Mudroom Flooring & Lighting

MudroomWhile flooring may not be your favorite part of the design process, it is integral to building a lasting and polished mudroom, and can mirror some of your favorite design elements from the rest of the room. Try flooring that’s weather proof and sturdy but blends seamlessly with the rest of the space. Chicago mud season can be messy!

For more natural, rustic spaces, a cherry, oak, or walnut wood with a weatherproof finish adds to an already relaxed style. If the space is modern, a darker wood or painted concrete floor will echo the contemporary look. Vinyl plank floors are a great new weatherproof option, but tile and painted concrete offer different aesthetics with the same resilience.

Mudroom Lighting

Overhead lighting is another easy way to play around with design in your mudroom. Recessed lighting makes for a streamlined look, but if minimalism isn’t your favorite look, try something a bit more glamorous and charming. For those who love a bold statement piece, try a miniature chandelier.

These glitzy light sources aren’t just for the ballroom, and come in a range of sizes and prices suitable for anyone. Fixtures with exposed light bulbs are also having a trendy moment, if an industrial-vintage look is your thing. And if all else fails, Pinterest has ideas for every style under the sun whether you love kit lights or lanterns.

Organizing your Mudroom

When planning your mudroom organization, ease of use should be the priority,
followed closely by a pleasing façade. Creating individual, personalized cubbies for each family member is a simple way to keep messiness in check and bring charm to the mudroom.

Each cubby should have a hanging space with coat hooks for storing outer layers, shelves for scarves and other cold-weather accessories, and a drawer for other odds and ends. For a fun extra, hang placards coated in blackboard paint on each cubby, to be labeled and personalized in chalk by each family member.

Crooked Oak can help you choose durable mudroom flooring for your family’s lifestyle.

Mudroom Flooring

While flooring may not be your favorite part of the design process, it is integral to building a lasting and polished mudroom, and can mirror some of your favorite design elements from the rest of the room. Try flooring that’s weather proof and  sturdy but blends seamlessly with the rest of the space. For more natural, rustic spaces, a cherry, oak, or walnut wood with a weatherproof finish adds to an already relaxed style. If the space is modern, a darker wood or painted concrete floor will echo the contemporary look. Vinyl plank floors are a great new weatherproof option, but tile and painted concrete offer different aesthetics with the same resilience.

Mudroom Lighting

Overhead lighting is another easy way to play around with design in your mudroom. Recessed lighting makes for a streamlined look, but if minimalism isn’t your favorite look, try something a bit more glamorous and charming. For those who love a bold statement piece, try a miniature chandelier.

These glitzy light sources aren’t just for the ballroom, and come in a range of sizes and prices suitable for anyone. Fixtures with exposed light bulbs are also having a trendy moment, if an industrial-vintage look is your thing. And if all else fails, Pinterest has ideas for every style under the sun whether you love kit lights or lanterns.

Organizing your Mudroom

When planning your mudroom organization, ease of use should be the priority, followed closely by a pleasing façade. Creating individual, personalized cubbies for each family member is a simple way to keep messiness in check and bring charm to the mudroom.

Each cubby should have a hanging space with coat hooks for storing outer layers, shelves for scarves and other cold-weather accessories, and a drawer for other odds and ends. For a fun extra, hang placards coated in blackboard paint on each cubby, to be labeled and personalized in chalk by each family member.

Posted March 12, 2015