All it took was a few pops of color with mums and pumpkins to make this fall mudroom makeover a perfect way to celebrate autumn.
Fall Mudroom Makeover
I love decorating for fall and figured the mudroom was just the place I would makeover for this. I feel like the entrance to the home is something I always try to decorate for each season as a well decorated space says “hello, come on in and stay awhile”.
As you can see in the above before photo…the mudroom was pretty empty and blah looking as a seasonal décor change was pending. Not very “fall” now, is it?
I didn’t feel like I wanted to remove many things that were already there, but rather add to it all for a welcoming fall look.
One of the things I knew I wanted to incorporate was mums. Like, hello! Mums just scream fall, don’t you think?
I looked for some planting pots that I liked. I found a style that spoke to me, but I wasn’t in love with the color. I got the idea to just darken the finish with some stain.
It was super easy to transform these pots into a more rustic look using a stain color I really liked. I chose to use a Minwax Stain (even though it is for wood, I knew that it would work if I used it and let it dry for 24 hours). I chose the color Special Walnut, but you could use anything you wanted. Spray painting planter pots are also a quick, inexpensive and easy way to do a transformation.
See even though, the change isn’t very drastic, you could see how the original gray color warmed up nicely from the Special Walnut stain color I used.
Next I put all the home décor items together, to create the most welcoming fall inspired mudroom for people coming to the house.
I found the cutest little mini sugar pumpkin and mini hay bale and knew they would fit nicely together on the galvanized tray on top of the shelf.
I placed a small yellow mum in one of the planters I stained to give the area a bright pop of color.
Who doesn’t love happy, smiling scarecrows for fall?
I decided I’d create a little scarecrow family around a large hay bale paired with the cutest little Sunflower Welcome Friends sign to greet people who enter.
How cute is the Mumkin (mum + pumpkin)? I knew it would be perfect for on top of my vintage stool.
I’m all about texture, so I picked up the ornamental cabbage to put into the other planter pot that I stained.
I would say they turned out to be the perfect pair and just what that little corner needed.
I needed a pillow. I was considering a chevron-patterned pillow, but I chose the “Hooray for the pumpkin pie” pillow. I felt it went better with my design aesthetic and the burlap pillow that was already there.
Lastly, the door needed a pop of fall color and this beautiful wreath was exactly the finishing touch the mudroom needed.
Overall, I’m so happy with how it all came out, and I hope you are ready to welcome fall as much as I am.