How to Incorporate a Wall Mounted Coat Rack into Your Decor

What You'll Need
Wall coat rack
Wall Anchors
Old newspaper

Wall mounted coat racks are extremely handy to have in your home. They come in many shapes, colors and sizes and can be used to hang things other than just coats.

Step 1 – Taking Appropriate Precautions

Coat racks are heavy and can be very difficult to install on your own. Keep your posture as straight as possible in order to avoid back strain when lifting the rack. It's also recommended that you keep a first aid kit ready in case you injure yourself while installing the rack. Wear gloves so that loose pieces of wood or cement don't lodge under your fingernails. Place newspaper on the floor where you are working; this will help in cleaning debris from the floor.

Step 2 – Choosing the Correct Wall Mounted Coat Rack

There are many varieties of coat racks. Choose the one that coordinates with the theme of the decor in your home. Generally, if your home has modern furnishings then choose one of the funky modern designs for best results. If you have a lot of antiques then you should choose an antique coat rack. It is recommended that you visit several shops and search the Internet to find a coat rack that suits your taste.

Step 3 – Choosing the Correct Location

Choosing the location for the coat rack is a crucial task. If you need to hang coats then the foyer is the perfect place for it since it's the place you first step into when you enter your home. You may even want to install one in the bathroom to hang towels. Experiment with different locations to find out where it looks and functions best. Also, ensure that you have ample space. Once you are totally satisfied, only then should you move to the next step.

Step 4 – Installing the Coat Rack

Ask a friend or a family member to hold the coat rack against the wall while you use the pencil to mark the holes that you will drill. Have your partner position the coat rack flush against the wall surface, and then take a step back to make sure that the coat rack is level. Once the position is finalized, lay the old newspaper on the floor to collect the drill shavings and drill the holes based on the pencil marks. Insert the wall anchors into the holes. Have your partner position the coat rack against the wall and align the holes with the coat rack mounting mechanism. Then insert the screws and tighten them until the coat rack is suitably secure. You have now successfully finished the installation of the coat rack, which will not only be used for functional purposes but will also enhance the appearance of the place where it is installed. When you are done, be sure to put away your tools and clean up any extra nails that may have fallen in the area.