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Good morning and Happy Friday, ?normally I run my Things I am loving Thurs. post for two days but since I have a winner to congratulate, I changed it up a bit and am doing a new post today. If you want to see house updates, click here. In the meantime, using random picker, I am happy to say congrats to…..

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1: Bench 18 Alysse Jinete c5b0e2ce-41e3-42a0-8ab8-003528f0ecfd
Please contact me ASAP so that we can arrange to have this beautiful table sent to you!

Perhaps one of them most overlooked but overused rooms in the entire house is that ubiquitous little room lurking in the back corner of the house, the infamous mudroom. Mudrooms have made progress by leaps and bounds however, and are finally getting the recognition they so deserve!! A mud room is there waiting as the first thing to greet us when we are coming in from the elements of extreme snow, nasty rain storms, sweat inducing sport games for the kids,a morning run,etc… they deserve some love too and I am glad to see mudrooms are being talked about and decorated like they matter!! As I am planning my own, I am starting to think a lot about this room!
?So…what makes up a good mud room? To me, storage, a good bench or two is a nice extra to have, plenty of space for shoes, boots and jackets and a backup storage compartment of some kind. If for some reason a phone is far away enough, its not a bad idea to have a phone on the wall too. Ditto a bulletin board to schedule a busy family, or a wipe it board/chalk board to leave each other messages. Plenty of hooks a definite.Good lighting is an absolute must and if you don’t have a window with natural light, good overhead lighting is a must. Then to add a little personality, love seeing a great wallpaper in a mudroom, an indoor/outdoor rug is a wonderful idea. Framed prints if you want to feel like another room in the house can add a lot of charm. Even a wall of family pictures is a great idea. ?The list goes on… lets take a look at some mudrooms that “work”, rooms that are as utilitarian as they are gorgeous!

This is a really great mudroom, love the brown and white wallpaper, the herringbone all weather rug, the cubby idea…Charleigh Mims
This is good looking and affords good storage, like the bead board detail
Like the idea of separate “cubbies” feels like a pretty locker room!
This is clever and space saving for a family that has lots of boots!
Love all the baskets, looks great with the rich wood, Nest woodowrking
Love the separate chalkboards on this wall! Vallon Designs
Fun lighting, small cubbies and a bench in the middle is a great setup for a mudroom!
Love the stainless top, the shelves of baskets and floor to ceiling bulletin board, practical meets beauty
You can get creative with the hooks too, these cute leaf hooks add a little pizazz to a mudroom
A great example of how adding wallpaper and a fun light fixture can dress up even a laundry room, Elle Decor
Even when space is very limited, you can maximize by adding a pull up bench, coat hooks and extra shelving…this is great looking, the beadboard completes the space
Love the rich warm woods with the slate flooring, great rustic lantern is the crowning touch! Veranda
This is a beautiful laundry room, crisp, white and bright as well as ultra spacious with its own island which probably doubles as a folding table…..Decorpad
This mudroom even includes a narrow computer desk under the window…clever!
A great example of a fairly small storage unit that when laid out properly can fit a nice amount of clothing, shoes and equipment…baskets are a great idea!
Granted this mudroom is the size of many living rooms but I like how they warmed up the abundance of storage using rich warm woods, in white it might appear cold.?
A mirror is a very good idea for those last minute checkups as are the folder holders for odds and ends
This is like a mini epicenter where everything is obviously very organized, Martha Stewart
Love this idea of famiy pictures perched above this great looking bench in this mudroom, it adds such personality to the space!
Even if you don’t have built ins, a wide chest with baskets underneath can do the trick,?
Pottery Barn
This is cute, each family member has their own “cubbie” and cubicle with storage
A chalk board is a fun and great idea especially for young kids, House and Bath ideas
Even when you dont’ have floor to ceiling built?ins, an extra ?long shelf with plenty of hooks can afford great storage and keep the area not feeling cluttered, Skona Hem
Great looking…love the idea of adding a painted piece as an accent, House of Turquoise
Though this feels a little dark, I do love the dog bath in the corner….such a great perk!
If you can fit in a bench, its a very practical thing to have….this one is cute with the numbers, Working woman
Chinoiserie in a laundry room? Proves there are no limits! Draza Stamanich
How about stenciling a cute and whimsical message atop the mudroom door? Love it!
So what do you think? Do you have some proven tips that work in a mud room that you like to implement? Please share your ideas…what are the absolute necessities? Always enjoy hearing what you have to say. Wishing everyone an enchanted Friday!


