This couple added paneling, coat hooks, and a picture rail to their entryway. It gives them storage without having a large piece of furniture there. Via Casa de Lewis. I think I'd like to do a part of the garage like this for a mini mud room.
love the 2 rows of alternating coat hooks behind the door with the high wainscotting~ Paint interior side of back door, and french doors in shades of light blue. Adds color without painting the whole room and gives a fresh look to old doors.
Idea for area under stairs - Turn a hallway into a makeshift mudroom: If your home doesn't have a designated room for storing shoes, coats, backpacks, and the sort, built-in storage in your entryway will do just fine and make better use of the space.