Utility rooms by their very nature are home to a lot of items – washing equipment, cleaning products, boot racks… the list is endless.
While an organised and uncluttered utility room might seem like an impossible dream, there are several easy ways to keep the space tidy and usable.
Think about what you’re using your utility room for and work backwards. Is it storage, washing or an extension of your kitchen? Read on for our top tips for decluttering and organising your utility room, whatever the size and shape of your space…
Don’t have the space for a utility room? A storage unit and peg rail can be squeezed into the space under the stairs. This apothecary-style chest of drawers is great for storing bits and pieces and fits in with the farmhouse feel. A letter rack keeps things organised, while antique accessories, such as the radio and doorbell, add the finishing touches.
Chest of drawers
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With open shelving in the utility room, it’s easy to lay your hands on the item you need. Pretty up a rustic dresser with a selection of china and decorative accessories.
Utility rooms are usually little more than a box room off the kitchen, so clever use of storage is essential in such a compact space. Put up a Shaker-style peg rail and shelf unit to give you a handy area to hang up coats, jackets and other paraphernalia.
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Create a utility storage area in the hallway or by the back door for all the family. A console table is pretty and practical, while a large wicker basket and wooden crate will keep unsightly clutter hidden away. Scattered accessories give this utility area an eclectic look.
Lavender & Sage
Utility rooms don’t have to be boring. Give yours wow factor with a lick of green paint. Wicker baskets are ideal for storing the bits and bobs you want hidden from view.
Rustic stone flooring has been teamed with vintage patterned rugs and wicker baskets in this hallway utility space for a country feel that is both laid-back and cosy.
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The Holding Company
Create a utility room you’d want to visit all the time by using quirky and clever accessories to store away frequently used items. This smart hallway design is the ideal place to store your wellies, hats and coats.
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Well planned storage is key in any utility room. Elegant built-in cupboards provide multiple storage uses. Hide cleaning products out of sight by making a smart cafe curtain for an open shelving unit. A good decorating idea is to combine wall shelves for smaller items, such as vases, brushes and detergents, with deep cupboards for bulkier items, such as buckets and dust pans.
A practical wooden worksurface along with ample cupboards and deep drawers provide everything you need and more in this well-equipped utility room. A hardwearing chequerboard floor is the perfect foil for wet coats and muddy boots in winter months.
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