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Laundry Room Dryer Place Mat - Home Made - Hand Crafted Ideas - Simple Sewing

Updated on December 19, 2012

Laundry Room Dryer Place Mat

Nautical Laundry Room with Magnetic Laundry Room Place Mat for Clothes Dryer with top down bottom up pleated shades and nautical valances
Nautical Laundry Room with Magnetic Laundry Room Place Mat for Clothes Dryer with top down bottom up pleated shades and nautical valances | Source
Magnetic Laundry Room Place Mat for Clothes Dryer
Magnetic Laundry Room Place Mat for Clothes Dryer | Source

I must admit it, I fell in love with my home because of my laundry room. You see I have an aversion to rooms without windows. Doing the laundry should be like the dishes and cooking, there should be natural light. Yet too many builders squeeze the laundry room in with no thought of how often much time we actually spend in the laundry room.

What I love about my laundry room is the three big bright windows. We have decorated in a comfortable and relax theme centered around one of my passions - sailboats.

My Mother-In-Law who is an exceptional seamstress crafted the beautiful blue striped pleated valences for our laundry room. With some extra fabric, I asked for a matching place mat for the top of the clothes dryer.


Laundry Room Functionality - Clothes Dryer Place Mat Function

The clothes dryer place mat would not be as useful if it did not have each corner customized with magnets in between.

This is what makes this place mat a workhorse in the laundry room. The magnets ensure that the place mat stays put. The fabric on either side ensures that the placement does not scratch the surface of the clothes dryer.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui was originally used in China as a rational method for positioning buildings. The theory has been expanded to all aspects of the physical space of both commercial buildings and homes.

Rooted in the laws of heaven and earth, the feng shui way is said to help improve life in a positive way by working with the energy of nature. Feng shui was codified in the "Manual of Crafts" in China.

Horizontal Surfaces

Horizontal surfaces clear of clutter keep my life simple. I am sure in the feng shui ways the lack of clutter especially on horizontal surfaces provides peace and tranquility.

I don't look at the clothes dryer place mat as an item of clutter. I see it as a functional tool that provides a place to put keys temporary and sometimes reminder items for the next day.

My Favorite Things in My Laundry Room

I love my laundry room...let me count the ways...

I love the top down bottom up shades

I love the pleaded, nautical stripe valances

I love the big windows and natural life

I love the vintage, white, vented doors

I love the nautical theme

I love my magnetic clothes dryer place mat.

Laundry Room Luxury - Why Customize - Why Unique Matters

When I moved to another city, my neighbor girls came to visit me. They were young and didn't understand that you moved more than just you and your dogs with you. To my surprise and to their surprise they felt relieved that one of my oil paintings was hanging in a new spot. I never forgot that and it stuck with me. We are not defined the objects we collect, we always take them with us in some fashion. The nice item about portable and unique objects is that they lend that familiarity that we call home.

Luxury is Your Personal Choice - Your Personalization

No luxurious hotel in the world can beat a home filled with your things, your personality, and to have items that are home made, hand crafted are always gentle reminders of what makes you individual, unique and loved.

Laundry Room Design Options - Blues and Nautical - Bring Comfort and Joy

My love of blues and nautical comes not from being an avid sailor, in fact, my sailing adventures have been literally traumatic but that is of no interest here. The main item is what brings you a smile, what lightened your heart and what makes your life comfortable and joyous. For many families, I would recommend a ton of family fun photos filled with activities and vacations. These are simple and colorful and will make you smile.

Why is the laundry room so important? It is a weekly and often daily chore. Taking the mundane and making it pleasurable with unique touches changes the moment quality of our lives.

Comfort and joy is not found in a catalog, it is found within your experiences and from your family and friends.

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Laundry Room Luxuries

Isn't it time for the laundry room to be the height of luxury?

Isn't it about time that large bathroom and great rooms demanded by the consumer be accompanied by the bright laundry room.

I challenge you to take your laundry room to the next level. Add in a theme of something you love and treasure - from art to animals to sailboats to simply your favorite color. Then take it a step further and customize it. Forget the big boxes, think outside of the box and don't travel to the nearest store unless it is the fabric store. Make something unique.

HubPages is always reminding us that unique content is what makes us successful - so too hold true for our home decorating.

Don't give me the big box, the suburban home with loads of room and storage, give me bright and cheerful laundry room with music and with a magnetic clothes dryer place mat.


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    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I use placemats for everything. I also put them on top of my dryer. I never thought of making one with magnets. Good idea. I can sew sure I could do that. I also love my lanudry and my new washer. Voted Up.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      moonlake,

      I believe we have overlooked the laundry room. My Mother-in-Law thought of the magnets. Boy do they make a difference. My old house had the front load machines. Here we have the basic and the place mat adds allot of functionality and color. Somehow I always manage to place a zipper on the top of the clothes dryer and scratch it. My appliances are old but still I like to take good care of them.

      Thank you so much for your accolades and for stopping by on laundry day.

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Clever idea!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      It was the result of teamwork. My sewing skills are nil but my Mother-In-Law is stellar.

      Two heads...the old saying is correct.

      Thank you so much for stopping by.

    • Bella Nina profile image

      Bella Nina 4 years ago from USA

      Great little hub! I really enjoyed it. Thanks!

    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Bella Nina,

      It makes life easier and more beautiful. It is simple - just a place mat with magnets. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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      Eunice Elizabeth 4 years ago from Vancouver, BC

      Hi Kelly

      I love your laundry room, I would love to have windows in mine!!

      Maybe someday...great idea with the magnets, you're very creative.

      I will definitely be checking out more of your hubs.

      Nice to meet you.

    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Hi Liz,

      Oh, I do love my laundry room windows - winter and summer! It really it a grand luxury. My other houses were larger and grander but to have a work room with happy sunshine streaming in to me is the ultimate in luxury.

      While my laundry room is not my sacred place, it is important.

      Speaking of which I must go tackle those dirty loads and throw them through the various cycles.

      Thank you so much for stopping by.

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