10 Clothing Racks That’ll Make Use Of Empty Corners And Create Space Out of Thin Air

published Aug 3, 2023
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Odds are at one time or another, you’ve been dealt a closet that was less than spacious. Maybe your room has no closet at all, which is an unfortunate reality for a lot of New Yorkers like myself. I had the misfortune of dealing with a shoebox of a bedroom that had no storage for my clothes — and, thanks to my love of shopping, I have quite a few. The only way to go was a clothes rack, and let me tell you, it saved me. Clothes racks are a godsend for those of us who are either closet-less or own too many clothes (if there is such a thing). Or both!

If you want to maximize your space even better with your clothes rack, you should definitely consider one that makes use of an empty corner you aren’t quite sure what to do with. We’ve rounded up 10 corner racks that’ll organize your overflowing closet and turn a seemingly unusable space into storage. Thank us later!

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This minimalist corner rack is a favorite of AT contributor Kelsey Glennon, who loved how it helped her plan her outfits for the week. “The freestanding rack fits into an otherwise unused part of my bedroom, and I actually enjoy keeping my clothes out where I can see them — they’re like functional decor that make my life so much easier when on display,” she wrote.

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was $96.99

This super slim Wayfair rack would work great for coats in an entryway (or in any other room, really). It has two shelves and four hooks to keep your shoes and accessories up off the floor, so whether it's a coat rack or an extension of your closet space in your small bedroom, it’ll get the job done.

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A little on the pricier side, this option is super stylish with its light colored wood and white shelves. It also has hooks for hanging purses and hats, and with its thick build and metal clothes rod, it’s definitely a more sturdy option.

4 / 10

If you want to save as much floor space as possible, you should consider a wall-mounted corner rack. The industrial look of this one gives off a modern and sophisticated vibe, and it has almost 100 5-star reviews.

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was $115.00

This luxe gold rack will definitely make a statement in whatever room you put it in, and it has three shelves for all your extra items. “The piece is well made, and fairly easy to put together. It even has adjustable feet so it can stay level, even if your floor isn’t,” a reviewer said.

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Now, if you have a fairly large unused corner of a room, this 4.8 starred, L-shaped rack has a whopping four rods and seven shelves, so you can hang quite a few clothes on it. The shelves are even adjustable, so you can change them to fit the length of your clothes.

7 / 10

You can’t go wrong with this simple, majorly budget-friendly option. You can store shoes on the three shelves toward the bottom and drape purses and hats off the rods on the top.

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was $189.99

This durable, L-shaped rack has a 4.9 rating, so you can trust that you’re getting your money’s worth. “I don’t have closets in the new apartment I moved into and I wanted something that looks good and could store a lot in limited space,” one reviewer described. “I purchased two and they really fit the bill. They’re elegant and really heavy duty. I’m genuinely impressed.”

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was $179.24

If you really want to lean into the minimalist industrial style, this Etsy shop has 4.5 stars, and there are four different length options to best fit your space. This is definitely the most design-forward route you can go with a corner rack.

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West Elm

This one from editor-loved brand Yamazaki is not quite a corner rack, but it definitely is slim enough to make use of a small space. Especially ideal for holding your coats in the entryway, its sleek design will catch every guest's eye.