If you think coat racks are only for country kitchens and traditional living rooms, you’re wrong! Fashioned from beautiful hardwoods or vintage materials in various styles, including rustic, industrial and retro, coat racks can add a little somethin’ to even the most contemporary spaces. There are many ways to decorate with a coat rack, from the entryway to the foyer to the kitchen. For extra visual interest, try placing multiple coat racks in different areas of your home. There are many DIY coat rack ideas to choose from in this list. Try a coat rack made with an archway, designer coat hooks, or paint-stained wooden hangers. Coat racks are also a great way to declutter and display other décor. Add gift boxes, flower pots, vases, or even a collection of candles. You’ll quickly realize that a well-made coat rack adds elegance to any space.
DIY Coat Rack
Do you have a big blank wall that you want to fill? Or maybe a weird intersection of walls that could use some organization? Whatever the case, coat racks can come to the rescue. And really, they’re not just for coats any longer--you can hang everything from hats and purses to art or other accessories on them. Here are some ideas you may want to try. You can use many vintages and modern styles, caged arrangements, or simply a clean metal structure. They provide a great focal point for any room, especially the entryway, where guests can hang up their coats for easy access. The best part is that it’s affordable to make your coat rack at home! Planning to spruce up your mudroom? Here are some DIY coat rack projects that you can craft using common materials.
How To Build A Wall-Mounted Coat Rack
Building a wall-mounted coat rack is one of the simplest woodworking projects. Here I show you how to build a DIY wall-mounted coat rack. We made one for our entryway about a year ago, and it’s been great! It’s functional and adds a great deal of style to the space. It looks great, is easily accessible, and helps keep the clutter off the floor. This project will fit any décor and is easy to build using supplies from any hardware store.
DIY Simple Wood Coat Rack
Today I’m super excited to share a few new DIY projects with you! First up is this simple wood coat rack. I designed it with simplicity in mind, and it was so easy that I made two of them! It uses only three materials. Two dowels and one board. The great thing about this coat rack is that it can grow as you need it to; just add more dowels, and voilà! This DIY Simple Wood Coat Rack is the perfect piece of wall decor for any entryway or mudroom. Made with easy-to-find supplies and tools, it features four hooks to hold everyday essentials.
DIY Coat Rack
This DIY coat rack idea is easy and costs less than $30. Can you say WIN? This can be made in any size and painted or stained in any color. It looks great in the mudroom and is one of the only DIY projects we've hung on our walls. We've also made this dress up as a coat rack for kids' coats; it looks great in our playroom with Bean's little red school puffer vest, baseball cap, and mittens. Just pretend that there is a different back to hang their gear upon with each kid!
DIY Wooden Dowel Coatrack In Redbook
A wooden dowel coatrack is simple to make and a lovely, sculptural addition to a space. We created this for the entryway, but it can also add storage in a hallway, in the kitchen for hanging aprons and potholders, or as a bathroom accessory to hang towels or even to hang your hats too. The cork dots are from Home Sense and not only hold nails but are adhesive. This DIY coat rack is an awesome way to display hand-me-down or vintage clothes. It’s also a great way to add a little fun and color to an otherwise bland space.
A Charming Rustic Coat Rack Out of Driftwood
Anyone can make this charming driftwood coat rack or towel hook out of a large piece of white-washed driftwood. It is perfect for the cottage or country home and will be a focal point that you will want to display in the center of your entryway. The easy step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create this rustic coat rack/towel hook out of a piece of old-fashioned driftwood. This coat rack can also be used for primitive decorations, as a primitive door hanger, and as a primitive home decoration piece.
Coat Rack Out of Scrap
Anyone can make this charming driftwood coat rack or towel hook out of a large piece of white-washed driftwood. It is perfect for the cottage or country home and will be a focal point that you will want to display in the center of your entryway. The easy step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create this rustic coat rack/towel hook out of a piece of old-fashioned driftwood. The price varies depending on size. Some driftwood pieces are split. We provide pictures of the material you will receive, along with dimensions and weight.
Cute Animal Coat Rack
Martha Stewart's coat rack is cute, and the little hooks are great for hanging hats, gloves, and other accessories. But if you are like us, we just needed a coat rack to stick in the corner with some extra space. It was perfect for what we needed, but we couldn't buy it on a teacher's salary. So, we built this coat rack for our kids' "fun" coats and such. It is strong enough to hold our winter coats when we need it.
Geometric Pattern Coat or Backpack Rack
Need a fun, easy way to get organized this school year? This geometric patterned backpack hanger can be made using inexpensive materials and is super convenient. Paint your backpacks or clothing with artists' quality paints to coordinate with your choice of fabric! This DIY backpack hanger is perfect for storing coats and jackets, too. This DIY geometric pattern hanger is perfect for hanging a backpack on a pegboard, and the best part? It's easy peasy, lemon squeezy to put together.
DIY Lego Coat Rack
Lego is the universal gift of choice and one that seems never to lose its appeal. My son’s Lego collection covers most of their bedroom walls which I find charming but a bit inconvenient for storing coats and mittens! With this fun DIY coat rack, your child gets to create an original Lego art piece that can be used as decor in his room –and– store his winter gear on the wall. We all win! Its unique design makes it easy to find the right color block without leaving any pieces behind. The instructions will guide you through this simple project just in time for cold weather and your child’s back-to-school wardrobe changes.
