Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Decorating my laundry room (Part 2)



So I managed to spend some time with my camera in the laundry room last weekend. It was about time actually, I have been neglecting that lil' gadget for quite some time now.

See it’s nothing extravagant in the room really, but what I love most is how bright and neat it looks with the wall colour and the thrifty stuff that I have in there. Like I said, when it is neat and nice, I could give laundry a little more loving. Heheh.

When I first outlined the “looks” of our laundry room (oh yes I do this a lot in my notebook, haha. Feeling designer gituuu), what I wanted was a bright look, so that it could absorb as much light as possible. Because it is a narrow space, brightness helps to make it look more spacious and of course I need all the light for the clothes drying.

Here is the view from the kitchen. We painted the room with a soft yellow colour (Softly Lit, Nippon Paint) and painted the door with Snow White, also from Nippon Paint. These were very important to define the space and I’m glad it worked out! Oh and the red rug, just to give a bit of contrast. Heheh. That big trash bin is from my mom, she got a new one so I took this one. One woman’s junk is another woman’s treasure kan?

I separated small and large hangers by having the small ones in the hanging basket on the racks. The large ones are hung on a portable clothes line on the floor. Easy for me to grab them every time.  Plus I cannot stand looking at cluttered and tangled hangers. 


Hubby bought a standard retractable clothes line and cut it off a bit to fit the space that we have on the wall. Another DIY success there! And we both love compact fittings very much, always want to go smart with home solutions. Plus it has to be retractable so that we can open the door to the back alley of the house (no backyard though, booo).

When it is bright, it also means that I get to plant something. So far I can only plant a few due to limited space. Among these three, the one in the light yellow pot is edible. It’s a Thai Basil (a.k.a Daun Kemangi). I love how I am able to pick it anytime and make it a quick “ulam” to go with my rice or toss it in my stir-fry. Eeek...that one seems to have yellow leaves, because I forgot to water it. Eheh.


I am a big fan of baskets. They just look lovely and “homey”. So I put one on the racks to hold my detergents and washing solutions, it looks neater that way. 

 




Next to the basket, I put a container to hold some clothespins and a little ceramic d├ęcor for me to toss in all the surprises that may come from our clothes. You know, those occasional shillings, brooches, loose buttons, etc. Of course I have got to sort them out later.


Last but not least, a quick snap to show the roof. Because it is a laundry room, we need as much air and sunlight as possible. It’s good that the previous owner already made it that way. I like!


OK that’s about it folks! :) Just a simple space, but it sure does makes me happy. Each morning when I come downstairs, the first thing I do is open the doors to this room, it just fills the kitchen with lights and happy vibes and I am all ready to start the day!

What are your tips to keep laundry fun? Any shortcuts to make the process more efficient (e.g separate colour hampers, etc)? I'd be happy to hear!

16 comments:

erinchunk said...

ayun,

laundry room takde atap ke transparent? washing machine basah nanti :D

miss u babe! see u soon!

xx Erin

hu[d]etx said...

nice!


Saya tak boleh tanam apa-apa.
Tangan panas!
Mesti layu.

Padahla tak jaga. Hihi.


rina said...

Nk cepat kering..pasang kipas dinding.so udara bergerak sket in the laundry room esp time hujan n mendung.n separate basket for baju besar n baju kecik yg dh kering..jadi bile tak sempat lipat..boleh 'go fishing' direct dr dlm bakul

NOR.HANANI.MOHD.YUSOFF said...

simple yet nice..
deco other area plak boleh?

Tishya said...

lawa!!

J@ja said...

Nice space Yuni! Yellow is the colour of my house, inside out!!! Hahaha ;p

Dina Sallehudin said...

Ayuni, gosh how do i say this? I have always always wanted a yellow themed laundry room/area. This is perfect and I love how you make the space look lively and so fresh with the indoor plants. Good job!

ishamizu said...

Wow, very nice! I like the soft yellow colour too, it does make the room spacious..;) hopefully, balik Msia nti boleh buat laundry room heheh..

Diyanazman said...

omg babe... your laundry room is so cantik!!! Love it!! mine is actually laundry room cum wet kitchen, there's a small fridge, counter top for storage, sink and of course the washing machine.. i am so inspired to decorate it now! heheheeh thanks to you! :)

just azura! said...

cantiknya laundry room you! spacious pulak tu! great idea of making spacious laundry room instead of renovating untuk besarkan dapur.. berbaloi..thanks for the idea...and suka tengok ada indoor plants sebagai penyeri... :)

Ayuni Ayatillah said...

Erin: Isk mestila transparent LOL. Habeh basah laundry room kalau tak buat atap haha.

Kak Rina: Brilliant idea! Tak penah terpikir la plak nak letak kipas haha. And separate baskets for baju kecik and besar bijak jugak!

Hanani, Insya Allah boleh cuba hihi.tapi biasalah saya jenis ambik masa, sikit2 gituu..

Thanks for the compliments everyone! Glad that this inspires you, hope you find a happy space in your home too :)

Ummi Salsabila said...

cantik dan kemas sgt! mine laundry room kat luar sana nun.Hahaha

Shafiee Aiman said...

Santek...tp ruang sy kecik je...kene tgu pindah umah br leh buat cmni...kemas simple nice ~pn supik~

CikNaa said...

sangat kemas..

Ayuni Ayatillah said...

Terima kasih semua :)

Fizah said...

blh baring2 kat laundry area camni ni....best sgt dgn kaler dinding yg cozy dan unsur deko yg simple but nice...perfecto!

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