Having a designated space to drop things when you enter and to grab things when you go is one of the most functional (and necessary) things you can have in your home! I don't know about you guys, but I NEED a space to store ALL OF THE THINGS that my tiny humans have - from backpacks and lunchboxes, to jackets and sports gear, having a space to keep all of these things is super helpful in keeping a home organized. While many new construction homes have a mudroom, a space designed specifically to be a drop zone, having an extra room isn't necessary. Key to creating a drop zone area that is functional and that will actually be used, is the drop zone's proximity to the door you enter and exit most frequently. In all of the houses that we've lived in, we've entered through the garage door. Having an area right next to it where we can drop our things BEFORE we have the opportunity to set them anywhere else is crucial.
Here are a few things to consider as you start to plan/create your drop zone area:
Pinterest is FULL of tons of incredible drop zone ideas - whether you're working with one wall, or an entire room, your guaranteed to find some inspiration.
Below are some of my favorite mudrooms/drop zones.
Aren't those all amazing??? Love all of the inspiration that is out there! If you want some more ideas, click here to check out my "Mudroom/Drop Zone" Pinterest board. Would love to hear how you've incorporated functionality and design in some of your spaces in the comments!
Howdy guys! My name is Maggie and I am the owner + designer of Maggie Walton Interior Design. I am a wife, momma to 3 small boys, teacher, and follower of Christ! This blog serves as a creative outlet to share all things Interior Design - whether it is a client's home, a DIY project in my own home, or just fun design conversations, I hope you enjoy!