You can still make a small laundry space work for you and be pretty too. Making the most of the room you do have may take a little creativity and narrowing down your items to just necessities, but making it functional will really help you enjoy this space.
Don't forget about the accessories! Have fun with them and mix them up since there are a lot of different small items that get put in the laundry room. Baskets and clear jars keep smaller items from creating visual clutter.
Giving your laundry room a makeover doesn't need to be pricey. A few cabinets and a table top to fold your clothes can really make a difference in the room. Also adding a touch of color with some paint can make it feel more like a homey space than a commercial laundry.
If you laundry room has plenty of space you might consider a wash tub or sink, and some hang up space for those items that need to hang dry. I think laundry room slop sinks are a must. We don't have one yet, but it's on my registry! A rug can also add a little comfort to this space to keep it from being to stiff and cold.