Utility space surprises
Nestled off the kitchen in many of our brand new homes is the utility room.
A firm favourite of the practical family and usually a humble home to the washer and dryer, it’s frequently overlooked when it comes to interior design. However compact, we believe this space can be inspiring as well as functional.
Here we’ve compiled our top ideas to create a utility room that really feels part of your home.
Sweet shelving and handy hooks
While our utilities come with built-in units for storage, plus all the plumbing and sockets you need for a washer and dryer, it’s easy for you to create additional storage with a little imagination. We love hanging small shelves where you can keep candles and pots and even grow herbs.
Shelving with added hooks is also ideal if you have things like tea towels or pet accessories to store, as these can be conveniently positioned on the wall, freeing up valuable surface space.
As well as herbs, which can be used to add flavour to your cooking, any natural greenery is a great addition to a smaller space as it brings the freshness of the outdoors inside. We particularly love trailing plants and patterned foliage, which add instant colour and are in keeping with nature-inspired interior trends.
Add artwork and decoration
And who says you can’t feed your soul with art and accessories while you’re loading the washing machine? You may only be nipping in and out, but a decorative feature wall can still brighten the short time you spend in the utility room.
We love hanging framed posters, chalk boards and wooden signs, while adding woven or bamboo accessories will ensure your home is right on trend.
We hope these tips will inspire you to transform your utility space into more than just a functional room. Remember, small can be beautiful and full of soul.