We definitely judge a house by the state of its mudroom.
A mudroom acts as a transition between the outdoors and the indoors, mainly functioning as a hold for things that would clutter up the house. These include footwear, wet clothes and sports gear. Mudrooms have been around for several decades now but have become increasingly popular as homes have become bigger. So much so that they have transitioned from their initial entryway design into dedicated storage rooms.
Mudrooms can be key for keeping your home organized. With racks for shoes, hooks for jackets and catchall storage, they keep the rest of the house looking decluttered and clean.
MAKE YOUR MUDROOM A FOCAL POINT
Don’t have a separate entryway large enough for a mudroom space? No problem. Wherever you have the space, just add the bench that can be additional seating in the room!
MAKE IT WARM AND INVITING
Your mudroom should be warm and functional, like this gorgeous space. Create a space where people can sit, throw boots on, grab a coat off the hanger, and head out.
DECORATE YOUR DOOR
Say “hello” from the get-go with a cheery door. And if you don’t want to commit to painting the entire door, try paint half the part of the door or however you like it.
USE BASKETS TO HIDE CLUTTERS
If your mudroom space is in a main living area (or even visible from them), you want to be sure to have baskets to corral the shoes and other random items.
BUY A CABINET
Instead of setting up a bench and hanging hooks on the wall, buy a unit that contains everything in one. From cubbies up top, to hat/coat pegs, to a built-in bench, you’ve got a complete mudroom with just one piece of furniture.
BRING THE PARTY TO YOUR FLOOR
Your mudroom was the least exciting room in your house, until now. Thanks to a bold, geometric patterned floor, the party starts the minute you walk in the door.
HANG SOME ATRWORKS
On that same theme, your mudroom doesn’t have to be tucked away from the rest of the house if it’s beautiful! Add some artwork so you can enjoy the space no matter where it is.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
These mudroom ideas for small spaces are brilliant: an ottoman, bench, or shelf below some hooks can turn almost any small space into a mini mudroom!
ROLLING LIBRARY LADDER
Let no space go to waste in this appealing mudroom with a convenient library ladder for reaching lofty storage areas. Reach great heights in your own mudroom.
Vintage lockers are just the right size to serve as storage cubbies in a mudroom. They hide the clutter while lending a cool and edgy look to this unique space.
Who wouldn’t love an enormous, designer-decorated, designated mudroom space? The reality for most of us, though, is that our homes simply don’t offer that. Looking at beautiful mudroom spaces can be inspiring, but knowing how to design a mudroom for your own space is definitely the key.
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