How to Give Your Mud Room a Facelift

| 7/15/2016 4:43:00 PM

Megan WildMud rooms. Just the name conjures up images of dirt, rain soaked clothes and shoes, muddy boots, melting snow and the worst that weather can throw at you.

But your mud room doesn’t have to look like it has been hit by a tornado. With a little creative decorating and organizing, your mud room can become a welcoming haven when you and your family come in the door. These tips and suggestions will turn the messiest room in your house to one you won’t want to hide from guests.

From the Ground Up

When cleaning your house, the best way to make your work easier is to start at the top and work your way down so the very last step is vacuuming the room. When decorating or redecorating, however, you want to work from the floor up so as your room takes on a personality, you can ensure all aspects of the space coordinate.

The paint you will choose will be the final step (even though the painting itself doesn’t have to be) and will be a color that complements the flooring, furniture and window treatments.

Dark wood flooring
What’s Under Your Feet

When choosing flooring for a mud room remodel, you want it to be durable and able to withstand a lot of traffic and water. You don’t want flooring that will get stained from melting snow or a carpeted floor that will hold moisture and possibly create mildew or mold issues.

Hardwood and tile are the obvious choices. Tile may be the easiest to clean, but if you might have sports equipment, such as baseball bats or hockey sticks, that could fall and crack the tile, you might want to consider hardwood. You’ll also want to make sure whatever you choose will coordinate with any other flooring that connects to it by a doorway or hallway.

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