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Bright, Fun Laundry Room Refresh

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Picture this: a surplus of shiplap and a dash of inspiration. That's how our laundry room transformation story began! It all started with a quirky idea I couldn't shake off – lemon decals. The zesty yellow hues never fail to brighten my mood, and the refreshing scent of citrus brings an instant smile. As a parent with baby number three on the way, the laundry load was about to get real, so I envisioned a space that radiated positivity and warmth, making even the most mundane chores a tad more delightful. So, with a touch of design DIY and a sprinkle of finesse, we set out to turn our laundry room into a haven of charm and functionality. This is how I used my Interior Design skills to infuse our laundry haven with a burst of creativity and joy.

How the Journey Began

It all started with our remaining shiplap from the kids bathroom reno. My husband made the mistake of asking me what I'd like to do with it! I had seen lemon decals a couple of months prior and was eyeing them ever since. The colour yellow makes me happy and citrus is such a happy scent so naturally I wanted them in our laundry room! I wanted the space to feel bright, airy, and happy... especially with all of the added laundry I was about to take on with baby number three!!! The Before: What had to go

A few things that were bothering me with the space were the hooks and bags on the wall (they impeded with the garage entry door opening all the way), the shelf above the machines being so high (the kids were constantly throwing socks and underwear back there), and the colour of the walls (this one is pretty evident lol). We moved the hooks into the garage and created a little getting dressed station which is much more functional for us now.

An outdated laundry room with bright blue walls

An outdated laundry room with bright blue walls,

An outdated laundry room

The Results Are In!

I am obsessed with the new view and the vibes that it gives off!!! I wasn't able to help much with this project other than tell my husband where I wanted everything to go. He might argue that this is how things naturally occur anyways! I did however put up the wall decals (post baby lol). We had our electrician move the outlet for us which allowed me to bring a shelf lower to the machines. We did run into some issues with the shelving. We didn't have the right tool to drill straight holes into the wood in order to be able to fit into the dowels. My good friend Michelle from Kreative Kitchenz and her brother Chris came to our rescue. We were so grateful for their help!

A fresh new laundry room with lemon wallpaper, designed by Vanessa from e In Wonder Designs, playroom designer, DIY, wall decals

A fresh new laundry room with lemon wallpaper, designed by Vanessa from e In Wonder Designs, playroom designer, DIY, wall decals

An DIY info graphic that shows the features of a lemon-themed laundry room , Be In Wonder Designs

Resources: How To Get The Look

  1. Wall Decals

  2. Shiplap (purchased at Home Hardware)

  3. Paint

  4. Cupboards

  5. Light Fixture (our exact one is unavailable but I linked similar options for you)

  6. Shelves

  7. Hardware

  8. Metal Wall Decor (Purchased at a small shop up north but linked something similar)

  9. Gold Baskets (Dollarama)

  10. Glass Jars

  11. Bead Decor

  12. Baskets (combination of Homesense and Ikea)

I couldn't be happier with the way the update turned out! As a parent and playroom designer, it was nice to mix things up a do a DIY design for our home.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and read my posts, your interest means the world to me. I hope you enjoyed this before and after as much as we did!

If you need guidance, support or help with designing a playroom in your house, please do not hesitate to contact me at

With love,



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I’ve helped hundreds of families all over North America by designing playrooms, craft rooms, bedrooms and nurseries that blow their kid’s minds and spark a new sense of wonder!

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