A long and tall hallway that leads to the garage, the well-detailed mudroom includes different storage options, curated design details and walls painted a deep slate gray that give the space an elegant look.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design," uses neutral slipcovers to create cozy, kid-friendly seating in this playful basement. A durable wood coffee table is the perfect spot for playing family board games or creating beautiful artwork. Muted green carpet throughout keeps this space light while still providing camouflage for inevitable spills.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.
Fun floral wallpaper, a mounted decorative animal head and a bold teal accent wall combine to create a fun dressing room the homeowner could hang out in all day. Rustic wood beams and trim give a nod to the Park City, Utah, locale.
Beach Themed Mudroom at Rhode Island Beach Cottage
Designers wanted to help keep the homeowners organized, so they designed a beach themed mudroom. The space has storage for shoes and beach bags, as well as racks for towels and swim suits so that all of the sand and water from a trip to the beach stays in this space instead of getting tracked through the rest of the house.
The mudroom's mosaic tile floors and pierced-face cabinets recall early 20th-century Colonial homes. They're pretty and practical, too: the perforated cabinets give sports equipment a chance to air out and the tile is easy to clean on wet, muddy days.