My Mudroom – Drop it & Shut the Door!

It’s the first snow day of the year and it made me realize how much I love my mudroom.  Muddy boots, wet coats, soggy socks – they’re no match for me anymore!  Just drop them all behind in the mudroom and shut the pocket door!

When we bought the house, there was no mudroom.  We bumped the house out a bit and added this small room in the back.  It’s worth it’s weight in gold!

Stunning mudroom ideas - great ideas for storage in a small space


Instead of open shelving, I opted for built in cabinets with 3 closets for hiding the clutter of coats.  I love white woodwork and trim but went darker in here. The color looks rich and helps hide the scuffs from the kids flinging their shoes around.  I painted the trim and door the same color to blend in this small space.
Stunning mudroom - great ideas for storage in a small space
A vinyl decal (found at Target) adds a little fun.
Mudroom storage ideas - great use of space
A double pole in the middle closet can hold 2 rows of kids coats.  Inside one closet, I hung sweater and shoe organizers.  In winter, the compartments hold gloves and hats but in summer the beach towels move in.


Great closet idea - a double rack!  Love this mudroom


A heavy iron coat rack from Pottery Barn hangs on the wall making it simple (no excuses) for the kids to hang up their coats – no more nagging from mom (about coats anyway)!


Coat rack in this fun mudroom


A bit of open shelving helps break up the expanse of dark cabinetry and is a place to show off old wooden buoys and a basket which holds more “stuff”!


Vintage buoy collection in this gorgeous mudroom


Love the Martha Stewart mercury glass light!


Mercury Glass Light - beautiful in this stunning mudroom


Keys hang from an antique doorknob backplate attached to an old piece of wood found at a flea market years ago.


Vintage doorknob key holder - creative storage in this mudroom


An old metal milk can holds our stash of umbrellas.


Colorful Wellies!


Metal bins found at a Target after Christmas sale hold stinky shoes.


Metal bins - great shoe storage in this fabulous mudroom


Loved the color but not the square shape of the ceramic floor tiles so I had my tile guy cut them in half and lay them in a herringbone pattern.


#Tile laid in a herringbone pattern - great idea!


Found these great knobs at Anthropologie.


It's all in the details - tour this beautiful mudroom
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  1. LOVE your tile! Can you tell me more details on how you did the tile? Were the edges the “ragged” style before cutting? I would really appreciate more details!

    Thanks and Love the blog!

  2. Hi, I love your blog. How do you turn a 50’s bathroom of blue, white and black tile which we can’t afford to remove into a cottage style? Good luck with this problem, thanks for any suggestions. The bathroom is small.

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  4. I really like your mudroom.

    I would like to know how deep the cabinets are and what color you used on the wall to coordinate with the sage green.


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