Service Area: +110 Designs, Images and Decoration Ideas
The service area is one of the most neglected rooms in terms of decoration, as it is not a space for relaxation or for receiving visitors. However, this is an extremely important area for house maintenance and, therefore, it must be a practical and functional environment for activities related to cleaning and organization to be carried out successfully.
The problem is that, generally, the service area is a space with little space. Therefore, it can be a challenge to decorate this room so that it becomes personalized, functional and organized. With that in mind, in this article we’ll introduce you to several projects and tips to help you transform the look of this environment.
Tips for setting up a decorated service area
Organize and optimize space
To facilitate the organization of all utensils and cleaning materials in your service area, you can invest in cabinets with dividers, niches, boxes, shelves, baskets, among other items, which will facilitate this process and can even act as decorative elements. Also, remember that choosing these items depends on the size of space you have available and the materials you want to store. But be careful not to create an environment cluttered with unnecessary items.
Image 1: Use dividers and baskets to organize utensils, products and clothes in the service area.
How to choose the closet for the service area?
As we showed you earlier, closets can become fundamental tools to help you organize that space. Therefore, you can invest in suspended cabinets, located under the countertop and even associated with the dishwasher tank. But it is worth remembering that, to optimize space and take advantage of every available square meter, the best option is to invest in custom cabinets. In this case, you can choose cabinets with dividers and niches that meet your demands for cleaning and organization.
And regarding the style of this closet for the laundry area, you can opt for a modern or simple design, it all depends on your expectations in relation to this space. However, if you have a kitchen integrated with the service area, the ideal is that the design of these cabinets accompany the decoration used in your planned kitchen.
Image 2: The custom cabinet is very useful for organizing space.
Choose a color palette
Your service area doesn’t have to be boring! You can add a splash of color and a lot of style by using a neutral or eye-catching color palette, depending on what style of decor you want to adopt in this room. And to add these colors to the environment, you can either invest in colorful cabinets and different coverings, as well as in potted plants, decorative frames and organization baskets.
In addition, colored walls and doors can also transform the environment, as can the use of marble or granite countertops, among other types of finishes.
Image 3: You can also decorate your laundry area using a simple, neutral color palette.
External service area
The outdoor area also requires your care. It is important that this space has ceramic coverings and that there is a closet in which you can store all the materials and accessories that you will use in this place. In addition, care must be taken with exposing this space to sunlight, which can damage the washing machine’s paint, for example. So, if possible, install a retractable door or canvas awning to protect this area of the house and make all these items last longer.
Image 4: The outdoor service area also needs a support cabinet and a suitable ceramic tile.
Simple service area
The simple service area can be characterized as a space with few decorative elements, more focused on practicality and functionality. In addition, it is marked by the use of neutral and discreet colors, as well as by a few cabinets and accessories. Here, the essential is enough, but it doesn’t lack its beauty. Therefore, you can choose practical elements that are aesthetically beautiful.
Image 5: You don’t need a lot of elements in your service area. A small closet and a few baskets are enough to create a simple and functional environment.
Small service area
Organization is a key aspect of getting a small functional and practical service area. And to obtain this organization and practicality, it is important to invest in planned furniture and/or shelves and support niches, as well as in a multifunctional washer, which washes and dries clothes, since there is not always space for the installation of a clothesline. In addition, if this area is integrated into a small planned kitchen, you can use the same decor proposal in both rooms.
Image 6: Custom cabinets and a washer and dryer are essential for a small service area.
We have separated a selection of 104 inspiring projects, with different types of finishing and decoration styles, to help you visualize the application of all these tips. Check out the images below!
Image 7: If you have space, invest in dishwasher tanks and cabinets to store utensils.
Image 8: A service area with custom cabinets becomes more beautiful and functional.
Image 9: For homes with limited space, building a small service area that can be hidden inside the closet can be an interesting solution.
