april 26, 2017

Our Best Design Hacks for the Mudroom

The key to having a functional and trendy mudroom is simple organization and getting creative with your design and decorating. Your mudroom should be just as on trend as the rest of your house.


It’s finally spring in Minnesota. This means that while the flowers are blooming, the mud seems to be making its way from the garden to the kitchen floors. Perfect timing to talk about Bria’s mudroom design and tips on how to create a functional mudroom that connects with the rest of the home.


The mudroom often gets overlooked. Some people think of it more as a storage space rather than part of the home. In reality, the mudroom is a pivotal part of the house. It’s the room that everyone spends time in on a daily basis. For some, it even becomes the first impression as people come and go through the garage or side door rather than the front door.  Having said that, your mudroom should be impressive, well kept, and organized.

As homes progress, the open concept has made its way to the mudroom. As you can see, Bria’s space is deigned around an L-shaped bench. The scalloped brackets connect the room with the rest of the woodwork throughout the house. Hooks and baskets are used for the everyday storage, while the larger closet is where the extra seasonal gear, boots, and shoes live.

Avoid clutter in the mudroom. Using cute baskets or containers for each member of the family is an easy way to keep the everyday items hidden but accessible.

Bria had custom bench cushions and pillows made to create an inviting space. In order to make it functional, she used indoor/outdoor fabric to stand up to the dirt and mud. It also becomes a lovely space to wait for the rest of the family {because every family has a slow poke or two}.

The oversized, vintage styled pendants add a dramatic effect to the room. To add interest to the space, Bria used a bold, cheerful, unexpected {and also vintage looking} wallpaper. Doing this gave her mudroom new purpose.


Whether you are looking for mudroom ideas or planning a mudroom remodel, keep these simple tips in mind, and you are guaranteed to have an impressive space.


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  • tonya April 26, 2017, 1:26 pm

    Can you please share the fabric information you used for the bench cushion? Thank you... Everything about this room is PERFECT!

    • Bria Hammel April 26, 2017, 4:58 pm

      Hi Tonya! The fabric was an indoor/outdoor fabric from Thibaut. Happy to get you more information, just email us hello@briahammelinteriors.com Thanks!

  • Chelsey Raymond April 27, 2017, 6:11 pm

    What is the exterior paint color for the Stonecliffe Drive house? It is BEAUTIFUL!

    • Bria Hammel April 27, 2017, 7:06 pm

      Hi Chelsey! Its Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. Thank you we love that house too!

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