Making Home Mine || Restructuring Our Mudroom

Monday, October 10, 2016


I'm a HomeGoods kind of girl... aisles and aisles of endless, unique finds and accessories that make my heart happy. Somewhere that helps to transform a space into something useful and special is just the place I like to spend my money! 
You can find me visiting my HomeGoods store every few weeks, eyeing their new arrivals and stacking my cart full of goodies to bring home with me, and yes, I might have asked the employees their shipment days so I can be among the first to shop their latest and greatest. They make it easy for all of us to find budget-friendly, on-trend home decor and accessories that stand out from the rest. 

The Challenge.
Our home's back entryway AKA mudroom set-up is fairly simple, but I have yet to find components to keep things organized where everyone's "stuff" has a true place to reside. Our family of four is constantly coming in and out of this space and it has sadly been overlooked in terms of making it functional for everyone. It usually gets overtaken by dance bags, multiple pairs of shoes, purses, wallets, keys, and mail and it is a constant annoyance for this work-from-home mama.
Here are a few before pictures of the mudroom, just so you can get acquainted with the space and how it is in desperate need of some form and function!
The Task. 
Today I'm going to take you on a little journey, having you join in the fun and accompany me on my shopping trip to HomeGoods where I found the PERFECT items to make proper use of this space. 
Now before we get started, here is a little inspiration of the space per my Mudroom Pinterest Board. Granted, we are going to start working on the structural design of the back half of our home in the next few months, so I wanted to select accessories that would work well in the space once it's painted and transformed with some other useful integrations, but mostly I wanted organization with pops of color and unexpected ways to make sure everything has a home.

And now we're off...to my favorite home away from home, HomeGoods. And yes, this is practically the only time you'll ever see me with an empty cart... the moment I enter the doors!

I usually have a set path/game plan for when I visit HomeGoods, and that's to start at the back and work my way up... smart thinking, right?!?!?! I headed straight to the rugs and was instantly smitten with these woven Moroccan-style rugs in a host of colors... my head was spinning with ideas, so I grabbed a pink and an orange option and loaded them in the cart. That set the entire tone for the space so now it was off to Mirrors and Wall Art to spice things up a bit on the otherwise plain walls.
From there, I snagged a reclaimed wood quote canvas that I thought Jeff would love, and then I headed to the aisles of pillows and blankets to get lost in my favorite colorful world of textiles.


Natasha, stay on track... step away from the Furniture!!! Oh those chairs and tables... I spy great deals to be had and they are calling my name. Back on to the real issue at hand AKA organization--now we're heading to the land of baskets, with aisles of the best ones you can find anywhere, and yes, colored ones for my bad, bold self.




P.S. If you've yet to jump on the velvet hanger phenomenon, consider yourself punished... these are an absolute must and are a great price, too!!! I have stocked them up in my bedroom closet, so I decided to partake in some colorful options for our mudroom closet, too! And check out the tee tiny ones for the kiddos coats and jackets = score!



How do you think I did?!?!?! I know, a stocked cart is a happy cart and I had multiple shoppers telling me I found some majorly amazing things during my shopping trip... I'd consider this a success treasure hunt in my book.










The Finished Product. 
So here you have it... this organized, happy little mudroom of ours now has a home for all the things we use daily and I can't help but smile when I walk into it each day, considering it incorporates a bold color palette while still utilizing simple bins and baskets for everyone's necessities. 

Thanks to HomeGoods, you don't have to spend a fortune to find on-trend home accessories and decor. Savvy shoppers like me can tackle projects for their home in a one-stop shop, at prices below department and specialty store prices.
Get inspired and check out this video with HomeGoods and Sutton Foster teaming up to make her dressing room feel like home!


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- 94 Comments

  1. I love all of the throw pillows I find at HomeGoods!

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  2. Gotta love the acrylic makeup organizers from HomeGoods!

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  3. Love HomeGoods! Decorated our whole dining room with a Mid-Century Modern inspiration, and I was NOT disappointed with their selection!

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  4. i love homegoods! i got an amazing mirror that hangs in my entryway!

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  5. My favorite find was a bench for our entryway that was over half off what it would have cost at another retailer!

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  6. I always go there to refresh our living room couch blankets every few months.

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  7. Love HomeGoods! We have a accent piece of furniture in our living room that has been my favorite find so far. Great items at a great price!

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  8. My favorite find was a mirror for my bedroom!

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  9. There is not a single find I don't love from homegoods. From the food to the body care aisle where I find new, random things, to the things to actually decorate. I love their inspiration photo frames and pieces. I can't wait to decorate our future home with those!

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  10. THE HANGERS!!!!! / everything else in the store

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  11. Love that Brentwood Home Goods! It is my go-to place for pillows and affordable curtains.

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  12. I love the framed quote! Gotta love homegoods!!

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  13. I found our amazing bedside tables at Homegoods! They're bright yellow and I almost died of happiness when I found them!

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  14. I love all the dishes and tableware at Homegoods!

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  15. My favorite find would be the artwork!! Great for my son's room and throughout our house!

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  16. I`m obsessed with HomeGoods! Especially the seasonal decor :)

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  17. A cupcake stand and cake plate. I love the great variety of kitchen goods!

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  18. I always find the best picture frames at Home Goods!

