15 Mudroom Ideas We're Obsessed With
The mudroom, otherwise known as that entryway filled with random shoes, coats, backpacks, and any other random items that get thrown its way, can be a very unorganized, unstylish place. But with these beautiful mudroom ideas, you can make that cluttered entryway one of the most well-designed places in your home. Even if you don’t live in a place where it snows, mudrooms are functional for rainy day shoes and sandy feet, and they offer organized storage for coats, backpacks, keys, and other everyday items. These mudroom ideas focus on maximizing storage regardless the size of your space, with features like flip-up benches, cabinets, cubbies, and even lockers. Whether your style is modern, rustic, or somewhere in between, you’ll find something to obsess over, and we couldn’t help but include some mudroom ideas that leave space for your dog, too. Even if you don’t have a separated mudroom currently, we even found some ways to update the entryway space you do have.
Combine It With Your Laundry Room
For smaller homes, an organized laundry room/mudroom combo is ideal.
Personalize It With Chalkboard Paint
Your kids will never have an argument over whose jacket is whose with chalkboard paint personalization. Tip: Keep a family calendar on chalkboard paint in the mudroom so everyone sees it as they come and go, and you can erase and start over each month.
Hang Boots and Shoes To Dry
By adding some hanging racks with pegs to the wall in your mudroom, you can hang wet or muddy boots and shoes easily and uniformly so you don’t end up with a pile of wet shoes.
Bright, patterned wallpaper adds an element of fun, color, and personality to any mudroom. Put wallpaper on every wall, one wall, or even the ceiling for that extra touch.
Tile the Floors
An interesting tile pattern on the floor adds character, color, and pattern, and it’s easier to clean up than an accent rug.
Wash Your Dog Off
Whether its your dog or your kids that have been playing in the mud, adding a rinse-off station to your mudroom is the cleanest, cutest way to prevent mud tracks in the house.
Or Give Your Dog a Place To Rest
If your dog is waiting by the door for the kids to get home from school anyway, make it a comfortable space by adding a place for a dog bed or food and water bowls in the mudroom.
Take a Load Off
For times when you just can’t get those boots off without sitting down, add a bench to your mudroom. Plus, benches offer ways for even more storage, whether under the bench with drawers or inside the bench with a flip-top.
Bring It To the Beach
When you live on the water, a mudroom becomes a sand-room. Easily organize towels, beach bags, and hats, and have a place to wipe your flip flops off in a nautical, beachy entryway.
Create a DIY Boot-Drying Area
Buy a plastic boot tray and fill with pebbles (at your local craft store) for an effortless, DIY boot-drying area that will go with any décor style.
Make It Modern
Clean lines and modern design don’t have to take away from functionality and storage if a modern mudroom fits your home’s style.
Channel Joanna Gaines — Use Shiplap
There’s a reason HGTV interior designer Joanna Gaines loves shiplap — it always looks great, even in a mudroom — and we’re loving these vintage lockers freshened up with a coat of minty paint.
Check Yourself Out
Add a mirror to your mudroom for that last hair, makeup, and outfit check on your way out the door.
Even though a mudroom doesn’t sound like a glamorous place, there’s no reason you can’t make it so! Adding a chandelier and chic elements will make your mudroom one of the most stylish spaces in your home.
Rethink Your Space
Turn that hall closet filled with old coats and things you thought you lost into a mudroom for a creative and pretty storage space.