11 Ways to Get Your Mudroom Holiday Ready - Hang a Wreath
Whether your wreath preference is classic or modern, hang it from a coatrack, bookshelf or piece of millwork for a unique look. And consider adding ice skates or a vintage sign layered on top of the wreath for added interest.
The built-in shelves and spacious bench in this mudroom help you transition in and out of the house. Beadboard paneling and a tongue and groove ceiling lend an elegant country aesthetic to the space, while an Arts and Crafts pendant light shines from above.
Sleek, Gray Mudroom at Back Entrance of North Carolina Home
At the back entrance of the home, designers created a mudroom for the family with space for hanging purses and coats as well as storage for shoes and other supplies. The space is anchored in a gray color palette that hides dirt and, with the tile floor, is easy to clean.
An open locker system keeps jackets, baskets and other essentials handy in this mudroom. Chalkboard labels identify each locker, while drawers and baskets provide convenient, hidden storage for each family member.
A traditional, worn-leather Chesterfield sofa is whimsical when combined with a funky painting of a larger-than-life catfish. As one of the first rooms visitors experience when they enter this restored Brooklyn townhouse, the laid back design of this eclectic mudroom sets a comfortable, casual tone.
A built-in hall tree in the mudroom of this newly built farmhouse features a low bench with cubbies perfect for storing boot trays lined with shoes. Simple coat hooks line the paneled wall, while a high shelf provides space for display or additional storage. The crisp white palette is punctuated by soft gray trim that updates and distinguishes the architecture.
White Contemporary Mudroom With White Cabinets & Built-In Bench
Designer Justine Sterling renovated a low ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial with a primary focus to create a small arts and crafts studio. The basement space could solve some of family’s increasing need for a place to store shoes and coats by creating a mudroom niche, a small laundry area and even an upgrade to the teeny powder room.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created a new laundry and mudroom for the homeowners, complete with plenty of storage cabinets and shelving as well as a desk that double as a folding surface. A chalkboard backsplash will come in handy for taking notes and a metal letter "P" stands for "Purks". Brick floors were installed for a durable yet attractive look, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
This mudroom exudes handsome style with its striped built-in bench and row of coat hooks. Baskets provide useful covered storage, handy for tricky-to-organize items like scarves, sporting equipment and outerwear.
When designing a mudroom, think of how your children will use the space. Jeffrey S. Brown, president of J.S. Brown & Co., says, "Most parents tell us their children do better with open areas because they are more likely to hang their coat on a hook than to open a closet door and pull down a hanger." In this situation, low-hanging hooks are the best option. Kids can easily hang their bags and coats on rows of hooks and kick off their shoes below. Designer Sarah Richardson's walk-through mudroom is the perfect example of a low-maintenance entry with kids in mind.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created a new laundry and mudroom for the homeowners, complete with plenty of storage cabinets and shelving as well as a desk that double as a folding surface. A chalkboard backsplash will come in handy for taking notes and brick floors were installed for a durable yet attractive look.