While I have always been familiar with the concept and purpose of a mudroom, it wasn’t until moving to Tennessee that I saw how valuable a space like this in the home really is. From muddy boots to umbrellas and all of the winter wear that is necessary – not to mention a household as big as ours! While I may be doing what I can with our entry hallway in our temporary space to make it as functional as possible, I am still constantly planning for our future home. I like to call these posts my R&D posts (research & development). And while these are visuals that I source for inspiration and planning, I hope they do the same for you! Today I am sharing 10 stylish and functional mudroom designs!
I absolutely love the look of this. The paint color paired with the wood finish is beautiful. And I like that there would be a “locker” or cubby for individual people, but then the hooks in the center allow for quick and easy access to hang something up. And all of the storage space is brilliant. Things like dog toys, leases – I can think of so many things that need a place to live and this would offer that.
(Image source: Remedy Design Firm)
I think this could work for a large or small space. I love the approach with the mix of clean white and wood finish. The cubbies at the bottom would be super helpful for shoes while the storage to the left would be great for things like dog accessories and even car keys. It’s those little things that can create clutter and I love figuring out solutions for them that feel natural.
(Image source: Feroz Creatif Designs)
This one looks like you could either easily DIY the build of it or purchase a piece to add to an open wall. I love the individual areas to hang things and the soft seating when putting on shoes and helping little ones. The baskets above are great for individual items like hats and beanies.
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Not only do I love the shade of green used in this design, but I think the tall cabinet on the end is brilliant. This would be perfect for those items such as umbrellas and even boots if there was a pull out rack for them. The things that you want accessible, but don’t necessarily want to see every time you walk by. I also love that the cabinetry is built taller and utilizes the space available. Every square inch needs to serve a purpose and extra storage is always helpful in a high-traffic area!
(Image source: Margaret Trajic)
Okay, I know this one would require practically an entire room, but the bench in the middle for a locker-room style approach? I think of the chaos with our entire family leaving the house and helping little ones with socks and laces. This is genius to have it set up like this! With the bench completely out of the way where little ones are grabbing their coats and bags-definitely something I want to keep in mind.
(Image source: Studio McGee)
I loved the design approach to this mudroom. Between the paint color paired with the wood finish, the brass hardware, and the tecture from the baskets – it all gives a very warm and welcoming feel. The large drawers at the bottom are great and I even love the thoughtful approach to hooks and having them in different places for each cubby. It would make it easier to find the things you need from hats to coats instead of having to pull everything off and go through layers.
(Image source: Amy Storm & Company)
I absolutely love this look. Clean lines and a modern touch with the hooks, but it becomes so welcoming with the character in the built-in wood bench. This would be a wonderful way to get the effect of a space to hang coats and bags as well as put on shoes without having the space for a full room to devote to it.
(Image source: Carla Bast Design)
I love the more athletic approach to this design. And I love that the seating is off to the side away from people getting in and out of cubbies and grabbing things they need – much like the Studio McGee design earlier in the post. The wire baskets at the bottom are also a great idea to help make clean up easier. With closed baskets or storage, I would imagine that they would need to be emptied and wiped down, etc. With the wire style, any dirt would simply fll to the floor and it would be an easy sweep after pulling baskets out.
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I love how light and bright this one is! The arches above add so much character to the space. And those pull out drawers for shoes is a great approach – I would just want them to be able to fit rain boots as well!
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There are a handful of rooms in the home that I feel deserve the most attention to detail. And that is because of the huge purpose they serve for a home. Number one would have to be the kitchen. We might all agree about that one. The second (or third) would be the laundry room and/or mudroom.
I hope these 10 stylish and functional mudroom designs inspired you like they did me if you are tackling creating just the right one in your home! And if you already have a mudroom, I would love to hear any advice you have about what you wish it had and what you think could have been left out. Always doing research and development over here these days! Wink!