Use these farmhouse-style mudroom organization ideas to add beauty to ta once cluttered and messy part of your home. Use the tips and hacks to help organize toys, coats, shoes, and more in your family mudroom!
If you have a mudroom by the back door or in your garage, these ideas fit in the places you take off your coats and shoes. In fact, if you have guests that prefer to come in the back door instead of your beautifully decorated entryway, then these ideas are just for you!
I made it my mission to organize, clean up, and make my mudroom ready for any celebration or gathering that happens at our home.
I hope you enjoy these tips!
Come along as I show you how I used mudroom storage products from the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart to make my mudroom more inviting and organized.
Y’all- for me, a tidy and organized room just screams welcome to any guests that happen to come through my door.
Mudroom Organization Ideas For Your Home
I love my farmhouse-styled home and these ideas will keep either your mudroom organized and lovely! Check them out and use your favorite ideas in your house too.
Cube Organizer For Shoes
Every mudroom needs a way to corral the shoes and coats. Our area was no exception. I had the coat hanger on the wall already but our shoe situation was a dire mess.
Enter the Better Homes and Gardens Square 4-Cube Organizer. Y’all, this little organizer changed the game in this small space.
Farmhouse-Style Wood Crates
This cube organizer is perfect to store all of our shoes and did you notice those amazing farmhouse-style crates that sit perfectly in the cubes? The Better Homes and Gardens Wooden Milk Crate are also available at Walmart! Amazing farmhouse style right at your local Walmart store. And now, right in my mudroom….swoon.
Not only do they effectively keep everything organized, but they have a rustic charm that fits in perfectly with the rest of my farmhouse-style decor.
Hang Coats On The Wall
Just in case you are wondering about the layout of this room, it is very small and has tons of nooks, crannies, and doors. When you walk through my back door, you can see through this room and into the kitchen.
Adding a set of extra hooks on the wall allowed me to optimize the space and store somethings in a neat way.
Now, when guests arrive through this door, they can see into a farmhouse-style mudroom that leads into a home that is ready and waiting for them.
Bench & Pillows
The bench in this room is an heirloom piece that my husband made in high school. I gave it and the coat rack a new coat of stain to liven them up a bit. And take a look at the monogrammed pillow- I made it myself and you can too! (I know it’s not really an organizational piece but it just fits in so well. Follow my instructions on how to make your very own burlap and lace pillow!)
This room also needs to be functional as a mudroom so there are a few elements that serve that purpose as well. One is that laundry hamper next to the bench. My husband uses that to keep his work uniforms separate from our other clothing so it is a must.
If you decide to add a bench of your own, you can always buy one of these storage benches where you can lift the top and use the hollowed space inside as storage for shoes or kids toys!
The next thing you will notice about this room is that we have TWO deep freezers packed in this space. We are a farm family that kills their own meat. Storage is required!
However, that does not mean this space cannot be warm and inviting for our guests.
Mail & Key Storage
Here are some more function hangs on the wall above the freezer. I have had both the mail and key hanger for many years. They both received a paint touch-up as part of this makeover. There are so darn many keys around this farm that hanging them up is really the only solution so this area is well used.
Wood Box Drop Zone
Under the keys, I separated out the hats and gloves into two baskets. Those are a necessity for the upcoming winter but the baskets made a huge difference from the (non-existent) system I had before. There is also a vintage wood box that my husband uses for a drop zone when coming in from a day of work.
On the opposite side, there is that other deep freezer I mentioned with a few special things hanging on the wall above.
Hang Up A Printer’s Tray
I found the printer’s tray for $10 recently at an antique shop and fell in love. I am using it to display the treasures my son brings in from the outdoors. Currently, the feathers really feel like fall to me so they are front and center.
Add A Live Plant
I could not resist adding in one of my house plants and a large basket sits atop this surface as well. This one houses odds and ends as well as some caps that belong to my husband.
Moving further down this wall, we have a very large mudroom sink which is what I love most about this room. It really helps to keep the mess contained in this room when they come in from a day of hard work.
DIY Wood Caddy
Another one of my favorite mudroom organization products that I have is a wood caddy beside the sink to house all of the sink necessities. A large mason jar with a metal handle serves as a towel rack because I just can’t have a room without a jar y’all.
That caddy is sitting on another one of the cube storage systems from BHG. You can find a variety of configurations at Walmart and this one is the Better Homes and Gardens 3-Cube Organizer!
It houses odds and ends that have found a home in our mudroom. Most of this is farm-related and I won’t bore you with the details.
Galvanized Metal Bin
I will tell you that the Better Homes and Gardens Small Galvanized Bin that is holding everything is also available at Walmart. Gorgeous! Plus, they are super sturdy. I have mason jars inside of most of them organizing the contents of nuts, bolts, and more. These bins are perfect for containing these heavier items.
Crates To Hold Boots
Below the sink, I needed to corral all of the boots that are part of life out here. I looked at traditional boot trays but they just did not seem to be “me”. Then it hit me one day….old Coke crates! They are the perfect boot trays and add more to the farmhouse style I am going for in this room.
Just in case you are somehow curious about the remaining corner in this room, the doors hide our laundry area which will be the topic of another makeover I am sure. The hallway to the right in the picture below leads to the bathroom.
So there you have it! A complete 360-degree view of our farmhouse-style mudroom which is full of organization and ideas that I think anyone can learn from.
Best Mudroom Organization Products
Here’s how much I spent when I updated my entryway decor and mudroom organization.
Looking for a budget breakdown? Let’s do this!
- Better Homes and Gardens Square 4-Cube Organizer= $37.96
- Better Homes and Gardens Wooden Milk Crate $15.88 x 4 = $63.52
- Vintage printer’s tray= $10
- Better Homes and Gardens 3-Cube Organizer= $37.96
- Better Homes and Gardens Small Galvanized Bin $7.47 x 3 = $22.41
- The remainder of the items I had on hand for this makeover
GRAND TOTAL = $171.85
A brand new farmhouse style mud room for less than $200 that will make my holiday guests feel welcome?? PRICELESS!
Additional Home Organization Help
Do images on Pinterest stress you out because they seem more like a fairy tale than something you can actually achieve?
Don’t fall into that pretty and perfect trap. You can get clutter-free and organized without living a fairy tale life.
No one knows this better than my friend Hilary! She has an entire course for sale that is dedicated to real-life organization ideas. I love that her approach works for any family with any budget.
My favorite part of this course is that Hilary strives to make your home easier to clean-up, so that it takes only minutes, instead of hours. Who couldn’t use more time and less cleaning?
Plus the system can make your house look fairly put together most times of the day. See for yourself with this course!