In the mudroom or the kids' room, wall-mounted open storage is a panacea for limited square footage and insufficient closet space. It also brings home the preschool wisdom that every child has their cubby and every coat has its hook, which helps kids (and grownups) to develop a sense of responsibility and ownership in maintaining an organized environment.

There are options for every style and budget. Here are some of our favorites:

Industrial Numbered Cubby Shelf - Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, $159
STÄLL Hat Rack - IKEA, $49.99
Cutter Collection by Skagerak - Fjorn, $28-$785
Prepac Sonoma Cubbies - Amazon, $94.99
Chartreuse Wall Magazine Rack, Wall Bookshelf, Hide n' Seek Storage, Metal High Gloss Clover Coat Rack, Wire 3+3 Organizer - all from CB2, $24.95-$249