According to Caroline Grant and Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design, a mudroom doesn’t always have to be an area of your home closed off from guests. Instead, make you can make it multifunctional, like this office-mudroom they designed. "We chose a versatile desk that disguised as a console table when not in use," they explain. Reclaimed wooden shelves and dark brackets above the desk add warmth, while colorful wallpaper makes the space feel inviting. Pro tip: "Wallpaper will also give you something beautiful to look at while working! We love adding character to smaller spaces," say Caroline and Suarez.