Have you got a mudroom, or have always wanted one?  I am lucky enough to have an area at our back door that could easily be turned into a mudroom if I ever get rid of all the junk in there.  I’ve been collecting images for mudroom inspiration and ideas work out how I can make my mudroom both practical and pretty at the same time.

Kate Marker Mudroom

Freestanding Mudroom Unit from Kate Marker Interiors


The thing I love about most of the mudroom pictures I see, is they all have decorative walls – board and pattern, shiplap, or vertical join walls like the mudroom makeover below.

Mudroom inspiration

DIY Mudroom Reveal from Little Red Brick House


An essential element of any mudroom are hooks to hold coats, jackets, scarves, hats and other clothing items.  There are many hook options available but I love the contrast of black hooks on a white background.

mudroom inspiration and ideas

Mini-Mudroom makeover by Freckles Chick

Bench Seat

Ideally a mudroom will have a bench where you can sit to take your shoes/boots on or off.  A bench seat upholstered in outdoor fabric would provide comfort while still being easy to clean.

mudroom inspiration black and white stripe cushions

Black & White mudroom from Lynn Morgan Design


Another essential element of a mudroom is to provide storage – cupboards, drawers, cubbies, baskets and shelves to store your household items.

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Image – Traditional Home

Floors & Mats

As a mudroom is usually located at an external doorway, hard floor surfaces make a good choice, combined with a doormat.

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Whilst decorative lighting is not essential in a mudroom it goes a long way to giving the room interest and character.  Compare the photo above to below to see the difference.  Likewise the cabinet hardware you choose can really make an impact on the room.

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Black & White mudroom from Studio McGee

I’m all inspired to create my mudroom now.  I just need to find an affordable way to create the cabinetry I’m after.  What about you?  Have you created a mudroom in your home?

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Image – Style At Home

Mudroom Inspiration and ideas