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38 Mudroom Storage and Decorating Ideas

Don't let your mudroom become a chaotic catchall for shoes and winter gear. Check out designers' top tips for keeping your entry room organized, efficient and, most of all, well decorated.

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Photo: Brittany Ambridge

Very Versatile

According to Caroline Grant and Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design, a mudroom doesn’t always have to be an area of your home closed off from guests. Instead, you can make it multifunctional, like this office-mudroom they designed. "We chose a versatile desk that disguised as a console table when not in use," they explain. Reclaimed wooden shelves and dark brackets above the desk add warmth, while colorful wallpaper makes the space feel inviting.

Pro tip: "Wallpaper will also give you something beautiful to look at while working! We love adding character to smaller spaces," say Caroline and Suarez.

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Photo: Courtesy of Kristin Salazar

Incorporate Personal Style

Don't be afraid to integrate your home's style and personality into your mudroom design. Design blogger Kristin Salazar designs her mudroom as a direct reflection of her home's shabby chic charm, while still using it as a functional entry storage spot. Rather than wasting wall space, Kristin adds a small shelf to house charming decorative accents.

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Photo: Lisa Romerein. From: HGTV Magazine.

If You Can’t Buy It, DIY IT

Designer Jo Gick turned her mudroom into the ultimate DIY hub—and it looks awesome. A vintage fixture lights up her brand-spanking-new space, while a 10-lite pocket door painted navy (Parisian Night by Dunn-Edwards) offers a view into the cute pantry. Joe also created her own wallpaper: "A watercolor artist I found on Etsy designed this pattern, then I had it made by Spoonflower," she tells HGTV Magazine. Finally, she had cement tiles in solid blue, gray and white laid to make the fun gingham floor.

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Photo: Design by Sarah Richardson

Design With Kids in Mind

When designing a mudroom, think of how your children will use the space. Jeffrey S. Brown, president of J.S. Brown & Co., says, "Most parents tell us their children do better with open areas because they are more likely to hang their coat on a hook than to open a closet door and pull down a hanger." In this situation, low-hanging hooks are the best option. Kids can easily hang their bags and coats on rows of hooks and kick off their shoes below. Designer Sarah Richardson's walk-through mudroom is the perfect example of a low-maintenance entry with kids in mind.

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