hat wall

After five weeks, we’re finally past the unpacking phase of moving in and drifting into fun territory: decorating! Our bedroom wall was looking rather drab, and while we have plenty of art in storage that could have spruced up the wall above our headboard, after having what’s felt like 100 earthquakes in the span of 48 hours, I wasn’t exactly keen on hanging something that could topple over on us in the middle of the night. At the same time, my ever-growing hat collection was presenting a challenge of its own: how and where to store said hats. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and here are the results…

Behold, my hat wall!

hat wall

What I love most is getting to see the hats I own and love, instead of them being shoved away in a closet.

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They’re simply suspended on nails that I wrapped with string (not necessary, but I thought it might prevent the nails from snagging the hats and I like the look when I take the hats off).

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Originally I searched for cute hooks, but was coming up empty and got impatient. Plus, I figured who will ever see under the hats anyway, and I had nails on hand, so voila.

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I started with three but look forward to hanging more over time.

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And I’ve got plans for a hat wall in my clients’ home which I’ve been happily working on (have I mentioned I dabble in interior design on the side?). Theirs will have a more masculine vibe with fedoras and the like, but I love how it adds dimensionality, texture and interest to an otherwise flat space.

What do you think? Do you have a hat wall? Would you like one?

[Photos by Kelly Golightly]

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