106 Transitional Wall Hooks

Wall hooks are a jack of all trades. They make organizing coats, purses and keys a breeze, and look good while doing it. Once you hang one up there’s no going back. You’ll suddenly find a use for one in every room of the house — a key rack in the entryway, a coat hook in the mud room, a wall hanger in the garage for the dog’s leash — the possibilities are endless. That being said, plan carefully for your new found love of hanging things, as not all transitional wall hooks are created equal. Take a look at the following tips to help you choose the right ones for you. More 
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What are my wall hook options?


It depends on what you want to hang. Keys and mail? Look for a key holder, characterized by smaller hangers and a slot to stash bills and letters. Coats and jackets? Try a sturdy wall mounted coat rack with a shelf, or a collection of individual metal coat hooks. Either way, think about the overall aesthetic; not only how the design coordinates with the rest of your decor, but how it will look both in-use and empty. They come in such fun colors and interesting shapes now, including monogrammed and themed designs, that it’s easy to find decorative hooks that look interesting on their own — you might not want to cover them up!

How do I mount coat hooks and wall hangers?


They come in a wide variety of styles and durability levels, which means there is no one-size-fits-all solution for mounting. If you're hanging up heavy items, such as purses or thick coats, be sure to use a hook that is nailed or drilled into the wall. If you can find the studs, try to position your nails or screws over them for extra support, and use anchors when possible. If you can’t find the studs, be extra cautious not to overload your hooks; you run the risk of ripping out the wall itself. Styles meant for lighter weight items, such as individual belt or key hooks, can usually get away with an adhesive mount. These options are great for renters who can’t put holes in their walls, or for ever-changing kids rooms. Ensure you have a clean surface before mounting adhesive-backed wall hooks for the best results, and always follow the product instructions for all types of mounting.
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