A stylish mudroom – can you imagine it? Probably not. After all, it’s called the mudroom for a reason. Although the front porch or entryway tends to be the place in your home where family members dump their coats and track in dirt, you can strategically design the space so it attracts less mess with these five essentials.
1. Hall tree bench
Hall tree benches are perfect for mudrooms because they offer a place to sit and take your shoes off, hooks for coats and storage for shoes. Plus, there are many stylish options available, allowing you to set up the mudroom to be both functional and attractive.
2. A mirror
Mudrooms are typically smaller, but you can make yours appear larger with a stylish mirror that reflects light and opens up your space. Plus, hanging up a mirror allows you to do a quick appearance check when you’re heading out the door in a hurry!
3. Umbrella holder
Your umbrella might be protecting you from the rain, but it certainly doesn’t protect your mudroom. Upon entering your house on a rainy day, place your wet umbrella in an umbrella stand to keep the water from dripping all over your floor.
4. Welcoming light
The mudroom is the first room guests walk into as they enter your home. Make sure it looks inviting by installing a wall fixture for ambient lighting. If your space allows, you can also hang up a stylish pendant or chandelier.
5. A durable rug
Mudroom floors have to handle a lot. Water, gravel and dirt can all be tracked into the entryway, so you’ll need a durable indoor/outdoor rug that will protect your floors. When choosing a rug, make sure it is absorbent and can hold water and mud without becoming too dirty-looking right away.
Spring is here and you know what that means: more mud. Make sure your mudroom is ready with these five essential items.
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