Elsie’s BNB Laundry Room Makeover

Hello friends! I am SO SO excited to share this laundry room with you today! It’s one of the makeovers I am the most proud of. It just shows what a huge difference paint and a few strategic details can make!

Here’s a look at the “before.”

And here is the “after”! Isn’t the difference insane?

This laundry room went from being such a boring afterthought to a seriously cute and cozy space! Can you call a laundry room cozy? I’m not sure, but it feels way more cozy to me!

Behind the appliances we added two wood shelves. Not only are they far more visually pleasing than the wire shelf that was previously there, but they can hold more. And even though I don’t have loads of stuff to store in this room yet, I know it will add up over time.

I love how the white shelves tie in with the white appliances and contrast against the deep green walls.

The washer and dryer are from GE and the link to these appliances is hereOn the opposite wall we added floor to ceiling shelves that fit these metal locker baskets and some hyacinth baskets. This is mainly a place for us to store obvious things that one of our guests may need (cleaning supplies or a roll of paper towels or toilet paper). We can also store extra bed linens, towels and wash cloths here. A lot of these supplies came from the Grove Collaborative. If you want to learn more about their products and services, check out this post!

I love how Collin was able to fit the shelves to our slanted ceiling, as it really gives the room a much more finished look than a pre-made shelf would provide.

The tile from our kitchen flows into the laundry room and we decided to go with the same wall color (Thunderbolt by Valspar) for the walls in this room. Here’s a link to the jute doormat.

Anytime I have a chance to add storage in a remodel I always go for it! Built in shelves are SO nice to add to a room and I do think they add value to a home. Who doesn’t want beautiful, custom shelves? Adding shelves is one of my go-to tricks for making a room both more functional and beautiful.

The kitchen and laundry room had an open door that felt “too open,” so I decided to add this beaded curtain (it comes in a plain bamboo and all white style as well). It felt a little unconventional to me and more boho than I was really doing in this house, but the function worked so well that I went for it anyway. I think it’s the perfect alternative to adding a door (the space is tight and a door would have had to swing into the kitchen) and it flows really well with the space visually.

Thanks so much for reading! Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

  • Clean, organized, gorgeous! I love the simple shelves. Can you share where they’re from?

  • Hi! Could you please tell me where are those white wall shelves from? The ones above the washer and dryer? Did you make them from scratch or did you purchase them? Would love a link… thank you so much! Gorgeous makeover wow!

    • Hi there!
      Collin built them custom for our space.

      Thank you so much! xx

      • Thank you so much for the reply! Ok going to see if we can replicate them! x

  • It looks lovely! Perfect addition in my opinion would be coat hooks on the “house” wall (the one with the door with beaded curtain). It would make it more fully a mudroom. But maybe there’s a mudroom elsewhere? I have forgotten. Or not enough room for that? the pictures are a little unclear.

  • Who is this Collin chap? Would love some background or “Collin tips”! ????

  • Love it so much! The green is amazing and I love the hanging beads – such an unexpected and flirty touch!

    Eva | www.shessobright.com

  • I was able to find it. For anyone else interested:


  • Can you link to the light on Lowe’s website? I looked for it but was unable to find it.

  • You can probably make the dryer door swing the other way and then guests won’t have to reach around it to throw the wash in. They usually just flip over and screw in on the other side. Love the curtain and the green color!

  • I was thinking a beaded curtain or just a sheer panel for our master bedroom closet. We never close the accordion but I don’t want to see the closet all the time. Wasn’t sure it would work in my space but you made it work maybe I can too!

  • I definitely think this space is cozy! I wouldn’t mind doing laundry in a spot like that. 🙂

  • What a transformation! That floor tile looks so good (I liked it in the kitchen, too.)

  • LOVE this room! You made the dark green look so approachable and cozy, instead of daunting like I always assumed it would be.

  • Elsie I have to know where you sweater is from?? I’ve been trying to find one exactly like that. Thank you so much!

  • That color is absolutely stylish, and I love the large cupboard. I wish I had a laundry room!

  • I love that light fixture! Do you mind sharing where its from? Also, loving the dark green in here, it feels really fresh! Thanks! xo

  • I love this! You did such a great job! This turned out so cute and I love the green and it just looks like a great and fun place to do your laundry!

  • This looks gorgeous! She did an amazing job with the design!


  • I’m really lovin’ all the room makeovers. It’s so amazing to see a space transform. Love the dark walls, Elsie! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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