The utility room deserves considerate design and decor like any other room in the house, and today we look at our top 5 favourite looks...
A popular design trend at the moment is reworking the 50's style with enamel storage and traditionl, retro styled bottles. The Belfast sink is a key feature for this nostalgic trend, along with a warm yet muted colourscheme of grey and cream. Pinks and Greens and various shades of red and brown also work well with this look.
Creating a similar feeling of nostalgia, the shabby chic look is also a popular choice of utility rooms. Steel storage containers and simple decorative flower arrangements are a common feature for this look. A sage and white colourscheme helps to keep the space looking fresh.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, a more modern feel can be created with wire baskets and industrial style metal shelving. A femenine feel can still be maintained with carefully chosen wall colours and accessories, like purple and pink.
Adopt a bold and colourful palette for a fun and cheerful utility space. Ironing could never be dull in a room like this! Be brave with your colour choices and choose contrasting hues for maximum impact. Include exciting fabric designs to complement the quirky look.
A simple white colour scheme should not be underestimated however! Not only will it create an illusion of space in smaller utility rooms, the colour is fresh and clean - just how you want your laundry! You can make it less clinical with the addition of natural woods, creating a more homely feel. Adding an accented colour would also work well here if used sparingly.
What's your utility room style?