Image 10: Use shelves and granite countertops to organize and decorate this space.
Image 11: You can also invest in colored coatings like blue tiles and walls.
Image 12: In addition, you can still use a closet with niches and a coat rack.
Image 13: In small apartments, you can take advantage of the balcony space to create a planned service area.
Image 14: But if you like a clean and delicate decoration, you can invest in the hydraulic tile and metro white tile. In addition, custom cabinets and shelves are also welcome.
Image 15: Another example of a service area project decorated with blue cabinets, shelf and white metro tile.
Image 16: Decorated tiles and cabinets with wood finish and white doors make the decoration simple and beautiful.
Image 17: Shelf and small baskets help organize the space.
Image 18: In addition to the niches, you can also include a closet to store clothes.
Image 19: The gray wall, the decorated tiles, the shelves and the baskets create an organized and charming laundry.
Image 20: But you can also adopt a modern decor using wooden cabinets with straight lines.
Image 21: You can still invest in hanging cabinets in your laundry.
Image 22: However, if you prefer a modern decor, you can also invest in cabinets with bright colors and the blue wall.
Image 23: Shelves and coat rack can also make a difference in your decor.
Image 24: You can also use cabinets with a black finish.
Image 25: For a small service area, it is worth replacing the cabinets with shelves and using a simple tank.
Image 26: These colored inserts transformed the look of this space.
Image 27: Hanging shelves with potted plants, decorated basket and open wooden closet made this simple laundry room cozier.
Image 28: To decorate and facilitate the visualization of objects, it is worth investing in shelves with built-in LED spots.
Image 29: The cabinets used in the service area can have the same colors and finishes as those used in the kitchen.
Image 30: To break the classic look of the white laundry, you can use striped wallpaper.
Image 31: The white service area conveys a feeling of cleanliness and organization.
Image 32: And you can even delimit a space with granite to protect the washing machines.
Image 33: In addition, you can still use tile-patterned wallpaper decorated on the walls.
Image 34: Another example of a small laundry area that can be hidden inside the closet.
Image 35: Neutral colors and a light finish are widely used in this room.
Image 36: However, you can still use contact that mimics the decorated tile, as well as LED ribbon to light up this space.
Image 37: Another example of a laundry room decorated with a blue and white color palette and various wooden elements.
Image 38: You can also use a cement countertop, blue cladding and cabinet, as well as a yellow painted door to decorate this space.
Image 39: In addition, you can also bet on the cabinet and shelf with black finish and on the colored washing machine.
Image 40: You can also use potted plants and stickers to decorate your simple laundry area.
Image 41: Decorative frames and modern lighting fixtures can also modernize the environment.
Image 42: In this project, the decoration of the service area follows the same style as the kitchen’s look.
Image 43: This project is distinguished by the use of suspended pendants, plant pots and wooden benches.
Image 44: Blue ceramic tiles break the predominance of white in this decoration.
Image 45: But you can also use colorful decorated tiles in your laundry.
Image 46: In this project, the metallic inserts left the most modern look.
Image 47: In addition, you can even use a floral print wallpaper to create a more delicate decor.
Image 48: Wooden elements, light rail and decorative frames transformed the decor of this simple service area.
Picture 49: Light colored cabinets are often used in an integrated kitchen with laundry.
Image 50: You too can be inspired by this simple service area project.
Image 51: In addition, you can use a theme painting to decorate your service area.
Image 52: But you can also opt for a simpler decoration, just with cabinets and countertops.
Image 53: For a more luxurious decoration, you can use porcelain tiles and install a vertical garden in this space.
Image 54: The wood cladding also makes your service area look modern and cozy.
Image 55: You can also use colored hexagonal tile in your decoration.
Image 56: However, for a small service area, invest in a light-colored decor and hanging cabinet.
Image 57: And to make the environment more attractive, you can use the three-dimensional tile.
Image 58: In addition, colored tiles and ceramics contribute to a different and personalized decoration.
