How to Design the Ultimate Mudroom
Make it fun, functional and fabulous.
See the full list below.
A Clean Home
Quick drying and easy to clean, Chilewich’s Skinny Stripe Shag Mat is perfect for mudroom messes. The tufted, crush-proof loops and sturdy vinyl backing stand up to mud and moisture. The mat is available in four sizes and 12 colors. $55—$185, available here.
On the Rack
The Fleur coat stand from Design Within Reach was designed by Lubo Majer in beech wood with six spreading branches to accommodate coats, hats and umbrellas. Even on a rainy day, the ginger-yellow hue adds a welcome ray of sunshine, or opt for a neutral black or white model. $495, available here.
Bring Nature Indoors
This stately mudroom by Plain English is outfitted with a Spitalfields cupboard with Folgate doors featuring Marylebone holes for ventilation. In a soothing Rice Pudding paint color, the bench and ladder add to this proper mudroom’s practicality. Price upon request, available through the Plain English showroom.
Lighting is Everything
The Keep Track coat rack and shelving system in natural alder wood can be configured many ways to suit your needs. The metal pieces slide in and along a track to hold a phone or sunglasses—or when flipped—mail. $100, available here.
Need a simple and easy refresh? Tempaper peel-and-stick wallpapers are easy to install for instant gratification. The Scandi Floral design in botanical green is just one of many fanciful options. $125 per double roll, available here.
The Perfect Seat
A spindled-back loveseat from Longaberger is an ideal spot to take off your boots, sit for a spell or set down groceries. The grey lacquered finish and simple lines work well with any style. $366, available here.
All in the Details
Take a quick look in the mirror before leaving the house. The Made Goods Donatella mirror is fashioned from teak in an organic, unfinished wood. The sunburst design is available in a round or oval shape. Price upon request, available here.
Hang it Up
Something as simple as hooks mounted on a wall or in a cubby can create order from chaos. Children (and adults) will have no excuse for forgetting to hang up their coat or backpack. The Woodward hook from Hickory Hardware is shown here in a satin nickel finish. $12, available here.
Suitable for floor or wall treatments, New Ravenna’s Half Shell hand-cut stone mosaic is composed of polished Celeste and Thassos stone paired with cornflower and hydrangea glazed Basalto. Price upon request, available through Greenwich Tile & Marble.
A Home for the Pups
The mudroom is prime real estate for dog crates. Crown Point Cabinetry customized a perfect solution to accommodate our canine friends. The Amherst door front in maple, shown here, features a beaded inset to coordinate with the room’s other cabinetry. Price upon request, available here.
A cool plaster white finish is juxtaposed with warm teak wood to create the Murphy pendant. Designed by Marie Flanigan for Visual Comfort, it looks great as a stand-alone fixture or grouped for an impactful punch, offered in a choice of three sizes. As shown, $1,139, available through here.
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Out of the Box.
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