I was reading Studio McGee’s blog and came across so many inspiring mudrooms that it made me want to design one myself!
I feel like many people view the mudroom as an after thought when it comes to designing their homes. If you think about it, this space is usually a point of entryway, so its the first space you see when you enter a home. In that case, it should be given the attention it deserves. Studio McGee has designed several mudrooms that incorporate some amazing tile/stone options, beautiful custom millwork and amazing lighting options. I took some notes and created a mudroom that I would totally have in my own home.
Here are a few important things to consider when designing a mudroom:
- Rug – should use an indoor/outdoor rug as this is a high traffic space.
- Seating – incorporating seating is key & making sure it’s comfortable is also important! For this particular mudroom I designed, I would have a custom cushion made, using a performance fabric.
- Storage – this is key and can be done with a combination of millwork and storage bins.
- Decor – making this space feel cozy can be done with the use of textiles, artwork and other decorative items like unique hooks and a fun vintage clock.
I know these may seem obvious but sometimes these design aspects are overlooked. Now, if I could just buy a home and bring this space to life that would make me one happy girl.
P.S. The NEW Farrow & Ball paint color in the design above isn’t for the walls, its for the custom millwork! Go bold or go home …