Image 59: And you can still exchange closed cabinets for open metal structures, which also help organize the space.
Image 60: See how the hydraulic tile coating transformed the look of this area!
Image 61: However, you can also use glass tiles to transform the environment.
Image 62: In the outdoor service area, it’s worth betting on colorful cabinets and brick tile.
Image 63: And you can even use the wall in this room to create a painting with blackboard paint.
Image 64: The white metro tile is an excellent coating to decorate your white laundry.
Image 65: You can still exchange cabinets for shelves and just use a curtain to close the place.
Image 66: Choosing a floor with a different coating, like the inserts used in the project below, can make this area more beautiful and original.
Image 67: This small service area can be hidden inside a wooden cabinet.
Image 68: Another example of a large service area decorated with white cabinets and ceramic tiles.
Image 69: You can also opt for a modern tank for your laundry.
Image 70: But if you prefer a more contemporary look, you can use cabinets with different finishes.
Image 71: These cabinets with wood finishes made this space more charming and functional.
Image 72: However, if you need to decorate a large area, you can invest in black flooring and gray cabinets.
Image 73: To decorate a modern service area, invest in gray finish, distinctively designed furniture and gold metallic inserts
Image 74: But decorating with white cabinets and potted plants can also make this environment cozier.
Image 75: How about using red tablets in this decoration?
Image 76: The planned closet allows you to take advantage of every available space.
Image 77: Ribbon lighting and LED spots, as well as classic cabinets with copper handles and wood finishes left the look of this more modern laundry room.
Image 78: However, you can also use black cabinets in this environment.
Image 79: The neutral color decor makes the look elegant and timeless.
Image 80: You can even take advantage of the gourmet balcony to create a space for laundry.
Image 81: You can still use cabinets with straight lines in your decoration.
Image 82: This small service area can be hidden by a retractable wooden door.
Image 83: However, you can invest in cabinets with classic design, modern light fixtures and delicate finishes.
Image 84: You can still build a space for your dog in the laundry area.
Image 85: For modern decor, use gray cabinets and burnt cement finish on the wall.
Image 86: But you can also use white tiles to compose a delicate decoration.
Image 87: Take advantage of this space to grow your plants.
Image 88: And if you want to get away from the obvious, use colored lockers in this area.
Image 89: White and straight-line cabinets, as well as the carved tank, give this space a modern look.
Image 90: The simple decoration, with white cabinets and granite countertops, can also be a great option for this environment!
Image 91: You can use a decorated wooden partition between the kitchen and the small laundry area.
Image 92: Gray cabinets can also promote a cozy decor.
Image 93: You can still use coating that imitates wood in this environment.
Image 94: Another example of a small and simple service area integrated into the kitchen.
Image 95: This minimalist space has been decorated with white cladding and wood finish.
Image 96: You can still associate neutral cabinets and blue inserts.
Image 97: This small service area also installed inside a cabinet with a retractable door.
Image 98: You can still use ceramics with different and neutral colors in the floor decoration.
Image 99: In addition, you can use golden handles and supports on cabinets and shelves.
Image 100: You can only use a simple wooden bench to house the washing machines and dryers.
Image 101: The pink baskets were used both to organize the materials and to decorate the room.
Image 102: But you can also use green baskets in your simple decoration.
Image 103: A glass door separates this simple outdoor service area from the rest of the house.
Image 104: However, you can use the hydraulic tile on the floor, black cabinets and modern light fixtures to create an original and elegant decor.
Image 105: Besides, you can still use dark cabinets to compose a simple decoration.
Image 106: In this project, the delicate frames and the pink door left the environment more delicate.
Image 107: And you can still use salmon color cabinets and adhesives in washing machines and dryers.
Image 108: The wooden panel draws attention in the decoration of this space.
Image 109: This service area was planned for those who like plants.
Image 110: Another example of simple white decor to inspire you.