Mudroom Ideas

Mudroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a mudroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Kitchen Mood Board designed by Abigail Ridge
Kitchen Mood BoardDesigned by Abigail Ridge
Half Dozen Roses Project designed by Jennifer Malinas
Half Dozen Roses ProjectDesigned by Jennifer Malinas
Front Entry designed by Sarah Griffin
Front EntryDesigned by Sarah Griffin
Dressing Room designed by Ryan Mahoney
Dressing RoomDesigned by Ryan Mahoney
Office Shoe Wall designed by Kerry Drapcho
Office Shoe WallDesigned by Kerry Drapcho
entry designed by Madelynn Furlong
entryDesigned by Madelynn Furlong
Other designed by kayla johnson
OtherDesigned by kayla johnson
Study designed by Korigan Pemberton
StudyDesigned by Korigan Pemberton
Untitled designed by Chana Levine
UntitledDesigned by Chana Levine
Floral Chicken designed by Shanta Michelle
Floral ChickenDesigned by Shanta Michelle
Entry_w_Table designed by Sally Crawford
Entry_w_TableDesigned by Sally Crawford
Entryway (copy) designed by Trudy Jones
Entryway (copy)Designed by Trudy Jones
Mud Room designed by Kanani Pichardo
Mud RoomDesigned by Kanani Pichardo
Entrance View designed by Hannah Pintar
Entrance ViewDesigned by Hannah Pintar
Laundry Finishing Touches designed by Abby Baker
Laundry Finishing TouchesDesigned by Abby Baker
Master Bed + Bath 2 (Downstairs) designed by Jessica Matalon
Master Bed + Bath 2 (Downstairs)Designed by Jessica Matalon
Audrey Fuller christmas designed by Ashley Fuchs
Audrey Fuller christmasDesigned by Ashley Fuchs
Greenhouse designed by Rxchel Abrahams
GreenhouseDesigned by Rxchel Abrahams
Entryway (copy) designed by Olga Dragieva
Entryway (copy)Designed by Olga Dragieva
Meditation Room designed by Virginia Bennice
Meditation RoomDesigned by Virginia Bennice
Sconces designed by Averyl Yaco
SconcesDesigned by Averyl Yaco
Vases designed by Taylor Grysiewicz
VasesDesigned by Taylor Grysiewicz
Kitchen Mood Board - Option 2 designed by Elevated by Elise LLC
Kitchen Mood Board - Option 2Designed by Elevated by Elise LLC
Untitled designed by Stephanie Schmid
UntitledDesigned by Stephanie Schmid

Design tips for decorating a stylish mudroom

Here’s how to achieve the aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a mudroom?

Mudrooms serve as a transitional space between the outdoors and the indoors, offering a convenient spot to remove and store footwear, outerwear, and other accessories before entering the main part of the home. The design of a mudroom should be practical, maximizing storage while maintaining ease of movement. Common features include durable flooring, easy-to-clean surfaces, and ample lighting.

Whether you're in the process of a mudroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the mudroom and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bench: A long seat best suited for several people to sit on, often made out of wood. Benches in mudrooms provide a place to sit while putting on or taking off shoes. They can come with or without a back and sometimes feature storage underneath.
  • Storage Units: Cabinets or lockers tailored for storing outerwear, shoes, and other outdoor essentials. These units help keep the mudroom organized and clutter-free. Open shelves or closed cabinets above or beside the bench and storage units for additional storage of seasonal items or less frequently used objects.
  • Coat Hooks or Racks: Installed on walls or part of a storage unit, these are essential for hanging coats, scarves, hats, and bags.
  • Boot Tray: A designated area, often a tray made of durable material, placed near the entry to hold wet or muddy boots and shoes, protecting the floor from moisture and dirt.
  • Umbrella Stand: A container or stand designed to hold umbrellas, ideally placed near the entryway for easy access during rainy weather.
  • Runner Rug: A runner can add warmth to your mudroom.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the mudroom. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

By incorporating these pieces into your mudroom's design, you can create a functional and welcoming entry space that effectively manages outdoor wear and accessories, keeping the rest of your home clean and organized. If you need an extra hand in your design process, check out our step-by-step guide on Mud Room Design.

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