We’re finally starting to see the payoff from those April showers in the form of delicate cherry blossoms…and not-so-delicate mud puddles (of which my preschooler is drawn to like a moth to a flame). Our floors were already put through the wringer this year with snow, slush and salt from the never-ending winter, so a mudroom refresh is definitely in order—just in time for the pitter patter of mucky little rain boots.
Here are my picks to perk up your mudroom with cool geometric shapes, natural textures and shiny metallic accents. Some of the items also serve a dual purpose for organizing and working with a tight space!
1) Monogram Letter Hooks are great for coats and bags – everyone gets their own initial, or spell out a fun word or phrase that’s meaningful to your family.
2) Hang this black geometric carved mirror horizontally so you can do a final check before leaving the house. The mirror can also double as a message center; dry erase markers work great for jotting quick reminders or sweet notes.
3) An antiqued black storage bench easily conceals shoes, scarves, hats, umbrellas—you name it! Keep things neat inside with cheerful yellow metal storage baskets. In our house, we have these baskets under a bench in the entryway, but being able to hide the mess would be a huge mood boost.
4) I love using all-weather pillows like this bee outdoor pillow to soften our mudroom bench. My family has a tendency to just toss wet jackets into a pile on the bench, but water and mud roll right off this fabric.
5) A galvanized party tub works overtime as a spot to stash wet umbrellas or soggy clothes until you’re ready to deal with them. On sunny days, bring it back outside for beverage chilling duty!
6) Tie it all together with a hardwearing chunky jute rug that can handle the foot traffic of kids and pets alike. The black diamond design echoes other black geometric patterns in the space and the natural texture warms up the metal accents.
Here’s to cheerier (and cleaner) entryways to welcome spring!