Who doesn’t LOVE mudrooms? Sometimes the smallest rooms in our homes can be the most fun to pull together. When purchasing our most recent home, I instantly fell in love with the mudroom off the side entrance. Visions of cute little coat hooks, neatly marked baskets for shoes, and the perfect place to leave out that teacher’s gift filled my mind. After doing a little research on some of my favorite textile web sites, I selected a stylish dog-themed fabric for the built-in seat cushion and used this fabric to pull together my selections for the flooring, paint, artwork and other details.

Tips for creating the perfect mudroom:


  1. Fabric: This dog-themed fabric is from Beautiful Fabric (the exact color I purchased is no longer available). I worked with a local upholstery shop to affordably create the seat cushion. Selecting a fabric you love is a great place to start in the design process. It’s a springboard for your other décor selections. Make sure to add a stain treatment to keep your fabric protected.
  2. Flooring: Keeping in mind doggie claws, spilled water bowls and muddy rain boots, we selected a dark grey tile for the mudroom. Ceramic tile and resilient flooring are both excellent, moisture-tolerant options. Choose a forgiving color since this is such an active room in your home. Also, search for a floor with texture to avoid slips and falls. I finished the floor with a soft dog-bone shaped SmartStrand rug. Too cute!  Mudroomimage2
  3. Paint: Speaking of forgiving, I searched high and low for a paint color that complimented the fabric and flooring– and that would also hide little hand prints. We ended up loving Cyberspace by Sherwin Williams. This dark blue grey paint turned out to be a great choice that looks striking against the washable white trim.
  4. Accessories: Bargain hunting is essential for pulling together eclectic accessories on a budget. I snagged my tin “S” on clearance from Hobby Lobby, used an online coupon to order a canvas print of our sweet puppies and, lastly, found this adorable pug canvas hidden in the back of Big Lots. Bargain hunting isn’t always glamorous, but I love the end result!



I found baskets with chalkboard “faces” at Target, and I adore my handcrafted children’s artwork display, similar to this one from Etsy.


Home Depot offered the hardware and hooks needed to complete the space.

Dreaming about your own mudroom? Whether you’ve built or purchased a home with a dedicated mudroom, your laundry room includes space for a mudroom, or you’re creating a mudroom from an empty nook or entryway in your home, there are ready-made organizational solutions from many top retailers. And don’t forget to browse great flooring options from Mohawk Flooring.

Our mudroom might be my favorite room in the house! Enjoy creating a space for your family that is both functional and a lot of fun.

Authored by Mollie S., Totally in love wife & mommy, Mohawk PR professional & wannabe interior designer! Follow my crazy life at Loveisinthedetailsblog.com.