Our Tiny Mudroom

I’m going to be really honest with you guys right now–I really, really, really dislike photographing our mudroom. It’s seriously the most annoying thing ever because our mudroom is teeny TINY. Really, there just isn’t enough room for me, the camera and my tripod. Plus our mudroom doesn’t get a ton of natural light, which makes it even more tricky. I’m embarrassed to say that it honestly took me hours to get the photos for today’s blog post because I just kept fidgeting with my camera and the settings trying to get a better shot. And by the time I was finally done, I felt SO frustrated because I wasn’t loving how the photos turned out. I feel like they don’t do this cute little mudroom justice, and I’m honestly hesitant to even share this post. I probably shouldn’t be telling you all this, but I like to keep it real around here so there ya have it. Oy! Anyway, I decided to go ahead and roll with it, so here we are. Besides, I’ve actually been waiting to share this space because I painted it a few months ago and I love how it brightened up this little room.

Farmhouse style mudroom

Farmhouse style mudroom

Farmhouse style mudroom

Farmhouse style mudroom

I love having baskets in our mudroom because they do great to disguise all the stuff. One of the large wicker baskets holds all our hats and another one has lots of random things like extra socks (because who wants to go upstairs to get socks?!) and sunglasses. I love how they hide everything and make it look clean and organized.

Farmhouse style mudroom

This cute coat rack is from Hobby Lobby. I found it a couple years ago and I love it. It’s just the right size for this small mudroom. And if you’re wondering about that small vintage suitcase, I actually spray painted it white. It was a very unappealing soft beige color, so I had to freshen it up a bit.

Farmhouse style mudroom Farmhouse style mudroom

This tiny mudroom is what you see when you walk in from our garage. It’s adjacent to our living room and really makes the best drop-zone for any and all things. It’s a small space for sure, but it’s SO useful and I’m grateful we have it. I just wish I could get better photos to show you all of the sides of the room, including the little coat rack I have behind the doors. But it’s pretty much a Christmas miracle that I was able to get these photos to share with you guys (this has only happened once before!) so I’ll take that as a win. It’s a mediocre win, but that still counts.

SO glad you dropped by the blog today. Here’s a few other snazzy posts you might enjoy:

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53 Comments

  1. Jenny wrote:

    ADORABLE! I love everything about this little room! Cute and functional!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks so much Jenny!

      Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  2. Marty Oravetz wrote:

    I think the pictures came out great. Love this little space and you’ve put every inch to good use.

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Marty! Small but functional, that’s for sure.

      Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  3. Kim wrote:

    I wish I had a mudroom. I would love a tidy space like this. 2 fellas in a house calls for a mess constantly

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh yeah definitely! It keep a lot of mess out of our house, which is so nice.

      Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  4. Donna wrote:

    I love the mudroom. Making the best use of the space no matter how small.
    Where did you get the baskets hanging on the wall?

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  5. Tina wrote:

    Love your mud room. Very organized and uncluttered. You did a great job with this tiny space!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Tina!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  6. Donna Bergthold wrote:

    The pictures came out great Sarah! Love how you decorated this small space!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Donna! Appreciate you. xoxo

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  7. GAIL HOWARD wrote:

    I think it is adorable. My mudd room is also my laundry room so it is hard to make it look as nice as yours. I also use lots of baskets for shoes and hats. I am going to use some of your ideas though. Love your blog. Thanks for great tips and ideas.

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes defiantly!! Thanks for dropping by Gail!!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  8. Shaz Isaac wrote:

    Love your little mudroom. It’s so cute while still being functional. Aren’t baskets great for hiding all manner of things. I have them everywhere throughout my tiny home.

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh gosh, YES! They are the best.

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  9. Sandy wrote:

    It looks adorable! In my house when you enter from the garage you walk right into a long hallway which if you walk straight leads to the kitchen and left down to the front door. This post gives me some inspiration 😊! Where are the metal baskets with the liners from?

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Sandy. Those are from Michael’s!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  10. GAIL HOWARD wrote:

    love the mudd room

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks Gail!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  11. Jeanette wrote:

    I think it’s adorable! Thank you for going to such great lengths to share it.

