Who doesn’t love a cute entryway!? Whether it’s a styled console table adorning your front door, or a bench nook furnishing your back door, both make a statement welcoming family and friends into your home. What I love about mudrooms is that they are practical, and since its primarily used for family members daily activities instead of hosting guests, you can have lots of fun designing them to be both purposeful and cute!
In our farmhouse fixer, I had a mudroom on our wishlist; basically a functional place to store all of our items from the day because my husband tends to be a tornado when he comes home! 😉 Since we were not adding any square footage to the home, I knew we’d have to get creative! Luckily there were two small hall closets on either side of the back door that led to the garage. We were able to hollow out one of these closets to create a bench nook, a place to put shoes, and hooks for keys, hats or dog leashes. What is one of the smallest spaces in our home ended up being one of my favorite spaces in the whole house!
Since we used a board and battan siding on the exterior of the home, I wanted to bring elements of that style into the interior to create a cohesive farmhouse look. Not only did I add a board and battan accent wall in the nursery, but I added it to our entry nook as well. As mentioned before, it is super easy to install and you can DIY! Its a cost-friendly way to add texture, layers and intrigue to the home.
We used White Dove by Benjamin Moore in eggshell as the paint for the space, which I HIGHLY recommend! Then, we used a black slate tile with lots of dimension and variance in its color, placed in a herringbone pattern (to match our laundry room floor), finished with Ardex brilliant white grout for contrast.
I added cute bronze hooks from SchoolHouse and baskets from the Container Store to give texture to the space! Shop the look below and let me know your thoughts!