laundry room on a budget!

Flooring & Backsplashes

Starting from the bottom up, flooring is a quick and budget-friendly way to upgrade your space and set the tone. Flooring tiles are great to install and great to keep a clean aesthetic going. Switching to a more neutral flooring option or even picking something completely different from the rest of the house is an easy and inexpensive upgrade for your laundry room.

If you have a little bit of a bigger budget and want to use the flooring as an accent piece, there are other options for that as well! Mosaic tile is a great way to liven up a room with lighter colors and different shapes to create a fun design element that will have you wanting to do laundry every day!

Backsplashes are similar to flooring in the way that they can lighten up a space and do not have to match the rest of the house. Having counter space in a laundry room is great, so upgrading the areas around it are simple while keeping your budget in mind. Mosaic tiles can be used for backsplashes as well as using subway tiles for a more streamlined look.

Using tiles, backsplashes and flooring can tie in a room without having to add anything. This is extremely helpful when you do not have a ton of space to work with or want a quick change in your home.

Cabinets & Lighting

If you have the space, cabinets and shelves are another great way to upgrade your laundry room. Adding in cabinets above a washer or dryer or even creating a waterfall shelf can be a simple upgrade that will increase organization and efficiency in your laundry room, while being a great focal point within your design. With cabinetry, you can add baskets, small hampers, and any other items you use for laundry to help create an aesthetic organization. On top of that, it is a great idea to use this added storage for any other items you want to organize within your home.

For cabinetry, using different color paints or stains are great to add a pop of color in the room.

In addition to cabinets, there are smaller and more budget-friendly upgrades like knobs and pulls. These amazing little gadgets can upgrade the space to a whole new look easily and affordably . Whether you need a more modern and sleek look or want to create a cottage/farmhouse feel, there are many different options for you to choose from.

With cabinets and shelving in your laundry room, you may need extra lighting to brighten it up, so adding in any extra lights is a quick and budget-friendly way to do that. Cabinet lighting can be a great way to brighten up cabinets, shelves, and any countertops you have in your laundry room.

Think about adding lighting underneath your cabinetry to light up any counter space you have so it’s easy to have a work station for folding laundry. Also, having a statement lighting piece can bring the sophistication to your laundry room that you have been looking for.

DIY Countertops

Work stations are a must when it comes to having a place to fold and stack laundry in your laundry room, that is why having a countertop is so important! If you don’t have any counter space in your laundry room, think about adding an easily DIY-able wood countertop on top of your washer and dryer.

This added counter space will allow you to do household chores while also allowing more space for storage.

For instructions on how to construct a DIY countertop, check out this link.


In any DIY or home improvement project, paint is always at the top of the list to add extra dimension to a space. If your laundry room is a boring, all white design, think about painting the walls an exciting pop of color, or use an accent color that matches the rest of your home’s design.

There are many ways to upgrade your laundry room and home with budget-friendly changes and ideas. Check out more items like cabinets, lighting, and flooring at the Lily Ann Cabinets website!

Do you need more laundry room design ideas without budget limitations? Read our blog on Laundry Room Makeover ideas to help you transform your laundry room space.


1. How much does it cost to update a laundry room?

Laundry room updates can start from $2,000 and go up to $12,000 depending on the upgrades you make and the budget you have for the project.

2. Does update the laundry room increase home value?

Yes! Upgrading your laundry room or even adding a laundry room to your home can add thousands to your overall home estimate!

3. What else can a laundry room be used for?

Laundry rooms are great for added storage for linens, cleaning supplies and other home necessities you don’t necessarily have the room for in other spaces in your home.

4. What should every laundry room have?

Check out this blog from HGTV for the best laundry room ideas and essentials!

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