Create a Front Entrance Mudroom with a Hall Tree!

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No space for a mudroom? I created the coolest front entrance mudroom in my dining room with a hall tree that resembles built-in cabinets. Gain extra space the easy way. See more entryway and home decor makeovers on my Home Decor page.

How to Update an Entryway with a hall tree to make a mudroom! ~Room Reveal, adding feet to a hall tree, #entryway styling, white entry, #mudroom alternative #halltree

It’s a new year and it’s time to refresh with new beginnings! My first inspiration this year is to declutter and improve my ten-year-old house so I can fall in love with it again. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t love my home, I just feel like the honeymoon is over.

Do you remember what it was like when you first moved into your new home? You’re excited, maybe overwhelmed, but you have all these ideas and inspirations for what you want it to look like.

It’s exciting picking out just the right piece of furniture or paint. Then after painting all the rooms and slowly furnishing each one, by the time you get everything like you want it, a fresh new trend will come along and make you feel you need to start over. Well, I’m almost ten years in and I’m starting to feel this way.

Back in December, the great team over at Kohl’s asked me if I would be interested joining in on their Spring Home Refresh January Sale. I knew this is just what I needed to get in gear to start my home makeover!

Messy entryway before

I chose to refresh my entryway and let me explain why. We rescued a new puppy that is a big fan of chewing up shoes.

We were using a cute tray to throw our shoes by the door before the fuzzy culprit moved in. When she arrived I had to move the tray to the top of a chest I had in my dining room. Not cute.

So looking through the Kohl’s Home Department there were so many amazing items for the home to choose from. Way more items than you will find in the store.

Crosley Furniture Entryway Bench hall tree

After days of trying to decide and figure out just the right piece, I chose the  Crosley Furniture Entryway Bench.

I have always wanted to install built-in’s for a mud room and I actually have room to build one, but that space is now occupied by a huge dog kennel.

This super cute Hall Tree gave me the mudroom I always wanted plus it filled an empty spot in my dining room. I’d rather have this in my dining room than a dog kennel.

The bench part has a top that lifts up to store your shoes!! Problem solved! Let me tell you, I am so in love with this piece, I can not stop looking at it!! Don’t you just love when just the right design or furniture fits a room perfectly? Well, this hall tree does just that!

 Kohl’s wants you to experience their amazing Home Department too!


How to Update an Entryway with a hall tree to make a mudroom! ~Room Reveal, adding feet to a hall tree, #entryway styling, white entry, #mudroom alternative

How to Update an Entryway with a hall tree to make a mudroom! ~Room Reveal, adding feet to a hall tree, #entryway styling, white entry, #mudroom

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  1. This is a great idea. You come in the door then what? Where to put down your items? Happy New Year, Kippi

  2. I would be like a kid in a candy shop and whatever I would get is something that struck me while shopping! I love your entryway.

  3. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would buy new boots.

  4. Teresa Moore says:

    I would buy some pillows and a new rug for my kitchen.

  5. I would buy a set of pots and pans..mine are soooo old!! lol

  6. I would buy new sheets

  7. Sheryl Edwards says:

    I would buy some new sheets.

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    following on instagram

  9. Melissa S says:

    We need new bath towels. If I won I would get the best ones I could and different colors for all three of us.

  10. I’d pick up some cozy new bedding :)

  11. Some new sheets for the bedroom.

  12. laurie murley says:

    I would love to have that hall tree you have

  13. Rachel DeHart says:

    I’d buy a new dog crate.

  14. Chris DeHart says:

    I’d buy a new pair of shoes.

  15. Your entryway looks so clean & put together! Great work!
    I’d love to update our entryway as well!
    Christian |

  16. shelly peterson says:

    I want to buy a Ninja blender.

  17. john hutchens says:

    I would buy some new linens.

  18. i need new socks for me and my kids that would be awesome!!

  19. Stephanie o'day says:

    I would probably buy some clothes. I never splurge on myself, plus it’s something I actually need.

  20. Deb Harris says:

    I’d probably get a beautiful comforter for my bed. We’re using one right now made for a double bed & ours is a queen. Then I would get myself a few tops, it’s been a long time since I’ve bought any clothes for myself.

  21. Dana Rodriguez says:

    That looks really nice! I would love some new towels.

