Coat Racks: Smart, Stylish and Creative Solution to No Entryway Closet

When looking at Boston condos, one feature that is sometimes noticeably absent is an entryway closet for your own or your guests’ outerwear. While at first glance this may seem problematic, there are smart, stylish and creative solutions to remedy the closet-less entryway challenge. Have a look at some of my favorites.

One of the easiest options is a coat tree, if you have space beside the door. It adds personality and functionality, and there are endless possibilities sure to fit your needs and style, from contemporary to traditional.

The exposed raw steel and reclaimed wood used in this garment rack from Oilfield Slang creates an industrial look that is a guaranteed eye catcher.

via Oilfieldslang.com
via Oilfieldslang.com

I love this clever wall-mount coat rack from Pottery Barn. It holds an impressive number of coats and accessories and doesn’t take up an inch of floor space.

BP Wall Mount Coat Rack
via Potterybarn.com

The clean-lined, yet tasteful Cutter Mini Wardrobe is made of teak and stainless steel and can be purchased with a matching bench.

Cutter Mini Wardrobe
Via Designwithinreach.com

This do-it-yourself coat rack is modern, durable and includes a basket that’s perfect for storing hats, gloves and boots.

Via Oilfieldslang.com
Via Oilfieldslang.com

An armoire or a wardrobe can replace an entry closet for storing jackets, shoes and accessories, too.

HallwayArmoire via House and Home
via houseandhome.com

For a single unit that provides a place to stow jackets and shoes and a convenient place to sit, I recommend the handsome Coat Rack Bench from Restoration Hardware.

RH Coat Rack Bench
via Restorationhardware.com

When space is particularly limited, you can’t go wrong with a peg rail or wall hooks for hanging storage.

If your entryway is large enough (and you’re open to making the investment), consider hiring a contractor to build a custom closet-like storage unit. Done well, it will look built in and can reflect the décor and character of your home.

What do you think of these no-clutter, no-closet options just in time for the winter season and holiday houseguests?