Curtains are an essential element for most rooms in the home. However, there are a few spots no one considers. These include the garage, mudroom, and the laundry room. But should you skip the window treatments in these spots? Our vote is no. Curtains can bring warmth, depth, and sophistication to any space—including laundry rooms.
Creative Ways to Incorporate Curtains in Your Laundry Room
While curtains can greatly improve this space, it may take a creative approach to get them to work. Here are some ideas to keep in mind.
- The laundry room can be a humid space, so curtains that resist water damage, mold, and mildew are needed. However, this can be fun, as shower curtains are the perfect material for this space. This gives you the chance to embrace fun colors and patterns. You can get them hemmed shorter for small windows or leave them long to give the illusion of having a larger window than you do.
- Your laundry room may not have windows present at all. In this case, you can still hang curtains to make it seem as though there is a window present. If you want to make it feel more realistic, you can even purchase special lighting to go behind the curtains, making it feel like the sun is beating down on them.
- If your laundry room is directly off another space, maybe you don’t want to close it in with a door. So, a curtain can help to hide it away while also adding design to the laundry room and the adjoining space. Depending on the curtains chosen, the look can be incredibly elegant.
- Curtains can also be a great way to hide the less attractive elements in your laundry room. If you have open shelving rather than cabinetry, curtains can hide your storage space away and make the room feel cleaner and more elegant.
- You can use curtains to embrace a little whimsy for the space as well. Consider hanging them using rope to mimic the look of a clothesline or place clothespins along the top, as if holding them in place. It fits the space and makes it a little bit more fun.
- Look at other elements in your laundry room that could use a curtain. For example, if you have a utility sink, a curtain skirt could let you have additional hidden storage space. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
Tips for Selecting Curtains for your Laundry Room
In general, you should just let your sense of design guide you. However, not everyone is comfortable just jumping into the deep end. Here are some tips for your search:
- If you haven’t started decorating, your laundry room curtains will be the guiding element for the rest of your decorating. Take time to make sure you really like the options you are considering.
- Make sure any fabric considered can stand up to moisture and can be cleaned easily.
- Ask for samples of fabrics to take home with you so you can see how they look in the lighting of the space.
- When planning, do not forget to account for the hardware you will use to hang the curtains. It needs to complement the curtains and the overall design.
- Don’t be afraid to opt for oversized curtains to add drama to the space.
- If the curtains could benefit from ties, embrace non-traditional options, such as wrought iron hooks or contrasting fabric.
- Be prepared to require custom solutions for unusual spaces. If your goal is to hide shelving or make a sink skirt, chances are you will need the curtains made for the spot rather than purchasing them off a shelf.
- Get help if you need it. Many window treatment providers offer in-home consultations, either for free or at a low cost. With this consultation, an expert will come to your home and figure out which solutions are ideal for your laundry room.
Consult With Aero Shade
Using curtains in a laundry room can be tricky, but we are up to the challenge. Whether you already have a vision in mind or need help getting started, our design team can help you. To learn more, stop in at our showroom to browse our products or schedule an in-home visit. We can’t wait to help you transform your space to match your vision.