15 Must-Haves To Update Your Laundry Room

Many homeowners view their laundry room as a space mainly to execute daily functions, but it can also be a stylish area you can feel happy walking into. As you enter a space, it's always a good idea to look around and figure out how to elevate every inch through design. Is the detergent sitting on top of your washing machine? Install open shelving for a cleaner look. Does the floor seem cold and unappealing? Layer on a few rugs to introduce color and warmth.

If you've been craving to give your laundry room an update but aren't sure how, we've found 15 essential products we believe will give your space a much-needed makeover. According to HGTV, you can introduce new hardware, a fresh paint color, unique storage systems, and many other fabulous ideas. If you're ready to take your laundry room from drab to fab, take a second to peruse the items we've carefully selected.

1. Basket storage

Baskets have recently become a popular storage method, especially those made of wicker. It can introduce texture and warmth into your space and organize your laundry items in a stylish and unified way. We especially enjoy this set of three you can purchase from Wayfair for $98.99.

2. Rolling laundry basket

Another storage must-have for the laundry room is rolling baskets, such as this one from Rejuvenation. You can keep them under the counter or table and roll them out when needed, and this is currently priced at $175.

3. Galvanized drying rack

The Galvanized Laundry Drying Rack from Pottery Barn is an excellent option for smaller laundry rooms. You can pull it down when needed and push it back up to maintain a clutter-free appearance. It's currently priced at $129.

4. Roller rack

If you prefer not to install something onto the wall, the Yamazaki Tower Rack and Organizer from West Elm is also a good option. It's skinny enough to roll into most spaces and keep hidden while you also store your towels and cleaning supplies. It's currently priced at $88.

5. Clothing rail

Installing a clothing rail in the laundry room is also helpful if you need to hang your items neatly. We specifically enjoy the White and Natural Wood Shelf With Rod from Crate and Barrel because it has extra storage space, and it's currently priced at $99.00.

6. Ironing board

This minimalistic Donn Steel Top Over the Door Ironing Board from Wayfair is easy to introduce into most laundry rooms. Its design is simple and can fit most aesthetics, and its ability to be folded up against the door helps save space. It's currently priced at $72.99.

7. Glass storage containers

If you're looking for something stylish to store your cleaning supplies in, we suggest these Heritage Hill Large Glass Jars from Crate and Barrel. We believe it's an organized way to keep your items, and you'll always know when you're about to run out of something. It's currently priced at about $22.

8. Labels

In order to avoid mixing up the cleaning supplies in your laundry room, we suggest taking a look at these Laundry Room Storage Organization Labels from Etsy. Prices start at $7.50.

9. Cabinetry hardware

An easy way to give your laundry room an easy but stylish update is by changing the hardware on your cabinetry. We love the Reeded Center to Center Pull Bar from Wayfair because of its subtle yet interesting detail; it's currently priced at about $17 each.

10. Backsplash

To take it a step further, we suggest installing backsplash tile. This Montauk Gin subway tile from TileBar is an excellent choice because of its distressed appearance, which works well in a casual area. It's currently priced at $9.95 per square foot.

11. Colorful rug

Laundry rooms are typically designed with neutral, muted colors such as white and gray, so we suggest adding a touch of color with a rug, such as the Prasanna Tufted runner from Wayfair. It's currently priced at $78.99.

12. Useful art

It can be hard to track what all the laundry symbols mean, so why not hang them up on your wall? Hanging up the Laundry Symbols Paper Scroll from Original Barn is a tasteful way of keeping track of different cleaning requirements. It's currently priced at $42.

13. Laundry powder container

Transferring your laundry powder into this Metal Laundry Powder Container from Inspire Me! Home Decor will make it easier to store and stack products. We also like that it comes with a scoop, so you can easily gather the amount you need. It's currently priced at $40.

14. Towel holder

This Yamazaki Tower Interlocking Towel Organizer from West Elm can be used to maintain an organized design rather than the typical, sloppy look of folding and flopping your towels on top of each other. It's currently priced at $35.

15. Maintain a fresh scent

The laundry room can sometimes become a bit musty, so we suggest obtaining a diffuser such as the Aero SM Portable Waterless Diffuser from Nordstrom. With this, you can use different essential oils to maintain a fresh scent in the space. It's currently priced at $128.