  22. Birthday presents for my grandchildren.

  23. Kim Henrichs says:

    I would love to get some new towels!!

  24. Pat Schwab says:

    I would by some dishes because I am down to 4 plates and one has a chip in it. These were wedding a wedding gift over 25 years ago. I still have all the bowls, cups, saucers, and dessert plates from an 8 piece set but not enough plates.

  25. If I got this gift card I would have to buy some new dishes and flatware.

  26. natasha lamoreux says:

    i would like to buy a new comforter for my bed and maybe some pillows.

  27. Brenda G. says:

    A showerhead that filters out hard water! I have a bad reaction to hard water and it doesn’t help when you have psoriasis.

  28. I’d buy a new workout outfit for my zumba and PiYo classes! I love their athletic clothing lines!

  29. I would buy curtains for my living room.

  30. Steven weber says:

    I would get a Ninja Blender if I won.

  31. stacey grantham says:

    I adore this hall tree and bench. I would love to buy something similar. <3

  32. Terri Irvin says:

    I would buy items to update my bathroom which really needs a Spring Re-do. Something bright and cheery to overcome my morning blah’s. (I have to set two alarms to get up)

  33. Clothes for my boys!!

  34. I would get some new jeans

  35. I need to get some clothes for my children.

  36. Rosalie Mason says:

    I would buy baby shower gifts from Kohl’s.

  37. Trisha Burgess says:

    I would buy a new comforter set for my bedroom!

  38. I would by new pillows and curtains for my living room to add a pop of color.

  39. Jillian Too says:

    I would love to get new sheets and a rug like the Quicksilver Transitions Geometric Rug.

  40. I would love to buy a brand new bedding set – sheets, duvet, pillows, the works!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  41. I would love a new rug for the living room.

  42. I’d buy some cozy new pajamas.

  43. I might buy some makeup!

  44. wen budro says:

    I really need new pillows and a pair of walking shoes. Kohl’s always has such an awesome selection.

  45. I would buy some new frames for pictures!

  46. I would buy some new workout gear!

  47. I would buy some Spring clothes!

  48. Bobbie Smith says:

    If I won, I would buy me some workout clothes. My New Year’s resolution, was to lose some weight, and I am exercising now, so I definitely need some workout clothes.

  49. I would buy a bedspread. I could also use new pants.

  50. If I win, I would use it to buy my, my hubby, and our son some new clothes! Thanks for the chance!!

  51. I would buy a new nightstand for our bedroom!

  52. I would buy new bedding.

  53. Cynthia R says:

    If I won I would buy some yoga pants and tops and a sports bra.

  54. I’d like to buy some curtains for our living room that aren’t sheer. The entryway really looks great I love the brass umbrella stand and the gold accents really make things pop.

  55. Lee Mckeon says:

    I would buy running shoes!

  56. I would buy some much needed cookware.

  57. If I won, I would buy a new blender.

  58. Nicole colletti says:

    I would buy some winter clothes for my kids! Thanks for awesome giveaway!

  59. Emily Smith says:

    If I won, I would buy some new decor for my kitchen.

  60. some new shoes. I work in a warehouse and my shoes get worn out rather quickly!

  61. I would buy some new workout clothes, I’m in need of some fresh outfits

  62. Laura Bradley says:

    I would buy some Valentine’s Day home decor!

  63. I would buy a new blender with this gift card if I won.

  64. Betsy Barnes says:

    If I won, I would buy my hubby a pair of work boots :)

  65. Jessica Miller says:

    I need new work clothes for my new job!

  66. Barbara Montag says:

    I would buy a Nutribullet for my morning smoothies.
    thank you

  67. Oh I would love to get the Trademark Fine Art ”Blue Hour for a Blue Ocean” 5-piece Canvas Wall Art Set! That is so beautiful and we need a picture above our sofa! So pretty!

  68. katie klein says:

    I would get myself a new pair of boots because a girl can never have too many!

  69. MOHAMMAD ANJUM says:

    coat and winter boots.

  70. I would buy new bedding.

  71. I would buy Keurig Coffee Maker

  72. Jenny Scheldberg says:

    Maybe a new comforter for the bedroom. Maybe an InstaPot.


  74. I would buy clothes for myself.

  75. Karen Glatt says:

    I would buy new living room accessories, new throw pillows, rug, picture to make it look more updated!

