Home Decorating Why This Works: A Pretty & Practical Mudroom

Why This Works: A Pretty & Practical Mudroom

Ever look at a beautiful room and wonder how did they do that – and, more importantly, how can I do something similar at home? We break down how to outfit a mudroom that feels just as beautiful as the rest of your home:

Try a tonal paint scheme. The beauty of small spaces in your home? You get to have more fun with colors and patterns. Using two shades of green – Farrow & Ball’s Churlish and Calke Green – on the walls and millwork creates a soothing and sophisticated effect while highlighting a home’s architectural details.

Invest in a durable rug. A mudroom acts like a gatekeeper to the rest of your house – and a high-quality rug helps catch dirt and debris on the way in. Opt for a durable option like this striped wool rugStripes are an easy way to introduce pattern to a room, and the tonal green stripes of this rug also complement the two-tone paint scheme. 

Use baskets for organizing. Beautiful baskets make it easy to tuck away accessories, mittens, scarves, pet gear, and more—basically anything you’d need on your way out the door. They also encourage kids to help with clean-up! Here, we used baskets as cachepots by tucking plants inside.

Choose a table with storage space. A generously sized table offers an ideal spot to drop your bags, keys, and catalogs. But better yet is one with additional shelves or space underneath for stashing bins and baskets to help keep you organized.

Accessorize, even though it’s a utilitarian space. Plants and artwork make this room feel especially lively, just make sure that the plants you choose are hardy and can handle a draft every now and then.

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