Curtains: Your Laundry Room’s Stylish Upgrade

A white washing machine in a white room.

When we consider home decor, the laundry room gets overlooked. It’s obvious why — it’s a place for dirty clothes and cleaning supplies, not hosting guests. However, with the right approach, your laundry room can become a beautiful and inviting space, making cleaning seem like less of a chore.

The Laundry Room Transformation

Your laundry room doesn’t have to be a dungeon — with a bit of creativity and the right choice of curtains, you can turn it into a stylish space. Here’s how curtains can work their magic:

1. Adding Style & Color

Laundry rooms tend to be plain and utilitarian, but curtains with attractive patterns and vibrant colors can inject personality and warmth into the room.

2. Concealing Clutter

Laundry rooms can get messy. This isn’t exactly a news flash. Curtains can conceal cluttered shelves and storage areas, making your laundry room look neat and tidy.

3. Softening the Space

Hard surfaces like tile or concrete floors, exposed pipes, and metal appliances can make a laundry room feel cold and uninviting. Curtains add softness and texture to the space.

4. Privacy & Light Control

If your laundry room also doubles as a mudroom or back entrance, curtains can provide privacy and control the natural light coming in. This will come in handy when you have guests over and don’t want them to see piles of dirty laundry.

Choosing the Right Curtains

Selecting the perfect curtains for your laundry room involves some thoughtful consideration. Here’s what to keep in mind:

Fabric & Texture

Choose a fabric that suits the room’s functionality. Durable, easy-to-clean materials are ideal for a laundry room, while lighter textures can create an airy atmosphere. The fabric should withstand moisture and frequent washing, so avoid delicate materials like silk and lace.

Length & Size

Ideally, the curtains should fall just above the floor. This will prevent dust from collecting at the bottom of the curtain. Oversized curtains can add drama to the space, while shorter curtains offer a more casual look.

Color & Pattern

Consider the room’s color scheme and choose curtains that complement or contrast it. Solid colors will match any decor, while patterns add personality. Just make sure the pattern doesn’t overwhelm the space.

Style & Valance

Grommet, tab-top, or rod-pocket curtains are popular choices for laundry rooms.

Panels work well for larger windows and provide full coverage, while valances lend a decorative touch to smaller windows. Cafe curtains offer privacy but still allow natural light to enter the room.

Hardware & Accessories

Curtain rods with decorative finials and tiebacks can enhance the overall look of your laundry room. Choose hardware that matches the style and finish of other fixtures in the room.

If the curtains need ties, embrace non-traditional options like wrought iron hooks or contrasting fabric.


If you aim to hide shelving or make a sink skirt, you’ll probably need the curtains made for the spot rather than purchasing them from a store offering limited size options.


Laundry rooms are prone to dirt and humidity, so choose curtains to handle these conditions. They should be easy to clean — and they’ll never be far from the washer!

Custom Drapes from Aero Shade

Off-the-shelf curtains may not offer the personality and customization you want. Call us if you’re looking for more. We customize all styles of curtains and drapes and manufacture them from scratch in our LA-based factory.

We’ve been in the window treatment business for 50+ years. We’re the company of choice for prominent interior designers and architects, but we also work with thousands of home and small business owners throughout metro Los Angeles.

To learn more, please visit our Los Angeles showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation.

FAQs: More about Curtains for Laundry Rooms

Q: Can I use any type of curtains in my laundry room?

You can, but it’s essential to consider the fabric and how well it can withstand the environment. Practicality should be a priority.

Q: Are blackout curtains a good choice for a laundry room?

Only if you want maximum privacy and deeper sleep! Otherwise, lighter fabrics that allow natural light to filter through may be a better choice.

Q: How often should I clean my laundry room curtains?

It depends on the fabric and how prone it is to collecting dust or stains. However, as a rule of thumb, wash them at least every 6-12 months.

Q: How can I use curtains to make my laundry room feel more spacious?

Choose light-colored curtains and hang them close to the ceiling to create the illusion of higher ceilings and a bigger room.

Q: What’s the best way to hang curtains in a laundry room?

Use tension rods or traditional curtain rods, depending on your curtain style. Verify that they’re securely anchored.

Q: Can I mix and match curtain styles in my laundry room?

Yes, mixing different curtain styles can create visual interest.

Q: Where can I find affordable yet elegant curtains for my laundry room?

At Aero Shade. We specialize in custom window treatments at reasonable prices.