Mudroom Makeover – Making the Best of Your Mudroom

by Jenn

It’s understandable that a mudroom is messy at times, especially if your kids or husband is in or out of the house and mudroom a consistent basis. If it’s raining outside or your hubby is constantly going in and out as he works on the garden, there’s bound to be some dirt that gets tracked in. However, instead of concerning yourself with the dirt and grime, focus on how you can better organize the space. That way the dirt won’t be noticed as much because there will be a charming space that’s more eye-catching. There are several home elements you need to make your mudroom fully accessible: a bench, a closet with hangers, baskets, a flat surface, and storage for foot gear. If you’re missing one or more of these vital elements in your mudroom then perhaps it’s time to revamp the space.

Bench – A bench is important in a mudroom because it makes it easy for you and your guests to sit down and put your shoes on or take them off. Place it against the wall if space is limited and don’t clutter up the bench by placing boxes and other accessories on it that need to be stored elsewhere, because you may be tempted to do so. Allow the bench to do its job and only use it for sitting on before you leave the house.

Pretty Curtains – Most mudrooms are near your front or backdoor, which means they have one or more windows that need pretty window treatments. Head to and decorate your space with velour curtains that will truly stand out and make the room more elegant. Guests will focus on your velour curtains as opposed to the shoes that might be clustered in the corner of the room!

Storage Space – A mudroom needs as much storage space as possible because you will need lots of it to store shoes, coats, roller blades, and other accessories you like to keep accessible and easy to reach. Shelving and for shoes and a closet for coats is essential – both will allow you to put away shoes and other accessories such as coats and scarves that should be hidden until you need to retrieve them.

A Flat Surface – This may seem like stating the obvious, but a flat surface that’s made of tile or wood is ideal for a mudroom. Muddy boots, shoes, and other articles of clothing need to be placed somewhere where they can dry and any carpet in a mudroom will quickly be ruined. Utilize your flat surface and choose a floor material that’s durable and easy to pick up messes off of. Also include a durable matt that guests can wipe their feet on – it will help prevent some of the grime from entering your mudroom.

Sierra likes her home to stay organized and she believes a lot of the disorganization begins in her mudroom. That’s why she’s revamping the space!

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amanda roach April 2, 2013 - 1:05 pm
i definately need a mudroom makeover
lisa April 2, 2013 - 5:55 pm
Our mudroom used to be my favorite spot. I had it fixed up. Well, the way things go it's turned into a catch-all room.
Cassandra M. April 2, 2013 - 10:12 pm
I wish we had a mudroom, we have a nice entry way that I could convert...hrmmmm!
Jane Ritz April 3, 2013 - 7:53 am
I wish I had a mudroom. We have red clay and someone not very smart person we won't call by name has white linoleum in the dining room and kitchen. A mudroom would be a life saver. My grandchildren barely hit the door mat coming in.
Mary Fagans April 3, 2013 - 4:46 pm
I don't have a mudroom, but I have a big porch, so I love the bench idea. I've always wanted a bench with storage, I think that would be great for storing some outside things that I have no room for.
Kelli Arnold April 3, 2013 - 10:40 pm
It seems like the mudroom is a never ending battle. I am still in the process of sprucing it up. Thanks for the inspiration!
Rebecca Xavier April 4, 2013 - 12:41 am
These are great ideas on utilizing and updating a seemingly unattractive area.
Mitzi Fisher April 4, 2013 - 1:46 am
I so love the idea of a Mud Room :) This is just awesome so mud isn't tracked in the house!
Becky Schollian April 25, 2013 - 10:31 pm
I have never heard of a MudRoom. WOW, this is fantastic. I love it!! I am going to get together with my daughter & create my own Mudroom. My daughter was amazed too. I clicked over to damart & saw all their beautiful furnishings. Glad I found your blog!!
Graceful Homemaker May 22, 2013 - 9:55 am
I would Love to have a mudroom! I hope someday we can build us a big house, so that we can have a mudroom, plus a lot of more room and rooms! =)
marissa lee June 2, 2013 - 11:59 pm
i love to have a mud have some great ideals...thank you for sharing.

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