Mudrooms have grown in popularity over the last couple of years, but what exactly are they? You normally find mudrooms towards the back of the house or directly off the garage. They are typically where someone would take their dirty shoes and drop a backpack, etc. before entering the rest of the home. Mudrooms also function as a catchall for hats, dog leashes, coats, and sports equipment. The space is literally meant to be a storage space for those items that often get dirty, hints the name “mudroom.”

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Mudrooms lost popularity when minimalism came into the interior design scene, but since people started spending more time in their homes, there has been more of a need for single-purpose spaces. Keep reading to learn how to add a mudroom to your home.

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It’s All About Storage

Because of the catchall function that mudrooms serve, having good storage space is extra important. Locker-style storage is the perfect solution for families to get organized. Board-and-batten is the perfect way to create the illusion of locker-style storage. Learn how to DIY a board-and-batten accent wall here. Customize storage to fit your personal needs and determine what the main use for your mudroom will be.

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Add Texture

For a mudroom, function is the most important, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore design. One way you can add style to your mudroom is by layering in some texture. Add a shiplap or slat wall as the base of your storage area to easily give the space texture and visual interest. Our Finished Elegance line is perfect for creating an accent wall because it’s durable and easy to clean. If you’ve always wanted to add patterned flooring to your home, a mudroom is the perfect space for something a little different.

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A mudroom is a great space to add a splash of color. Using colors from within the rest of your home will help create flow but this is an opportunity have a little fun the design. Shades of blues and greens have been popular in recent years and we don’t see them going away anytime soon.

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