Utility rooms are of course very practical spaces. But just because you use the room to sort your laundry and wash up doesn’t mean the area can’t be fun and stylish – just like the rest of your home.
From pretty colour schemes to bold and beautiful prints with the wow factor, don’t start redesigning or painting your utility room without taking a look at these ideas for your space.
The ideas we’ve rounded-up will make wash day a pleasure not a chore (promise!).
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Cheerful pink walls teamed with retro furniture make this utility room a delight.
Even everyday appliances can be eye-catching. This washing machine has a metallic finish with a bright red floral design, mixing traditional with 21st century style.
Give your utility room the wow factor with sky blue walls, canary yellow storage units and 1950s-style wall art.
For more subtle use of colour, restrict it to one area, such as this perspex splashback. An extending column of decorative ethnic tiles, like these Moroccan mosaics, exaggerates this laundry room's proportions, and gives the scheme extra height.
Choose candy-coloured shades for a softer look. Pastel chinaware and canisters displayed on an open shelf in the kitchen, not only keep things readily to hand, but also give the room a retro feel.
Go for an industrial look with dark grey walls and aluminium storage. Colourful arrows add interest to the scheme.
Accents of blue and yellow keep this utility room looking sunny and fresh, and give it a personality of its own.
For a sophisticated look, choose a cool neutral colour on the walls, cabinetry and doors, and then add colour with graphic-print blinds in a bold red.