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  19. I love HomeGoods! One of my fav finds is the wrapping paper! I buy large rolls at a great price and the designs are always on-trend and unique!

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  20. Tweet entry!
    https://twitter.com/ginnygallagher/status/785573779854483456

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  21. Love those brass basket organizers for the mail.

    I love HomeGoods and can never get out there with a number of items. We are in the middle of a guest room makeover so I would love so help with that!

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  22. My best find at HomeGoods is the pillows and towels.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  23. My favorite find at HomeGoods is their lighting! I like their selection of floor lamps. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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    https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/785583656198897665 yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  25. I love the copper accents! So cute

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  26. My favorite find is their mirrors.

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  27. https://twitter.com/willgriesmer/status/785621696237539329

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  28. My favorite has been the many baskets I have gotten. I love how I can find some that fit each room to help me stay organized.

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  29. My gold side table- it's lightweight and can move anywhere when we have guests. AND it was $60. LOVE, love that store!

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  30. Home goods is my jam!!! I love their decorative pieces

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  31. I love finding holiday towels and tablecloths at HomeGoods!

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  32. I found some great bedding there! Lovely and inexpensive.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  33. Ekk I have a homegoods obsession! The best finds always.

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  34. Rugs and pillows are always my fave Home Goods finds!!

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  35. My favorite finds at HomeGoods are the throw pillows and rugs!!! :)
    virginiakelley422@gmail.com

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  36. Love HomeGoods!! Love your mud room!

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  37. LOVE HomeGoods! I've been surprised at how much wedding decor I've been able to find there recently, but my favorite HomeGoods find are my teal bedside tables!

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  38. I have never shopped at a HomeGoods store, but I could use a new mirror for the bathroom.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  39. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/785843564332867585
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  40. I love their amazing wall art and accent pieces for my home!
    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/785844809923751937

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  42. Cute makeover - Homegoods is my favorite store ever!

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  43. I love the Murano glass vases at Home Goods

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  44. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/785861056904167424

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  45. I love their dramatic large unique vases! My favorite find was a set of bathroom water absorbent rugs! They were a great deal.

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  46. I like their throw pillows.
    Thank you for the chance to win

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  47. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/allisonrswain/status/785876066883608576

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  48. I like the Gray and white patterned nail head trim chair.
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  50. They have the best baskets!

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  51. I like shopping there a lot! I've had great luck with their mirrors. I think mirrors reflect light well and I like a lot of them in my home. aleksnearing gmail com

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  52. I love to shop for paper goods and holiday decor there! I always find great cards, thank you notes, wrapping paper and gift bags. Can't forget the great quality toys for even better prices! Love your mudroom!

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  53. I love to shop for basics like pillows and down comforters at Home Goods ... I find great brands like Calvin Klein for much less!!

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  54. I love to shop for basics like pillows and down comforters at Home Goods ... I find great brands like Calvin Klein for much less!!

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  55. I love the fun fall decor including wreaths at Homegoods

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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  56. My favorite find from Homegoods was picture frames that are dark wood. They are gorgeous!

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  57. I like their tablecloths.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  58. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/785944790214987776

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  59. https://mobile.twitter.com/arress83/status/785945078128840704

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  60. I just got a beautiful gold mirrored tray for my dining room update. Home Goods always has great stuff!

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  61. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/kkszat/status/785952188057067520

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  62. I like their unique mirrors

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  63. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/786183696504147972

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  64. I have never been to HomeGoods... but I really want to go!!

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  65. I've never been to a Home Goods, but I would love to shop there for some cute bedding!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. My favorite find from HomeGoods are some unique picture frames.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  67. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/786997169228218369

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  68. my coffee table is my favorite find from homegoods

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  69. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/787059222320209920

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  70. My favorite find from Home Goods was a mirror I hung in my bathroom. It's so pretty and unique.

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  71. https://twitter.com/RachelGriesmer/status/787280930528432128

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  72. I found a cheesecake pan there once for a great deal.
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

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  73. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/787313585865109505
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

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  74. My favorite is a bunch of chicken and hen pictures and wooden plaques that I have hanging in our kitchen. I often get compliments on them. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  75. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/787742596718333952
    Thanks again.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  76. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/787841319674806272
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  77. I once bought seashell laced dinner plates. I still use them 10 years later!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  78. My favorite find from HomeGoods was a cream-colored lamp that went perfectly in the master bedroom. deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  79. I tweeted for an extra entry - https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/788081352629325824 Thanks for the chance! :) deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  80. I found the best picture frames at Home Goods!

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  81. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/788799736442609664

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  82. I love shopping at HomeGoods and my favorite things are their bake-wares! always find things I need and more...:)

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

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  83. tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/788844984053006336
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  84. I've never shopped there, but I love all the stuff that you posted!!! Looks like lots of great stuff to choose from :)
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  85. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/788989551368822784

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  86. My favorite find was a really unique looking mirror that I have hanging in the downstairs guest bathroom. It's different and I love it.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  87. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/789869660384690176

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  88. Too many good things found to only pick one, but most recent was new luggage!

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  89. My favorite find from Home Goods is my beautiful mirror! I also love their throw pillows & rugs!

    Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

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  90. I tweeted

    https://mobile.twitter.com/saverang/status/791006301450964992

    Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

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