6 Useful Laundry Essentials That Are Actually Super Stylish

Laundry rooms can be rather tricky to furnish. If you're having a hard time finding storage solutions, these six items will pave the way for a more stylish and functional space.

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Hamper organizer plus ironing surface from Wayfair photo

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Multipurpose Hamper

Do you love multifunctional finds as much as we do? Odds are your laundry room isn't the most spacious room in your house, so adding this laundry system—featuring three removable handled bags perfect for sorting lights from darks, as well as a liftable ironing board top—is a smart solution. Not only will the ironing surface be useful for smoothing out wrinkles post-wash, but it will also provide a convenient spot to fold clothes. Plus, it has wheels so you can easily maneuver it from place to place.

Buy It: Petrone Combo Laundry Center, $51 (originally $93), Wayfair

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Two-piece floating shelves from Wayfair photo

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Floating Shelves

At first glance, these might appear to be typical floating shelves but what makes them extra special is the attached towel bar, perfect for hang-drying linens. Available in three wood finishes, including white as well as light or dark walnut, this two-piece shelf set creates a stylish area for housing your laundry items (detergent, etc.) in pretty glass jars or even to display decor. This shelf duo will also give your bathroom a polished look so you might even consider grabbing two.

Buy It: Drew Two-Piece Wall Shelf Set, $49 (originally $54), Wayfair

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Leaning coat rack in black and white from West Elm photo

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Coat Rack

When you're washing delicate items, you have to be cautious about which pieces need to be air-dried, ironed, and so on. This coat rack will dry your apparel properly post-wash, helping save energy (and prevent unwanted shrinkage) in the long run. Tip: Display your favorite dresses on this rack to create a charming boutique feel in your own bedroom.

Buy It: Leaning Coat Rack, $33, West Elm

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Folding rack with top shelf in white from Wayfair photo

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Folding Drying Rack and Shelf

While laundry rooms can sometimes run a little short on space, there are plenty of solutions to help you make the most of it. Luckily, we stumbled upon a multipurpose drying rack that's functional in smaller settings, yet also feels tasteful. With over 1,400 reviews and a near-perfect rating, Wayfair reviewers applaud its sturdiness, how smooth the accordion drying rack moves, and the bonus top shelf. Tip: The handy hooks for coats and bags make this the ultimate choice for laundry rooms that double as mudrooms, too.

Buy It: Folding Drying Rack, $175, Wayfair

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White laundry bag with handles and a shelf from Pottery Barn photo

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Laundry Bag and Holder

Have you ever seen a hamper look so chic? Thanks to Pottery Barn, this clever cotton bag and wooden holder will help eliminate floor clutter and provide a fresh alternative to common laundry baskets. After folding clean items, you can stack them into the bag and transport them around the house using the carrier handles. Tip: To make things run even smoother, we suggest getting two for separating light pieces from dark pieces.

Buy It: Lombard Laundry Bag & Holder, $41 (originally $59), Pottery Barn

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Ladder towel rack in white and black from West Elm photo

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Ladder Drying Rack

Whether you place it in your laundry or living room, ladders lend a charming touch to your space, without taking up a lot of room. For laundry rooms, a ladder (like this one) can also serve as a drying rack for towels, blankets, and clothes. This modern design comes in both black and white, so it will effortlessly blend with existing decor. We even suggest adding one to your bedroom to hold accessories like scarves and belts.

Buy It: Ladder Clothes & Towel Rack, $60, West Elm

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