How to Build a Minimalist DIY Coat Rack for the Entryway
Small entryways can be such a pain. You never have enough room for coats and other things that need to go somewhere in between trips to the closet. This DIY coat rack is the perfect solution. It's simple to build, inexpensive, and space-saving. Build this coat rack from wood to stretch your vertical storage options. The minimalist design also enhances your decor for minimal gatherings. See how it's done in this handy how-to video, and keep reading for written instructions.
DIY Zig Zag Coat Rack
This zig-zag shelf is a really easy project to do at home! You can put it anywhere you have the space, and it will add a fun, quirky touch to your decor. Plus, it's so easy to customize. This DIY zig zag coat rack is a nice touch to any space! It's so easy to build too. I used pine boards from home depot, and just free-hand cut the boards. The finishing work is simple. I just sanded the edges, stained and finished them with polyurethane. And there you have a fancy little coat rack for your home.
Simple Crown Moulding Coat Rack
Our Simple Crown Moulding Coat Rack is a great design alternative to a trendy, cluttery coat tree. Made of solid wood and fitting over a standard electrical outlet, this coat rack is the perfect addition to your entryway. There is a DIY wall-mounted coat rack that you can hang in minutes - no more nail holes in your walls! I used this all-raincoat hook with 12 hooks, and it was the perfect place to hang coats, shawls, bags, and more. Now imagine having this all in your entrance, keeping it organized and beautiful.
Double Wall Mounted DIY Coat Rack
We decided that adding a DIY coat rack to the wall at the bottom of the stairs would be perfect. We needed it to be sturdy, look good and be practical for family use with hooks for coats, backpacks, and school bags. Double hanging racks mean hanging two items on each hook if you want. We also wanted a way to display our kids' artwork; we used an old entertainment center as our kids' art storage chest, so we added an outside wall hanging rail above our DIY coat rack.
How to Build a Wall-Mounted Coat Rack
Hanging your coat on a hook may not seem like a complicated task, but it often results in clothes getting wrinkled or damaged. How do you organize your coats without taking up space in your closet? One simple solution is to build a wall-mounted coat rack to hang your outerwear and free up some closet space. Hang this coat rack in the mudroom, near the front door, or in the hallway to keep your family's outerwear organized and accessible. To get the coats out of your closet and onto the walls, you need to build a wall-mount coat rack with hooks that can handle some serious weight. This guide will show you how to do just that.
Pallet Coat Rack
Create your own contemporary pallet coat rack. This coat rack has been designed to be made from just a few materials and an old, unwanted pallet. The coat rack design allows you to use this project as a large welcome sign or make several smaller pieces from the pallets. Made from full furring strips from an outdoor insulation company, it can stand the weather, including hooks for hooking jackets and places for shoes, bags, and other things. It is perfect for indoor use, on the porch, or outside to dry clothes.
Pallets Coat Rack
Pallets Coat Rack is handcrafted from pallets wood, which factories for its second quality usually reject, damaged or unuseful for primary function. It is not a reclaimed food carton or counterfeit, and it has the same qualities as the first quality hardwood pallet timber. These shelves will be great to be a part of your home décor and gift-giving, especially near your home entrance. All aluminum construction features a warm brushed nickel finish. Just mount it to the wall, and you're good to go.
DIY Rustic Entryway Coat Rack
Hung this coat rack in our entryway & everyone will love it!! We hung it using Command hooks (they come off easily if we want to move it), and we added a small tray with galvanized mason jar vase flowers to complete the look. We love this coat rack because not only does it add rustic charm to our space, but it also frees up some needed space in our closet! This stylish piece easily opens, with the top area intended for daily operation and the bottom intended for show.
DIY Hall Tree Coat Rack
This DIY creation was inspired by Pottery Barn's Hall Tree Coat Rack. I changed the design (no bottom shelf and modified the hooks) because I wanted to hold daily-use items. This is an open concept home, and we used to have everything in one place, but the coat would get buried under shoes or jackets that didn't get hung. This Hall Tree Coat Rack, as featured on DIY Network's Deserving Design, is a great way to keep coats, hats, and gloves organized and off the floor. Mount to the wall using your studs or drill into concrete blocks.
Railway Spike Coat Rack
We wanted to disguise the coat rack as a piece of art for this project, and we wanted it to blend in. We found a 3’ board of re-purposed railway spikes at Sawdust City Co-op and decided on a lighter stain to soften up while creating a warm, inviting atmosphere. This traditional coat rack brings a tasteful nod to the cabin with a mix of utilitarian and home-style elements. The cast iron spike base lends solidity to its casual yet intentional rustic style. This coat rack is home in a hallway, mudroom, or entryway up to your will.
White Headboard Shelf Coat Rack
This white headboard shelf coat rack is perfect for an entryway or bedroom. It would also be a great addition to a dorm room. I love its versatile design and ease of setup. The frame is from an old white headboard I picked up at a yard sale for $5. With most of the materials coming from the local hardware store, and some screws and glue, it was pretty easy! This white headboard shelf coat rack is the perfect piece for wall-mounted storage in your master bedroom. It soon hung coats, hats, bags, and even luggage.