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Valentines (and Christmas!) in the mudroom

plantation-shuttersHappy February everyone!  This month always creeps up quickly doesn’t it!?  I decided to add a bit of Valentine fun to our mudroom this year.  I actually decked the mudroom for Christmas and just made a couple of quick/easy changes.  Nice that both holidays are all about RED.

December was so busy that I never got around to posting the pictures I took of our mudroom decorated for Christmas so you get two holiday decor posts for the price of one today.  :)  A red throw and my favorite Santa sleigh pillow cozied up the mudroom bench.
123-key-holderThen I added a fun ice skate ornament and some greenery to our key holder.
Quick side note:  After I shared my Christmas front porch I received a lot of e-mails asking where we purchased our outdoor lights.  It’s a question that pops up often and I couldn’t remember where I bought them for the longest time!  But then I remembered.  And then I found them on Amazon for even less!
On our front porch we have three hanging lanterns.  They are from Trans Globe but you can find them on Amazon here.
The rest of the lanterns on our house are large lanterns like these two on our front porch and you can find them here.
K – back to my mudroom decor!  I found these vintage snowflake ornaments and fell in love with them!
So I wrapped some thick red ribbon around my mudroom baskets and hung the snowflakes from the basket latches.
It looked so festive!  I call it “winter” decor.  That way it can stay up through February.  :)
This red striped rug was a Target find (same as the rugs I used on my Christmas front porch).
We used to have this blue nautical runner in the mudroom and I loved that it fit perfectly below the lockers and drawers.
But it drove me CRAZY because it was always catching on our garage door.  We are in and out of this door all day long so that got old pretty quick!
This red rug isn’t as long as I’d like, but sometimes practicality wins.  This was one of those times.  :)
red-and-white-striped-target-runner mudroom-decorated-for-christmas
So that was the mudroom decor for Christmas!
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A couple of simple changes to the key holder.
Different pillows on the bench…
And the mudroom is now decked for Valentines!
Bring on the chocolate.


(Mudroom details here and here)

xoxo, Erin
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20 thoughts on “Valentines (and Christmas!) in the mudroom

  1. Love a good twofer when it comes to ideas. :) Thanks so much for sharing your pretty decorating ideas. Hope you had a good weekend, even though the team your hubby wanted to win the big game didn’t win. What an unbelievable finish!

  2. Erin,

    Your mud room is something I dream of – literally. It would really come in handy with the18 inches of snow we have now. LOVE the ribbon and snowflakes – I leave “winter” decor up until the end of this month too.

  3. Your mudroom looked/ looks so darling. I love how you decorate the mudroom where your family spends time. So many people only decorate areas where others will see their decorations. I think this shows you’re cute family that they are important. The pillows are adorable. Where did you buy the heart pillow? It is so fun.

    1. Thank you Nancy! I totally agree. My kids love this kind of thing so much! Makes me happy that it makes them happy. :) That heart pillow is from Tai Pan in Utah. I always find the cutest things there when I’m visiting family! Wish they had more on-line.

  4. You already KNOW how I feel about this space!!! But just wondering if you’d ever consider re-naming your mudroom? Because “mudroom” just doesn’t seem to capture the joy I feel when looking at this space!!

  5. Adore your beautiful mudroom!! The festive touches are perfect! For our own current build, I am trying to decide if we should paint the mudroom lockers white (which I love!) or stain them so they might hide the dirt/dings/you name it better :) Have you had any issues with the all white? Thanks :)

    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you! Touch decision! The white hasn’t been bad! Really. A few dings and scratches, but nothing awful. I always figured I’d re-paint in 10 years if things are looking really dirty. I did stain that wood between the lockers and drawers because I knew that’s where my kids would be sitting/standing. Good luck with your build! So many decisions I know!

  6. i stumbled upon your blog and can I just say that I’m in love with your style. I too have those floors and have been looking for the perfect shade of gray to go with it. Would you mind sharing your brand and paint color? I’m hitting the container store next:)

    1. Hi Nicole! Thank you so much! The grey in our mudroom is the same as our family room paint – “Seattle” by Frazee. I LOVE it! I think it’s the perfect grey paint! Wish I could hit the Container Store with you! That’s always a good time. :)

  7. Your mudroom looks perfect dressed for either holiday! So smart of you to keep things simple and be able to just do a little quick change from Christmas to Valentines!

  8. Imagine my surprise when I was on Facebook and saw a picture of your fireplace mantle on my AZ friend’s wall! She had shared it for another friend to see and I was like, ” Wait! That’s Erin’s mantle!” It was a photo from Better Homes and Gardens. It’s fun having a famous friend. :) xoxo

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