The coat rack is the furniture on which we hang our clothes on entering the home. Coat racks have found their place in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens too, and are a must in locker rooms. Usually we think of them as self-standing pieces of furniture but there are many design options – from a set of hooks attached to a wall, to elaborate designs with benches or umbrella stands.
Coat rack ideas – functional and stylish designs
The coat rack is an important element of the corridor design, especially if there is no closet available. Every home has one, no matter what type it is. Coat stands offer the convenience of storing the jackets and coats of friends and visitors without occupying an excessive amount of space. The variety in styles and designs features DIY projects, practical and functional designs or sculptural, art-like designs. The material of the coat stand is important as it should respond to the overall interior of the home and the corridor or hallway appearance.
Different materials and their properties
Wood, metal or plastic are the most common materials and they influence the aesthetic look of the coat racks. Wood is a classic material and most preferred as it is durable and usually many pieces of clothing can be placed on them at the same time. Wrought iron designs have a great aesthetic value and are highly appreciated for the strength and durability. Metal racks, however, require some maintenance, if wet clothing is placed on them, as humidity might cause rust. A protective paint or coating will be a good idea and you can choose a paint color which will complement the rest of the interior. Plastic racks are usually the cheapest but are perfect for wet clothing and are available in various colors and designs.