If you’re looking to make your home full of brightness and fun in the most unsuspecting places, hello and welcome! This post is all about mudroom inspiration. I want to help you create a vibrant and fun vibe in a space that you pass through every day. Mudrooms don’t have to feel mundane. If you let yourself loosen up and experiment a little bit, you might even discover something new with your own sense of personal style in home design.
These 7 different Pinterest photos are worthy of mudroom awards because they make the space look beautiful while still being functional, too. The last one (number 7) *might* be my favorite, so make sure you get all the way to the bottom.
Let’s take a look at these mudroom inspiration photos so that you can get the inspiration that you need to create a mudroom you love. Sometimes it’s as simple as going for a bold paint color on the walls!
This post is all about mudroom inspiration. Let’s get into it.
1. Bold and bright walls for a walk in mudroom
You could do something like this in an entryway, side door, or back door. If you have a space that is sectioned off to be the mudroom, painting it a unique color can help provide separation between that area and the rest of the house.
Even if your mudroom isn’t really in its own enclosed area, the different paint colors on the walls can distinguish the separate areas even in an open concept space.
Also, the green bench pairs so beautifully with the bright orange walls. It’s a fun and colorful approach, which I always appreciate.
Tip: Choosing a bright and bold color for your walls will add so much personality and vibrancy to your mudroom. It’s a cost effective move that makes a huge impact.
By the way, if your mudroom and laundry room are connected, I have a post all about laundry rooms, too. Check it out for more inspo!
2. Beautiful tile with a colorful rug for a spacious mudroom
If the orange walls had you a little freaked out, this is for you. White cabinets with patterned floors – nothing crazy to see here, until: BOOM! Pattern on pattern with the tile and the rug.
Rugs are magic. Finding a rug that you love can change everything about your space. A durable rug in your mudroom is such a great way to add in texture, color, and pattern, which all work together to give a space dimension.
I love the combination of a rug on top of patterned tile in this picture. It makes such a statement and it’s so colorful, vibrant, and interesting.
Tip: Adding a beautiful rug to your mudroom is such a great way to add function and beauty to your space. Make sure you have a way to clean it, though! A delicate rug is not the move here.
3. Tile with high contrast and a soft but colorful cabinet color
Picking out a tile with high contrast is so beautiful and such a simple way to add an artful intrigue to your mudroom. This black and white tile creates a gorgeous, eye catching pattern.
Paired with the soft and dusty, sage green color on the cabinets, it all comes together to create a beautiful mudroom. Having cabinets like this is so helpful for storage, too.
Tip: Be bold with your mudroom floors. Using patterned tile to create a pattern across the floor is beautiful and unique.
4. Oversized art on the walls with a vintage bench for an entryway mudroom
If you have a lot of wall space in your mudroom area, or even in your entryway, hang up a large piece of art. You will be in awe of how beautiful and transformed your space looks and feels.
Often times, floor space is in high demand in a mudroom. But if you have empty wall space, use it! Just because your mudroom isn’t the MET doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t benefit from some art on the walls.
Tip: frame a large quilt and hang it up for a similar look to this mudroom.
And if you don’t have a ton of wall space, you can still hang up art! Even a tiny slice of wall is a great opportunity to hang up a pretty print and a cute family photo for an added personal touch.
5. Cozy neutrals and functional mudroom nook
This mudroom has a cozy and neutral feel. It’s bohemian but it keeps it very simple, so if you love neutrals this is for you.
Also, if you have a smaller space, there are a few things to note about this mudroom area. One, this small bench is perfectly petite and looks great in the space.
Two, there’s a cute and textural rug that fits right under the bench with just enough space to wipe your shoes as you come in. Three, there’s a place to hang things above the bench.
Four, there are little baskets below the bench to store shoes. And lastly, five, there’s a basket next to the bench for items like hats and gloves. Voila! A teeny tiny mudroom area that can sneak into any hallway area without causing a fuss.
Tip: Create a mudroom area with a bench, rug, wall hooks, and baskets if you don’t have a designated mudroom in your home.
6. Classic colors with a fun patterned tile on the floor
This modern classic design would look beautiful as an entryway mudroom. It’s small and would blend well with the rest of your house if you tend to stick to a modern classic look.
You simply have to adore this patterned tile and how well it goes with the navy walls. Also, can we talk about how nice it is to have a bench in your mudroom? Some people may even say it’s essential, but I know that it’s a luxury to even have a mudroom, so I know it’s a luxury to have a bench and a mudroom. It’s also literally so convenient when you can store shoes under the bench.
Tip: If you want a strategic combination of modern and classic, go for a navy and white patterned tile with navy walls.
7. Moody and dreamy purple cabinets with herringbone brick floors
This purple color is so moody and luxurious looking. Seriously, this is one luxurious looking mudroom. The contrast between the rich paint and the more rustic and rough brick floors is immaculate.
Going for a bold and rich, dark color like this in your mudroom is a really smart choice because it allows you to warmly welcome your family into the house. Your mudroom is an area of your home that is more for your family than it is for guests, which is all the more reason to pay attention to the details and make it feel special.
Tip: Create contrast between your walls and your floors. The paint color really pops because of the herringbone brick floors in this mudroom.
This post was all about mudroom inspiration. Thank you so much for reading along! Mudrooms can feel mundane and uninspiring, and my goal with this post was to help inspire you to think about your mudroom as a place to have fun and experiment with your home design.
I hope that these mudroom inspiration ideas helped you and inspired you to try something new. It’s so special when you’re in the interior design process and you discover a new part of your own personal style.
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