Maximizing Your Mudroom

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A cozy little spot for bags and coats, with a beautiful textured wall colour. Leather goods by Saint Crispin, styling by Glen Proebstel, photography by Mark Townsend.

 

The mud room is one of those finicky parts of designing a house. It needs to be functional to handle coats, shoes, and bags, and capable of handling all the dirt, water, and other messy things that get brought in from the outdoors. Even the word “mud room” conjures up an unpleasant space.

Glass panels keep this mudroom separate, while still making it feel open and bright. Great boot storage too.

Glass panels keep this mudroom separate, while still making it feel open and bright. Great boot storage too.

 

But in reality, the mud room is the first space visitors often see when they come in to your house. It’s worth being creative to think of ways to make that little nook clean, functional, and beautiful. It sets the tone for the rest of the house. Plus, it can be a lot of fun to make a small space really work for you!

 

Charming way to fill the mudroom walls with a gallery. Isobel Schofield's Brooklyn home, images by Kate Legere.

Charming way to fill the mudroom walls with a gallery. Isobel Schofield’s Brooklyn home, image by Kate Legere.

 

We had a lovely time working on a small space mudroom of our own for a client. You can check out that fabulous makeover here!

 

Hide your coats away in the hall closet, then fill your walls with paintings and fun wallpaper.

Hide your coats away in the hall closet, then fill your walls with paintings and fun wallpaper.

 

Use cubbies and built in shelves to maximize storage space.

Use cubbies and built in shelves to maximize storage space.

 

Images: 01 via The Design Files | 02 via El Mueble |  03 via Apartment Therapy | 04 via {this is glamorous} | 05 via refresheddesigns

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