11 Ways to Fake a Mudroom for the Holidays

Check out these easy, inspired ways to get your front entry holiday-ready.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Warm, Winter Welcome

Create a faux mudroom for the cold and wet winter months by adding a bench, coat rack and space to store snow gear. When the holidays arrive, deck it out with potted evergreens, handmade decor and lights.

Potted Junipers

Nothing says 'holiday' like a miniature tree, and a potted Juniper totally fits the bill. When the holidays are over, you can plant it in your backyard.

Holiday Cards

Show off your favorite greeting cards by hot-gluing them to a pretty ribbon, then hanging them on the wall or window using a hook or clip.

Gift Stash

Be ready for that unexpected guest bearing gifts by keeping a few pre-wrapped gifts in a basket or bin.

Unexpected Lights

A cache of string lights in a basket or bin is unexpected and creates a warm, inviting glow, especially on dark, winter afternoons. More Ways to Use String Lights This Season >>

Wire Baskets

All-weather bins and baskets are not only functional this time of year, but they have that well-worn look that adds a vintage holiday vibe without trying too hard.

Unique Garlands

Drape a handmade garland on top of classic holiday greenery for a naturally layered look. Get the How-To >>

Stylish Stockings

Stockings aren't just for the mantel anymore. You can hang them just about anywhere you want to give a dash of holiday flair.

Seasonal Scents

Light up a few spruce-scented candles to fill your home with a wintry fragrance that will keep everyone in the holiday spirit.

Hang a Wreath

Whether your wreath preference is classic or modern, hang it from a coat rack, bookshelf or piece of millwork for a unique look. And consider adding ice skates or a vintage sign layered on top for added interest.

Jingle Jangle

Our pets like to spread holiday cheer, too! Add a cute, little bow and a few jingle bells to a leash and display on a coat rack. It will be a big hit when you go on those afternoon walks with your four-legged bestie.

Winter Gear on Display

Put your best cold-weather accessories on display. Colorful, plaid scarves, cozy jackets and storied, leather boots are perfect to wear and showcase.