At Rugs USA we believe no room should be overlooked when it comes to decorating—and the laundry room is no exception! Laundry rooms work as more than just a sock’s portal to a magical world, and if you’re like us and find yourself spending lots of time there folding, unfolding, sorting, and cleaning, you might as well enjoy it! Enter laundry room rugs—rugs that are washable themselves—packed with both functionality and style, to dress up your chore time and make another room worth living in.
With a washable rug, you can cover up a cold, hard laundry room floor with a fun, bright floor covering that even the kids will enjoy while they help you match socks and seams. If one of your family pets, kids, or even you enjoy the white noise and clean smells of a laundry room, unfurl a rug in a nice corner and add a pet bed or a rocking chair to make a cozy nook. These rooms can be escapes from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen where meal prep and heavy traffic reign supreme. Acknowledge all the hard work your laundry room does and make it an environment you’ll want to visit again and again.
Quick-Pick Laundry Room Rug Ideas:
- Washable rugs in sizes and styles that work for your space.
- Runner rugs for placement in front of your laundry machines.
- Anti-fatigue mats to give your feet a break while you work.
- Accent rugs, small rugs, or large rugs to fit your floor space.
If you’ve got a front loader in your room, let others enjoy the mesmerizing show that happens when the clothes spin around in the suds. While you’re waiting for your favorite dress to come out of the wash or while your child anxiously watches their favorite teddy bear get washed and dried, a rug can make your stay all the more comfortable.
Rugs for Tiny Laundry Rooms: Sweet Spots of Style
No matter what the size, most laundry rooms at least have a small space in front of the washer and dryer so that you can open the door of the machines. Even in this limited space, you can find ways to make a tiny laundry room yours with a smaller rug or a runner rug that fits neatly. Perhaps even better, an anti-fatigue mat (aka a “comfort mat” like the one shown above) gives you added padding to cushion your feet as you spend time loading, minding, and folding those untold batches of laundry.
Even in a small laundry room, keep the design inspiration going. Consider pairing your rug pick with a painting or print on the little space there is on the wall. Or how about a chalkboard like the one pictured above, where you can scribble helpful, utilitarian notes to yourself and your little laundry assistants, or can add a little Zen to the wash with some written-down washroom wisdom.
Laundry room rugs that sit in front of the washing machine should be sturdy enough to handle constant foot traffic, splashing water, spilled detergent, and mud tracked in from your little soccer player who needs her jersey washed right now! Fortunately, we have a huge variety of machine washable rugs here at Rugs USA that are perfect for these types of spaces, and will hold up to all of the potential messes that might come in and out of the laundry room. When the inevitable muddy footprint or spill happens, simply throw it in the wash!
Rugs for Large Laundry Rooms: An Escape from the Busy House
Large laundry rooms have so much functionality. Shelves and cabinets hold detergents, soaps, fresh towels, and stain removers. Don’t forget to give your clean-clothes temple the laundry room rug it deserves. And if you’re lucky enough to have a large laundry room, a large washable rug can lay down some big design help as well as added comfort throughout most of its floor space. And speaking of comfort, how about placing a smaller anti-fatigue mat right in front of your washer and dryer in addition to the large rug you spread out in the overall room. The effect will be added padding where you do your chores, making for cushier, if not lighter, work.
The laundry room often looks like a utilitarian workspace: two machines and a shelf generally make up the room. But it’s a space just like all your other spaces, and deserves some TLC to make it an experience instead of just a workshop. Your mind deserves an escape in every room, and laundry rooms are no different. Add soft, plush textures and gentle colors to make your big laundry room a more welcoming, serene part of your home instead of simply an outhouse for dirty clothes.
Enhance your sanctuary of clean with a machine-washable rug that can simply be rolled up and put in the washing machine. This Moroccan Washable Area Rug can help create a calming atmosphere away from the kitchen or the playroom. Whenever you accidentally spill blue detergent on it or watch a pet (like one of the adorable dogs shown below) leave a muddy pawprint on the border, simply pick it up and throw it in the wash. Your escape from the hustle and bustle of the rest of your home doesn’t have to be threatened by a little dirt.
No Socks Left Behind: Rugs That Make Socks Stand Out
When your laundry decides to go AWOL, the first place to look would be in the laundry room. Think of a laundry room rug as a way to catch all those fleeing socks before they slip under the dryer. No one wants to lose the sock with cats dressed as zoo animals. With a rug, especially the aptly named runner rugs (which, you know, could keep your socks from running away), you’ll be able to stop and spot missing socks before it’s too late.
Pick a rug that lets you see any socks you may drop. Striped laundry room rugs work best for this criteria. This Regency Stripes Washable Area Rug, which comes in a variety of sizes from Rugs USA, will highlight any missing socks in any color or pattern that you might have left behind. Every year, hundreds of socks lose their partners in the washing machine or the dryer. Pick a rug for them to fall on so that you can see them—and to keep them from slipping into unreachable places under machinery or cabinets.
Find Rugs for Your Laundry Room at Rugs USA
Washable, stylish rugs don’t just belong in your washing machine. They also belong on your laundry room floor to dress up a household chore and make it an enjoyable experience. Check out Rugs USA’s vast selection of rugs for your laundry room today.