Today, we shall talk about original coat rack decoration! No, it’s not about the nicely colored wall hooks marked with the names of the children that you can see in kindergarten. Attention will be paid to the rack for outerwear and hats that we all have in our entrances. How do you make that nook of the house as pretty as it is practical with the right furniture and accessories? It’s up to you to discover the answers by looking at the gallery of inspiring images below and the useful information that accompanies them!
The house entrance or the hallway is one of those spaces whose decorative potential is rarely seen. Such space is often considered purely functional and is characterized with one or two pieces of mass production furniture and a mirror. However, it turns out that the shoe storage and the rack for coats can be very decorative too. Rest assured, you don’t have to sacrifice convenience…
Texture and color
The coat rack decoration begins with the right choice of furniture for the entrance or hallway. Obviously, the first thing to consider is functionality. It goes without saying that we aim to find a piece of furniture that is large enough to accommodate all our belongings. At the same time, it should not be too bulky as there is a risk of completely suffocating the already limited space (in most cases).
Then, special attention is paid to texture and color. There are no strict rules, but one trusts one’s intuition and personal preferences. Of course, we must take into consideration the wall paint, the absence or presence of windows and lighting fixtures, etc. In the end, it all has to work well together, no matter your preferred decorating style.
Did you know that there are green plants that you can place in the hallway even when it is very dark? Nothing better as a decoration for a coat rack than beautiful indoor plants that give color and texture at the same time and which can clean the air at the same time! Here are some more good examples of harmonious designs that caught our eye:
Coat rack decoration in gray paint, light wooden pegs, felt and baskets
The white wall paint perfectly highlights the texture of the raw bench, the baskets and the colors of the cushions
Attractive contrast between the blue backdrop and the natural wood, completed with decoration in vintage objects
Wall coat rack decoration ideas with or without bench
In case you don’t have enough space to install a large storage unit in the hallway or entryway, a simple design wall hook (with or without a small bench for shoe storage) can be the perfect solution. Always, the coat rack decoration matches the overall style of the space. In the example above, we create a country chic décor with raw wood, wrought iron, straw, wicker and old glassware.
Of course, if the rustic style is not your style, there are dozens of alternative coat rack decoration possibilities. For example, what do you think of this candy pink wall hook? It looks totally fabulous, doesn’t it? And it has a small shelf for some small decorative objects too! The mirror with rounded corners and brass frame ideally completes the overall design and makes it even more chic.
Coat rack decoration idea with photo frames for admirers of rustic chic
Simple coat hook accompanied by an entrance bench adorned with faux fur, baskets and patterned cushions
White brick wall, old objects and raw wood for an industrial coat rack decoration
How to make your own free standing coat rack?
We have mainly talked about hallway furniture and wall hooks, but the freestanding coat racks look just as attractive. From a classic parrot coat rack to a contemporary tripod, they lend themselves to many stylistic interpretations, meaning they can complete the entryway to any home. Better yet, you can make such a useful and decorative object yourself and it’s not rocket science at all! You will need 3 x 1.2m long wooden poles, a pencil and ruler, a drill, 3 x 45mm wood screws and a leather band. Here is a short video showing how to do it:
You can also paint or otherwise embellish your utterly fascinating creation
Round hanging mirror and tripod coat rack that go together perfectly to adorn the entrance
Other DIY wall coat rack ideas
Magnificent idea with hooks in mismatched shapes and colors that puts you in a good mood from the front door!
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