The 10 Best Mudroom Ideas

Great mudroom ideas are essential for trying to organize all of the chaos that is backpacks, lunch boxes, papers and more! It’s true that a well-thought-out mudroom is a game-changer in any home.

In my own eat-in kitchen space, I had to create a “mudroom” out of a tiny piece of wall and a wall of windows! So I added a row of hooks along with a mirror with cubbies and a wall calendar. It sits right in our eat-in kitchen, but it’s the only space available near our back door.

Drop Zone on a Small Wall Space

And then I added a storage bench with drawers under the wall-to-ceiling windows on the other wall. I would have loved to have more space for our “mudroom,” but being creative has worked well, too!

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So whether you have a large space or small, there’s some great ideas here to help you maximize your home!

Related: 15 Small Entryway Storage Ideas

10 Great Mudroom Ideas

Enjoy these innovative and beautiful ideas for creating a mudroom or drop zone in your home!

1. Eclectic Farmhouse Mudroom

This gorgeous eclectic farmhouse mudroom is sure to be a show-stopper in any home! Not just functional, but beautiful, too!

Eclectic Farmhouse Mudroom

Style me Pretty

2. Small Space, Big Impact!

Get the most impact for a small space by taming clutter with locker built-ins in a small space.

Small Space, Big Impact Mudroom Ideas

This Old House

3. Hooks in a Nook

Turn a small wall nook into a place to hang backpacks or other loose items with these DIY plans!

Hooks in a Nook Mudroom

The Backpack Wall from I’m Bat Mom

4. Hall Closet Mudroom Idea

Use a small hall closet for your mudroom with these simple ideas!

Hall Closet Mudroom Idea

Closet Mudroom from Raising Rustic

5. Use the Garage!

No room in the house for a mudroom? No problem! Set it up in the garage!

garage mudroom idea

DIY Garage Mudroom from East Coast Creative

6. Hidden Mudroom Storage

When the garage door dumps right out into the kitchen, build a hidden mudroom behind a wall of cabinets!

Hidden Mudroom Ideas in a Kitchen - with a wall of cabinets!

Hidden Mudroom from Young House Love

7. Hooks, Bench & Baskets!

Whip up a mudroom in no time flat with some hooks, a bench and baskets!

Great, simple mudroom ideas with hooks, a bench and baskets!

Simple Mudroom from McNelly Farmhouse Love

8. DIY Cubbies and Bench

Build your own full-sized mudroom cubbies with these plans from Ana White!

DIY Cubbies and Bench in Mudroom

Cubby Wall DIY Plans from Ana White

9. Custom Accents with Paint and Fabric!

Customize your mudroom with fun accents like a painted stripe wall or a DIY bench cushion.

Custom Mudroom

Striped Wall Mudroom from Honey We’re Home

10. Corner Built-Ins

Create a huge impact with a small footprint by DIY-ing (that’s a verb) this small “mudroom” bench with hooks and storage up top!

DIY Mudroom Bench

DIY Mudroom Bench from Honey Bear Lane

11. Brand New Custom Mudroom with Shiplap!

BONUS! Build a dreamy new construction mudroom with SHIPLAP! Our Favorite!

Custom Mudroom with Shiplap

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  1. I love them all. Thank you for sharing. Not sure which one to choose, because each is beautiful and unique in their own way

  2. What a beautiful collection of mud room ideas, thanks for sharing these! Some really inspiring ideas there.
    By the way, in regards to your generic “haven’t seen you in awhile” type of email your system sent out recently????
    I THANK you for it.
    I haven’t been taking the time to “stop and smell the roses” for awhile, and that email reminded me to carve some time out of my very busy day to sit down with a beverage, put my feet up for 10 minutes, and check out what my favourite bloggers have been up to.
    And guess what? The world didn’t come crashing down while I took a wee break!!! Ha ha ha….
    Thanks for all you do to bring the beauty of the world to us, one posting at a time….

    Take care, Laura,


    1. Awww, you’re so sweet to come by and let me know that!! I’m so glad that it gave you permission to sit down and do a little self-care. It’s so important and something I have to remind myself about often. 🙂

      I hope you’re having a great week, Lisa! – Laura

  3. Your favorite is my fave too! Awesome storage and beautiful to boot! Glad your first grader is enjoying it and having a great first week – that is so important. Still in awe of how you do it all! Have a nice weekend. 😉

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