Perfect Places to Hang an Extra Hook or Two (or Six)

Perfect Places to Hang an Extra Hook or Two (or Six)

Dabney Frake
Jul 3, 2015

Yes, hooks in the bathroom are a nice thing for things like towels and bathrobes. But that's just the tip of the organizing iceberg. For such wee little things, they are a quick and powerful storage solution with endless possibilities. Install a bunch around the house in unconventional places, and watch your home's functionality grow exponentially.

Above, Bryan and Sarah tucked a hanging suit in that little space between their dresser and the wall. That one boat cleat becomes a little mini closet when actual closet space gets tight. And Bryan can get dressed and go in the morning...

(Image credit: Da Daa)

If you have a pendant light, turn it into a sconce by wrapping it several times around a hook screwed into the wall. Da Daa did this in their DIY office.

(Image credit: Alvhem)

Hooks on the underside of a shelf doubles its storage capacity. It's a clean look, and makes the absolute most of available space. Alvhem via My Scandinavian Home.

(Image credit: Martha Stewart)

Hang your wet rubber gloves on a hook under the sink after doing the dishes. It's Martha Stewart-approved.

(Image credit: Larritt-Evans)

These Muuto hooks are the means to a vertical garden anywhere you please. Seen in The Good Fish in Australia, which was designed by Larritt-Evans.

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You don’t often associated hooks with dining rooms (unless you’re a Shaker) but they are a great way to display art. Elsie of A Beautiful Mess created a series on her wall and hung a frame and plant as decor she can change up in a second.

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Who needs a magazine rack when you can hang a bunch in a row on the wall, as seen on Elle. It’s like your own personal periodical library.

(Image credit: Martha Stewart)

Get your technology under control by mounting a basket on hooks on the underside of a desk or cabinet, as seen on Martha Stewart. Cut a hole in the back to feed cords up to the source while the excess lives neatly in the basket.

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)

Install some hooks on the side of a dresser and it becomes a vertical jewelry box. From Better Homes & Gardens.

(Image credit: Chez Larsson)

Install a set inside cabinet doors and hang bibs, measuring spoons, office accessories. Benita of Chez Larsson used hers for a bag of kitchen string and other necessities.


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