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10 Mudroom Laundry Room That’ll Make You Want to Kick Off Your Shoes

Mudrooms are perfect areas usually connected to or in a laundry area. Designing and organizing an ideal space is what we have in store for you today. A mudroom laundry room is a must in a farmhouse, and we have some that are spotless.

Mudroom laundry room ideas with basket storage, coat racks, benches, lockers and more.

A mudroom laundry room combo sounds like it would need a lot of cleaning. But, instead, they encompass a perfect area to help keep your home clean without breaking a sweat.

Everything has its place, and when utilized correctly, mudrooms make life a cinch. I can't wait to share these laundry mudroom design ideas with you.

A laundry mudroom does not just have to be a utilitarian space, it can be beautiful too. The organized combination laundry room are sure to inspire. I'm sure you'll find a design option you love.

Mudroom Laundry Room Ideas

After reading this post about mudrooms, if you don't already have one, you'll be plotting an area in your home to transform. A mudroom can be the most bustling room in the house so why not make it beautiful as well as functional?

Now let's look at the best mud room ideas.

Mudroom Coat Rack Ideas

Mudroom Laundry Room with coat rack and shelf full of farmhouse style decorations and beadboard wall by Simply Beautiful By Angela
Photo courtesy: Simply Beautiful by Angela

Angela's mudroom space is simple but perfect. If you're working with a small space, it's important to utilize what room you do smartly have to keep it from feeling crowded.

Her beadboard frames the area nicely. A shelving unit with coat hooks and repurposed drawers to hold knick knacks help keep life organized. Keeping small items out together and organized is so important when using open shelving.

Mudroom Shoe Storage Ideas

Mudroom Laundry Room board and batten wall with hooks for stoarge, bench, baskets and vintage box shoe storage by Blessed On Blue Finch
Photo Courtesy: Blessed on Blue Finch

This entryway works well as a makeshift ‘mudroom.' The wall hooks are perfect for coats, jackets and even umbrellas. With a bench to sit and put shoes on or take off and a precious vintage farm tray to tuck shoes away. You can also try a bench that has a built in shelf underneath for your family's shoes.

Pillows and a blanket make this area cozy indeed.

Get the Look

Mudroom Laundry Room with shiplap wall, shelf, bench, shoe storage boxes and decorations by Simple Cozy Charm
Photo courtesy: Simply Cozy Charm

Woven seagrass baskets and this market bag belong in a mudroom. As well as an umbrella basket or this sweet vase! Who knew you could get so much storage in such a small space.

Don't you love the Spring sign hung that could easily be a rotating seasonal sign!

Mudroom Shiplap Wall

Mudroom with shiplap wall, coat rack shelf and wooden bench
Photo courtesy: Two Treasures Decor

Here's a great idea in mudroom designs. Assign each person a hook with a number is another way to keep your mudroom laundry room organized. It's the perfect solution to keep everything in its place.

And repurposing a church pew is something dreams are made of! Storage baskets under your bench are great for storing winter items or your purse.

Vintage Shoe Storage Idea

Vintage cabinet with cubbies for shoes in an old farmhouse laundry room by Farmhouse Green
Photo courtesy: Farmhouse Green

A shoe organizer is a perfect item for every mudroom.

It's an easy place for things to be stored without a question of where to look when you need a pair of shoes.

And having your mudroom in your laundry room will keep dirt tracked through your home down to a minimum. I love how this shoe storage not only keeps the washing machine from being the main focus of the room, but the best thing is it also gives you more counter space.

Mudroom Lockers Ideas

Laundry room converted to mudroom with vintage lockers for storage by  Robyns French Nest
Photo courtesy: Robyns French Nest

Lockers are no longer just for school or the gym. They're a convenient space for all kinds of storage. Having a set of lockers in your mudroom laundry room adds a fun layer of organization.

Hiding away the rain-boots, rain-jacket, and umbrella until the perfect rainy day would be a great use of these lockers. You could also install shelves into one for items like laundry detergents and dryer sheets.

