Simple Mudrooms

These clean-cut mudrooms with minimal decor bring splendid simplicity to classic entryways

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October 04, 2019
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Well-Outfitted Mudroom

Hooks on the wall offer easy hanging storage for coats and handbags in this simple but well-outfitted mudroom that acts as a portal between the inside of the home and a side entry that leads to the garage.

White, Traditional Mudroom in Modern Farmhouse

A built-in hall tree in the mudroom of this newly built farmhouse features a low bench with cubbies perfect for storing boot trays lined with shoes. Simple coat hooks line the paneled wall, while a high shelf provides space for display or additional storage. The crisp white palette is punctuated by soft gray trim that updates and distinguishes the architecture.

Mini Mudroom

Just one or two key pieces can transform an underutilized wall into a mini-mudroom packed with storage. Placing a small storage bench with bins or baskets near the door is a fantastic way to control inbound clutter. Well-placed hooks, cubbies and shelves add plenty of storage and make the most of limited space. Add small-scale artwork and throw pillows to keep the look sophisticated and polished.

Colonial-Style Mudroom and Workspace

This old colonial home had many smaller rooms that needed to be opened up and integrated to make the space more usable for a modern day family. In the kitchen, a board-and-batten wall creates a mudroom and built-in workspace.

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Small Mudroom With Reclaimed Wood Shelves

Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.

Contemporary Neutral Mudroom With Gray Stone Floors

The large mudroom features lots of storage and gray stone tile floor in herringbone pattern.

Storage and Function

This mudroom keeps the clutter out of the rest of the house and gives the family a place to leave their wet and dirty things.

Mudroom With Light Blue Dutch Door

From the moment they enter this home in Minneapolis, Minn., guests are greeted with bright colors and patterns. A custom bench with gold hooks gives them a place to store their shoes and jackets, while blue pillows complement the door and wallpaper.

Long, Contemporary Mudroom With Geometric Area Rug

Floor-to-ceiling lockers add storage to this long, contemporary mudroom, which also features a wooden floating bench and a patterned area rug laid over a slate tile floor.

Informal Dining Space With Mudroom-Style Storage

What was an empty wall in the informal dining space now houses built-in storage cubbies for each family member to stash their accessories, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. The mixed use of the room is appropriate in a casual living space.

Mini Mudroom

A bench area or “mini mudroom” by the front entrance of the home offers a spot to change and store shoes, as well as handbags, hats and other items needed before heading out the door.

Ranch House Mudroom

This simple mudroom space is perfect for a family. Lockers and hooks offer storage options.

Mudroom Dresser With Chalkboard Labels

You can turn virtually any traditional entryway into a makeshift mudroom by utilizing your DIY skills. First, take an old dresser and dress it up with a fresh coat of paint. Then, use picture frames and chalkboard paint and add them to the center of each drawer front; these will serve as name plates, so each family member will have a designated place to properly store their winter gear and accessories. The case good itself will serve as an attractive piece of furniture in the foyer and take up minimal space.

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