From a dreary, cluttered space kept behind closed doors to a fresh and practical oasis with aesthetic appeal. Check out and get inspired by how interior design blogger Niki Brantmark planned and styled her laundry room to optimal effect with Elfa!
By Charlotta Flinkenberg Photo Niki Brantmark
Niki says that she was extremely inspired by some friends who had painted over the tiles in their bathroom. It looked amazing and was a great low-budget way to inject new life into the bathroom. Retiling is rather expensive and entails quite a lot of work too.
They used two different types of special paint on both the floor and walls, and Niki enthusiastically tells us how positively surprised she was by the results.
– The walls needed several coats of the white paint. We chose pale grey for the floor. It was important to create a more monochromatic scheme in the laundry room with neutral colours that work in harmony with the rest of the house.
The shelves make perfect extra storage space. If a room is small, you have to make good use of its height.
What tips would you give to anyone looking to renovate their laundry room?
– Seriously consider wall-mounted storage! And remember to use all the space on the back of the door. Discuss your needs with Elfa’s planning experts. They have loads of smart ideas and can suggest solutions using Elfa’s products that you might not have thought of yourself. And don’t underestimate the finishing touches, like a sprig of lavender in a vase! Beautiful, decorative, fragrant and adds a fresh feel to the room.
Wire storage baskets have been hung at the required height on the back of the laundry room door.
Niki moved to Sweden from London in 2004 and says she’s becoming more and more Swedish and is fond of the saying “everything has its place”, which is pretty much Elfa’s motto when it comes to efficient storage.
– The next time I invite people over for the first time and show them around our home, I’ll definitely open the laundry room door and let them take a look! I’m so proud of it now.