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by Rhoda Vickers

From Atlanta, Georgia, Rhoda Vickers loves decorating and DIY projects. Decorating a home doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and Rhoda has spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yards ales, finding those treasures that make a home unique. She wishes to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity when it comes to making a house a home, sweet home.

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  • ​Having a space dedicated to doing laundry is a necessity, but that doesn't mean it can't be pretty and organized too. There are ways to do both and we'll look at a few ideas for getting those laundry/mudroom spaces organized. First, a laundry room has to function well. Doing laundry is one of those chores that we all have to keep up with, so why not make that space as pretty as it can be? It really doesn't take much more effort to have a beautiful space that's also useful so why not put in the extra effort?

    Any space can be enhanced!  
  • Adding shelves to an area just ups the practical aspect, and these jars with lids keep all those small things in clear view.
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  • This pretty laundry space (above) has a spot for the ironing board and iron, a message board, and lots of stylish baskets to keep odds and ends hidden. A happy blue wall doesn't hurt either.
  • This beautiful laundry space (above) has organized overhead storage and a cute curtain to conceal the washer and dryer. A striped rug and stool make it cozy and quaint. 
  • Even a small walk-in laundry closet (above) can be made beautiful with some thoughtful planning. A stencilled back wall makes the space a lot more interesting, and storage cabinet and shelves keep necessities handy, but also put away. 
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  • I've just finished up my own laundry room (above), which is quite a large space and doubles as a mudroom. Before the makeover, it was one of the ugliest spaces you've ever seen, but paint has done wonders! Paint and a few well-chosen furniture items and accessories have completely revamped the space. One of this space's smart solutions is a a curtain hung to cover up ductwork—there's also storage behind there.
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  • This combo mudroom/laundry room is now fully functional, pretty, and organized all at the same time. Who says a laundry room can't be pretty? Striped concrete floors make this space so much more inviting. 
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  • This stylish bird fabric bench from Wayfair is one of the stars of the laundry room. It opens up for storage and is a great place to hide the garden shoes.

    Don't forget the laundry room when it comes to making your home personal and pretty. Any space can be enhanced with a little imagination and a few key pieces. Oh, and paint! Don't forget the paint. Paint works wonders, as always.
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