The mudroom is a rather strange concept for many as few homes actually include one. A mudroom is a secondary entrance, a transition area between the indoors and the outdoors and its role is to keep the house clean and organized by allowing anyone who enters to clean up, take their shoes off and leave their bags and other things, thus preventing dirt and clutter from entering the living room. Even a tiny mudroom can be very useful, especially for a family home. If you want ideas on how to make your mudroom more efficient, check out the project below.
The mudroom is one of those extra spaces which not many homes have but many could take advantage of. It’s meant to be both functional and aesthetically-pleasing. After all, it’s very similar to an entrance and should be welcoming. This lovely farmhouse-style mudroom featured on stylemepretty does a great job at blending the two concepts.
There’s a whole lot of things you can include in a mudroom to make it more functional as well as inviting and aesthetically pleasing. This one for example has a great storage unit with shelves at the top, hooks in the middle and storage nooks for shoes at the bottom. Check out Guehne-Made for more inspiration.
Tiled floors are very practical in mudrooms because they’re super easy to clean. Design studio Bria Hammel Interiors has a really cool idea to make this mudroom extra welcoming by arranging the floor tiles so that they greet everyone with a hello. In addition to that, the space looks and feels very beautiful thanks to the white walls and chic furniture.
The bench is a really nice touch here as it makes this small mudroom feel extra inviting. It gives everyone a place to sit down as they tie their shoes and it’s also great for kids. Underneath the bench there are storage shelves for the shoes and above there are hooks and cubbies for coats, bags and other things. This setup was created with the help of studio Denise Enright Interior Design.
This mudroom takes a more simplified approach to design and manages to look bright, spacious and clean while also being very practical and storage-efficient. The coat rack is seamlessly blending into the wall and the long wooden bench and accent chair add a touch of warmth and comfort to the decor. This lovely house and implicitely the mudroom was renovated by Martha’s Vineyard Construction.
Interior designer Andria Fromm gave this particular mudroom a designated laundry area. It’s a very practical decision which often suits family homes. All the dirty clothes go directly into the washing machine and that means the rest of the house stays clean and requires less maintenance.
The focus here was to make the mudroom look and feel welcoming so a storage unit with a comfortable bench was included. It fits in the corner, extending both ways and featuring open shelves at the top and closed storage spaces at the bottom. This was a project by studio Jamie Keskin Design.
Wooden floors create continuity between the entryway, mudroom and the rest of the house and the white walls ensure an open and spacious look. The bright green front door adds a fresh pop of color. We really enjoy the simplicity of this decor created by studio Avery Frank Designs and especially the attention to detail when it comes to all the accent features.
Interior designer Susan Wilson gave this home a wonderfully balanced mudroom by including a very practical storage unit with different slots that make organization easy, a washer and dryer and wooden floors and a lovely hanging sign which ties everything together beautifully.
Interior designer Elena Philips chose white as the primary color for this home’s mudroom as well as adjacent areas such as the kitchen. The open layout is quite interesting. Subtle hints of color prevent monotony from taking over the decor.
This is another beautiful example of how a tiled floor can look eye-catching and be customized to suit a specific space. This makes it look as if the mudroom has a built-in rug. It’s fairly small but it packs a lot of great features which balance out the aesthetics and the functionality. This was part of a project completed by Tineke Triggs of Artistic Design for Living.
Symmetry is often employed in interior design as a strategy for making spaces look and feel welcoming and comfortable and to give them a sense of familiarity. This mudroom planned by studio GMT Home Designs reminds us of that strategy with its layout and mirroring benches/ storage units.
Interior designer Meg Braff chose a colorful look for this mudroom, including various different patterns, textures and nuances in the setup. Green and orange accents and balanced out throughout the decor highlighting the fresh coastal vibe noticeable throughout the house.
White is a great main color for a mudroom, even if may not seem very low-maintenance. It’s very versatile and it can make a space look timeless which is exactly what happens here. This is a design created by Phoebe Howard and it’s infused with blue accents and warm neutrals which gives it a fresh, summery look.
This is a mudroom design which maximizes functionality and focuses on simplicity, all without neglecting the aesthetics. The space in long and narrow and on the other side there’s a set of built-in lockers disguised as stylish cabinets. The comfortable bench and galley wall balance out the design is a really enjoyable manner. The project was completed by studio Deco Design.
The black and white combination is forever stylish and never goes out of style. It’s also an opportunity to play with various different patterns, finishes and textures to make an otherwise very simple design stand out and look amazing. This mudroom designed by Timothy Godbold could be a good source of inspiration.
An open space layout and a minimalist design give this entryway/ mudroom a very chic and welcoming appearance. Interior design studio Espacio en Blanco included a custom-built storage unit with a natural wood finish which fills the area underneath the floating staircase quite nicely.
A mudroom is in many cases used as an extra storage space for all the items that clutter up the house. It makes sense for it to include a large closet or a bunch of shelves, drawers and cubbies. Studio Brooke Wagner Design somehow managed to make this all look very chic by seamlessly including a bench and complementing the storage wall with stone floor tiles.
Even a tiny mudroom can turn out to be very useful and to make a big difference in the house. Having a place to sit down and to take your shoes off give a very nice feeling every time you enter the house. Make the area look cozy and stylish by including a quirky pendant lamp, an accent pillow and other such accents. Look for inspiration in this design created by Cummings Architects,
With enough space you can turn the mudroom into a wonderfully useful space. Include a laundry area so you can easily throw in dirty clothes and take out clean ones, plenty of storage, a sink so you can wash and freshen up and other such features. This mudroom designed by Martha O’Hara Interiors is one of the most inspiring examples on our list.
In many ways the mudroom is very similar to the entrance, especially if it lacks the extra features such as the laundry machines, sink and everything else. What you’re left with is a storage rack, a bench and a shoe rack. As demonstrated here this can all fit in a tight space and can also look very elegant. This was a collaboration between studios Derrick Custom Homes and Home Design by Annie,
Ideally, the mudroom would be spacious and would look and feel very welcoming while at the same time being highly functional. It’s important to establish a balance between these elements and we think this design created by Chris Heinritz Architect in collaboration with Catalyst Builders can give you some insight.
The whole point of having a mudroom is to keep the rest of the house cleaner and more organized by introducing a transition space between the indoors and the outdoors. We find this beautiful setup created by David Charelz Designs to be just right in this sense.
In order for the mudroom to actually make a difference when it comes to good organization and overall maintenance, it should include a variety of storage options such as open shelves, cubbies, boxes, hooks and some closed modules that can keep things out of sight. Mix and match the options in a way that best suits your home.
As demonstrated by every example so far, the mudroom can be both functional and stylish and balancing these two characteristics is surprisingly easy. This space created by Martha O’Hara Interiors further sustains this idea. You could use this as a source of inspiration not just for the mudroom but also the entryway since these two spaces are similar by nature.