Your Oft-Neglected Mudroom Can Be a Stylish Place to Express Your Personality

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Despite its name, there's absolutely no reason why your mudroom can't be as chic as any other corner of your house. Just take this look by Jenny Keenan, for example. The floor-to-ceiling cabinetry in a simple, unobtrusive design provides plenty of storage for the coats, shoes, and bags that'd ordinarily clutter-up this area — allowing for an expansive, exhale-inducing visual. Its tidy appearance means the gorgeous blue floor tiles can shine as a compelling work of art, and make the space feel larger as it lets the eye pan across the room. Meanwhile, the ornate bench works in an even brighter hue as it matches the black-and-white photo overhead, and it adds necessary function to the otherwise furniture-free quarters. But we can't finish off without mentioning that surfboard, which ties into the tiling and acts as totally laid-back decor. While we're not sure if this piece is actually used on any waves, it doesn't matter: unexpected details that show off your personality will always make a room more fun.

Make this mudroom's magic your own starting with these pieces.

Briarcliff Ceramic Tile ( $4.68 per square foot )

Rings Bench ( $79.98 )

Striped Laundry Tote ( $19.95 )


Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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