Our Top 7 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Mudroom

When designing your mudroom, practicality and efficiency are the top necessities. Read our tips to create a functional yet photo-worthy space.


mudroom with cubbies
Photography courtesy Bria Hammel Interiors

If you can’t add drawers to your mudroom, opt for trendy baskets instead. This keeps clutter out of sight and adds a layer of texture to your room.

2Statement-Making Pieces

Sincerely Sara D. mudroom
Photography by Melody Carpenter, Design by Sara Davis

Just because a mudroom is a small space doesn’t mean it should sacrifice style. In fact, it means the exact opposite! Take advantage of the little square footage and let your imagination run wild. Worst case scenario: If you hate something you add, you can always change it out and it’ll be much cheaper than in a larger space. Blogger Sara Davis created an accent wall with a striking Caitlin Wilson wallpaper and added a vintage mail sorter for shoe storage.

3A Place to Wash Up

white mudroom
Photography courtesy designstorms.com

Finally, take your mudroom back to its original purpose and leave all the dirt and grime there instead of bringing it into your home. If you can, add a second washer and dryer so you can easily throw dirty clothes and shoes in the wash right when you walk in. If that’s not possible, consider adding a small sink to handwash clothes and shoes before bringing them through the house. If you have pets, small washing stations are perfect in mudrooms so they can get a quick rinse before running into the house.