The humble hook. Organisational hero.
There’s far more you can do with hooks than hanging up coats, towels and dressing gowns. Pretty much anything that trails (and some things that don’t) can be ordered into place by a hook or two.
Scroll down for a handful of ideas for every room in your home.
A quick introduction to our hooks
There are three in our collection, each in our three finishes (Bronze, Antique Brass and Polished Nickel in case you didn’t know).
Mews is the most traditional. A classic coat hook with two rounded arms.
Hyde is very simple and minimal. A bit like a Shaker peg but in solid brass and with a little upright bit on the end to help keep things on.
Portland is a single hook with a very deep neck. It suits both traditional and contemporary spaces.
Obviously, you’re probably going to use hooks here to hang coats. But there are a few details to bear in mind.
How high to hang them? It’s going to depend on how tall you and the people you live with are but aim for around eye level. Hooks are usually placed too high to easily lift heavy coats on and off, especially if you’re using a tall hook like Mews.
As for distance apart, 15 centimetres is about right but definitely go wider if you want a more spacious look (or have lots of puffer jackets).
If you want to hang hats up too then Mews is your guy. Use the smaller bottom hook for coats and the deep top one for the hats.
Don’t forget hooks for dog leads and keys too.
Here you can use hooks for display and hooks for tidying away into cabinets.
For display, think mugs, bunches of herbs, pots and pans (plus things like sieves and colanders), nice feather dusters, tea towels, etc.
For tidying away, not-so-nice feather dusters, the dustpan and brush, even spray bottles (just hook the trigger over).
Using a pair of hooks, you can also hang up a broom by its brush end, the hose of the vacuum cleaner, and the ironing board.
Hyde is great at all these things, although Portland would also be perfect for that vacuum hose.
Aside from putting hooks on the backs of doors for dressing gowns and towels (Portland, by the way, is great for these thanks to its deep neck), try using them in your wardrobe.
Jewellery, ties, scarves and bags can all be organised this way. Include a hook to hang the next day’s outfit on too.
You could also use a small one like Hyde hidden between your bed and bedside table to loop up charging cables when you’re not using them. The same goes in the living room or under a desk.
Sheds are notoriously messy, so a handful of hooks will be handy here too.
Tie string through the handles of trowels, forks, secateurs and scissors so you can hang them up – and stop losing them.
As for the string itself, hang up a funnel and then place the ball of string in here, dangling the end out through the spout.
Shop all three hook designs and finishes here.