It’s mudroom and laundry room reveal day today! If you remember when I shared my design board this summer (click here to see it), then you know what today is all about! I’m so excited that this space is finally complete, and I’m thrilled with the look.
This room has always been nice, but it’s also been a work in progress and never quite complete. I set out on a mission to make simple and affordable updates with a coastal feel, that would help us finally complete the look, and give our family a gorgeous mudroom and laundry room to enjoy.
I’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to Martha & Ash for our gorgeous custom roman shade, and to Tonic Living for our beautiful builtin bench fabric and fabulous pillows. Affiliate links are provided throughout this post – see my full disclosure policy here.
OUR MUDROOM + LAUNDRY ROOM REVEAL!
When we built our home over ten years ago, we had built the shelves, cubbies and cabinets to suit our needs in here over time.
We did it very inexpensively with store bought cabinetry, and built everything else around that. It was a great way to save money and create a ‘custom’ look. Hopefully we’ll have something truly custom in here one day!
Our ‘before’ was a bit dark and I wanted to brighten the room, but I didn’t want to paint the walls (this is Ralph Lauren Washboard).
I needed some key items to pull off my vision:
- woven baskets for added contrast
- new cabinet hardware
- new fabric and pillows to brighten things up
- new roman shades
- a new rug to brighten the floor
- a builtin counter top for a finished look
- updated lighting
- beautiful decor to compliment the rest of our home.
This room is a true workhorse, so it has to be high performance. It does quintuple duty every day – literally!
Since it’s off of our garage (which is on the side of our home), we use our mudroom + laundry room as our main entrance daily. The beauty of having it off the garage, is keeping all of the dirty footwear and outdoor gear in there, so it’s almost an extension of this space (but not a pretty one, haha).
Nothing from outdoors comes inside, except jackets or coats.
Our barbecue is right outside the exterior door as well, so there’s a lot of entering and exiting this space, especially in the summer.
The basement is also off of this room – it’s a high-traffic space!Having good storage with lots of plastic bins in the cupboards, and baskets in here is an must!
We store tons of seasonal items in here:
- beach towels
- shoes, hats, scarves gloves/mittens
- laundry supplies
- sunscreen and bug spray
- school supplies
- and miscellaneous household items that can junk up any space!
Keeping it all contained is essential to a clean space!
OUR GORGEOUS CUSTOM ROMAN SHADE
Let’s talk about our stunning new roman shade from Martha & Ash that is the perfect finishing detail in our mudroom and laundry room space.
If you remember, we had some custom blinds made last January for our kitchen (click here to see them).
They are absolutely stunning and working with Ashely was incredible.
Ashley helped me find the perfect fabric and trim for this space to achieve the look I wanted.
Martha & Ash have so many beautiful trim and fabric options to mix and match, the possibilities are endless.
I love the crisp, tailored look of this shade…so preppy and chic! It’s all in the details…here’s all the info on our custom shade, which is approximately 24″ wide, by 60″ long:
Fabric: Bone Linen, Trim: Santorini in Tahiti, Mount: Door Mount, Lining: Blackout.
I love the soft blue color of the trim and the 3″ width makes a gorgeous, statement.
You can visit Martha & Ash’s website to see how to measure for a custom shade, and see all of the different functionality options.
Fill out a quote form for pricing, or reach out directly for more information. Working with them is so easy, and they go above and beyond to provide exactly what you’re looking for.
MUDROOM & LAUNDRY ROOM STYLING IDEAS
This isn’t a huge space (it’s roughly 6 x 12′), but there is still plenty of opportunity to style it fabulously!
My hubby was able to make a very simple builtin countertop surround, with inexpensive white melamine.
My vision was very clean and minimal and it turned out great.
Having a continuous surface is perfect for folding, throwing a pile of laundry on top, and styling beautiful things, of course!
I will admit, this space can often be a dumping zone, so I am determined to stay on top it and keep it beautiful.This art is an old favorite, ginger jars are a must in our home, faux blooms are always beautiful, and woven accessories create a cohesive look with my coastal theme.
Will it always stay this way? Probably not, but for now it will, and I love the idea that a utilitarian space can be just as beautiful as the rest of your home.
BUILTIN UPHOLSTERED BENCH AND PILLOWS
This nook has also evolved over time, and since form must always follow function, it had to perform before being pretty.
More baskets under the bench for shoes and seasonal items, heavy duty coat hooks for winter coats and a sturdy shelf for favorite objects.
Baskets – Branas IKEA, hooks, also IKEA from years ago. Similar linked below.
Our gorgeous new pillows and bench fabric are all from Tonic Living, and the mix of pattern and texture is perfect with my coastal look and pulling these together was so much fun.
Click the names of each one below to shop!
I just love how this came together – the mix of pattern, and the blue and white against our white walls (this color is BEHR Ultra Pure White) is truly gorgeous.
It’s bright and beautiful, crisp and colourful and pulls everything in here together, making such a gorgeous statement.
A CLASSIC, BRASS LIGHT FIXTURE + WOVEN RUG
We had dated track lighting in here, so replacing it was an absolute must.
I love this simple, nautical-inspired brass fixture and how it compliments everything else in our mudroom + laundry room.
This is only available in Home Depot Canada but I have similar ones linked below.
Our new natural woven rug (Vistoft rug from Ikea) helps to brighten the dark floors and is both beautiful and durable for a high traffic area. Similar linked below as well.That wraps up my mudroom + laundry room tour! I hope you love the results as much as we do, and I’m also hoping that having a space I truly love might help me enjoy doing laundry a little more too…Happy Friday, my friends – thank you as always for reading with me today. xo