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How To Mount Your Rustic Coat Rack in 5 Simple Steps

If your tired of seeing your coats, hats, keys and other daily essentials all over the place, then consider a rustic wall mounted coat rack to help you get more organized. No longer will you need to shove coats into closets or pick them off the floor.

Although rustic coat racks are a great way to organize and declutter your entrance way, they do have to be installed properly. Improper installation can lead to unwanted headaches.

Below I have detailed 5 important things to consider before you start. Installation is a straight forward process and with proper consideration should not take more then 20 minutes to install your coat rack.

STEP 1

DECIDE ON PLACEMENT

Your coat rack should be installed in a place where it is easy for your children and family to hang their coats up. If you don’t like placing the rack at the back of your front door, then consider installing it in the hallway instead. Placing a coat rack near the main entrance will make it easier for your guests to help themselves in hanging their coats when they visit.

STEP 2

DETERMINE THE BEST FASTENERS TO USE FOR YOUR WALL

Physically mounting your coat rack to the wall is pretty easy and only takes a few minutes of your time. What’s important to know though is “how are you going to mount it to the wall?” You want your coat rack to have strength to support all the weight of those heavy coats in the winter time.

Using your stud finder, locate the studs behind your drywall. Screwing your coat rack into a stud is the best option because the screw is going into wood behind the wall. This will give alot of strength. If screwing into wood is not an option then your second choice is going to have to be to secure it to the drywall.  When securing to sheetrock, drywall anchors and toggle bolts work really well and can support a good amount of weight.

Tools Needed:

  • Stud Finder

STEP 3

MEASURE AND MARK THE HEIGHT YOU WANT TO HANG THE RACK

Accessibility is the most important factor to consider when it comes to deciding on how high your coat rack should be. The height should be enough for everyone to store and remove their coats as they please.

Five feet from the floor is the ideal placement of a wall rack. It is the most suitable height to ensure it is accessible for both children and adults. If you have smaller children, you can also place a stool for them to step on to ensure that they can access the rack as well.

Tools Needed:

  • Pencil

STEP 4

LEVEL AND MARK THE HOLES

During installation, leveling your coat rack is crucial and the slightest difference will be noticeable from across the room. Place your coat rack against the wall to get an idea of how its going to look before actually screwing it down and mark the holes/rack placement with your pencil.

Tools Needed:

  • Level
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil

STEP 5

MOUNT YOUR COAT RACK

Now that all your prep work is done, its time to physically mount your coat rack to the wall using your drill. If you are attaching to studs, place the rack up to your markings and use the drill to screw in the 3″ screws to the wall.

Tools Needed:

  • Drill
  • Screwdriver Bit
  • 3″ Screws (Studs) or Toggle Bolts (No Studs)

IN SUMMARY

There are a lot of ways you can incorporate a rustic wall coat rack into your decor. It definitely has a great potential to become an attractive piece that you can be hooked on.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHY SHOULD I BUY A WALL MOUNTED COAT RACK?

They are both inexpensive and aesthetically pleasing. The rustic wall coat rack will not only perform its function but also add character to any wall and can be considered as wall decor in itself.

WHATS THE BEST WAY TO SECURE A COAT RACK TO A WALL?

Screwing your coat rack into a stud is the best option because the screw is going into wood behind the wall. This will give alot of strength. When securing to sheetrock, drywall anchors and toggle bolts work really well and can support a good amount of weight.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN A COAT RACK SUPPORT?

The weight limit of a coat rack depends on a couple factors but the most important is how you are securing it to the wall. A coat rack will pull out of the wall more often then it would itself break, so it really is important to secure it properly.

WALL MOUNTED VS. FREE STANDING COAT RACKS

There are many advantages of both wall mounted and free standing coat racks. If your tight on space and need a permanent solution then a wall mounted coat rack is a great solution for you. On the other hand, if you have more space and are looking for something more movable, then a free standing coat rack might be the best option for you. 