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Castles Crowns and Cottages on

I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM HERE EARLY, the first one, and I am home all day to enjoy blogland! I LOVE ALL of these mudrooms, and all I can think of is how close you must be to moving into your chรขteau, TINA!!!!!! And I am also honored to be named with YOU and my dear Dianne and Irina over at Elizabeth’s Pine Cones and Acorns…what a sweet friend. Thank you for always making me feel like a queen….and when you move in, let us rejoice for you dear one, for you have a NEST waiting for you to fix up, primp up and decorate to your royal heart’s content!!!!

Happy Friday! Anita

Acquired Objects on

We have a huge mudroom but it isnโ€™t anywhere close to being as pretty and stylish as these images youโ€™ve shown, mister man has a winter project. Some where to sit is probably number one thing on the list for a mudroom and then of course plenty of storage and I want stylish storage.

Congratulations to the lucky winner and Enjoy your Friday Tina!

Suzanne on

Great post, such good timing too because that is our fall project, the ,mudroom and the garage! I am letting hubs take the garage and I will handle the mudroom. It isn’t huge but I got SO many great ideas here, so thank you.

I love the idea of a chalkboard, lots of hooks and a small bench, if we can squeeze it in. I never thought of wallpaper but its such a great idea. Love coming here.

Chic Coastal Living on

Love these mud rooms! Wish they had them here where I live…no mud from snow but I do get clay from the baseball field all over my house from the boys!

Debby on

I am always wishing my home had a mud room… especially when my kids were younger and played in the snow! Love the first photo. xo

Luciane at on

Good morning my dear friend.

How are you doing today? It’s been a very, very busy week for me, but I had to come here today. I’m lad I did because I really enjoyed seeing the mudrooms you chose. I don’t know why buy I love mudrooms! Odd, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, I’m trying to take it easy lately. I can’t stay in front of the computer for too long now. I feel pain here and there, which is normal. Only 4 weeks to go and I’m already having some really strong braxton hicks! So, if I can’t come over every day to say “hi”, that’s the only reason. I do miss your posts whenever I can’t make it.

Wishing you a very blessed week, Tina.

Many hugs to you.

Luciane at

Teresa at Splendid Sass on

Congratulations to the winner!!
I love these mudrooms, and I think #6 is my favorite.
Hope that you have a restful and nice weekend, Tina. You have earned it.

Party Resources on

No mud room in my Boston pad….sigh. But the mud room in our family home in CT is complete with Wellies and antiques…and a washer and dryer! xx

De tout, de rien on

Thank you Tina for the great mudroom ideas. I put a few pics aside for mine. It’s a tiny nook in comparison to most of those, but I’m sure I can scale it down. Love the beadboard look! Some great stuff here.

Amy @MaisonDecor on

Well lots of us don’t have the space, but adding a hall tree of some type, like the unit shown from House of Turquoise is an idea most can use~I found mine at Home Goods and it keeps all the dog leads and gardening gloves, hats and more at our fingertips in a stylish manner.

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I’m working on sprucing up our mudroom, so I love seeing inspiration photos. Of course, this is the worst time of year for our mudroom. The weather changes daily, so each of our kids has about 5 jackets hanging up in there. So, let’s just say it doesn’t look nearly as stylish as the ones you’ve shown ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite feature in ours are the the benches that open up for storage. All the soccer cleats, football helmets, etc… get chucked in there and out of sight!

Have a great weekend, Tina!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home on

These are great examples of mudrooms. I don’t mind the look of open storage and hooks if the space is completely segregated from the rest of the house. Otherwise, the neat freak in me prefers closets and closed storage options. ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a lovely day, Tina!
~ Wendi ~

pretty pink tulips on

You have no idea how badly I need this post! Getting a “real” mudroom and a much better laundry room are driving forces behind our renovation. I keep tweaking it, but it will definitely have cubbies, hooks, baskets, a bench and some type of bulletin board for schedules and messages!

