In a previous interior design post, we discussed several options for utilizing the space under the stairs. This time, we are exploring some of the design options for one of the most visited rooms in the entire house: the mudroom.
Also known as the back or side entryway, this area sees a lot of traffic, especially if it connects to the garage or side of the house closest to the driveway.
For most, this space is where shoes, jackets, purses, keys, etc. are dropped off. And while almost everyone uses this space at some point, more often than not, little attention is paid to this multi-purpose room.
To help spruce up the mudroom and make it both functional and presentable, we have some simple design solutions you can do yourself:
- Add hooks to hold jackets, purses, keys, umbrellas, and whatever else can be hung and kept off the floor
- Install built-in shelves or cubbies to help keep your space clean and organized (this is especially beneficial if you have children)
- Add a bench or other seating that people can use to put on or take off their shoes
- A built-in desk can be used to store simple, on-the-go items like pens, paper, scissors, keys, etc. and is the perfect place to keep a master calendar of events that every family member is guaranteed to see on a daily basis
Interested in more interior design tips for your home? Stay tuned for more posts from our very own Becky Crosby.