How to take your mudroom from mundane to marvelous

Mudrooms are one of the most high-traffic areas of the home – and in some cases, one of the most over-looked spaces when it comes to design. But mudrooms can be more than just functional; they can also be fun. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares tips to spruce up your space and give it some much needed TLC.

Be bold. Add energy with a bold pop of colour and some personal touches. Use a daring colour like bright yellow to accent a wall or lift up the space with some eye-catching accessories to make your mudroom feel more personal.

Choose colours wisely. The mudroom can get messy and cluttered very quickly. Choose a single colour or two similar shades when painting mudrooms to achieve a modern and uniform aesthetic. “A monochromatic colour scheme is one of the easiest decorating tricks to play with, and looks great in even the smallest of rooms,” says Grech.

As the mudroom is one of the most used and highly trafficked places in the home, it is important to choose a durable paint for optimal results. Grech suggests Benjamin Moore Advance as its unique and durable formula is perfect for the trim, doors and shelving in high-traffic areas.

Save space with smart storage. Avoid clutter by using multi-purpose furniture and hidden storage. “Cubbies or benches with closed storage are my go-to and help keep the mudroom looking clutter-free at all times.” Coat hooks can also be used for additional storage and add some flare.

Sourcewww.newscanada.com