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White Mudroom with Modern Yellow Accents
Fun black and white floor tiles and modern art add spunk to this functional mudroom. The space was added as a spot for the family to store its coats, shoes and backpacks. Pops of bright yellow in the art and lighting stand out against the white walls, trim and ceiling. The window is a reproduction based on an original window design seen elsewhere in the Victorian home.
The HGTV Dream Home 2012 neutral mudroom is accentuated by colorful jackets and snow gear. Industrial pendant lights can be seen in the mudroom and the nearby laundry room. By placing the mudroom and laundry room so close together, no one has a chance to dirty up the rest of the house with mud-covered belongings.
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.
The Lakeshore Designs team gave this mudroom a crisp, tailored feel while still making it ultra-functional. Baskets inside high cubbies conceal loose items such as gloves, while drawers keep footwear and other gear hidden away. Even coats and bags hanging from the hooks won't look untidy, thanks to the clean backdrop. Throw pillows and a cheery rug make the space feel polished.
Try hanging an accordion rack in your entryway or mudroom to store and display everyday items. This will keep you from piling objects on the nearest counter, helping eliminate household clutter. Also, a major bonus: you’ll always know where you put your keys.
This eclectic white entryway houses a functional mudroom featuring a contemporary storage bench. Wooden shelving is situated above the bench, creating additional storage options. Colorful geometric patterns are used to keep the space feeling lively and trendy.
A perfect spot between outdoors and in, this mudroom provides a bright place to put on and remove shoes (which can be stashed in the drawers below) and hang a hat, coat or towel. The slate floor hides dirt well and is easy to clean — perfect for the inevitable messes.
In Trista's design, she added a mudroom right off the kitchen. This way, the family can contain their messy clothes and boots to this space and keep the rest of the house clean after a long day of hiking in the mountains. See it at hgtv.com.
Your mudroom doesn't necessarily need to be an expansive storage unit with shelves, cubbies and drawers. Susan Howell says the essentials of a mudroom should be entirely based on the needs of the homeowner. Smaller families with teenagers may only require a small bench and hooks for hanging coats. "What is really essential in a mudroom is knowing the demands of the mudroom before it's even built, so that whatever is essential to the homeowner's family is present in the final product," she says.