HOW CAN YOU DECORATE WITH A COAT RACK?

If your rustic coat rack doesn’t come with a shelf, consider installing one on top and make sure to use the same material as your rack. The shelf holds a lot of design possibilities that you can explore. Try decorating it with photo frames, books, and other decor pieces that match your interior. You can even place a tiny indoor plant on the shelf to make it look a little bit more earthy.

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The 3 Best Ways To Use Rustic Vases in Your Home

If you want to decorate your room but are unsure of where to start, try incorporating a beautiful rustic vase into your decor. Vases are one of my favorite ways to add color and texture to a room at a low cost. They will also add charm and character while completely changing the atmosphere of your room.

Here are The Three (3) Best Ways to Decorate Using Rustic Vases:

1. FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

Arranging fresh-cut flowers in your rustic vase is one of the ways to incorporate this decor item into your home. Placing a vase full of fresh-cut flowers is the best thing that you can do to your home because flowers are visually appealing and their amazing smell can give fresh vitality to your whole interior.

A beautiful flower arrangement will not only enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal because it can also support the physical and mental health of its dwellers. Anxiety and depression can lead to serious physical ailments, that’s why it’s important to always de-stress. Arranging flowers in a vase is a great activity that can help in preventing or reducing anxiety and depression.

Having flowers in your home can boost happiness and increase the emotional connection between you and your family. It is a great decor idea that everyone in your family can benefit from.

TIPS FOR USING CUT FLOWERS:

  • Fill your vase ¾ with warm water. Flowers absorb water best between 100 F and 110 degrees F.
  • Cut the stems on an angle to ensure they don’t sit flat against the bottom of the vase and are still able to absorb water.
  • Remove any dead leaves or petals from the stem that will be under water to avoid them from rotting and smelling.
  • Change the water every other day to increase the lifespan of the flowers

2. FLOWER ALTERNATIVES

The wonderful thing about rustic vases is that they are so versatile and can be used for displaying cut flowers as well as other alternatives.

  • Twigs and branches are one of the most popular alternatives and they’re not only strikingly beautiful, but they’re also abundant in nature which means that you can forage them for free.
  • Sand, seashells, and river rocks are also great alternatives because these can evoke a relaxing environment that will always remind you of that fun summer vacation that you once had.
  • Pine cones, acorns, and autumn leaves as alternatives will bring the soothing colors and patterns of autumn into your home.
  • Colorful or scented candles as alternatives will not only provide your home with fragrance and beautiful illumination because they can also give you a much-needed sense of well-being.
  • Balls of yarn are also a good alternative especially if you’re fond of crafting. The rustic vase can serve as beautiful storage where you can put your extra balls of yarn on display.

3. EMPTY VASES

If you don’t have time to decorate your vase or if you prefer a simpler style, then you can decorate the rustic vase as it is.

Rustic vases especially those with beautiful prints or patterns can be a centerpiece on their own. It can serve as a focal point where you can create the rest of your design.

For a more impactful decor, place your rustic vase beside a stack of books, plants, or any decorative figure that needs more emphasis in order to stand out.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

There are endless possibilities when it comes to vases. The best part is that you can always change their filling, what you place around them, and you can even customize them later on if you do not love how they look. 

Even though decorating with vases can be intimidating at first, you definitely need to give them a chance and consider using them when you are decorating a room.

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SHOULD I USE FLOWER TUBES IN MY VASE?

 

HOW CAN I KEEP FLOWERS FRESH IN A VASE?

Cut the stems on an angle to absorb water better, remove any leaves that will be submerged in water, prune any dead leaves or  petals from the arrangement.

WHATS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN MY VASES?

One great way to clean stains from inside a vase is to use baking soda and vinegar. Fill the vase with hot water until all the stains are submerged. Pour in 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 5 tablespoons of vinegar. The vase should fizz and start eating away at the stains.

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