Build a counter top for the washer and dryer with built-ins and baskets on the side. AND Add greenery (like miniature topiaries) to the laundry room. 20 Decorating Ideas from the Southern Living Idea House
Like this arrangement for washer dryer. Countertop above w&d Benjamin Moore Rock Gray Bathroom and Laundry Room : Home with Baxter did an incredible job renovating their half bath/laundry room. The top paint color is Benjamin Moore Rock Gray.