Flexi Storage Seagrass Clever Cube Natural Insert
Contemporary design celebrates simplicity which, in the context of a laundry, might mean embracing the purely functional nature of the chore space and adopting a utilitarian, almost industrial aesthetic. Take it as an opportunity to showcase structural materials – steel, concrete or plywood – to create a look that’s urban, edgy and architectural.
The antithesis of bright and shiny, matt black hardware lends this space an industrial edge. Use it as a fingerprint-free surface for sinks and tapware, or extend it to handles and metal shelving for added punch. Open shelves, like this Kaboodle wall shelf, aren’t as bulky as closed-in wall cabinets and help to celebrate the laundry as a working space, where grab-and go-essentials should be at our fingertips. Textured baskets add softness and warmth, but function as cleaning caddies to hide away those things you don’t want on display.
Concrete is experiencing a renaissance as a hero material of contemporary design, used for floors and benchtops, but it’s not cheap or low maintenance. Instead, this laundry uses high-performance alternatives – a cement-look stone benchtop and ceramic floor tiles – to capture the look.
Clean-cut contemporary design loves an industrial-chic palette of concrete, timber and blackened steel but, even within this scheme, there’s plenty of room for experimentation. Swap out cement-look benchtops or steel shelves for oak, and white cabinetry for grey. Just keep the overall look clean and ready for action.
Take a look at our crisp Scandi laundry design guide.
Photo Credit: Alejandro Sosa 3D