Entryway Mudroom Ideas

Entryway Mudroom Room by Nola Acres
Photo courtesy: Nola Acres

This ‘mudroom' entryway is perfect for a farmer to come home, take off his muddy boots and breathe away the worries of the day.

Boots can easily be tucked under the bench until the next morning.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should a mudroom be a laundry room?

A mudroom does not have to be a laundry room nor a laundry room a mudroom but if you are looking to save cost in new construction then combining the two is a great idea. Also, combining the two in any home is a great way to make the most of space. However, if you prefer to have two separate room then that is good too.

Can a mudroom be a laundry room?

Yes a mudroom can be a laundry room. It's not unusual for these rooms to do double duty. In many houses these rooms are combined. Laundry mudroom combos are the perfect drop zone to keep dirty shoes out of the main part of your home and a great space for functional storage.

Mudroom Organization Ideas

Cabinet build on wall up high with basket storage, shiplap wall with hooks and bench with drawers on floor to make a mudroom laundry room by Blooming DIYer
Photo courtesy: Blooming DIYers

What a gorgeous mudroom! A bench with a hall tree is dreamy in white added to a mudroom.

The open shelves over the wall hooks are great additional storage space. Space for shoes, keys, your purse, and so many more items can be stashed away right here.

Hanging a mirror next to this area is nice for when you're heading out the door to give the last look before you walk out.

Small Laundry Room Makeover Idea

Our next idea is a personal favorite because we did this small laundry room makeover in our home.  A well-designed mudroom does not need a lot of space.

Our little laundry space is a pass-through from the garage.  We spruced it up to make it more welcoming and everything.  It's been a great addition to our home. All the details are in this small laundry room makeover post.

Tiny laundry room converted into a mudroom laundry room by adding a wooden coat rack to wall to hand coats and baskets and then decorated with a metal laundry sign.

This space is narrow and very tiny. In fact, most people think how could this be a mudroom laundry room. Well, simply add a coat rack to the wall and you have a tiny mudroom laundry room.

There is not space for shoe storage on the floor but if you have baskets on the hooks you could use it for some shoes.

Here is another makeover of a mudroom laundry room. This mudroom laundry room makeover is a great example on a larger scale.

Mudroom Laundry room makeover idea with white build in of basket storage on top, board and batten coat rack wall, bench seat with drawers.
Photo Courtesy: Jamie Keskin Design

Kyle captured Jamie's mudroom perfectly.

The wainscot is perfect in this farmhouse mudroom.

If you haven't seen our post on how easy wainscot is to install, check it out here.

Wainscot in an area such as this makes separating each person's station simple. There is a clear place for a hook to hang a raincoat, and lining up a cubby is perfect as well.


These mudrooms and mudroom laundry room combos are amazing, and we're guessing you are thinking of the perfect spot to transform in your home or maybe thinking of some new items to integrate. I think there are some great ideas out there for your mudroom laundry combos.

In fact, if you want a really creative way to make a small mudroom in your laundry room, check out this easy and cheap laundry room makeover.  And for a great way to organize your storage try this DIY mudroom storage.

What are your favorite mudroom combo features?

We'd love to hear what keeps your mudroom organized the best.

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Sunday 28th of April 2019

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Saturday 26th of May 2018

I have one in the corner of my garage. This makes me want to decorate it.

Linda McDonald

Monday 28th of May 2018

Go for it! It will make your garage fun to come home too.

Holly Farmer

Thursday 24th of May 2018

I've always wanted a house with a mudroom..and pretty entry way. Martha..I'll look you up when I achieve that goal. You can make any space look amazing and yet useful. I love all your creations.

Linda McDonald

Monday 28th of May 2018

Sounds like fun!


Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

These designs are so attractive and beautiful. But they are useful. I love to have things organized. Nicely done ladies.

Linda McDonald

Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Thank you for your sweet comment. I am loving these mudrooms too! Wish I had room for one.