When we were house shopping years ago I dreamed of having a large mudroom with a bench and lockers and decorating it with cute baskets! Of course I had a Pinterest board dedicated to what could be with a mudroom. Ultimately, the house we bought had such a narrow hallway when you entered from the garage, I had to put my dreams on hold and rethink how to use a small space.
Who is surprised we added shiplap?! I wanted some definition rather than just adding hooks to the wall. I also thought a shelf would work well and we definitely use it! Most of the time there are sunglasses resting on the shelf or lately it’s been holding our sunscreen too.
We used these hooks because they are rated for heavy duty and I knew the kids backpacks would hang here.
Our hallway only measures 3 feet across and even when coats and backpacks are hanging there is plenty of room to walk down to the laundry room. We don’t have any problems opening the garage door all the way either. On the other side of the wall we hung a metal magazine holder and it has hooks where we drop our keys each day. Usually it is filled with mail and magazines which has kept the clutter off my kitchen counters.
There are so many creative things you can do with small spaces. Don’t let a narrow hallway stop you from creating your own mudroom!
I also added family photos above the shelf, but I’m thinking about changing it out with some art. Have you done a project in a small space that has made it more functional? Let me know what you’ve done in the comments! I hope your weekend is filled with fun and a little DIY!