These mudrooms create clever transition zones for their home’s entrances and exits while keeping it stylish, and now you can do the same.

These Stylish Mudroom Ideas Are Practically Perfect
Tessa Neustadt

According to Pinterest’s 2021 Predictions, we’re saying goodbye to open floor plans and looking to create nooks throughout our homes––even when doors aren’t available.

One of our favorite ways to achieve this is the stylish, yet functional mudroom. These clever spaces operate as a transition space, and serve as a great way to store shoes, coats, dog accessories, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Keep scrolling for our favorite mudroom ideas.

15 Modern Mudroom Ideas!

Bright & Airy

Tessa Neustadt via Jenni Kayne

Make your mudroom feel special with beautiful items like woven baskets, comfortable cushions, and a cozy rug.

Easy Shoe Storage

Amanda Kirkpatrick

These integrated shoe cubbies make it easy for everyone in the family to head out the door.

Utilize Your Laundry Room

Stoffer Pho

Have an awkward corner or bare wall in your laundry room? Make it functional with mudroom area to store shoes, jackets, cleaning supplies, and more.

Indoor-Outdoor Solution

Thomas J. Story

An enclosed porch acts as a mudroom for this beach shack home in Seaside, Oregon, with the help of a bench, detailed mirror, and hook

Hiding in Plain Sight

Thomas J. Story

In the Seattle suburb of Medina, the mudroom of this Parisian-inspired home tucks a small washer, dryer, folding table, and even hanging storage behind a wall of soft blue-green cabinetry.

Bathroom Combo

Thomas J. Story

Phoenix-based interior designer Jenny Komenda upgraded the kids’ bathroom at this Washington cabin with floor-to-ceiling black subway tile, a long bench, and row of hooks. The bathroom’s close location to the front door and garage makes it double as a mudroom.

Galvanized Storage

Thomas J. Story

This Alaska cabin mudroom uses galvanized steel planters to provide just the right amount of rugged storage―and a fun metallic glint―above coat hooks in a mudroom.

Haven in the Hall

Kate Osborne Photography, courtesy of Studio McGee

This entry hall gets the mudroom upgrade with a bench, set of hooks, and a wicker basket to corral shoes.

Outdoor Edition

Thomas J. Story

The owners of this Washington lakeside cabin wanted their cabin to have similar indoor-outdoor living as their previous residence, a 32-foot Airstream. The towel hooks outside the door to the den make for a summertime outdoor mudroom coming in from the lake.

Farmhouse DIY

Dave Lauridsen

For the mudroom in this 1920s farmhouse near Glacier National Park, wood was used to craft a bench with a hidden cubby under the seat, while still leaving room for shoes down below.

Schoolhouse Style

Jessica Kettle, courtesy of Studio McGee

Each family member gets their own mudroom-style locker, with a hook, lower cabinet, basket, and closed upper cupboard.

Hallway Hack

Thomas J. Story

This lakeside cabin home in Lake Chelan, Washington, takes advantage of the long hallway that connects an exterior entry to a variety of rooms. The mudroom-style hallway features cabinets and cubbies for coats, bags, towels, and even sheets to double as a linen closet. There are even spaces for food, so it can triple as a pantry space.

Moody Space

Travis J. Photography, courtesy of Studio McGee

This spacious mudroom has room for individual cubbies, a closed closet at the end, and even room for a wooden ottoman for the center of the room. The black cabinetry gives the room a dose of drama.

Cozy Corner

Thomas J. Story

This Methow Valley cabin has a mudroom just off the kitchen, where minimalist rods pair with live-edge wood to create a banquette-style bench. Baskets underneath collect mittens and hats.

Bright Corners

Kate Osborne, courtesy of Studio McGee

This mudroom is tucked into the back corner with a small built-in armoire but presents a stool right by the door for removing one’s shoes right away.


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