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  • Writer's pictureKirstin Adolfson

Mud Room Basics

Do you have a mudroom that is constantly cluttered or feels like a random add on to your house? Today we are going to be talking about how to decorate the perfect mudroom so it feels like home, right when you get home.

If you like things neat and organized, try placing a bench as the centerpiece of your mudroom, and keeping it symmetrical from left to right. This will produce a clean and effortless look. If you have a larger mudroom space, symmetrical pieces that are taller will be more appealing to the eye with a lower sitting bench. If your mudroom is smaller, try using shorter to medium height storage pieces on each side. The great thing about this design layout is there are so many directions that you can go with it, without the chance of it feeling random or cluttered. Creating a symmetrical layout will always look purposeful and organized.

If you aren't into coming up with the lay out of your mudroom on your own, a mudroom organizer is the perfect way to avoid this. Mudroom organizers keep it simple and will allow you to hide things that would otherwise look cluttered. Mudroom organizers come in many different shapes and sizes. If you have a small space to work with, mudroom organizers are definitely going to be beneficial. You can find a variety of organizers in different shapes and sizes that get the job done, but are slim enough that they won’t be overwhelming to the space.

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If you want to add a personal touch to your mudroom, textured walls are a great way to do this. You can achieve this effect with peel and stick wallpaper or a plywood wall effect. I recommend adding a textured accent wall rather than applying this to the entire space. If you have a super simple mudroom set up, the accent wall might look best behind the organizer of your choice. If you are worried that your organizer might take up too much attention, then do an accent wall to the left or right of the organizer to spread out the focal point.

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If you are looking for other ways to add accent pieces, pillows and décor can get this job done. If you have a bench in your mudroom, adding a couple of small pillows will bring the feeling of warmth and comfort into your mudroom. If you have an odd blank space on the wall, add a fun photo or painting.

Are your kids in sports? Do you have a job that requires some labor? Do you have any outdoor hobbies? Screen doors or open cubbies are a great option to avoid trapping any unpleasant smells. Screen doors and cubbies will help air out your shoes and clothing instead of trapping it in for an unwanted surprise.

Hopefully these tips have gotten you on the right track to planning out the perfect mudroom. Contact me today and let’s make your mudroom visions into reality! Call Adolfson Interior Design at (651) 468-6208 or email

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