7 Stylish Spots to Kick Off Muddy Fall Boots (Plus Design Tips to Steal!)
With fall comes boots, crunchy leaves and mud. Having a place to keep your dingy outerwear away from the rest of your pristine house would be great, right? Cue the mudroom. Take this utility room to the next level with our inspiring decluttering and design ideas. Don't have a mudroom in your home? No worries! We have ideas for makeshift ones, too!
Keep It Clean and Simple
The last thing you want in your mudroom is clutter, but we all have stuff we don't know what to do with. To make the most of your space, install floor-to-ceiling cabinetry so you can keep your things out of sight. To add a personal touch, incorporate pillows or wallpaper in your favorite pattern.
Utilize Your Hallway
If you don't have a designated mudroom, add storage to a hallway closest to an exterior door. In this hallway-turned-utility space, each family member has their own storage compartment, complete with labeled baskets and chair cushions.
Leave it Outside
The best way to keep dirt out of your house is to have a place to leave muddy clothing outside. This covered outdoor room is equipped with mudroom necessities, including wall storage, coat hooks, a seating area and sink — not to mention the fun, quirky patterns seen throughout.
Let Your Style Shine
If you love color, you can add bold hues without making your mudroom look cluttered. Paint storage compartments in a bright color, and keep baskets and cabinetry neutral for balance.
Upcycle for Storage
On a budget? Turn an unused space near your door into an on-the-go area by upcycling empty, clean paint cans into wall storage for hats, gloves and scarves. Place a bench right underneath for a convenient place to put on and take off boots.
Decorate With Art
Make your mudroom feel like the rest of your home with furnishings like artwork and a small area rug. You'll feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door.
Create a Smooth Transition
Often times, mudrooms are breezeways that transition from your outdoor space to your indoor. For a cohesive look, incorporate outdoor elements, such as stone or wood, into your mudroom's design.