Whether your entry is big or small, you often need a drop-spot for things like coats, bags and shoes. A mudroom is generally one of the most overlooked rooms and also the most overused! If you have kids you can relate to the trail of backpacks, books, sports equipment and shoes they leave behind in their wake. A well-organized mudroom becomes essential but doesn't have to lack style~
Here is the skinny on some of the essentials needed to make a successful mudroom:
1. Storage, storage and more storage!
You need space for coats, backpacks, sweatshirts, sports equipment, shoes...the list goes on!
Love using either natural fiber baskets or wire baskets (our favorite!) for shoes.
We cannot forget our furry friends-woof! If Vashti could only have a space in her mudroom like that for Jessie, her 200 pound English Mastiff!
2- You can never have enough hooks-is it just us or does your family own a billion and one coats and sweatshirts??
Addicted to the hooks at Anthropologie!
3- Let there be light!!
Have fun when picking out your lighting!
The color of these lights are amazing and check out those green wire baskets!
Think outside the box-use the unexpected! This crystal chandelier ROCKS in this space!
4- Everyone needs a place to sit!
Love the way each locker has its own seating!
Check out that floor...
Brick, slate and stone floors are all durable and super forgiving of muddy and wet feet!
For those of you who do not have to worry as much about those muddy footprints, the use of rugs adds such a sophisticated element to the room. On second thought...they do make outdoor rugs, right? Bring on the hose!
5- Harness the chaos with a creative message center!
Having an area dedicated to busy family schedules is always a plus!
These chalk boards are fantastic! Assign one to each member of the family and off you go!
Create a killer organization station and you will never be late...
There are way too many What can you not live without in your mudroom?
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