There’s no reason why your laundry can’t be practically perfect. Laundries in 2021 are set to be just as beautiful as kitchens with home owners selecting more sophisticated finishes. We love laundries that look good and work just as hard.
It may be a largely utilitarian space, but your laundry can look just as great as the rest of your home. And with washing, ironing and dealing with clothes occupying at least two hours a week, there’s all the more reason to ensure this space looks good as well as works hard.
If you are building a new laundry, plan it into a practical location with easily accessible storage. It should preferably be a room that can be closed off but one with ample space, natural light and ventilation.
Be inspired by these 18 practical and beautiful laundries that look good – they’ll make washing almost enjoyable!
With three young boys in this household the laundry in this new-build in the Byron Bay hinterland gets a good workout, and is equipped with a functional layout and lots of bench space. The Caesar stone concrete and Lo & Co door handles continue here, with a brushed brass sink and tapware for added impact. A mirror from Marr-kett, a ceramic object from Nikau and Dior hand soap adorn the laundry benchtop. Photographer: Lynden Foss | Stylist: Lisa Burden | Story: Real Living
The Miele washing machine and dryer are tucked neatly into custom joinery beside. The neighbouring bench seat is an exceptionally stylish spot for kicking off the RM’s after a long day on the farm in Steve Cordony’s luxe kitchen. Photographer: Edward Urrutia | Story: Belle
Custom laundry joinery by Hugh-Jones Mackintosh paired with Miele appliances from Winning Appliances and a beautiful warm rattan and white natural colour scheme create a Mediterranean ambience in the laundry of this casually sophisticated home on Sydney’s lower north shore. Photographer: Prue Ruscoe | Styling: Olga Lewis | Story: Belle
The compact European laundry in this garage turned guesthouse is cleverly integrated into cupboard space. Photographer: Armelle Habib | Design: Cranberry Design | Story: Real Living
The display cabinets in this South Highland’s farmhouse butler’s pantry and laundry are filled with gathered and treasured items. “All the copper was from my grandma – until now I didn’t have the storage space for them,” says Louise. “So now I get to have them on display and enjoy them.” A wooden ladder allows access to the highest cupboards. “I wanted cupboards that met the bulkheads or ceiling,” says Louise. “I didn’t want dust collectors.”
Photographer: Nicki Dobrzynski | Stylist: Kerrie-Ann Jones | Story: Home Beautiful
Penny round tiles make a beautiful feature in this glamorous laundry and provide a warm, modern rustic feel. The pink and trendy terracotta tones are complemented by touches of brass and leather while oak timber flooring keeps the look light and natural and is easy to clean.
Photographer: Lisa Cohen | Stylist: Beck Simon | Design: Norsu Home | Story: Real Living
With its concrete flooring, custom shelving, enamel basin and cotton gauze curtains from Numero 74, this room in a French provincial coastal home is one that we would happily visit every day! Photographer: Maree Homer | Stylist: Kristin Rawson | Story: Real Living
Customised duck blue cabinetry doors in Laminex Winter Sky spruce up the light-filled laundry in this elegant heritage Sydney home restored to its former glory.
Photographer: Dave Wheeler | Stylist: Lisa Burden | Story: Home Beautiful
The open plan laundry in this 1970s Byron Bay Bungalow is full of natural light, with timber cabinetry to suit it’s hygge style. Photographer: Maree Homer | Stylist: Kerrie-Ann Jones | Story: Real Living
Additional bench space in the laundry comes in handy when the family entertain in this modern-minimal kitchen renovation, while a custom sliding door by Envisage Steel Creations can be pulled shut to close off the room when not in use. Photographer: Meghan Plowman | Story: Real Living
In the minimalist laundry of this Sorrento beach house, a Fisher & Paykel washer and heat-pump dryer are tucked under a limestone bench that ties in perfectly with the home’s laid-back, coastal luxury. Photographer: Shannon McGrath | Stylist: Natalie Turnball | Story: Belle
This beautiful, classically appointed laundry was designed by Coco Republic to suit an Art Deco-style home. The custom-made timber cabinetry is combined with subway tiles in a decorative replica-crackle finish and a Corian benchtop in Witch Hazel. Photographer: Maree Homer | Story: House & Garden
Located next to the kitchen, this Adelaide laundry, designed by Max Pritchard Architect, features Pietra Grey marble floor from Affordable Tiles, and plentiful bench space. “I included the Kerri Shipp prints because they add personality to the room,” says the owner. “With a family of five I spend a lot of time folding clothes. I thought I might as well have some serene pictures to gaze at.”
Photographer: Jared Fowler | Story: House & Garden
With plenty of room to play with, this laundry – serving a large family – accommodates two washing machines, a double trough and a walk-in drying closet in this Melbourne home with splashes of pink. Photographer: Sharyn Cairns | Design: Carole Whiting | Story: Real Living
Located in a self-contained studio in the garden of a northern Sydney home, this laundry is designed for easy after-pool access. The washing machine sits beneath a blackbutt bench that has been cleverly designed with cut-out sections for holding towels. Scala mini basin mixer from Sussex. Lab sink from Caroma. Photographer: Maree Homer | Story: House & Garden
Sliding American-oak doors open to reveal a laundry cupboard in the Adelaide home of interior designer Patrick Caroscio. Marble on the bench and splashback provides a touch of luxury, as does LED strip lighting under the overhead cabinets. Floor-to-ceiling storage to the left of the sink includes a hanging rail for ironing. “Hidden details can be the hero in a functional space such as a laundry,” Patrick says. Photographer: James Knowler | Story: House & Garden
A reclaimed concrete trough features in the timber-filled, farmhouse-style laundry of this multi-generational family home built from sustainable and recycled timbers in the hinterland of Balina. Photographer: Lynden Foss | Styling: Sarah Ellison | Story: Country Style
We had to include one of our own laundries – completed in 2021. A clean and crisp white, modern and rustic laundry that looks good and is on trend. Dark grey floor tiles compliment the white cabinetry, appliances and paint work finishes. We are loving the gorgeous rustic, wood-look splashback tiles and hand spray, stainless steel tap with deep laundry sink.
Photographer: Lisa Lindsey | Styling: Lisa Lindsey | Renovation: PCM Carpentry
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