Utilitarian by nature, laundries have easy-to-clean surfaces that are typically cold, so adding elements of woven texture can help to create warmth and soften hard edges. Usually the smallest room of a home, it’s best to make sure these decorative and tactile pieces also offer a practical purpose so they’re not taking up valuable space. With this in mind, we’ve put together some key styling tips to help you achieve this in your own laundry, whether you’re renting or own your home.
Tall Laundry Baskets
The most obvious place to start is with a handwoven laundry basket to hold worn clothes between washes. These can be placed on the floor in the corner of your laundry or under an open bench. If space allows, multiple jute laundry baskets are ideal for separating washing, making it easier on wash days.
Small Woven Baskets
Styling with a small woven basket is one of the easiest ways to add a touch of texture to your laundry. Place baskets on an open shelf or the bench to hold washing or cleaning products, pegs and any items that you need easy access to. Grouping multiple baskets - like our Sona Square Duo, Small Rectangle Tray Basketor Buna Basket - will create a textural vignette and a point of interest in your laundry giving you a visual moment of pleasure each time you enter the space.
Medium Sized Woven Baskets
Medium sized baskets are great for carrying from the laundry to other areas of the home. Place folded clothing, towels or sheets in our Small Rectangle Basket, Sona Rectangle or Sona Square Basket and Seafarer Baskets. Having one for each family member or room might encourage others to put their own laundry away too! This size also fits within most standard joinery, adding texture to cabinetry and providing a practical and flexible storage option that can be moved between rooms as needed.
Clothes Hangers & Decorative Objects
If you have an open clothes rail in your laundry, some decorative clothes hangers made of natural materials like rattan or jute are ideal for hanging items during ironing or drying. Purely for decorative purposes, you could also hang some smaller objects that are made of tactile or natural materials from door handles or on a wall hook. Being small, these pieces won’t impede on valuable space but will help to ground your space and add interest. Try our Amtali Tassels or Clay Beads for this purpose. Or hang your favourite woven string or jute bag on a hook as a simple way to add a textural touch when you’re not using them.
Jute Floor Runners and Mats
Tiled or concrete floors may be easy to clean, however they can be hard underfoot, especially if you need to stand in one spot for a prolonged period. A woven floor mat or runner will help to soften the overall feel of a laundry room, while adding much needed comfort underfoot. Our Lahari Floor Runners are a textural combination of jute and cotton and at three metres long, they will suit a longer, galley style laundry. Or for smaller spaces, try our Badami or Amada Jute Mat - the warm natural tone of these floor mats will suit many decor styles.
Plants & Foliage
Indoor plants and foliage help to blur the boundaries between hard surfaces, making things feel more harmonious. Bring life to your laundry by grouping plants in baskets of different shapes or sizes on a shelf - the Woven Pot Duo and Trio of Tall Grass Baskets have been created specifically for this purpose.
Simple, yet essential
Sometimes it’s the simplest or smallest things that bring us pleasure. Investing in a beautiful hand loomed cotton or linen hand towel to hang in your laundry will add to the overall styling of the space and add a touch of luxury for you. Likewise, a deliciously-scented hand wash that you enjoy using or a candle will enhance your experience while spending time in your laundry.
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