It can be difficult to think of decorating ideas for your mud room. After all, the very clue to the essential decorating quandary’s in the name.
How on Earth do you beautify a space named for and so often splattered with “mud?”
Then again, part of brilliance of the best home décor designers is the ability to find beauty in those little nooks and crannies lesser decorators might otherwise overlook. Sure, your mud room may be the space where you take off your shoes and galoshes before you step into your home or head out the door, but that doesn’t mean it’s a worthless space. Quite the contrary! The very fact it’s situated between these two aspects of your décor makes it a key point of transition!
Adding a touch of color can be a great way to liven these rooms up – and here are a few tips and tricks to help you do just that.
Waterscapes Work Well
If you’re looking for a way to make your mud room a bit classier, waterscape painting schemes can be a great way to go. This is due in no small part to the fact that these color schemes tend to the perfect shade of blue for the area in both sun and rain. When the sun’s shining, these cool blues brighten up the space. When it’s raining, the cooler colors give your mud room a calm appearance without verging upon gloominess.
Beiges and Pears
Then again, maybe you’re looking to add a touch of light to your space, and brighten up your mud room a bit more than might otherwise be expected. If so, you’re going to want to proceed with caution. Going with bright whites can leave your mud room blindingly bright when the sun is shining. What’s more, white shows dirt and grime more than any other color – that antithesis of what you want for a room where mud may be tracked in on a regular basis.
By contrast, beiges and pear colors can be a great way to have a brighter color scheme while having the colors remain just dark enough to adequately mask any wayward mud splatters.
Shades of Lilac
If you’re willing to be a bit riskier with your color scheme and still want to opt for brighter colors, lilac can be a great choice. Just be sure it hides any mud well and complements the rest of your décor.
Soft Greenish Greys
A green mud room can seem a bit overpowering in terms of the vibrancy of the colors. A grey mud room can be a bit of a downer, especially when you’re preparing to step out into another grey rainy day.
As such, color schemes which represent a soft, more muted middle ground between the two can do far better than either on their own. A soft greenish grey color can be a great way of making the space feel understated and calming without turning it into a downer.
With these color tips, you can help your mud room transcend its parts – and name.