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Jeanette! So glad you stopped by. xo

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  12. Becky wrote:

    Hi Sarah, cutest little mud room ever. I only have a backhall! lol love how you styled it so cute. I chuckled about the painted suitcase. Spray paint is your a friend!!Have a good day Sarah. xoxo

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha Yes it is! I might re-do it in a different color, I don’t love it!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
      • Becky wrote:

        Gives me ideas girl!!!!

        Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  13. Michele wrote:

    Hi Sarah,

    I came across your blog last night around 11:30 pm and I said out loud “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MY ENTIRE LIFE!?” 🙂 I love EVERYTHING about your home! May I please move in? Or better yet, would you design my home? Seriously though you have a gift and I want to thank you for sharing it with us. You truly are a natural! I hope to put to use some of your inspiration in my home. And your littles are absolutely adorable. You are blessed. Enjoy your day!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Aw Michele you are too sweet! SO glad you found my blog!! And heck yes, I’d love to help design your home 🙂

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  14. Joi Poulin wrote:

    I live in a duplex so don’t have space for a mudroom but we do have a “shoe storage” shelf/basket area in the laundry room, so I can appreciate your idea for a small space…your pics turned out great and I love how the white brightens everything, but how do you keep your rug so white in a high traffic area?

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      It’s actually not that white when you look at it up close, but it does a pretty good job. But I’ll defiantly need a different one when winter comes around withs now and mud everywhere!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  15. Judy wrote:

    It’s adorable, Sarah; and I say “count your blessings”. It’s bright and airy. Love it!
    MY mudroom is a four-fer! (Rather than a two-fer). Mudroom/laundry/HVAC/hot water heater room. Can’t really do a blessed thing with it cuz it captures EVERYTHING brought into the house. Doggie footprints and hair, grass clippings and whatever hubby can find to bring into our domain. I’m extremely thankful for this room as it’s all encapsulated here rather than through the entire house. Phew!😅

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      YES! Rooms like that are the best. It’s seriously so nice to have that buffer between the house!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  16. Jan wrote:

    Love your make-over! I also have an ugly mud room/miscellaneous room at the back of my little house. I’m attempting to make it more useful as well as less cluttered. I love the baskets and coat hangers in your room.

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Get yourself some baskets Jan, they are so handy and hide everything!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  17. Teresa wrote:

    I love this little mud room, it is so great, pictures are wonderful. Wish I had a room like that! You are so good at decorating, I have learned from you in the short time I have found you, thankful I did.

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Teresa, I really appreciate that! xo

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  18. Vicki wrote:

    Your mudroom (not such a pretty name for such a pretty room, lol!) is gorgeous! I love the storage, warmth and texture the baskets add to a white space. Also, I know you said you weren’t able to show all the angles you wanted, but the pictures you shared look great! Nice work!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks so much Vicki! It was a total pain to photograph but I’m so glad you like the photos!!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  19. Laura Harrie wrote:

    Your pictures are just fine, your style, organization and use of space is perfect. Well done photographing an awkward but every functional space!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Laura, you are so sweet!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  20. Suzi wrote:

    Cutest mud room!! Thanks for the inspiration! The pictures look great…I would’ve never guessed it took so long to take them. Hope you have a great day!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Suzi!! Appreciate you. xo

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  21. Dolly wrote:

    You worry too much dear. It’s absolutely adorable. You are an artist in your own right. I so wish I had the same vision, creativity, & skill. Well done!!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I really appreciate that Dolly, thank you!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  22. Fran wrote:

    Luv it! I have a similar set up coming in from the garage…you have given me some great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing your journey.

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Of course, thanks for stopping by Fran!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  23. Karen wrote:

    Love, love the mudroom! All your decorations are such an inspiration! Those rain boots-I have been looking but have not found any as cute as those! Where did you find them?

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I got those at Target on clearance last week actually!!

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  24. Sandy wrote:

    I love your mudroom. The pictures really do show how much you can do with a small space. Very inspiring!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks you Sandy! xo

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  25. Jane wrote:

    It’s so cute, Sarah, and super functional with the baskets and hooks. Never apologize for your best efforts!

    Jane 🙂

    Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  26. Mary Baumann wrote:

    Love your mudroom! Can you tell me what colors you have on the walls?

    Posted 9.13.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      If I’m remembering right, that’s the Magnolia Home true white.

      Posted 9.16.18 Reply

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