All hail the mudroom! It is arguably the place that helps you keep your home organized while protecting it from dirt and grime from the great outdoors. But the trick is outfitting your space with the essential furniture for keeping things neat and tidy. If you need some inspiration, we've gathered some remarkable ideas for spaces of all sizes and styles. Even better, we have heaps of built-in options brimming with handy storage.
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Mudroom Bench With Beadboard Paneling
The narrow hallway in this Denver, Colorado home got a massive upgrade by the contractors at Factor Design Build. They specialize in restoring old properties. A small recessed area was transformed into mudroom thanks to a custom mudroom bench loaded with hooks and cubbies. Beadboard paneling painted a pretty shade of blue worked with the abode's original historic character. Under the seat are storage baskets for shoes, sneakers, and boots. The upper shelf creates a spot to store seasonal items until they are needed.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Minimalist Mudroom Bench
Here's the thing, not every home has the room for a sizable, built-in mudroom bench packed with seemingly endless storage solutions. This DIY by Jen O'Brien, the blogger behind City Farmhouse, offers a solution for small spaces. She used a couple of sheets of maple plywood to create a floating bench in a nook her hallway. A finishing paste helped her to preserve the natural beauty of the blonde wood. Artwork, a couple of accent pillows, and a faux sheepskin throw gave the little seat a big dose of Nordic style. Under the bench is a convenient spot to stash shoes and boots.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Corner Mudroom Bench
Even awkward corners can be put to work with the right mudroom bench. Factor Design and Build created this custom built-in to maximize the skimpy square footage. The attractive window seat provides a spot to put on and take off shoes, and the small cubbies underneath offer practical storage. The addition of accent pillows makes the cramped entryway feel super inviting.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Traditional Mudroom Bench Loaded With Storage
Nest Design Company squeezed a small, yet stylish mudroom bench under a vaulted ceiling. Crown molding and shaker-inspired detailing give the unit its homey appeal. We can't forget to mention the fantastic storage capabilities. Two generous drawers below the seat whip up space for hats and gloves, and storage hooks hanging from a beadboard-paneled wall make room for coats, hats, and handbags. Seasonal items that are not needed year-round are stashed in the baskets above. Every mudroom needs a pop of pretty—here colorful accent pillows get the job done.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Custom Granite Mudroom Bench
Putting your feet on the ample built-in mudroom bench shown here is not a problem because it's topped off with weather-resistant and easy-to-clean granite. The clients that live in this house remodeled by Molly Howe Design wanted a separate storage section for each family member in this mudroom. Each little nook has a seat, coat hooks, basket storage, and an overhead cabinet. Brass hardware and a stunning gold pendant lamp elevate the space.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Wicker Mudroom Bench
A standalone wicker bench works for the small mudroom in this coastal farmhouse by Zoe Feldman. That's because much of the decor throughout the abode consists of natural materials, giving the entire space a relaxed and beachy vibe. Take the elements of your house that you like best and try incorporating them in unexpected places for a more personalized design experience.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Water-Resistant Mudroom Bench
We love built-in mudroom benches like this custom one by Andrea Schumacher Interiors because it comes with a view and practical storage. Note the navy blue paint job. The high gloss finish is water-resistant making it an excellent choice for indoor spaces that are occasionally exposed to the elements.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Shaker Style Mudroom Bench
This Shaker-inspired cottage mudroom by Melanie Gowen is irresistibly charming. Below the window with white shutters is a built-in bench with convenient shoe cubbies. Even though the seat lacks hardware and ornate trim, its clean and simple lines are both modern and timeless. Keeping the entire space white makes the small space feel open and airy.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Mudroom Bench Perfect for Dog Owners
A beautifully appointed mudroom by Amanda Reynal Interiors is brimming with all the features that any home needs. The built-in bench is topped off with a cushion covered with resilient outdoor fabric. Shelf storage below creates room for the dog's leash, collar, and outerwear.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Rustic Wood Bench
When all you have is a teensy nook to work with, a simple wooden mudroom bench can make a significant impact. In this space by Rebecca Hay Designs, the piece of furniture is a practical necessity for parking handbags on top and shoes below. Take a good look at the blue walls—the color makes the natural wood features pop.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Mudroom Bench With a Feature Wall
Just because you use a mudroom as a dumping ground for coats, bags, and shoes, doesn't mean it can't be insanely stylish. The team at Design Storms created this custom bench storage unit. The convenient seat features cubby storage galore and a gorgeous herringbone wall.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Mudroom Bench With a Matching Desk
While matchy-matchy furniture can get a bit repetitive, it works beautifully in this space by Kate Marker Interiors. It makes the open space feel fresher and even lighter. The free-standing mudroom bench, which matches the desk, has a wood topper that coordinates beautifully with the coat rack above.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Rustic Mudroom Bench Fit for Beach Living
A weathered wooden bench that looks bleached by the sun is a perfect fit for this coastal mudroom by Chango and Company. Clean beach towels are kept neatly rolled before the seat. Above wood and leather hooks create room for grab and go items like tote bags and beach hats.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Mudroom Bench With Built-In Lockers
The built-in bench in this dove gray mudroom by Brooke Wagner Design creates room to sit or to lace up boots while standing. It also makes space for dropped handbags and other accessories. We also appreciate how the natural maple wood seat matches the copper handles on the storage drawers.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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The Perfect Mudroom Bench for a Seaside Cottage
Thin white planks give this built-in mudroom bench in a lovely seaside cottage remodeled by Lisa Tharp Interiors a little old-timey appeal. The blue and white bench cushion enhances the seaside vibe. And here is a whimsical twist: the storage drawers below have porthole-inspired cabinet knobs.