How To Style Your Mudroom

Transform your mudroom into a stylish and organized haven. Let me show you a few tips on how to style your mudroom for function.

You can easily keep your home clean and clutter-free with these mudroom styling tips. The main purpose of a mudroom is to act as a transitional space between the outdoors and your living areas.

What is a mudroom?

The mudroom is usually located near a back or side entrance. It acts as a buffer zone between the outdoors and your clean-living space. It’s a place to take off your dirty clothes, store shoes, and generally de-clutter yourself before fully entering the house. This room can have many functions. It can be functional and stylish too.

When we built this new home, I knew it had to include a mudroom. It was important that this space not only as a mudroom for hats, jackets, and shoes. It had to double as a butler’s pantry too. A place for our microwave, toaster, and extra kitchen items. Most importantly, the space had to be functional yet stylish.

During the construction phase of the home, the bench was built. It was a reasonable option, and we went for it. You could build your own to save money.

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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 (now available as “Honeybee” Peel and Stick Wallpaper). This wallpaper is extra special because it was designed by my daughter-in-law, Jennifer Sweeney. She works for York Wallcoverings in York, PA. The wallpaper pattern was perfect to incorporate into this space. From a distance, it looks like geometric design until you get close up and see four bees. How fun is that!

Black and White Mudroom

You can make your own bench cushion or simply add pillows. This cushion was a custom order in a durable Sunbrella Canvas Charcoal. It adds a soft place to sit and put on your shoes.

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 bird feeder. For storage in the bench cubbies, these large utility baskets are 16″ W x 13″ D x 10.5″ H) and the perfect fit. Measure your cubbies and look for baskets to fit your space.

You can add a piece of furniture or shelving for extra storage. In this room, an antique painted sideboard is perfect for storing kitchen linens and extra dishes. We also opted to put our microwave and toaster in this room to free up space in the kitchen island and on the counter.

For even more storage, two white oak 48” floating shelves were hung on the wall. These Brighton Floating Wood Shelves from Pottery Barn are heavy and beautiful. It’s a perfect place for plants and other décor items.

This space is fun to decorate for the seasons. Here a few fall pillows, pumpkins, and other Halloween items make this room fun for the fall.

In short, a mudroom is a great place for keeping your home clean and organized. It creates a designated drop zone for all the messy stuff you bring in from outside and prevents dirt, mud, and clutter from spreading throughout the house. With a mudroom, you can kick off your muddy boots, hang up your wet coat, and leave your backpack without creating a mess. It’s a small space with a big impact. This small room offers lots of benefits for keeping a tidy home environment.

Have a wonderful day, sweet friend!

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