9 Creative Mudroom Ideas


It can be difficult to find space for one person’s outerwear or cold-weather accessories. You’ll be overwhelmed by the number of gloves, hats and boots you have to store, as well as all of your sporting equipment.

This is unless your mudroom is well-equipped. We’ll show you some clever design ideas that will keep your home orderly, regardless of how big or cold it is outside.

Chalkboard paint is used for labeling

A mudroom that is all white gets an extra dose of personality by adding colorful accessories and creative scribbles. This Parkwood Homes-designed corner is easy to organize thanks to chalkboard paint. It was created for changing family needs.

Smart Small Mudroom Bench Ideas Mudroom
Smart Small Mudroom Bench Ideas Mudroom

Five more ideas for chalkboard paint will help you use the paint leftovers.

Combination of Hidden and Open Storage

Lischkoff Design Planning’s well-lit entry features hooks for hanging coats and an open shelf to display attractive, often-used outerwear. The tall, sleek cabinets are perfect for less-used outerwear.

Smart Mudroom To Enhance Your Home Home House
Smart Mudroom To Enhance Your Home Home House

Our instructions for building a mudroom bench will help you create a storage space hub.

Open Storage Space Under a Bench

Meriwether Inc. created this mudroom with a large storage container made of metal that slides under a bench. Architecture & Design.

Mudroom Ideas To Enhance Your Home Mudroom
Mudroom Ideas To Enhance Your Home Mudroom

Our guide to window seats will help you squeeze in the seating that you need for rain boots or other purposes.

Sliding Storage Drawer

Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc. exchanged space that could have been used for a coat-closet storage cubby or a pull-out storage unit for cleaning supplies.

Smart Mudroom Ideas To Enhance Home Mudroom
Smart Mudroom Ideas To Enhance Home Mudroom

As Tom Silva adds kitchen cabinet storage to his mudroom cabinets, take some notes from This Old House TV’s general contractor Tom Silva.

Fun Wallpaper

A mudroom transformed by TR Building & Remodeling Inc. with a whimsical bird-print wallpaper is a magical space that’s worthy of a pause while you don your raincoat.

Stenciling on wallpaper can add creativity to your mudroom.

Rolling Library Ladder to Make Storage Access Easy

John Kraemer & Sons makes sure that no space is wasted in this attractive mudroom, which also includes a library ladder to access high-level storage areas.

Our video tutorial will show you how to build a rolling library ladder in your own mudroom.

Sconces Create a Transitional Space

Charlotte Crosland Interiors designed a tidy mudroom that provides plenty of light to help you find your essentials. It features a windowed ceiling, handsome wall sconces and built-in storage.

Additional mudroom lighting ideas can be found in our article on onion-style porch lanterns.

Easy Organization with Color-Coded Shelving

A KannCept Design Inc.-designed Mudroom is made of alternating shades. It’s easy to find what you need and get out the door quickly with its bright colors.

Check out these other ways to organize your kids’ gear for the back-to school season.

Grab-and-Go Exits with Hooks

This charming arched mudroom corner from Jessica Helgerson Interior Design features an industrial pendant and wall hooks in the exact same finish.

Our Guide to Laundry Room Remodeling will help you create a beautiful utility room that is equally functional and beautiful.

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