Mudroom Makeover Ideas


To have an orderly and stylish entry that you are proud to welcome family and friends into takes careful planning. Each member of the household (including the dog) should ideally have at least a small dedicated space to put away gear and store important items when entering and leaving the home. Baskets and wall hooks are essential, but don’t forget to include something purely pretty as well — you will notice that in each of the photos featured here, there is an equal balance of practical storage and aesthetic appeal. Incorporating artwork, meaningful photos, and cherished decorative pieces will put a smile on your face each time you walk in the door, so don’t skip that step! In the space shown above, hooks and baskets rein in the mess, while a high shelf provides the perfect spot to display a collection of black and white photos, and a paper mache animal sculpture.


For a creative take (and one that works well in smaller spaces) consider a bulletin board framed with reclaimed wood, accessorized with hefty hooks, as shown here. Use art postcards, small photos, and inspiring quotes to create your own changeable display. Wall mounted barn-style lighting is an industrial cool look that also saves floor space in a narrow hall.


On a tight budget? No problem! Just stack up a few wooden crates as shown here to make your own rustic storage cubbies, and fasten a few pieces of scrap wood to the wall. One board with hooks can hold your coats, while another fitted with bulldog clips can hold a rotating display of photos.


If you’re feeling crafty, bust out the paint sample pots and go to town, customizing your wooden crates for a unique look in your favorite color scheme. Fasten your crates to the wall to transform them into floating shelves, or attach casters to the bottom to make a rolling shoe or magazine storage container.


And of course, no mudroom would be complete without a sturdy rug to protect your floors from scuffs. Choose a darker hue to hide the dirt… you’ll be glad you did! If you have a no-shoes policy in your home (a great way to keep floors clean) it is helpful to provide a spot to sit while taking off and putting on shoes — storage benches with shelving below and seating on top offer a space-saving solution.

So now it’s your turn: Do you have a full mudroom, or just a tiny entry area? How do you organize your space? Share your thoughts in the Comments!

Rug Shopping Guide: (clockwise from top left) Surya Scarborough RugSafavieh Tunisia RugJack White BookshelfIsaiah Honey Oak Storage Bench.

Photo Credits: (from top to bottom) Style Me PrettyVT WonenA Beautiful MessBrit + Co.

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10 Of Our Favorite Rugs Direct Spaces

We’ve seen some amazing home transformations with the use of our rugs so we’ve decided to share some of our favorites with you!

Studio McGee + Rugs DirectEntryway Design by Studio McGee | Surya Smithsonian Rug 

Studio Matsalla + Rugs DirectBedroom Design by Studio Matsalla | Oriental Weavers Kaleidoscope Rug

Jojotastic + Rugs Direct
Office Design by Jojotastic | Loloi Rugs Sahara Rug

Becki Owens + Rugs DirectLiving Room Design by Becki Owens | Loloi Rugs Journey Rug

Old Brand New Living RoomLiving Room Design by Old Brand New | Jaipur Scandinavia Rug

Grey and Scout Bedroom
Bedroom Design by Grey & Scout | Jaipur Striped Rug

PIrates and Peonies Living Room
Living Room Design by Pirates & Peonies | Kaleen Restoration Rug

Simple Stylings + Rugs DirectBreakfast Nook Design by Simple Stylings | Loloi Rugs Grand Canyon Rug

Crannyandme Living RoomCrannyandMeBedroomBedroom/Living Room Design by Cranny + Me | Jaipur Rugs Coastal Shores Rug

Amanda Jane Jones Living RoomLiving Room Design by Amanda Jane Jones | Loloi Rugs Oakwood Rug 

Which room is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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Design a Welcoming Entrance with Entryway Rugs

Entryways 1

A well-designed entryway is a marriage of form and function. To create the perfect entryway, incorporate the three P’s into your decor: Personality, practicality, and peace. Personality is the specific style you choose, and it sends a message about your unique perspective on the world. Practicality is the consideration for the many capacities of an entryway, including storage and traffic control.  And peace is the sum of the first two as well as so much more. It is the grounding and positive energy that says to everyone who crosses your threshold, ‘Come in and stay awhile’.

Entryways 2

Floor coverings play a major role in the three P’s of entryway design. For the most versatile effect, look for neutral runners that incorporate a sense of utilitarian beauty. The long, narrow proportions of a runner direct the flow from your front door into the rest of your space. Weighty materials like sisal or synthetic wool blends not only remain anchored beneath foot traffic, they also withstand years of wear and tear. Natural hues such as ecru, beige, and tan complement a diverse range of styles, while subtle patterns offer a dynamic sensibility that complements the rest of your entryway decor. Choose your entryway runner wisely and it will welcome you home for years to come!

Shopping Guide: 1. Patterned Runner 2. Traditional Patterned Runner 3. Traditional Oriental Runner 4. Sisal Runner 5. Neutral Runner Rug 6. Natural Fiber Runner

Images: 1. 2. 3

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The Most Popular Interiors of 2014

With the new year on its way, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most popular interiors of 2014 according to you — our followers. We scoured our Pinterest page and found 15 of the most pinned interiors of the year. Enjoy!


Via: Style at Home

Colorful Kitchen

Via: A Lovely Lark

black and white

Via: Modernisti Kodikas

Colorful Entry

Via: Design Mom

Minimal Kitchen

Via: Nordic Days

Yellow Bedroom

Via: Quintessence


Via: Design*Sponge

Blue Rug

Via: Emily Henderson

Southwest Entry

Via: Bowerhouse

Serene Living Room

Via: Lonny

Suzani Bedroom

Via: Carla Aston

Living Room

Via: designlovefest

Script Rug

Via: Decorated Life

Neutral Living Room

Via: Delight By Design


Via: Domino

Which room is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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