Farmhouse Mudroom Ideas

Farmhouse mudroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a farmhouse 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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Study designed by Korigan Pemberton
StudyDesigned by Korigan Pemberton
Audrey Fuller christmas designed by Ashley Fuchs
Audrey Fuller christmasDesigned by Ashley Fuchs
Outdoor designed by Elissa Hall
OutdoorDesigned by Elissa Hall
Outdoor designed by Caroline Osborn
OutdoorDesigned by Caroline Osborn
Office (copy) designed by Olivia Otte
Office (copy)Designed by Olivia Otte
Stairwell paneling designed by Angie Pate-Stafford
Stairwell panelingDesigned by Angie Pate-Stafford
Outdoor Mood Board designed by sarah spagnola
Outdoor Mood BoardDesigned by sarah spagnola
Laundry Room Part 2 (Black) designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Room Part 2 (Black)Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Room Part 2 designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Laundry Room Part 2Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Mudroom (yellow palm wall) designed by Jordyn Jenkins
Mudroom (yellow palm wall)Designed by Jordyn Jenkins
Other Mood Board designed by Lauren Harrigan
Other Mood BoardDesigned by Lauren Harrigan
Mood Board designed by Blackbird House
Mood BoardDesigned by Blackbird House
Mudroom CM designed by Serena Finnerty
Mudroom CMDesigned by Serena Finnerty
Mudroom designed by Rebekah Shipper
MudroomDesigned by Rebekah Shipper
Storage Area designed by Elana Ziegenbein
Storage AreaDesigned by Elana Ziegenbein
Finish Inspirations/Selections designed by Elissa Hall
Finish Inspirations/SelectionsDesigned by Elissa Hall
Paint Colors - Interior designed by Channing Nichols
Paint Colors - InteriorDesigned by Channing Nichols
Other Mood Board designed by Blackbird House
Other Mood BoardDesigned by Blackbird House
WINDOW MOODBOARD designed by Caroline Osborn
WINDOW MOODBOARDDesigned by Caroline Osborn
Exterior  designed by Erin Adkins-Oury
Exterior Designed by Erin Adkins-Oury
Exterior- Deep Blue designed by Joy Montgomery - Sandy Schargel Interiors
Exterior- Deep BlueDesigned by Joy Montgomery - Sandy Schargel Interiors
Entrance Hall CM designed by Serena Finnerty
Entrance Hall CMDesigned by Serena Finnerty
Exterior Lantern: Georgetown Lantern designed by Lola Gill
Exterior Lantern: Georgetown LanternDesigned by Lola Gill
Exterior designed by Jamie Moon
ExteriorDesigned by Jamie Moon

Design tips for decorating a farmhouse style mudroom

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a farmhouse 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 farmhouse 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.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a farmhouse mudroom design?

These days, it feels like farmhouse interior design is everywhere—from our Instagram feeds to our TV screens (thanks, Joanna Gaines). Farmhouse design blends rustic charm with modern comfort and conjures a warm, welcoming feel, reminiscent of a country home (even if you don’t live in the country). To achieve a farmhouse aesthetic in your mudroom, focus on creating a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere.

Farmhouse design typically features exposed wooden beams, wide-plank floors, and a palette of warm neutrals complemented by soft, pastel accents. While farmhouse style tends to embrace a more neutral color scheme, the addition of prints and patterns can infuse warmth, texture, and personality into the space. Commonly, plaid, gingham, stripes, and even floral wallpapers find their way into farmhouse interiors, offering a charming contrast to the subdued tones.

Common decor elements include barn doors, shiplap paneling, apron-front sinks, and vintage accessories (think: mason jars, woven baskets, wood cutting boards, or ceramic mixing bowls). Comfortable, overstuffed furniture with durable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, invites relaxation, while galvanized metal and distressed or reclaimed wood adds to the rustic farmhouse aesthetic.

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