A good wall hook can be a game-changer for just about any room of your home. Not only do they create storage opportunities out of thin air, but these mounts also come in a plethora of sophisticated styles that are, for the most part, affordable. "With wall hooks you can utilize the space available to you by organizing up and using your vertical wall space to keep clutter off of the floor," adds Andy Stansel, Global Business Unit Manager for Command Brand. "Wall hooks not only provide functional components for organizing jackets, bags, and more, but they can also provide decorative elements to an otherwise blank wall."
So, what elements are essential to a well-designed hook? For starters, it should be strong. "Sturdiness is the most important aspect of a good wall hook," says interior designer Becky Shea. "I like using hooks made of wood, steel, iron, and ceramic. They're all super durable and highly functional. You mitigate scratching, dinging, breaking, or pulling by using durable materials that are long lasting and utilitarian."
Additionally, our experts suggest shopping for wall hooks that can hold more than one thing at a time. "If a hook can handle multiple items at once then that's a bonus," says Sara Barney of BANDD DESIGN. "This way they take up very little space but can clear so much clutter." Searching for a sleek wall hook or two to organize an untidy area of your home? From a leather-strapped stunner to wall-mounted coat hangers and more, here are ten designer-approved hooks that will transform your entryway, closet, or kitchen into a streamlined space in seconds.
If you thought there was no such thing as a sturdy, boho-meets-minimalist wall hook, then it's time to think again. This peg, constructed of mango wood, can hold up to 15 pounds of weight—and you can't beat the price.
Shop Now: Urban Outfitters "Harley Wook" Wall Hook, $8, urbanoutfitters.com.
Wood and Leather
Composed of a wooden peg hook with a leather strap for holding accessories, this option is a chic and affordable multitasker. "These hooks can be found at every single one of our projects," says Shea. "We love that they have two hooks in one. You can use the leather loop for scarves or hats and the actual walnut hook for your jacket, sweatshirt, or anything in between."
Shop Now: Alice Techeny "Teddy" Hook at Alice Tacheny, $34, alicetacheny.com.
The only thing better than an attractive wall hook is one that moonlights as a piece of art. This delightful option features a clean and colorful mid-century design that Barney says "looks good even when there's nothing hanging on it."
Shop Now: Afteroom for Menu Coat Hanger, $169.95, lumens.com.
Two in One
If you're in the market for a cool ceramic wall hook to organize a space, then we have the solution for you. "These hooks are heavy duty, yet light and airy concurrently," says Shea of this unique option. "You can use these in a bathroom, bedroom, entryway, kitchen, or mudroom. They literally work anywhere and add a layer of texture and movement to your walls."
Shop Now: Sin Uni Speckled Wall Hook, $42, virginiasin.com.
Bring a dash of graphic drama to a bare wall by employing a shapely set of hooks to streamline the space. These dots are composed of salvaged wood and are every bit as functional as they are fun to look at.
Shop Now: CB2 Dot Coat Hooks, $15.95 for set of three, cb2.com.