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Planning our Mudroom Refresh

We are starting to gather supplies for our first project in the new house – The Mudroom! I have partnered with Repcolite Paints to bring lots of character to this space. The wallpaper has been ordered and it’s going to be a total show stopper. I am going to have the wallpaper color matched to the lighter and darker shade of green from the paper and see which one I like best. Right now I am leaning towards a mid-tone green.

We are not removing anything for this transformation. Eventually the tile floor will be replaced but for now this transformation will be strictly cosmetic. Wallpaper, paint, hardware and lighting will make it our own.

Creating a mood board of the items I want to use helps me visualize how the pieces will work together before I move forward in purchasing them. This helps me finalize items, keep within my budget and also be intentional with each and every item.

Here is the mood board I created for the Mudroom Makeover.

The current cubbies don’t have doors. We won’t be adding them right away but it would be nice to close off all the hanging items that we have. My “trick” to keep the mess hidden (DOORS). It keeps everything looking clean. The green cupboard is more a color choice though.

For lighting I love these fun lanterns. The shape is so unique and fun and will accent the high ceilings. There is currently two can lights that we are going to convert so that we can hang them. Lighting can really bring a space together.

The closet pulls are from Zara along with the matching hooks. These cosmetic changes will really make this Mudroom feel like ours. I have noticed over the last several weeks that we use this entry the most and when I walk into our home I want it to feel like a warm welcome.

Often times we can focus on what our guests see when they come into our home but I want to focus on how WE enter and live here not just our guests. Which is why I’m starting with the mudroom and not the front entryway. Our guests are here for a short while while we are the ones who live here day in and day out. When I walk into the Mudroom from parking my car in the garage I want to set the tone for the rest of the house.

It was also the first total room I was ready to tackle and had a solid vision for. The rest of the home I want to live in more to see how we live and use each space before I determine what design elements I want to incorporate. I’m in no rush and when I do rush myself to transform a room I always end up regretting my choices.

I can’t wait to show you how this transformation unfolds.

Stay Tuned.




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