Small and Functional Mudroom + My Favorite Storage Baskets
One of the rooms I don’t share very often here on the ol’ blog is our small and functional mudroom. And the reasons for that are threefold: 1) it’s tiny and hard to photograph; 2) it doesn’t have a lot of natural light; 3) it usually looks like a HOT MESS. Plus on top of all that, it’s actually pretty basic. But it’s one of the must functional spaces in our entire home. We use it every single day and it usually feels like a war zone with bags, coats and shoes laying everywhere. It’s kinda like a black hole, but I finally cleaned it up this weekend and I snapped a few photos to share with you lovely folks today! I’ve also rounded up some of my favorite storage bins too.
When we moved in five years ago this mudroom was painted a dark color. I wanted to freshen it up, so we painted it with Alabaster by Sherwin Williams, which is my favorite white paint color–it’s warm and cozy without being too white. We also added in that shiplap and the coat hooks. It’s been such a handy space for our family!
Over the years I’ve become obsessed with wicker baskets. I have SO many of them in our home, but I feel like they can be used for a ton of different things. AND they never go out of style. I mean, I have wicker baskets I bought years ago that I still use. They’re timeless and functional! The ones I have in our small and functional mudroom are perfect for organizing all kinds of things–we have papers and mail in one of the baskets, my running gear in another, etc. And that small one in the middle is for the kids’ socks. I like to keep a few extra pairs in there so they’re always ready for shoes!
Even though this isn’t the biggest or fanciest mudroom, I’ve sure loved this little space over the last few years. And now I’m reallllllly hoping our next home has a mudroom like this one–or at least an area I can convert into a small and functional mudroom. It’s just so dang handy, I can’t imagine life without it! I hope this gives you a few ideas for your own home. And here are a few of my favorite storage bings and baskets if you’re in the mood for any organization!
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