When we built this new home, I knew it had to include a mudroom. I wanted the space to function not only as a mudroom for hats, jackets and shoes. It had to function also as a butler’s pantry too. I wanted a place for my microwave, toaster, and extra kitchen items. Most importantly, the space had to be pretty and stylish!
During the construction phase of the home, we had a bench built. Yes, I am handy with power tools but it was a reasonable option. And, I went for it! As a result, no regrets here because my “To Do List” is still full of all of items to make this semi-custom modern farmhouse our own. You could build your own to save money.
HOW TO STYLE YOUR MUDROOM
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Add paint or wallpaper
You can select a beautiful paint color or add wallpaper for great texture or create visual interest. Small rooms such as a mudroom are perfect to add wallpaper. The wallpaper in the room is called Harmony by York Wallcovering. It’s extra special because it was designed by my daughter-in-law, Jennifer Sweeney. She works for York. I instantly fell in love with it and knew it was perfect to incorporate into this space. From a distance, it looks like geographic design until you get close up and see four bees. How fun is that!
Add a Bench Cushion and Pillows
You can make your own bench cushion or simply add pillows. I chose to order a custom bench cushion in Sunbrella Canvas Charcoal from NC Patio Cushions. It adds a soft place to sit and put on your shoes.
Add Storage Baskets
Storage baskets are perfect to hide the clutter. It also adds texture to the room. These baskets are the perfect size to hold shoes, hats, dog stuff, etc. For instance, one of the baskets holds suet packs for the outdoor birdfeeder. For storage in the bench cubbies, I used Pottery Barn’s Savannah Large Utility Baskets (16”W x 13”D x 10.5”H). Measure your cubbies and look for baskets to fit your space.
Add More Storage
You can add a piece of furniture or shelving for extra storage. In this room, I added an antique painted sideboard. It’s great for storing some of my kitchen linens and extra dishes. We also opted to put our microwave and toaster in this room to free up counter space in the kitchen. For some more added storage, white oak 48” floating shelves were hung on the wall. Let me tell you, these Brighton Floating Wood Shelves from Pottery Barn are heavy and beautiful. It’s a perfect place for my for plants and other decore items.
Decorate it for the Seasons
This space is fun to decorate it for the seasons. Here I have added a few fall pillows, pumpkins and Halloween items makes this room fun for the fall.
It’s always fun to add the unexpected with some whimsical touches such as these adorable Lori Mitchell Halloween Figures.
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