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Best Small Laundry Room Makeover on a Budget

Here you will find an easy small laundry room makeover idea that is budget friendly and give you additional storage space within a limited space. With these simple DIY laundry room makeover ideas, you will transform your small space into an organized and functional room.

Small laundry room makeover using decorations, paint and a coat rack.

Small Laundry Room Makeover

After sharing so many adorable small laundry rooms I thought it was time to take you through the steps to create your own tiny laundry room makeover on a budget. We hope that this remodeled small laundry room makeover will give you some inspiration in your own tiny space

So let's jump right in and discuss the things to consider when doing your laundry room makeover using my laundry area as an example.

How do you redo a laundry room on a budget?

If funds are limited there are big and little changes you can make to make your laundry room look like you spent a great deal of money. Here are five easy and inexpensive things to change in your laundry space.

Now let's look more closely at each of these items and make your laundry room a beautiful spot in your home.

So here is a before of my farmhouse laundry room to give you an idea of before. To start your project, clear out everything in the room, and let's first talk about paint and other simple changes.


First thing, paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to transform any space. Just painting it can make a big difference in this tiny space. Home Depot has a great paint area for you to check out that will help you decide on a paint color.

There are so many wonderful laundry room paint colors like white, blues, and greens. These colors have a fresh, clean feeling which makes them perfect for a small laundry room remodel.

Out of these trending laundry room paint colors, I went with Sherwin Williams Extra White. This made my tiny laundry room gain more dimension by brightening up the paint color.

Our laundry room is a pass-through from the garage, so white was an excellent paint color option to transition between other colors. Plus, I had a little something special planning that would bring in more color.

Give your laundry space a fresh coat of white paint or any color to freshen it up. A fresh coat of paint is a great way to start the project.

Small laundry room makeover using paint to transform a space.

If you go with a white laundry space, a great way to bring a fun color is on the doors. I used fusion mineral paint, color Inglenook on this laundry room door.

A great place to purchase Fusion mineral paint is online at

Small laundry room makeover using a dutch door to add style.

The shipping is fast, and it's excellent paint. But the best part about fusion mineral paint is its self-leveling quality. The finish came out amazing!!!

Laundry Room Backsplash

There are many great options to create a backsplash in a laundry room. For example, you can do faux brick, tile, or beadboard, as I have in this photo.

Wainscot, which is a broader name for beadboard, is easy to install. There are many other wainscot styles to consider like these in my farmhouse wainscot ideas post.

Small laundry room decor using a backsplash of beadboard

Dutch Door

A Dutch door is another fun idea for your laundry room makeover or any unique door. These types of doors bring charm and character to such a small space.

Small laundry room makeover using an old door made into a dutch door.

I found this door at a Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. It was a regular exterior used door that we cut in half. More details on how to create a dutch door will be coming soon.

Another great idea is to use a beautiful doorknob. Because this door is such a focal point in this laundry room and the vibe I was creating is a vintage farmhouse, I thought a glass doorknob would do the trick.

Small laundry room makeover using a dutch door and gold glass knob door hardware.

This doorknob came from Emtek, who has loads and loads of amazing hardware selections. I love the quality of this piece. It is sturdy, which was great since this door is very heavy.

Coat Rack

Another useful and decorative idea is to create a coat rack. This coat rack was easy to make, and I have more directions on how to create a coat rack.

Small laundry room makeover using decorating

You can decorate the coat rack with a beautiful hanging wicker basket, or it can be a functional piece that will help keep everyone organized. A coat rack can give additional storage too. Small changes like these will accentuate your tiny room and give it some southern charm.


The last thing to consider when doing a laundry room makeover is to add some fun accessories. For example, depending on your washer and dryer look, purchasing a newer washing machine can also give your laundry area a cleaner, crisper look.

Look for signs, art, decorative baskets, or anything that fits your design on the wall. There are many places to shop for laundry art like Etsy, TJ Maxx, Marshals, Kirkland's, and local stores.

Small laundry room makeover creating a farmhouse style coat rack.

When looking around your laundry room, most of us have laundry detergent jugs lying on our shelves. If you have open shelving, think about adding cute jars to store laundry detergent or beautiful bottles of detergent. Small changes like these farmhouse jars make small rooms look so much better.

Small laundry room makeover using pretty soap bottles and jars for detergent on open shelves.

Just adding a few beautiful laundry items or jars can make your open shelves look pleasant, clean and neat.


Good lighting is a must in a laundry room but stylish lighting can make your whole laundry room design.

Small laundry room makeover using a retro school house glass ceiling pendant light

I like to think of lighting like jewelry with a dress. Lighting and hardware are the elements that make a space sparkle. Check out this retro-inspired piece by Linea Lighting. I love how they took a schoolhouse-style light and made it into a glass.

What a fun idea!


This isn't necessarily the one thing that will help your design but it will make the function of your space so much better.

Grab some cute baskets and give your laundry room some pretty organization by organizing your laundry supplies inside baskets. These baskets can help eliminate the clutter found in your laundry room or be used as hiding your typical everyday laundry supplies.

Small laundry room makeover using baskets to organize.

See how adding a basket here and there and placing like items inside the baskets help. For example, in the bottom basket is laundry detergents, sprays, Clorox, and such. And in the top basket is laundry items that I rarely use but need around for tough stains.


I hope these small laundry room ideas inspire you to brighten up your tiny space. Before you know it, you will have a new laundry room. Once you have your room painted and decorated, you will love laundry day again. It will make this hardworking space worth the time and effort you spend doing loads and loads of laundry.

Another thing I forgot to mention is changing your cabinet hardware. New hardware can make a small space look new. There are lots of fun ideas like cabinet knobs that look like shirts and pants, but we choose a polished chrome to match the light for our cabinets. This will give your laundry room a finished touch.

For more budget decorating tips try how to decorate on a budget post or try this DIY mudroom storage unit. It will bring organizations to your clutter.

I cannot wait to hear about your laundry rooms finished look.

Happy Decorating!

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Wer ruft An

Friday 16th of July 2021

I love it! Great inspiration


Monday 3rd of June 2019

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Saturday 25th of May 2019

Oh gosh, Linda our laundry rooms are SO SIMILAR!!! And my ideas for mine look very much like this in my head anyway. So, we are about to tackle ours probably either this fall or spring next year for the One Room Challenge! (again haha) I'm definitely pinning this for later! AMAZING JOB!!!

Linda McDonald

Monday 27th of May 2019

Cannot wait to see how it turns out. Keep me posted and good luck!!