Interior of a modern, luxury laundry room with a washer and dryer and cleaning supplies in aesthetic containers on shelves.

5 Creative Laundry Room Staging Ideas to Help Sell Your Home

5 Creative Laundry Room Staging Ideas to Help Sell Your Home

written on January 10, 2024Home Staging

Before listing your home for sale, you spend hours cleaning, organizing, and staging the “showstopper” rooms, like the living room, kitchen, and dining room. While these rooms are the most important to buyers and should definitely be prioritized during the home staging process — that doesn’t mean that you should overlook the smaller, more functional rooms, like the laundry room!

Laundry room staging can be very important. Think about it — you would hate doing laundry in a crowded, cramped, dirty, smelly space. Why would anyone else want to do their laundry in a room like that? A fresh, bright, and well-organized laundry room can convince buyers that even the most mundane tasks — like folding the laundry — wouldn’t be so dull after all (if they were to purchase your home, of course!). So as you gear up to list your home, remember to include laundry room staging in your preparations. It could make all the difference in presenting a complete, appealing package to your potential buyers.

Tips for Laundry Room Staging for Potential Buyers

Here are some of our best tips for staging the laundry room to help buyers visualize themselves in your space before listing your home for sale.

1. Remove Clutter

We all know the laundry room is for more than just laundry — it’s a catch-all for the random stuff you have no clue where else to put, like the dog food, a bunch of bulk paper goods from Costco that don’t fit in the pantry, and, of course, tons of cleaning supplies, like your vacuum, mop, and ironing board.

Though having a cluttered laundry room is realistic, it’s not what buyers want to see! A staged laundry room should include the bare minimum — a washer and dryer, some storage space, and maybe a few small decor pieces. Clutter or unnecessary items will make your laundry room seem cramped, and since the laundry room is traditionally tiny anyway, you want to do as much as you can to open up the space and showcase how “roomy” the laundry room is to buyers.

2. Clean the Space and Remove Dirty Laundry

Laundry room staging

Again, having dirty laundry in your laundry room is realistic — duh. However, home staging isn’t about being relatable — it’s about being aspirational. Imagine if all the dirty clothes were washed, folded, and put away in your home all the time. That would be a pretty good life, right?

In all seriousness, to get your staged laundry room clean — remove lint and dust bunnies from the floor, scrub the washer and dryer until they are sparkling, cover up funky smells, and make sure all the dirty clothes are put away. If you have a laundry basket in your laundry room for show, it should be emptied. Buyers won’t be able to envision themselves living in your space if clothes are strewn around the room.

Want one of our best professional home staging tips to make your laundry room smell amazing? Place a few neatly folded towels on a shelf in your laundry room, and place scented dryer sheets between each towel to give your entire laundry room that “fresh load of laundry” smell.

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3. Trade Ugly Cleaning Supplies For Organizational Items

Few laundry rooms have cabinets, but if yours does — you’re one of the lucky ones! Cabinets make it easier to hide laundry supplies, like laundry detergent and dryer sheets, behind closed doors. Cleaning and laundry items tend to have bright, unattractive labels that are definitely a no-go to display in a staged laundry room, so tucking them away in cabinets is the easiest solution.

If you have shelves in your laundry room — you’ll need to get more creative with organization. Find another place (like a closet) to store “ugly” cleaning items, and store only the essentials in aesthetic glass containers on your shelves instead. Some popular things to display on shelves or countertops in staged laundry rooms include detergent powder and clothespins (even if our generation has never hung clothes on a line to dry — this staging trend is still going strong).

4. Consider Lighting and Paint

A modern laundry room with a washer, sink, storage cabinets, and pictures on the wall.

You might not pay a ton of attention to the lighting in your laundry room — after all, you’re only in there to throw laundry in and out of the washer and dryer. However, buyers will associate a well-lit space with a clean, organized space, so if your laundry room doesn’t have great lighting — it might be time to invest in some new lightbulbs or even a wall sconce or task lighting to illuminate the space.

Another way to maximize light and the feeling of cleanliness in your laundry room is to paint the walls with a fresh coat of paint. Choosing a light color — ideally white — will instantly make the entire space feel larger, cleaner, and more organized.

5. Incorporate Small Decorative Pieces

If you have a small laundry room, don’t bother incorporating too many (if any) decorations — they can often make the room feel crowded and small.

However, if you have a large enough laundry room, consider adding a couple of decor pieces, like wall art on the walls, an area rug, or a small table in the center of the room for folding laundry. Think through the details — for example, if your ironing board is on display, consider adding an aesthetic cover to match the look and feel of the rest of your laundry room.

Trust the Staging Professionals at THE STAGING COMPANY to Pay Attention to the Details — Even the Laundry Room

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when listing their homes for sale is overlooking the small details, like the laundry room. However, take our word for it — interested buyers will open the door to your laundry room during a showing, and they will make a snap judgment about your home based on its appearance. A well-staged laundry room is an opportunity to show buyers that you care about the details and have taken good care of your home (or at least give that impression!).

This is why investing in professional home staging is so important — we make sure that no room is overlooked and no space is left untouched, so buyers can picture themselves living in your space — even going so far as imaging themselves washing, folding, and ironing their laundry in your laundry room.

If you live in Texas or Florida, contact our professional staging team to get your laundry room (and all the other spaces in your house!) ready for buyers, so you can sell your home for more money quickly. Learn more about our home staging services for more information!

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