Stacey Freeman is a lifestyle blogger living and working in Boston. Through her blog, Posh in Progress, Stacey shares simple and sensible ways to live a stylish life. Continue reading for her five how-to tips for creating a good-looking and storage-friendly mudroom.
Do you struggle to keep your house clean? I do, especially with two little munchkins running around. When we moved into our new home in Boston, I was (probably overly) excited to have an entryway space large enough to function as a proper mudroom.
I teamed up with Hayneedle to decorate the space. One of the main things I focused on was creating a lot of mudroom storage. If you are looking for ways to optimize an entryway or mudroom, here are my five storage ideas to keep your space organized and clean.
This cubby bench with shoe storage is ideal for organizing kids’ shoes. Plus, every mudroom needs a bench to sit on while you put on your shoes or boots, making this bench a real multi-tasker. I store larger shoes and boots on the open shelves of our hall tree and bottom shelf of the console table.
My favorite piece of furniture that also provides a lot of mudroom storage is the hall tree. There are four hooks great for hanging adult and kid-sized jackets. It also features a bench to sit on and two shelves to store extra items. If you don’t have the space for a hall tree, you might want to consider an entryway organizer instead. This one has a smaller footprint, but is very functional for holding coats, backpacks, and shoes.
Cubbies with Baskets
To organize all of the things kids have for outdoors, such as hats, gloves, and scarves, I opted to use several square baskets throughout the room, particularly in this cubby bench. I also got this large gray basket to store snow pants, larger scarves, and other outdoor clothes between wears.
One of my favorite pieces in the mudroom is the console table. It is from the same collection as the hall tree, and I love the wood against the metal. I use the top shelf for decorations, the middle shelf for baskets and storage, and the bottom shelf for large shoes and boots.
Instead of artwork, I chose to hang things that are functional. I like this chalkboard wall organizer because it has pockets for holding mail, bills, or other papers I don’t want to misplace. I use the chalkboard to remember important things, such as upcoming events or my to-do list. It’s also magnetic, which is great for hanging artwork. We also installed a little key holder that holds chalk, markers, and, of course, keys.
I hope you find these storage ideas useful for organizing your entryway and creating a functional and chic mudroom!
– Stacey Freeman, Posh in Progress