Style It: 10 Things That Look Cool on Wall Hooks

Style It: 10 Things That Look Cool on Wall Hooks

Sarah Coffey
Aug 6, 2010

Whenever we post styled photos of wall hooks we inevitably hear about how they only look good with one or two things on them, and they don't work in real homes if you've got a lot of winter coats or a bunch of hats and scarves to hang. It's all pretty much true. Designer wall hooks look best when they're used sparingly.

If you need a place to put your puffy coats, a closet or a curtained/closed storage area is probably the best bet. (If you don't have a closet, this post has some good storage suggestions.)

However, if you like the look of a couple well-placed designer hooks, we say go for it. Use them not so much for storage, but for a few curated pieces that you don't mind keeping on display. It's not the most practical approach, but lots of things in decorating aren't practical, and that's what keeps it from getting too serious.

So, sidestepping practicality for the moment, here are 10 things to hang on your fancy hooks — some fun, some funny, and some even a little bit useful (☺):

1) Bags and thin jackets (especially if they coordinate)
2) Shoes (one pair, tied at the laces)
3) Jewelry (necklaces and beads)
4) Robes (kimonos or terry cloth robes)
5) Umbrellas (the chic, long-handled kind)
6) Clocks and watches (large, round clocks or pocketwatches on a chain)
7) Kitchen and cleaning tools (colanders, ladles, and fly swatters)
8) Keys (artfully arranged on small hooks)
9) Bells and wind chimes (indoors or outside)
10) Scarves and hats (just a few)


  1. Tom Dixon Wire Coat Rack from DWR
  2. Harry Allen Cmere Hand Hook from Design Public
  3. Wilderness White Gold Wallpaper from Ferm Living
  4. Great Stag Hook from Emery & Cie
  5. Clip 9-Hook Rack from CB2
  6. A Bright and Beautiful Bungalow from an Ohio Trio
  7. Fly Swatter from Cox and Cox
  8. Meg and Ross' Life in Logan Square
  9. Bell from Toast UK
  10. Wallter Slat Rack from Design Public

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