10 Easy DIY Mudroom Ideas to Organize Your Space

Got stuff? Who doesn’t? If you have a family, chances are you deal with the problem of “stuff” that comes into the house every day. Books, shoes, backpacks, keys, mail… So much stuff! And the dirt? Please. Even if your home is small, there is a solution to keep you organized and the house clutter free. These pretty but functional DIY mudroom ideas help these families stay on track with their “stuff”, which in turn helps us stay on track with everything else! After all, nothing makes you late faster than a missing boot or a lost school book. So give one of these mudroom ideas a try, or combine ideas from different projects here to make your own unique organized space!



10 Awesome Mudroom Ideas


DIY Mudroom Plans and Tutorials

Learn how to build a mudroom bench with storage with these plans from ‘Just Measuring Up‘. You have to go see what a mess their mudroom area was before, and how much these cubbies made this home so organized! We love the way it wraps around the corner too, for extra seating and storage.


This modern farmhouse entryway mud bench wall has everything you need! From a place to take off this muddy boots, to mudroom locker style storage, and even a family command center! From ‘Clark + Aldine’.


These mudroom ideas from ‘Designing Vibes‘ prove that you can have yours right out in the entryway! (Because this is SO pretty!) They custom designed this for their space, and they show you how to build a mudroom just like this, for your family!


Crazy Life with Littles’ created a DIY mudroom for a small space by using a closet. This one has cubbies to keep clutter locked away, which we love. Complete tutorial on how to turn your closet into the perfect entryway mudroom.


If you love Ikea like we do, and want to make an Ikea mudroom, then try this entryway mudroom bench with storage from’Dreaming of Homemaking‘. This space has storage for shoes, jackets and backpacks, and the perfect space to sit while getting ready to get out the door in the morning. Oh, and there are easy to follow DIY mudroom plans as well!


Make these mudroom cubbies with hooks with these free plans from ‘Ugly Duckling House‘. Check out the boot rack on the side! Best mudroom ideas yet!


DIY Entryway Mudroom Ideas

I may have spoken too soon. The mudroom ideas from ‘The Created Home‘ are awesome. I mean drawers, an entry bench, mudroom lockers and a dog bath? And that wallpaper by the back door is a peel and stick from ‘Target’, and inexpensive! (We know, because the same on is on our powder room wall!)


DIY Decor Mom‘ turned a small, narrow entryway into an organized mudroom with beadboard, coat hooks and a storage bench. No matter how small your space, you can find room!


Ok ‘Lily Ardor‘… You have our attention. These mudroom ideas are definitely outside the box, but in a good way. The flip top storage bench, the leather details on the coat hooks, the adjustable shoe shelves? Way cool ideas.


House by Hoff‘ created this Ikea mudroom hack with Hemnes shelf units and one TV stand. Would you ever guess these mudroom ideas came from Ikea?


Finally, if your space is really limited, use this mudroom idea by’Blooming Homestead‘. Convert your coat closet into a storage bench with hooks! She has a step by step tutorial to create this pretty, functional space. Way better than cramming backpacks onto the closet floor and jackets onto bent hangers. (You know, the ones that always let the jackets end up on the floor?)

We hope you love these DIY mudroom ideas to keep your home more organized! We think you will also love our posts on DIY Entryway Benches and Organization All Around the House! Then be sure to check out 50 Inexpensive Home Organizing Ideas over at TBD!

Image Credits: Clark + Aldine, Just Measuring Up, Designing Vibes, Ugly Duckling House, The Created Home, DIY Decor Mom, Lily Ardor, House by Hoff, Blooming Homestead
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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