A Place to Hang My Hat

I’m a big fan of accessories and I can’t wait for the cooler weather to bust out my huge collection of jackets, hats, and scarves. However, this presents the dilemma of where to keep all my stylish stuff. I hate to jam it all into a closet where it isn’t easily accessible but I find myself invariably getting sloppy and draping everything over a chair.

The solution? A coat rack as chic as the clothes that it holds. The RIBBON by Headsprung! is perfect for a small hallway. It doesn’t take up a lot of room, holds several items, and looks beautiful even when empty.

Photo: Headsprung!

The Tree coat rack by Swedese has a similar sculptural quality. I can just imagine how stunning a group of these would look lined up along a foyer wall- a veritable forest of storage!

Photo: Swedese

Those who favour the industrial look will love Nick Fraser’s designs. He reconfigures ordinary items from the hardware store into whimsical (but still practical) coat racks and umbrella stands.

Photo: Dezeen Magazine

Normann Copenhagen’s Hang On looks like a chaotic mess but the hangers’ curves and hooks hold more than they would if used in the conventional manner. And they look much cooler this way then they would in a closet!

Photo: Normann Copenhagen

The obsessive collector in me loves the assemblage of hooks in Erin Loechner’s eclectic entryway. I think the mix of old-fashioned and more modern, organic elements really works and it would be easy to add hooks as you found them, increasing storage as needed.

Photo: Design Happens

There are lots of DIY options for those who are more hands-on with their home décor. The fine folks at Shelterness created a funky coat rack with little more than a wooden pallet, some hooks, and colorful paint. You could adapt this to fit any space just by varying the dimensions and the colour palette.  I love the idea of repurposing something that might otherwise end up in the trash.

Photo: Shelterness

Want inspiration for your foyer? Look to other rooms for items that can be used to make a coat rack, like utensils from the kitchen, or this headboard from the bedroom. Jenn of Livin’ the Simple Life trimmed off the bedposts, added paint, hooks, and some nailhead trim to create a one-of-a-kind piece that really compliments the architectural details of her front hall.

Photo: Livin' the Simple Life

Can you picture yourself hanging your hat on any of these? How do you keep your entryway organized?

3 Responses to A Place to Hang My Hat

  1. Jamie R says:

    I love that first one- The Ribbon? That’s fantastic!

  2. Tracey says:

    The RIBBON actually inspired this post. I just wish I had found it before I had finished my front hallway!

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