I’m sure I’ll be referring back to this throughout our project!!
xx Elizabeth

travelkate on

I am fascinated with how people organize things, and well designed mudrooms always provide great space saving inspiration and other stylish ideas! These are beautiful!

quintessence on

Mudrooms are one of my favorite rooms in the house – when done right they are the perfect combination of form and function. Love the one from Veranda.

Carlin Camp on

IMO ~*Mudrooms*~ are the keepers of sanity, when raising youngsters & Ive always had one! also IMO they are running neck to neck with importance of childrens’ closets & winning. NOT my closet(mine mine mine:) , ha. Have a great weekend Tine.I really like forward to your posts!

I Dream Of on

Tina, this post is so timely — the mud room project is one we still need to tackle in our home…and we’ve been making plans to get a dog (a big, fuzzy one who is sure to come home with muddy paws) so it’s been in the back of my head that we need to get on it. There are some great ideas here and in the comments — thanks for the inspiration.
Have a beautiful weekend!

The Preppy Princess on

The attributes you cite are all important to us, most important is a way to hang wet clothes/hats/etc., deal with dirty, muddy shoes/boots/etc.. We both also like a mirror, storage and a place for the detritus that somehow appears overnight!

Congrats to the winner, may you enjoy a splendid weekend!

Meredith on

Great post. We just redid our mudroom and added lots of shelving, open and concealed, 10 hooks staggered on the wall, a small holds a bulletin board and a sm. chalk board. I also have wicker baskets with lids that are used for shoes and cleats. I also got a outdoor/indoor rug in a pretty navy trellis pattern from Frontgate that makes the room feel and look cozy. I have a built in bench with a reversible seat pad. I actually love our mudroom.

This and the kitchen were the first two things we did in our newly bought house (its a 40 year old house) and we are working our way down the list. I love the ideas above and now you have me thinking I want to wallpaper the mudroom for a finishing touch! Great idea.
Have a lovely weekend Tina.

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I have lots of plans for our future mud room, partly because every homeowner I ask says the thing they would change most about whatever house they are in is the size of their mudrooms! I definitely want chalkboards – I can write reminders there instead of nagging my kids to death each morning. ๐Ÿ™‚ As I started to read I was going to add a place to wash off muddy paws but you got that covered! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend, Tina!

Ideezine on


Love all these mud rooms and I just sent almost all of these same snaps to a client to dream and come up with a must have list for hers. I love photo #1 in it’s purest form as a defintion of a mud room. All have their charm and requirements too.

Question is: what is the total function of the space and the fun aspects it will bring.

Great post…I love the “fun function” it adds for more years than we care to realize.


Designs By Pinky on

I wish we had room for a mudroom. These are all great examples, love the cubbies and benches. The one with the dog bath is GREAT!!! XO, Pinky

Renรฉe Finberg on

i can only say one thing …..
i wish i had a mud room!!!

they are all beautiful.


5th and State on

now i want to add a mudroom to my home…….not happening! but, your inspiration really helped me finalize some issues with two clients mudrooms, thanks tina!

Castles Crowns and Cottages on

Oh my dear, dear Tina….

You said it all..we all have a path to take us on different journeys but we always end up home, who we REALLY ARE. But the trips are worth the taking because we come back more prepared to be WHO WE ARE.

THANK YOU for your kindness, support, and most of all, FRIENDSHIP…Anita

[email protected] on

Gee, I would love to just have a mud room…I have a tiny closet size laundry room, but no mud room. There are some great ways to decorate them though. Such fun images.

natasha {schue love} on

Wow! Love all of this mud room inspiration! The toile is such a great contrast and I am in LOVE the dog inspired mud room! So sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

annie on

There are a lot of great mudrooms here…some look like a country club locker room…I can imagine that yours will top them all. I’ve been reading all the latest updates on your gorgeous house and you must be jumping up and down as to how close your getting! Did you already reveal what door knobs you chose and I missed it. So many details and you give a hundred percent to each…Love that!

