10 Mudroom Ideas for an Organized and Stylish Space
Bold & Bright
Grasscloth wallcovering—especially in a happy melon hue like this one by Meg Braff Designs—can add warmth and sophistication to an otherwise utilitarian mudroom. It makes the trim and wainscot paneling in Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore appear even brighter—always a plus! A coral and white indoor-outdoor rug adds a stylish layer that's more practical than precious—and rounds out the tropical color palette.
Take A Seat
Why stick to one bench when you can have two? Nautical-striped cushions make this mudroom seating area the perfect spot for sandaling-up and packing your beach bag for a day on the water.
Hang It Up
A Victorian coat rack is a charming alternative to traditional hardware in this stylish-yet-practical mudroom by Phoebe Howard. “I always like to have hooks of some kind,” says the decorator, “and all the better if they’re cute.”
Don’t be afraid of a little pattern play, especially in a cozy mudroom nook. Mix a funky surfboard wallpaper with geometric fabrics and a watery blue accent wall to create a perfectly beachy space. Built-in cabinets and under-bench drawers make quick clean-up a breeze.
At a coastal house that’s home base between sunning, swimming, and surfing, mudrooms require more storage than you might think. Cubbies, which are ideal for more than just the classroom, fit the bill perfectly.
Turn A Corner
Sometimes there might not be an actual “room” for your mudroom, and that’s OK. Any transitional space, such as this corner walk-through, will do just the trick with some bench seating and, of course, hooks for hanging your sun hats and beach towels.
Chalk It Up
In a beach house lacking a playroom, the mudroom—by nature, made for messes—is an ideal compromise. Add a chalkboard wall and bright, beachy painted "tiles" underfoot to make a multiuse space your child will love.
After a day by the water, having the laundry room connected to the mudroom makes for throwing wet beach towels in the wash a breeze. Opt for stylish storage in the form of wicker baskets in lieu of traditional cabinet doors or drawers.
Awash in White
Whitewashing the woodgrain in this mudroom makes for a bright and airy space that retains a rustic appeal. Throw in pops of color with playful hardware to give the room some extra punch.