13 Mudroom Laundry Room Ideas That Pull Double Duty

mint green black laundry room mudroom nickel accents striped rug
Photo: Jay Wilde

Sometimes a laundry room is more than just a place to wash clothes. In many homes, the laundry area also doubles as a mudroom or an entryway (or all three).

These laundry mudroom design ideas will help you make the most of this heavily used space. With ideas for decorating, hidden storage, and open shelving, you can create an organized combination laundry room, mudroom, or entryway, even if it's the most bustling room in the house.

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Storage-Packed Laundry Room

modern blue white mudroom laundry mural
Edmund Barr

This hybrid laundry room mudroom stays tidy thanks to kid-friendly storage. Low bins mean kids don't need help finding things, and plenty of hooks and cubbies keep backpacks and jackets off the ground. Plus, low-profile organizers on top of the washing machine keep all the laundry essentials contained.

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Wallpapered Laundry Room

laundry room blue ikat walls bench pop art campbells tomato soup
Kritsada Panichgul

Fun wallpaper can actually make a small space look bigger. To maximize space in a room that pulls double duty as a laundry room and mudroom, consider a stacking washer and dryer, which leaves more room for seating and storage. Wallpaper an accent wall for a splash of color or pattern.

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Laundry Room Mudroom with a Place for Pets

bold blue green mudroom plants wallpaper dog botanical print
Kim Cornelison

This fun yet sophisticated laundry room is dedicated to the details, complete with a built-in dog bed. The room gets plenty of light, which helps an array of potted plants thrive. A DIY butcher-block counter over the washer and dryer adds extra functionality and a place for folding.

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Laundry Room Mudroom Layout

minimalist mudroom bronze farmhouse sink shaker cabinets gray appliances
Jay Wilde

This space proves that a combo mudroom-laundry room can also be a clean and calming space. Woven baskets, a copper apron-front sink, and rich wood countertops warm up glossy wall tiles and crisp white cabinetry. If you have the option for built-in cabinets, they add a ton of storage for detergent and cleaning supplies while allowing you to close the door on clutter.

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Farmhouse Laundry Room

mudroom laundry striped black white floor open shelving bench hooks
Jason Donnelly

This farmhouse mudroom laundry room receives a ton of foot traffic, so hooks, cubbies, and open shelving work to keep it organized. Dark flooring makes dirt and footprints less noticeable. Butcher block over the washer and dryer coordinates with the DIY built-in bench, which provides the perfect place to sit while putting on shoes.

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Large Mudroom with Seating

large mudroom blue cabinets window seat sink dog bowls
Christopher A. Lee

This large, elegant laundry room features an apron-front sink, built-in cabinets, and a custom window seat. Shoe cubbies under the bench make the room super functional while the plush upholstered window seat adds a luxe yet comfortable touch. Subtle details, like ceiling light fixtures, chickenwire on upper cabinets, and brass hardware finish the look.

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Hidden Washer and Dryer

traditional mudroom blue-gray cabinets appliance curtains
Nathan Schroder

Sure a washer and dryer is a must for a busy household, but that doesn't mean you want it to be the first thing guests (or yourself) see when walking into your home. If your laundry room is also an entryway, try this trick for disguising the large appliances. Curtains mounted on a tension rod hide the washer and dryer, while upper cabinetry with glass-paneled doors stores and showcases supplies and accessories.

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Small Mudroom Laundry Room Ideas

mudroom black appliances gold accents light gray cabinets
David Land

This gorgeous laundry room mudroom hybrid proves that small spaces can still be super functional. Although narrow, the room makes the most of available space with tons of built-ins, a stacked washer and dryer, and open shelves for detergent and other everyday needs. The dark tiled floor hides scuffs and dirt in the hardworking hub.

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Laundry Room Workspace

large modern white mudroom desk sink acrylic chair chalkboard wall
Edmund Barr

Sometimes your laundry room needs to be used for more than washing clothes. This family space serves as an office, a gift-wrapping station, a laundry room, and a family command center. Every inch of space has a purpose, from the organized desk to the chalkboard schedule to the open shelves with baskets of laundry supplies.

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Laundry Room Mudroom with Cubbies

mint green black laundry room mudroom nickel accents striped rug
Jay Wilde

This small space functions as an entryway, mudroom, and laundry room, which means it can get chaotic fast. Built-in locker storage keeps everything organized, with a distinct cubby for each family member's jackets and shoes. A hanging rod above the washer and dryer creates a distinct space for drying laundry to streamline the small space.

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Hallway Laundry Room Ideas

minimalist mudroom white stacked appliances yellow gray accents
Edmund Barr

If you're looking for a small laundry room and mudroom combo idea, consider adding standalone or built-in cabinets for laundry day essentials. Even in this narrow hallway, everything looks tidy, thanks to the closed storage and a stacking washer and dryer. A patterned runner guides traffic through the tight quarters and adds a pop of color to the otherwise neutral space.

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Waterfall Laundry Room Countertops

dramatic laundry mudroom wood built-in
Christina Schmidhofer

Laundry room countertops not only provide function (think: folding clothes; storing product), but they are also an opportunity to incorporate an unexpected material or color choice. This beautiful wooden waterfall-style countertop warms up the room's white walls and black door trim while offering plenty of storage for towels, a hamper, and small accessories.

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Laundry Room with Open Storage

white mudroom tile accents black wire baskets built-ins
Tessa Neustadt

If you're looking for an alternative to space-hogging hampers, wire baskets are great for sorting laundry and other essentials. This mudroom laundry room features open shelving with baskets, plus built-in upper cabinets for items you want to store out of sight. Patterned tile and a butcher-block folding station add interest and functionality.

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