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Sarah R. on

What a great collection of mudrooms. Building a house now on a slightly smaller scale than yours but we are finally getting a big mudroom. My husband said the other day that he thinks I am more excited over the mudroom than any other room (not true but its been fun designing it)!

I have one wall that will be entirely chalkboard (have 3 kids under 11) and then a huge built in with cubbies like many above, a pull out hamper for damp clothes, and a huge built in basket for cleats,etc, inside the cubby will be many pulls to hang equipment,etc…I am defnitely going to wallpaper it in a fun bright happy print. Great ideas here, so happy my sister told me about your blog.
Its my new favorite.

serena at FarmHouseUrban on

Great ideas! My favorites are the ones with doors that all the stuff can hide behind. If we had a mudroom those lacrosse sticks and shoes would never look as neat!
Have a great weekend!

Marcus Design on

Wow, wonderful ideas and such a fabulous collection of inspiration! I need to bookmark this post!! I love the one by Sarah Richardson above, she can do no wrong in my books ๐Ÿ™‚
Nancy xo

Ivy Clad on

Some great ideas here, Tina! I love the one with the rich woods (pictured 12th). It looks so very clean and warm all at the same time.


Elizabeth on

There are so many beautiful rooms here, as you said, even the little ones offer a place to put your shoes on , a place to store something. These are all so stylish! I love them, my favorite is the one with the toile wallpaper. So pretty.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! The macaroni and cheese is fabulous, and I telling you the easiest recipe you have ever made. Of course the great part is that it is different everytime you make it depending on the cheese.

The brownies are a must…everyone that ate them loved them. They are so easy and so different.

Enjoy your weekend, and try to stay warm. I hope you do not get snow!


Marianne {Style For Living} on

Those are some pretty amazing mudrooms. Wish I had one in my own home. I love how functional they can be and still look cohesive with the rest of the house. Great round-up!

Elizabeth Eiffel on

Thank you for the wonderful images. They have given me some great ideas for the renovations to out cottage in the country and also to our house in France, which experiences deep snow in winter and heavy rain in Spring.

Have a lovely weekend.

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* on

We don’t have mud in SoCal but can I have a mud room anyway? I found my report card from 8th grade where I received straight A’s in HomeEc. I always wanted to frame it and put it in the laundry room because no one would believe it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a restful weekend, Tina!

Roryvan on

Wow, Tina! Wish you posted this a year and a half ago lol. I did figure in a mudroom in my remodeling and was tickled to make room for a bench with storage, coathooks, cubbies for big storage baskets, and even cabinets above to completely use the space. But I absolutely need that boot holder! What a great idea.


I came over here to enter the giveaway…and realize I am way too late to this party ๐Ÿ™ Oh well….that will teach me! Love this post. I am helping a client build a house and these are some great inspirations for her mudroom….as always…you can do the research girl !!!

Anonymous on

Love the veranda room, wallpaper, dog bath & monogrammed baskets! Plan to use these ideas when we redo our mudroom. We did just paint it & put a black Persian rug, antique french chair and front loaders….love it for now. Love the idea of wallpaper a lot! Will be looking for a great clock to go in there. Thanks for the inspiration! I know your mudroom will be amazing. Can you please put the source for the velvet textiles? Thanks

Anonymous on

Ps. Love the wellie hooks!

Anonymous on

A painted bombay chest would look great too! & an antique oil painting ….now you have me going Tina

Mel @ Georgica Pond on

I love mud rooms but we don’t really do them here in Australia, even if you live in the country, you probably just traipse mud through the laundry or back door. These are wonderful images. I wish I had one to decorate.

michele on

separate chalkboards!

the thing with me and mudrooms is mud. i want it to be sparkling all the time but it’s like a place for MUD, right?

so much inspiration here to spruce ours up!

love your blog.


Belle on Heels on

i have been obsessed with that first mudroom for awhile. thanks for identifying the designer for me ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m now off to google image stalk said designer…

Brumm Family on

I’d love to find out where the stencil came from!!! any help?? thanks! love all the ideas!

Mud Run on

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