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Saving Space In Your Foyer With a Creative Coat Rack

Whether it is the mudroom, foyer or hallway, they all serve the same purpose since it is the main entrance to a home and as such, both guests and members of the family will need a space where they can hang their coats, backpacks, shoes, drop their bags and even umbrellas. When it comes to designing that perfect foyer or hallway, especially where space is an issue, it requires careful thoughts and time if you wish to make the most of the space.

The use of coat racks and hooks are known to save considerable space in foyers, hallways and mudrooms and with the creative ideas below, you will want to try them out in your home.

Try a coat rack with modern appeal in your foyer

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Wall mounted hooks:

If your space is small wall mounted coat hooks will help ensure that everybody has a space for his or her coat and hats. Two-in-one hooks can be mounted to take up coats and hats at a go. With the wall mounted hooks, your wet coats are exposed to air and they dry while hung on the hook.

Hallway coat storage idea

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Use of closets:

Closets can be used with hooks mounted on the outside of the closet to hang your favorite and mostly used coats, hats and handbags. Closets are also useful in addition to coat racks in your foyer if you require more storage than a single coat rack can provide. With a single rack across the closet door, you will have a space where you can hang other items like umbrella, with your shoes and boots placed at the foot of the closet.

Hall tree coat rack:

If you don’t want to use fancy coat racks or hooks, you can get more creative with the use of a carved hall tree coat rack. After it is mounted, hooks are installed on various parts of the branches where you can hang your coats, bags, hats, scarves and other accessories. The shoes and boots can be lined up at the foot of the tree with maybe a basket for other items.

Modern twist on a coat tree rack!

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Decorative hooks:

There are several designs out there for you to choose from, depending on your personality. With this deer-head shaped coat hook, your coats and hats can be conveniently hung on the horns that offer multiple hanging solutions. It adds a unique design to your entryway while serving a good purpose.

Creative coat rack idea

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The classic beauty of wood:

If you like an eclectic look, then you can go for this coat rack design that sets guests wondering in which age you are living. With a framed mirror, a couple of hooks and a couple of antique paintings, your entryway is completely transformed even as it holds your coats, hats and other accessories.

Creative coat rack in children’s room

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Regardless of how small your entryway is, with these few creative ideas, you will be able to save space in your foyer, mudroom or hallway. Depending on your personality or your storage needs determine which of these options fits you best. Coat racks, hooks, shelves are all great options when trying to find more space in your home.

Ronique Gibson

Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the architectural and interior design industry for over 13 years. Her architectural background has lent to years of hands on experience with homeowners, construction, and helping people love their homes. Ronique’s passion for finding inspiring and easy[...]

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