Whatever their personal style, all interior enthusiasts will agree that the best and most memorable homes you visit all have one thing in common – impeccable attention to detail.
Little details – whether it’s unusual wall art, quirky souvenirs from your travels or stylish trinkets – might seem modest, but can actually be the difference between somewhere that feels like a house, and somewhere that feels like a home.
Although it might not seem like it, installing new wall hooks can provide you with the perfect chance to express some creativity in your space.
Decorative hooks, although small and often inexpensive, don’t only serve a practical purpose, but they’re ideal for adding a bit of interest into what are often the last-thought-of places on our décor lists. They can inject some much needed personality into new build homes, give period properties a sense of quirky character, or even function as a piece of wall art in their own right.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to hang your coats, display your treasured jewellery collection or store your bathroom necessities, it’s guaranteed that there are some decorative hooks that will meet the requirements of your own personal style and budget, all whilst jazzing up your space for a minimal price.
So, if you’re feeling inspired, read on to discover our roundup of the best decorative hooks on the market, including our favourite novelty coat hooks, animal inspired coat hooks and the best unique, quirky coat hooks in the UK right now.
Quirky and decorative hooks for coats, bathrooms and more
Jaipur ceramic elephant hooks, Set of 3 £9.99, Culture Vulture
Travel-inspired décor is all the rage this year, and the trend is all about proving that with a bit of imagination and some clever styling choices, you can surround yourself with the sights, sounds and smells of your favourite destinations without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Whether your hallway is in need of brightening, your kitchen is in need of extra storage or your bathroom could do with an injection of colour, the carnival-esque colours in these beautifully quirky coat hooks will bring a holiday feel to your space. Hand painted and fair trade, they come in a set of three, and have been specially designed to celebrate the vibrant tones of Jaipur city’s Elephant Festival.
Apartment Wall Hooks Multi & Beech, Set of 5 £35, Made.com
Although these disc-shaped decorative wall hooks look good enough to be a piece of wall decor in their own right, they’re just perfect for dotting (excuse the pun) around your house if you’re in need of some slimline storage.
Use them to hang cool seagrass baskets on your living room wall, or install them under your wall-mounted kitchen cabinets for a chic and interesting display. They also make great umbrella storage in a hallway, or you can use them to display your favourite hats, jewellery and accessories on the side of a wardrobe.
To make a cool Scandi-statement, why not go all out and get the matching coat stand?
Painted Floating Oak Peg Hook, £4.50, Etsy
If you’ve got a minimalist home you can’t go wrong with a few Scandi coat hooks, and we particularly love these ones from independent Etsy brand, The Little Oak Company.
Hand crafted from prime grade oak in a workshop on the West Pennine Moors, these decorative hooks are finished with a protective coat of matt oil and hand painted with a Frenchic chalk colour of your choice.
Whether you opt for almond white, sage green or any of the other on-trend tones, these hooks will bring a subtle dash of colour to your room, but keep a laid-back, Nordic feel. Install one on its own for a stylish but practical storage solution, or group a few together in quirky patterns to really make a statement.
Agate Effect Wall Hook, £8, Urban Outfitters
Decorative wall hooks make a practical addition to a hallway, but they can also be used to make a beautiful décor statement in your bedroom, too.
These agate effect wall hooks from Urban Outfitters, for example, look amazing dressed with unique jewellery, scarves and accessories on a dressing room wall. Combining gold-toned iron with a pink or green agate pattern, they’ll make the perfect addition to a boho-inspired bedroom. For a truly showstopping display, why not install these hooks on a painted wall arch feature – it’s the perfect way to add a personal twist to one of the latest interior trends.
Moa Design Copper Coat Hooks, £16, Not on the High Street
Industrial style décor is timeless, and whether your home is already an industrial-look haven or you just have a few factory-inspired touches around your space, these simple but effective decorative coat hooks will fit right in.
Handmade by British company Moa Design in their Devon workshop, these versatile copper hooks are great for hanging keys in a hallway, but we think they look particularly great styled with string bags full of laundry essentials in a utility room.
For a truly rustic industrial feel, you can leave the copper to tarnish over time, or you can request a protective coating to be added, at no extra charge, when you order.
Launis Multi Hook, £48.00, Anthropologie
If you’re looking to optimise the space in your hallway, this Launis decorative coat hook from Anthropologie might just be the solution for you. Featuring a trio of hooks which can be twisted and turned to suit your space, not only can you hang brollies, coats, jackets and bags all in one space at once, but you can adjust the hooks so they’re tucked out of the way when not in use.
This hook is super practical, but it’s also ornate and beautiful too. We particularly love the combination of mother-of-pearl detailing with a brass finish – style this alongside more metallic accents for a truly luxurious look in your hallway.
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