10 Mudroom Ideas for an Organized and Stylish Space
Transform your entry from a cluttered shoe-and-coat catch-all to a chic (but hardworking) command center.
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1 of 10Photo by David A. Land; Design by Meg Braff
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.
2 of 10Annie Schlechter
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.
3 of 10Photo by Tria Giovan; Architecture by Bill Beeton; Design by Phoebe Howard
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.”
4 of 10Photo by David A. Land; Design by Andrew Howard
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.
5 of 10Photo by Emily Gilbert; Design by Jenny Wolf
The airiest little mudroom that we ever did see proves just how lovely a painted floor can be. Misted Green by Benjamin Moore brings even more calm to an already soothing space that beckons lingering and lounging among striped pillows by Dash & Albert.
6 of 10Robert Brantley
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.
7 of 10John Ellis
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.
8 of 10Richard Leo Johnson
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.
9 of 10Photo by Mark Lohman; Design by Barclay Butera
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.
10 of 10Photo by David A. Land; Design by Alys Protzman
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.