If you own jackets covering the newel post or littering the floor by the door, then a wall coat rack may be what you are looking for. Many of today’s homes offer nice, open entryways that simply do not have a handy place to store your coats and jackets. Sure, you can walk all the way down the hall to find a coat rack, but that is usually needed for shoes and boots and other things. Moreover, those of us who do try to use our closets are rewarded with a pile of coats that have fallen onto the floor, or have left home without that much needed hat or scarf. If you find that this sounds all too familiar, then a coat rack may go a long way towards solving your outerwear problems.
There are many different types and styles of coat racks, but wall coat racks are by far the most practical. It will not fall over, can be placed anywhere, and can be found in a variety of dimensions. You can hang your jackets, scarves, hats and umbrellas neatly as you enter, and have them handy when you leave.
There are certain things to consider when deciding upon a suitable coat rack. Wall coat racks come in a variety of materials and finishes. It is rather easy to find one which will match your decor. Metal coat racks may come with scrolling floral designs or western themes, and often have open centers to show off your wall color. They go well with modern décor, and can be found in numerous colors. Painted metal racks can be pastel, bold, or metallic. Iron coat racks are weightier, and more substantial. Rusty metal wall coat racks would suit ranch and western themes. Wooden coat racks may be straight and simple, or very ornately designed. For a contemporary feel, a simple dark wood rack with a clean finish and slim, post style hooks is all that would be called for. For a traditional home, coat racks with carved details in high relief dress up the entryway. Wooden coat racks often feature hand painting as well. They may be stained with color, painted, or finished in different wood tones.
If you would like a more unusual look, etched mirror wall coat racks provide a original twist. They are more of a conversation piece, offering etched depictions, and usually bordered with nicely finished wood. Having a mirror on your coat rack helps to liven the wall on which it is hung and offers convenience as you look at yourself one last time before going out.
Personalized coat racks are something you may consider when you choose either a hand painted or etched mirror for your wall mounted coat rack. You could have a photograph of your home turned into an etched mirror or painted onto your coat rack. You could also make your coat rack an addition to a wildlife or floral theme.
Memorable quotes or “Home Sweet Home” are other nice options you might add to a personalized coat rack. Wall coat racks may be used for more than one purpose. Small racks are nice in the bedroom for hanging robes and house clothing. Use one in the laundry room to hang delicates up. Free up your closet space on the first level of your home. More storage space is always good.
Whatever kind of wall coat rack you choose, you will be surprised and pleased at the convenience you have achieved.