Monday, May 23, 2011

Dream House: Mudroom


The mudroom in the Tennessee farmhouse I grew up in was essential for shedding boots dirty from the barn and pastures, but here in suburbia, it would still be pretty nice to have one. Durable walls (board + batten, planks, or tongue-in-groove paneling painted semi-gloss) and floors, ample storage, and place to sit make for a perfect casual entry.




And a designated spot for the dog bed would be nice, too.

PS, I found all of these images on Pinterest. Follow me here!

13 comments:

Southern Exposure said...

I love these images! I also dream of having a mudroom one day.

Melissa Richie said...

I'm obsessed with brick floors right now. I love that third image. We don't have a mudroom in our house, so our kitchen serves as one (and a laundry room, and a play room, and a craft room...) Maybe I can talk Thomas into getting new floors when we redo it this summer. It's going to take a lot of convincing since we're planning on doing it ourselves.

We don't have a dog, but I could totally use that boot cubby in the last image :)

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

So funny that we bothposted about the dog bed today.

And I have all of those mudroom images saved... love them!

Julie said...

would love a mudroom! really is an essential with kids and sandboxes and dogs. I'm following you :)

Emily Kate said...

Love that brick floor!!

emily @ the happy home said...

you have a great eye! i'm going to follow you on pinterest now. ... and i want that doggy bed!

MB said...

A mud room would be a welcome addition to our tiny English house! I would prefer it over a laundry room. I would love to have a place to put our wellies and rain coats...

paula said...

yes, me too. I sort of have this but its just not the same since it is also the main entry. ha.

Rachel Ann said...

Hi! I came across your blog randomly. Mind if I follow? Your blog is cute!

VintageHound said...

Love that sweet farmhouse look. But I especially love the dog. He looks like my Moose! Great post!

StephenSaint-Onge.com said...

Love your blog! Keep up the great creative works of life!

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bridalgal said...

Love it! Wish it were my house!

mudroom ideas said...

Love your brick floor!