Every home has some sort of entryway and even if it’s not an official “mudroom,” it certainly has the capability to be. Insist on your entryway making a statement with these six simple ideas. 


Lend a rustic and organic look to your entryway with this DIY tree branch coatrack project. All you’ll need is a tree branch, (this example uses birch), and shelf-and-rod brackets which can be obtained from your local Home Hardware.  

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If you don’t have the wall space to mount the branch, why not suspend it! This example uses chain link, eye hooks, and screw anchors.  

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Geometric shapes without a double add visual intrigue to any space and in this mudroom example, these honeycomb mirror tiles not only catch the eye, but catch the light as well. 

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Keep dirty shoes off the ground, eliminate risky trip hazards, or simply award yourself more storage with this wood create idea. Not all mudrooms and entryways are created equal, size-wise, so configure the crates in a shape and size that works for your space.  

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Speaking of keeping messy shoes off the floor, this river rock drip tray is equal parts practical and pretty.  

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If you’ve got the room in your entryway, you can’t really go wrong with a creative bench, especially if it doubles as storage. This church pew bench idea may not suite everyone’s tastes, but we give it points for originality! 

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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