First impressions matter. So naturally, when it comes to your mudroom-- the most important greeting area in your home-- you should let your entryway shine. Especially in an era where most selfies are taken by the doorway mirror, you now have one more excuse to get creative with your mudroom remodel.
No matter the size, whether you’ve got a big fancy foyer or a small corridor, there are endless ways to let your home say “welcome”. Scope through these incredible mudroom ideas to get inspiration for a space that's less utility and more unique!
Floors rarely get enough attention. Lay out your own version of a “red carpet” to greet guests with a stunning geometric patterned tile floor - this gorgeous black and white marble hexagon pattern is not only stunning but can stand up to foot traffic coming in and out of your home. Keep things minimal with a black-and-white color theme-- classic and easy to blend with the surrounding décor.
Inspired by the Art Deco era, these bold and graphic tile patterns make a grand statement—- Great Gatsby style! Filling the floor with energy and elegance, it’s distinguishing features are its shapes and “streamlined” aesthetic.
These Hexagon tiles are made of Nero Marquina marble. It offers a rich black luster with a unique white veining, ideal for both traditional and modern design projects. Made with an iconic Spanish black marble, this tile style is a much-loved staple among designers and architects alike.
Put a playful twist on your mudroom floor! This European patterned tile adds interest and prestige to an otherwise plain floor plan in your entryway or foyer.
Especially when wood floors can feel like a dime-a-dozen, this original marble tile brings something new to the table-- or should we say, the floor? The intertwining arch patterns have an eclectic and worldly appeal, bringing a sense of liveliness to the space. And visually speaking, the light grey tones are still soft and muted enough to blend beautifully with the surrounding furniture. The modern meets French Country style is a gorgeous introduction to your home when paired with wood cabinetry to hide coats and a cushioned bench to take off your (fabulous) shoes.
Not only does the intricate pattern offer a Mid-Century Modern charm that allows the rest of the space to stay minimalist and chic, but the neutral floor tile is a great choice where you'll be tracking in outside dirt and mud. Make sure you mop up spills quickly and regularly apply tile sealer to keep your patterned floor tiles looking gorgeous for years to come!
The tiles are crafted from a blend of Bianco Carrara, a white marble quarried from a bedrock quarry in Carrara, Italy, as well as Bardiglio, also an Italian marble but with a mix of light and grey tones. Italian marble is in high demand for 2020. It's durable and visually expressive, carrying a reputation for being precious and exclusive.
For these reasons, many serious décor-lovers prefer genuine Italian marble.
New York Mudroom
A grand entrance shouldn’t feel uptight. Break the ice right away with this mosaic marble for the mudroom floor.
Its authentic hand-made look brings a magical, midland flavor to your uptown home.
Filling the space with a strong burst of culture, this tile is bursting with Mediterranean beauty. You get a refreshing break from the commercial city-life filled with takeout and Starbucks, and instead you get a taste of something more Turkish coffee.
The octagons are made from Calacatta Gold, a white marble with sandy-grey veining and occasional taupe-gold highlights. For centuries, this type of marble has stood as a proud design feature in a variety of spaces. Encircling the Calacatta tiles are tiny mosaic tiles in Lagos Azul. It’s a Spanish quartz featuring a deep chocolate color with splashes of dark tones.
Wake up your mudroom design with a gorgeous Greek tile. As a timeless European marble floor tile, it will infuse taste and complexity to your entrance plan. Featuring elegant bluish-grey tones, these colors are the ultimate pick-me-up to liven any space.
The tiles are crafted from a blend of three different tiles: Eastern Grey, Bianco Carrara and Thassos. The Eastern grey marble is known for its creamy-grey color and smooth veins, while Bianco Carrara marble is from Italy and Thassos marble is a pure white stone from Greece. All three materials are woven together to create a gorgeous interlocking framework. The finish is glossy and polished for an overall high-end look.
There’s a reason some designs never go out of style. As much as we love subway tile and other Insta-worthy trends of the decade, you can always trust in the ageless designs of classic Greece.
Warm & Cozy
There’s nothing worse than a blank wall. Spruce up that boring mudroom wall with a fresh pattern. Perhaps this beige oval-themed tile is just the answer.
The soft shapes bring a fun and whimsical element, while the warm beige color blends easily into its surroundings. It pairs effortlessly with other neutral-tone furniture or textures like light marble or wood. For the flooring, contrast the stylized look of the walls with a more natural material. How about wood?
