For Your Home: Decorating should be fun in a laundry room
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Paint your laundry room a favorite color and add some artwork to the walls.

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I’m not sure where the term “laundry day blues” came from, but maybe it’s because most laundry rooms are depressing. They don’t excite our fun side.

If you have to do laundry — and most of us do — why not create a space that is a joy to visit? This could become one of the most vibrant rooms in your house.

Laundry rooms have to be equipped with some basic elements: a washer and dryer of course, as well as storage space for chemicals, dirty clothes and ironing supplies. The rest is completely up for grabs.

Let’s start with wall color. This is the place to experiment and step out of your comfort zone. If you love orange, go for it. Maybe Carolina blue or sunflower yellow is your style. Pick a color for you, not for resale and not for the rest of the family. After all, this is your laundry room. If family members don’t like the color, offer to let them repaint it.

Pick a theme for your laundry room. Sharing your favorite things is a way to create a more welcoming space. If you’re into dogs, then show it with great artwork. Have a wonderful collection of vases? Display them on shelves over your sink so you can enjoy seeing them every day and have them handy when arrang…………… continues on TheNewsTribune.com

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