Inspiring Ways to Use Slat Board at Home

Inspiring Ways to Use Slat Board at Home

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 16, 2015
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In the comments of a post I wrote last week about unconventional ways to use pegboard, a few of you mentioned that you didn't like the look of pegboard, and would love to see some non-grungy ways to use slat board. What in the world, I thought, is slat board? And then I googled it and I was like, ohhh, that stuff. To me it was very The Gap, circa 1996. Despite your recommendations I'll admit I couldn't imagine it in anything other than a retail setting. But I trust you guys, so I started searching, and sure enough, there are all kinds of interesting ways to use this stuff. Even if you don't live in a mall.

Above: Slatboard on the wall of a closet, from BHG. The hooks, which clip into the wall system, can be adjusted to accommodate differently sized purses.

(Image credit: Colleen Fox Interiors)

Here's a slat board (or slat wall) system in a craft room by Colleen Fox Interiors, via Houzz. The advantage of this stuff is that, like pegboard, it is hugely versatile: lots of different accessories are available, and you can clip them into the system pretty much wherever your heart desires. And if you're not a huge fan of pegboard, slat board also has the advantage of looking distinctly less garage-y.

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That doesn't mean, of course, that you can't use it in the garage. This space from BHG might be the most organized garage I've ever seen.

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Slat board on the wall of a craft room/reading nook, from Home Interiors Zone.

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This photo is from a craft studio in Massachusetts, spotted on Crochetme, but you could try the same thing at home if you need to store a whole, whole lot of yarn.

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Here's a clever notion: installing slat board on the back wall of a coat closet, in lieu of a hanging rail, keeps everything in plain sight. From BHG, via Home Decorating and Staging.

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And finally, from House & Home: slat board wall + baskets = instant pantry. Clever.

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