16 Easy DIY Mudroom Ideas for an Organized, Stress-Free Home

Got stuff? Who doesn’t? 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! If you have a family, chances are you deal with the problem of clutter every day. Books, shoes, backpacks, keys, mail… So much stuff! And the dirt? Please. 

collage of mudroom ideas

Even if your home is small, there is a solution to keep you organized and the house clutter-free, and in turn, stress free! After all, nothing can make you late faster than missing keys, wallets, and other essentials. So give one of these mudroom ideas a try, or combine ideas from different projects here to make your own unique and organized space!

15 Awesome Mudroom Ideas

Whether your mudroom is spacious or more like a glorified closet, there’s an idea (and step-by-step tutorial!) out there to help you turn your space into something functional and beautifully organized… at least for a few days! Browse through our favorite ideas to find the best options for your space and needs. 

Entryway Mudroom Ideas

If you have an entryway mudroom, it’s even more important to make it neat and organized, as it’s likely the first thing visitors see when they come to your home. These entryway mudroom ideas are designed to declutter and organize the front of your home to save you from embarrassment when you hear that knock at the door… We’ve also got some other entryway ideas for small areas you can check out!

DIY Entryway Mudroom Bench

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. Not your style? No problem, we have plenty of other DIY storage bench ideas for you!


Small Entryway Mudroom

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!

simple mudroom bench storage area in a small entryway


Modern Farmhouse Style Entryway Mudroom Idea

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’.


Mudroom with Added Storage

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!


Small Mudroom Ideas for Tight Spaces

Only got a little area to work with? That’s ok! You can still do a lot with a little space, as the tutorials below will show you. Plus, your small spaces probably aren’t being utilized, so even a little bit of extra storage space can make a big difference to your home! Find shoe storage ideas for small spaces here, or keep reading for mudroom ideas that take up almost no space. 

DIY Small Mudroom with Cubbies

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.

small mudroom nook with storage cubbies above and below a bench


Ikea Hack DIY Mudroom Bench Ideas

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!


Mudroom Storage Cubbies for Small Spaces

Make these mudroom cubbies with hooks with these free plans from ‘Ugly Duckling House‘. The shoe organization in this one is next-level, I mean check out the boot rack on the side! What an efficient use of space – the best small mudroom idea yet!


Small Mudroom with a Dog Bath

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!)


Cheap Mudroom Storage Idea

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.


Converted Coat Closet Mudroom

If your space is as limited as your budget, 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?)

coat closet converted into a small mudroom


DIY Budget Mudroom for When You Just Have Wall Space

Sometimes, you can create extra storage space even if you don’t have an entire room! Okay, so “mudwall” might not have the same ring to it, but you can totally turn a wall into a budget mudroom with this simple tutorial from The Savvy Sparrow. You’ll only need a few supplies, and a wall of course! 

entry wall with shoe and coat storage


Laundry Mudroom Ideas

If your laundry room and your mudroom share a space (or you’re trying to carve out some space in your laundry room for a mudroom), you’re about to strike gold! Organizing a small laundry room can be a real challenge, but these laundry mudroom ideas will help organize your laundry room and free up some welcome storage space. 

IKEA Hack Laundry Mudroom

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


Laundry Room with Corner Mudroom Bench

With this detailed guide from Creations by Kara, you can easily transform your laundry room from one of the most hectic rooms in your home to one of the most organized! This laundry mudroom idea features a gorgeous corner bench, tons of storage, and a great use of vertical space. Just admire how pretty and simple it looks! 

corner of laundry room converted into mudroom space

Gorgeous Laundry Mudroom DIY

Talk about mudroom goals! This breathtaking transformation is absolutely incredible, especially when you look at the “before” state of things. Hats off to the team at Brepurposed Design – they may have just won mudroom of the century. I can’t even decide what’s best – the gorgeous color combos, the adorable hidden shoe storage curtain, or the immaculate use of wood throughout. 10/10, no notes!

built-in mudroom nook in large laundry room area

Laundry Mudroom with Storage Bench

What an excellent use of space! Tucked away in the garage, this mudroom design from Beneath My Heart features a cute little storage bench that’s perfect for hiding away messy pairs of shoes. 

laundry room entry area with mudroom

Garage Mudroom Ideas

A garage is a great choice for your mudroom, because it can be somewhat detached from the rest of your home. It especially makes sense if you park your car in the garage, or regularly leave your home that way – you can easily grab your boots and coat on the way out! These garage mudroom ideas will help you transform what can be quite a messy chaos into ordered, functional space. And make sure you check out our other garage storage projects here!

Three-Day Garage Mudroom Transformation

Got a spare long weekend with nothing on the calendar? That’s all you’ll need to bring these garage mudroom ideas to life! With this handy tutorial from Bunnings Australia, you can completely reimagine your garage, with more functional storage space than you could every dream of! garage wall covered into a mudroom


Garage Mudroom to Keep the Kids Organized

If you have kids, this is the garage mudroom you absolutely need. It’s affordable, pretty simple, and so well organized!  Check out the guide from East Coast Creative

garage mudroom space


Plus, there are a ton of unique garage mudroom ideas here to give a really personal, fun spin on your mudroom. Here’s another idea on the same blog!

garage mudroom for kids organization, including artwork hanging space and backpack cubbies


Mudroom Ideas for Every Space, Budget, and Style

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!

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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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