Pottery Barn Galvanized Wall-Mounted Drying Rack

These Clothing Racks Make Air-Drying Laundry So Easy

They're aesthetically pleasing, too.
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There are many reasons to invest in a quality clothes drying rack. For starters, it will help you save energy and live more sustainably. What's more, it will also help reduce your monthly electricity bill. And not only is air-drying your garments the more eco- and wallet-friendly approach, but doing so often extends the lifespan of your clothes (and you won't risk shrinking or damaging more delicate items in the dryer). Instead of hanging damp garments on the back of a chair or shower rod, elevate your laundry routine with a proper rack.

While it might not sound like the most exciting home-related purchase, the right drying rack can streamline your washing cycle; these days, some iterations are even stylish. Ahead, we've pulled together the best quality (and best-looking) clothing drying racks on the market.

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Room Essentials Rubber Wood and Stainless Steel Drying Rack
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Wood and Stainless Steel

If you want a classic, collapsable drying rack that can be stored away easily and looks more expensive than it is, opt for this wood and stainless steel iteration, which comes fully assembled. 

Shop Now: Room Essentials Rubber Wood and Stainless Steel Drying Rack, $30, target.com.

Dotted Line Valet Folding Drying Rack
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Foldable

Are you tight on space? You'll want a foldable rack with a narrow design; this metal one with an antique bronze finish fits the bill. The two rods can hold plenty of hangers, making it perfect for air drying blouses and dresses.

Shop Now: Dotted Line Valet Folding Drying Rack, $35, wayfair.com.

Rebrilliant Wall-Mounted Leaning Drying Rack
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Wall-Mounted

A leaning piece is excellent for drying heavier items like jeans, towels, or bath mats. This one can be tucked away and is the most affordable option on our list.

Shop Now: Rebrilliant Wall-Mounted Leaning Drying Rack, $22, wayfair.com.

PulleyMaid Deluxe Drying Rack
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Pulley System

PulleyMaid, a British brand, designs drying racks that hang from your ceiling and operate on a pulley system. This one can be raised and lowered, making good use out of warm air that rises and gets trapped in the ceiling zone.

Shop Now: PulleyMaid Deluxe Drying Rack, $110, pulleymaid.com.

Good Intent Clothes Drying Rack
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Birchwood and Rope

Made by a company that designs products that lower your carbon footprint, this birchwood and rope drying rack is fully compostable. Hang clothes from its wooden rods and use clothespins on the outer ropes for even more drying space.

Shop Now: Good Intent Clothes Drying Rack, $95, shopwithgoodintent.com.

West Elm Brabantia Drying Rack
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Double Wings

If you have a bit more surface area to work with, consider an adjustable rack with double wings. This one is made from steel, and it's ideal for both lay-flat or hang-only items.

Shop Now: Brabantia Drying Rack, $109, westelm.com.

Ballard Designs Beadboard Drying Rack
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Beadboard

This gorgeous white beadboard iteration will elevate your laundry room—and it conveniently mounts right into the wall, saving you precious space.

Shop Now: Ballard Designs Beadboard Drying Rack, $259, ballarddesigns.com.

Pottery Barn Galvanized Wall-Mounted Drying Rack
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Industrial

If you need something heavy duty and prefer a more industrial aesthetic, this wall-mounted, steel-and-mango-wood piece is for you. It can hold heavier items, like winter coats.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn Galvanized Wall-Mounted Drying Rack, $129, potterybarn.com.

Schoolhouse Maple Drying Rack
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Accordion

Like the look of natural materials? Opt for this maple wood accessory that has a middle shelf for laying garments flat. It's pretty enough to leave out in plain sight, but the collapsable accordion design makes storing it simple.

Shop Now: Schoolhouse Maple Drying Rack, $174, schoolhouse.com.

Pottery Barn Wall-Mounted Laundry Drying Rack
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Expandable Shelf

This expandable unit is part drying rack, part storage shelf. It's perfect for hanging clothes and also storing detergent and laundry supplies.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn Wall-Mounted Laundry Drying Rack, $229, potterybarn.com.