A mud room or entrance area is often very small, I would say tiny, and that makes it difficult to properly decorate. You’ll need to put some furniture here that will be necessary for storing your clothes, hats, scarves, shoes, boots, umbrellas, and maybe bags and other smaller items. An entrance bench can help you solve this problem with your storage space. It is convenient for putting on your shoes, placing umbrellas, bags, clothes and accessories, and it can add style to your entrance area. I think this is a must have for any dirt room. Would you like to know which bank to choose? Continue reading!
Mudroom and entrance benches with storage rooms
Such a bench is number one for a small mud room, it will be your seat and storage at the same time. These are usually benches with a plank under the top that you will place some boxes, baskets, or drawers with your shoes, hats, scarves, and other stuff on. You can also leave umbrellas there – no boxes are needed in this case. There are benches with special compartments for shoes and boots or, on the contrary, closed drawers for your belongings. No compartments or drawers? No problem! Just put your boots or shoes under the bench and you will have it!
Built-in and tiny mudroom and entrance benches
If your dirt room is very small and you have no idea how to put a bench in there, choose an integrated version. It’s usually fitted to the wall and in some cases can even be folded so you have more space with it. Another option is to opt for a tiny bench, a really small piece the size of a chair, if it’s really necessary for your mud room.
Now let’s talk about the style.
Industrial mudroom and entrance benches
Industrial benches are amazingly durable – they’re usually made of metal and wood and are perfect for loft, industrial, and modern spaces. Most of them have storage space too, so this is a great option.
Shabby chic and vintage mudroom and entrance benches
Shabby chic and vintage benches with a rustic flair are the most popular I would say because they look really cute and are easy to make. Just take reclaimed wood, a nail, hammer, grinder, and some stain and you’re there. Whitewash your bench for a laid-back shabby chic look.
Refined modern mudroom and entrance benches
If you want to make a deadly impression on your guests, put a chic, modern bench in the entrance area so that your visitors are impressed the moment they walk into your home.
A shoebox is a great thing to recycle, and you can make a lot of things out of it. So don't throw away your shoeboxes. Today I prepared some cool and easy DIY projects that use shoeboxes. Let's see what you can make of it.
This colorful modern wall art is a great idea to make and you don't need boxes, you need shoebox lids to make it. This craft is all about covering the shoebox lids with various bold wallpaper and other things you like - nothing difficult here. Go ahead and decorate your space with a bold piece of art.
When you have a lot of nail polishes and you don't know where to put them to keep them organized. Take an ordinary shoebox and fill it with nail polish! To make a regular shoebox more interesting, quickly renovate it with bold wallpaper or contract papers. Read the tutorial on how to do this.
This picnic basket is a creative piece, it is an ordinary shoebox covered with various fabrics and tied with ribbons that serve as handles. When not in use, this picnic basket can be used to store various little things. Choose fabrics according to your taste and make a chic basket.
If you are a handyman, you are probably looking for convenient ways to organize whatever you need. Make a ribbon organizer with a shoebox! This shoebox can be renovated with colorful wallpaper and then simply add eyelets for the ribbons. Read the source for how to do this.
Charging cables don't seem as annoying as headphone cables, but they can still make the room look unorganized and neat. To avoid this, you can make a charging station out of a shoebox that is refurbished with cool paper - a perfect idea for those who have lots of devices.
If you have a lot of pens, pencils, and markers and no pen holder can hold them all, a shoebox will help! Turn a shoebox of wallpaper and toilet rolls that you put in it into an organizer - they'll hold the pens. Read the tutorial on how to make such a piece.
Here is another shoebox wall art. The idea is pretty simple: choose the colors and prints you like, cover the shoeboxes with the paper you like, then just hang them on the wall. Read the entire tutorial for further instructions.
Make some decorative shelves for a simple wall with just shoeboxes and some paint. Such shelves are perfect for light items, get creative and display some of your favorite pieces like small vases, found objects, trinkets or frames. Use boxes of different sizes and a variety of brightly colored papers to create your own unique display that is tailored to your home.
This craft is for those girls who have a lot of jewelry. This is a fancy shoe box armband organizer, and the whole idea is very simple: cover the shoebox with leather, add a bold rhinestone on top and some toilet paper rolls that contain all of the bracelets you have, right? Also, forget to cover the rollers with leather.
If you're looking for a DIY project to help organize your makeup, create these adorable and chic storage trays to keep yourself organized. The trays look chic thanks to the gold spray paint used by the author, and we recommend using the same shade.