The laundry room is primarily a utilitarian space. Lots of decor can get in the way of all the washing and drying but that doesn't mean you can't add some design to your space to make all that laundry a little more enjoyable. A laundry room rug can add softness and color without getting in the way of function. In fact, it can improve your laundry experience by cushioning your feet!
Here are some things to consider to help you find the best rug for the laundry room:
Laundry Room Rug Sizes And Shapes
Laundry rooms vary in size and shape. Some laundry rooms aren't much more than a glorified closet, while others are spacious utility rooms with multiple functions. Either way, a rug or mat is the perfect accessory for your space.
In small laundry rooms, center a small round or rectangle rug in the room. Be sure to allow 3-5"? of space between the rug and the wall.
Many laundry rooms are "?galley' style (think long and narrow). Runners work well in these types of laundry rooms as they help the room appear wider. Measure your room to determine which size runner you'll need. Center the laundry room rug runner in front of the washer and dryer or simply center it in the room.
For large laundry rooms, you may need multiple rugs. Be sure to measure each space and where you'd like a rug. If the rug is too small, it will look out of place, but if the rug is too big, it can actually make the room feel smaller. When buying multiple rugs for the same room, choose the same style and color for each rug even if the size varies. For another option, choose different styles as long as their color and texture are complementary.
The material of your laundry room rug is important. Laundry rooms are prone to moisture and high traffic, so you'll want to choose a rug that is durable and absorbent.
Wool or cotton are soft, durable and absorbent natural fibers.
Synthetic fiber rugs also work well as they easily handle moisture and last long in high traffic areas.
Style In The Laundry Room
When it comes to style, a rug will help your laundry room become more than just a wash and dry space.
Try a braided jute or sisal rug to bring an organic feel to the space.