Luckily, faux wood is a viable option. This convincing look-alike is made of porcelain, more inexpensive and lower maintenance than real wood. These panels provide a welcoming, rustic feel — a heartfelt way of saying "come on in". Yet what’s most impressive is its durability. Longer-lasting and more stain-resistant than real wood, the faux version is a true no-brainer.
And just because we like you, we threw in a couple of bonus ideas!
Flowers always bring a smile to someone's face, so what better way to create an inviting entryway than flower mosaic tile? This polished gray and white marble pairs beautifully with the wooden elements in this space. Add some lively floor plants and a woven rug, and your entryway is complete! And don't forget to add a mirror to make your space feel larger... and to check your look before heading out for the day.
If you're feeling extra adventurous, experiment with grout colors. This mosaic takes on a whole other look with dark grout.
Open and Airy
Not quite a mudroom, but we just HAD to show you this breath-taking entryway. If you're lucky enough to have this type of spacious entry, the design possibilities are endless.
The designer chose alternating blue and white mosaics to compliment the blue accents in this space. This beautiful pattern adds some opulence and style without making the room feel smaller. The accessories were kept minimal to keep the flooring as the main focal point. And if you ask us, they did a great job!
Don't Miss these Mudroom Must-Haves!
Sometimes the mudroom has to serve a lot of purposes - a stylish foyer, a functional utility room, even a space-saving laundry room! We're sharing some of the must have items that can make this space functional and fabulous all at once!
Fabulous Flooring for High-Traffic Areas
Whether your guests enter through the mudroom or you need a utility room entrance for moving in heavy duty items, loading in groceries from the garage, or an all-weather room that makes it easier to shake off whatever the seasons throw at your, your mudroom floor is bound to see a lot of action. Make sure you choose a flooring material that's suitable for lots of foot traffic and heavy appliances to make sure you have the longest wearing flooring in your high-traffic space!
A Pet-Friendly Dog Shower
Not only is this mudroom design beyond alluring, but it features one of the best must-haves to keep a pet house clean - a dog shower! Avoid letting your pets track in dirt, mud, and other bits of the outdoors by installing a pet-friendly dog shower in your mudroom.
What should you look for in a dog shower tile? Pretty much the same thing you'd want in a person shower tile! The ideal material is easy to wipe down after hosing off a wet puppy or cleaning muddy paws.
Although we love the look of elegant ceramic tiles, there's a high probability that your pet shower will be subject to scratches - especially if you have a dog that hates baths! The solution? A scratch-resistant material like a porcelain shower tile can be a great pick to add charm along with durability.
Space Saving Laundry Room Ideas
If your mudroom pulls double duty as a laundry room, you'll want to make sure it's ready to take on the big messes! Not only are you tracking mud across the floors, but if you have your washer and dryer in the space, you want a space that can be easily mopped, wiped, and cleaned!
We wouldn't trade modern washers and dryers for anything, but let's face it - they can be prone to leaks and spills. Having a tile backsplash and floor is a much more water-resistant surface than hardwood flooring or wallpaper. Not only will you have plenty of options for a stylish laundry room makeover, but you're less likely to have to replace everything the first time your washer leaks.
Photo by My Texas House - we love her white ceramic herringbone subway tile layout for a washing machine backsplash!
Other benefits to a tile backslash for your washer and dryer or your folding counter? Not only can you easily create the beautiful charm of delicate wallpaper for a French Country laundry room or something a little more funky for a bungalow utility room, but these are easy to wipe clean when you have detergent splashes or other spills!
This marble mosaic patterned tile is better then wallpaper for a stylish laundry room backsplash - no need to worry about detergent splashes or water spills!
Other Fun Mudroom Ideas
The Remington Ranch Farmhouse shows how mudroom lockers can make the most of your space! Each family member gets their very own locker to store outdoor gear and coats to avoid cluttering up closets - it's genius! The seating bench to take off your winter gear or muddy shoes doubles as cubbies for outdoor shoes to avoid tracking puddles throughout the house.
You'd think Rebekah Higgs, AKA DIY MOM knows how much we love a tile rug! She installed a retro black and white hexagon patterned tile rug in her laundry room to save the wood plank floors from potential spills from the washing machine or detergent! The result is totally charming and practical at the same time!
It's time to bring your mudroom project to life.
For a space of any size, the tile choice is everything. These creative decisions make the difference between having an ordinary, forgettable entrance and one oozing personality. Let’s aim for the wow-factor, shall we? But most importantly, remember that a well-planned mudroom must be functional. So, make sure it’s a place where you’re content to store your shoes and coat.
If you’re feeling inspired, don’t procrastinate on your tile search mission. Check out our Pinterest page for more mudroom remodel ideas for 2020.