HALLWAY STORAGE; CREATING YOUR HOME’S MUD ROOM

Every home needs a mud room area for everyone to store their things when coming and going. In design, storage is a functionality that often does not get as much attention as elements such as art and accessories. However, since storage and organization are so important to a home, having these elements in mind when designing is paramount. A home’s design can still feel holistic while also having function. There just has to be the perfect balance. Using elements to create what used to be called the “hall tree” to make the family entry is a great way to have a landing area for all the coming and going in the home. There are so many different styles for these storage pieces there is a possibility for every home!

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Above are just a few examples of how to create a mud room area for storage. These pieces offer storage for loose items for go-to school/work needs and most will have hooks for a coat rack, hats, or bags. This style is great because it offers capability for separate pieces such as baskets or catch all spots. Pulling this piece together into a whole design can be easily done by adding a custom bench cushion.

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These pieces shown above are some ideas that are not quite the same as the classic “hall tree” style used for a mud room area, but they are just as functional. Depending on the whole design, a piece with this style might have more of an enhancing quality to its location. Those who want a cleaner approach can use custom cabinetry to create hidden storage in a way that can still be aesthetically pleasing. See the pictures above for some examples.

The function of a mud room area is really to add storage to a hallway or entry and meant to be a place for every member of the household to gear up when leaving the house or unwind when the day is over. Making this spot pleasant to the eye and easy to use is such a great challenge to design.

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