Lighting Tips for Illuminating Pantries and Mudrooms

Progress Lighting offers tips for illuminating pantries and mudrooms with stylish fixtures to welcome the Fall season.

Lighting Tips for Illuminating Pantries and Mudrooms

Fall is on the horizon, and so are the activities the season brings. School, Fall sports and colder weather increase the need for drop zones and storage spaces. Here are some tips for organizing pantries and mudrooms so you are prepared for whatever life brings.

Pantry Design Tips

Your pantry is another room in your home, so decorate it to fit the décor style. Use the same or a coordinating paint scheme to create a seamless transition from the kitchen. Adding color to the walls, cabinets and accessories can make a purely functional space feel more curated and elevated. Finally, use the same or complementary countertops and flooring to continue a cohesive flow.


Credit: Schumacher Homes

Clever Pantry Storage

Specially-designed pantry organizers are wonderful for maximizing space and keeping the pantry tidy. You can add to the pantry's decorative flair with containers like glass canisters for food storage. And a walk-in pantry is a great place to store small appliances that can sometimes take up too much space in your kitchen.

Credit: Stephen Alexander Homes

Light Your Pantry the Right Way

Lighting is another way to add style and panache to your pantry. Just like in other rooms of the house, layered lighting is a must. Begin with ceiling-mounted fixtures to provide general light. Again, consider the room's design theme, and opt for fixtures that complement the style. In this pantry, the Eva flush mount fixture has an eye-catching, two-toned color scheme that complements the room's modern farmhouse design.

Undercabinet lighting is a practical and elegant solution for adding task, or focused illumination to make pantries spaces brighter and more functional. Consider including tape lighting for areas such as toe kicks, cove lighting and places that require longer lengths of light.  

Eva flush mount lighting fixture

Mudroom Organization Tips

Gone are the days of piled-up boots, coats, sporting equipment and more near the back door. Instead, today's mudrooms are stylish interior spaces that blend seamlessly into the home while offering a practical storage solution. Mudroom_Tour-(126-of-221)_WEB

CREDIT: Fridley Homes

Double-Duty Entry Spaces

The entryway is a great place to create a mudroom area, and it's even better when it's also a laundry room. Your family can remove shoes and jackets right when you walk in the door, and dirty clothing can be dropped off too. Adding a ceiling fan like Airpro keeps air circulating while delivering necessary light for laundry chores.

Recessed Laundry Mudroom airpro ceiling fan

Make Statement with Stylish Ceiling Fixtures

Take the opportunity to create a statement-making mudroom. Go bold with dark cabinetry and a herringbone feature wall in the seating area. Plenty of cubby holes above and below the room's seats maximize storage. Stylish ceiling fixtures like the Tremont ceiling light complement the décor with mechanical fittings, a circular ceiling plate that adds dimension, and seeded glass shade for rustic detail. Your home will feel welcoming and luxurious right when you walk in the door.

Tremont Mud Room ceiling light


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