Since we moved into our new house I have been encouraging my friends and family to "come on in" the back door (which is really through the garage at the front of the house). The problem is the entrance takes our guests through our laundry room. There's nothing wrong with that unless your laundry room looks like this...
Yeah, not exactly the warm welcome I want to give off. Laundry baskets on top, Bibles, journals and binders and other random things from the car would end up here as a first stop from the garage.
So, I made some simple changes and now I think the room does a much better job welcoming our guests (and us after a long day!).
I cleared off the tops of the washer and dryer to get a fresh start. I pulled a lamp from another room in the house that wasn't being used and paired it with a basket from Hobby Lobby that I got 1/2 off. I bought the LAUNDRY sign at Hobby Lobby to fill the awkward space above the washer & dryer. I don't need a shelf because I've got great storage up above so it was the only thing I could think to do. The last touch was the dried flower arrangement to hide the plugs and water line for the washer/dryer.
The basket holds my dryer sheets, stain sticks and the collection of socks without their match.
So there you have it... my new welcoming laundry room. I would still like to do some window treatments and maybe a fun chandelier. For now, I'm much more at ease telling my friends that back door guests are my favorite!