Get Hooked: 10 Favorite Wall Storage Ideas

You can never be too rich or have too much storage. It’s one of life’s simple truths. Many people focus on drawers and cabinets when they think of storage solutions, but walls offer the greatest surface area with the biggest visual impact. Though storage, in general, may seem a mere matter of practicality, you can make an artistic statement with wall storage, whether you’re using simple hooks, wall shelves, or an all-out wall storage system. Wall storage is as apropos in the bathroom or kitchen as it is in the entryway, mudroom, or garage. Wall organizers of all sorts abound, and you are likely to find something that suits both your style and your needs. Where do you need more space to put your stuff? Check out these great wall storage ideas from around the web that will most certainly get you inspired.

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  1. Hooks for Everything


    With fall in full swing, warm coats come out of storage and start piling up near the front door. Make it easy for family and guests to hang up outer layers with wall-mounted coat racks and hooks.


    Continue browsing to see some of our favorite options for organizing the entryway—or any space in your home where clutter tends to collect.

  2. Shaker Style


    The Series One peg rail from Design Within Reach takes its form from traditional Shaker peg rails. Hand-made from solid oak to last for years and years, it’s currently on sale at DWR for $212 as pictured.

  3. Industrial Strength


    For an industrial vibe, look to Pottery Barn’s Blacksmith wall-mounted bar with movable hooks, which allow for easy customization. $89 from Pottery Barn.

  4. Farm Favorite


    An iron rake hook adds lots of farmhouse character while corralling hats, coats, and dog leashes. At only 15” wide, it’s great for small spaces and smaller accessories. $24 from Terrain.

  5. Modern Multitasker


    Kay + Stemmer’s all-in-one unit has everything you need—five large hooks for coats and such, three smaller hooks for keys and smaller items, and a built-in ledge for anything else you might wish to unload. $260 from The Future Perfect.


  6. Outside the Box


    Sometimes the pre-made sizes just won’t cut it. Muuto’s set of five individually sized "hooks", or dots, enables you to set your own storage configuration while adding a little decorative whimsy. $189 from Scandinavian Grace.

  7. Branch Out


    Driftwood reclaimed from New York State beaches is sanded, stained, and shellacked to make Kiel Mead’s hooks. Each piece is unique and measures between 8" and 12" high. $25 each from Kiel Mead.


  8. Accordion


    Old-timey accordion wall racks with a twist, this Lostine coat rack comes in a couple of different sizes and stretches to fit your space. A three-ring version is $324 at Lou Lou’s Decor (also available in single-, double-, and quadruple-ring versions)

  9. Handmade (Looking)


    You can get the DIY aesthetic—and skip the DIY project—with Anthropologie’s reclaimed wood hook rack. Its hooks are purposely mismatched to add character. $88 from Anthropologie.

  10. Interactive


    The Timberly peg storage hall rack by Rich Brilliant Willing is both game and organization center. Outfitted with a series of holes, the various pegs can be moved to fit your accessories. $240 from The Future Perfect.


  11. Cubby Row


    The Wright’s Peak wall storage unit offers hooks for coats and a convenient row of cubbies in one compact piece. Wire construction means you won't lose pairs of errant gloves; everything is on beautiful display. $195 from Sundance Catalog.

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