  76. Lisa Brown says:

    I would buy new jeans and a top.

  77. natalie hartmann says:

    I love Kohls! I would buy some new blankets for winter

  78. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I would buy a new pair of shoes they have so many styles to pick from.

  79. I’ve been wanting to buy some new jeans and exercise clothes, so I think I would get that.

  80. Michelle S. says:

    New shoes for the gym or workout clothes, or new jeans or a new purse. I love Kohls!

  81. Need some stuff to hang guest coats and hats

  82. I think I would get the Classique Floral Rug on their site for my living room.

  83. cynthia d says:

    New clothes for Spring

  84. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I would buy some of their home goods. I always enjoy checking out what they have to offer at Kohl’s.

  85. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I need a new coat and winter boots.

  86. Faye Gates says:

    I would just shop, and I would know if it’s something I want to buy.

  87. ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    I’d buy new towels for the bathroom

  88. Sarah Hayes says:

    Id buy a new toaster. the KitchenAid KCO222OB 12-in. Countertop Oven looks nice

  89. We are preparing for our first baby so I would buy something for the nursery!

  90. I would buy new spring and summer clothes for our kids.

  91. I love Kohl’s and I’ve noticed recently how much adorable home decor they have! It sure would be hard to choose. Your entry way looks great–love all of the geometric shapes!

  92. Kathleen Richardson says:

    We are expecting a new baby in September so I would use this to purchase items for the baby!

  93. I would buy some winter clothing!

  94. Michael Fritz says:

    I would give this gift card to my mother for her birthday. She absolutely loves Kohl’s.

  95. Birdiebee says:

    I would buy a Ninja Coffee Bar.

  96. jenny stratton says:

    I would buy some summer clothes

  97. Ellen Casper says:

    I would get sneakers if I won.

  98. ALLYSON TICE says:

    If I won, I would buy a new comforter set or my bedroom!

  99. I’m redecorating my apartment so I would either get a new coffee table for the living room or a cute little breakfast table and chairs.

  100. Janice Cooper says:

    I would love to buy a few croft & barrow sweaters/tops

  101. Brandi Frishkorn says:

    I would buy new stuff for our bathroom!

  102. I think i’d buy an Oneida flatwear set.

  103. Jessica To says:

    I would buy a comforter for my son’s new bed.

  104. I would use the gift card to buy some bed sheets for my new bed!

  105. Selene M. says:

    I’d buy a new pair of walking shoes and a new top.

  106. Erin Ellis says:

    I would buy a new pair of jeans and a few tops. I love Kohls! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  107. James Robert says:

    I would buy sneakers for my daughter for gym class. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  108. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    I would buy stuff for our new home need lots. I love kohl’s

  109. If I won I’d probably buy some new throw pillows for my bedroom and some wall hangings. :)

  110. I would purchase a fitbit!

  111. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    I would buy stuff for the new house need lots of stuff. Thanks for the chance ?

  112. kraftmaking says:

    I would get Crosley Furniture Wallis Entryway Storage Bench in white.

  113. Shannon C. says:

    This would be so fantastic for a gift to my daughter and her children! Thank you sooo much! 8 people living in a 2 + add on room & 1 bathroom trailer this win would be great!

  114. Nancy Loring says:

    I would spruce up my bathroom. I would buy a new shower curtain, new rug, maybe some new paint, and some new towels especially a bath towel.

  115. I would buy myself a new pair of boots!

  116. Birdie Skolfield says:

    Id buy some running shoes for my daughter

  117. kelly tupick says:

    I would buy some lamps for the house. We have only a few wired lights in the house and it is always dark in here. I really need to brighten things up.

  118. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I would buy some new boots.

  119. Love your hexagons! And the bench – I’m always wishing there was a more convenient place to put shoes on than on the couch (though it is rather close). I have one pair of shoes that absolutely must be untied before I can put them on again (though, really, I should do that to all shoes, but meh!) and having a place right inside for that would be awesome!
    If I got the Kohl’s card, oh man. I would probably have to buy some lights. Our apartment is great, but lacking in brightness – we need some floor lamps!

    1. Thanks so much Jessica! I love it so much! So tired of looking at that nasty shoe pile. This piece of furniture did the trick! Thanks for stopping by! Good Luck!

  120. I would buy a new hand bag. I love their JLo and Vera Wang line of purses and hand bags.

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