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Have you ever thought about counting just how many weeks you are stuck in that boring laundry room of yours with the never ending piles of clothes that need to be washed and dried? If you are like most of us, never a day goes by without having to do at least one load of clothes. Since this is the case, have you ever thought about giving your laundry room a makeover so that it is pleasing to your eye and your taste? At least if you're in a room that you like to be in, it will put the joy back into the chore of washing clothes.

Just close your eyes and think of happy thoughts and what pleases your eyes the most. Do you love the roaring of the sea and the beautiful beach scenes or do you have a thing for antique cars? Remember, you don't have to decorate this room like the rest of your house. Pick a theme for your it and then carry it throughout the entire room, no matter if it is a tropical theme or a vintage theme. How about a certain color - is it red or a pastel yellow? Do whatever pleases you.

If you want to pick a vintage theme for your clothes washing place think of what kinds of things they used way back when they washed clothes. You could start by perhaps going to flea markets and seeing if you can pick up some old antique washboards and detergent boxes. You could also get a few vintage irons to throw into the mix. You may want to add an antique painting or two depending upon the size of the room. What types of things can you do to give the room a cheery appearance? Decorate some of your shelves with weathered baskets and greenery. Try to get a coordinating throw rug that matches the paint on your walls or that blends in with your “artifacts" that you have scattered around the room. If there is a window in your laundry room, make sure it is emitting just enough light for you.

If you would rather not go with a decorating theme for the room, then you can easily spice it up by choosing colorful paint on the walls, either paint or update your cabinets, use artwork and flowers around the room and upgrade the flooring. Make sure that it will not matter if anything is spilled on the floor. Laminate and vinyl flooring and ceramic tile are good choices for the floor.

If you want to get creative and paint it then you may try painting just one wall and leaving the other walls a neutral color. If you paint your laundry room in deeply hued pain colors, they will reflect on the clothing and make it difficult to see spots. You don't want your family walking around like spotted leopards now, do you?

One of the very best ways to get along this room is to keep it well organized so that you know where everything is - laundry detergents, water softeners and stain removers.

Remember, this room is what YOU make it. Let your creative ingenuity flow so that you will have the most unique laundry room on your block!

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