Get the Look: Mudrooms with Style

One area of the home that is crucial for storage and organization is the mudroom, also known as the “drop zone.” Progress Lighting offers tips on how to get the look for mudrooms with style.

We spend so much time at home these days that houses must be functional as well as beautiful. One area that is crucial for storage and organization is the mudroom, also known as the “drop zone.” This entryway area has gotten much attention lately: it’s an excellent opportunity to make a statement that has guests saying “wow!” when they walk through your door.  

There are several items to consider when making your mudroom a functional focal point in your home. Here’s how to get the look for mudrooms with style.

Up the Storage Ante


Add plenty of efficient storage options, such as built-in shelves and cabinets, to help keep the room organized and clutter-free. Consider installing a bench or seating area with built-in storage for shoes and baskets to hold other items in a mudroom. Make sure there are counters or hooks to drop keys and mail. Think about who is using the space. For example, children will need cubbies and shelves they can easily reach. Assign each person their own area to make getting out of the house easier each morning and getting organized at the end of the day.


Add Layers of Lighting


Adequate lighting is essential in both mudrooms and laundry rooms. Consider installing both overhead lighting and task lighting, like pendants and undercabinet lighting, to provide ample illumination.  

Instead of plain recessed lighting or unobtrusive ceiling light, try wall sconces, a chandelier, or even a semi-flush mount light. You can get these styles in smaller sizes, often with 1 to 3 or even four lights. The smaller scale fits nicely in an entryway but adds plenty of drama and crisp illumination.


Introducing Your Style 

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Finally, the style of the mudroom should act as an introduction to the design of the rest of the home. Express your personality with a color scheme and décor that reflects your home’s interior.

Keep in mind, however, functionality is foremost. Use durable finishes such as stone or ceramic tile that are easy to clean and have a texture that will prevent slips and trips on wet flooring. Consider adding a sink to wash pets, hands, dirty clothing, and sports equipment.


How to Get the Look


Make a mudroom shine by blending it seamlessly with a home’s décor, creating a stylish space with lots of storage.

    1. Go bold with dark blue walls and cabinetry that really makes the room pop.
    2. Baskets and drawers underneath the seating and above the coat hooks add plenty of convenient storage.
    3. Create an inviting first impression with Atwell ceiling lights. A central stem capped by clear glass delivers bright illumination to greet family and friends.
    4. Add a dramatic wall sconce to make a chic transition to the rest of the home. Our Hinton sconce features a swing arm style and an opaque metal shade in subtly reflected brushed nickel for striking multi-functional illumination.

Visit our website to shop a wide range of lighting styles to inspire your mudroom redesign.

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