With summer right around the corner, I’ve been daydreaming of sunny afternoons strolling around the flee market, picnicking at the beach and lounging at the pool… and for a fair-skinned girl, like myself, wearing a hat on any afternoon excursion is a must!
But I am not complaining. I love hats! Baseball caps, fedoras, wide-brimmed hats, cowboy hats… you name it, I love it!
What I DON’T love is the limited options I have for storing and organizing my hats. Since hats come in such a variety of shapes and sizes, they’re a little awkward to store. Over the years I’ve smushed and damaged a fair share of hats because of poor storage options, and a lack of consistent organizing habits.
So today, I’ve collected my favorite hat storage ideas for getting those suckers out from the dark depths of your closet and onto your head! I hope you find some inspiration!
The moment I track down this chic hat rack spotted at a Club Monaco store, I’m going to jump for joy! It creates such a cool collage look, while really maximizing wall space in a walk-in closet or bedroom. image via Style Beat Blog
Hanging hats in an artistic way can double as a neat conversation starter. This hanging, hat display option is inspired by sailing! image via Design Milk
For those extra special pieces, that deserve their own “moment,” a delicate hat stand is just what the doctor ordered. image via Anthropologie
Baseball caps are the easiest to store stacked in drawers. I prefer saving the hanging space for hats that can’t bend or fold, and tucking these guys in a low or hidden space. image via Pinterest
With just a few hats hung on the wall, this corner looks simply stunning. Image via Amber Interior Design
The simplest way to get hats in an accessible, and safe resting spot is by turning them into an art piece. Some push pins or nails is all it takes to hang these beauties up on the wall. image via A Beautiful Mess
Matching hat boxes are so chic! These pretty pink ones could go on display just about anywhere.
Squeezing some extra hat storage above the window is a brilliant idea! This wall space is very often overlooked for extra hanging space. image via Indulgy
If you have sturdy hats that won’t lose their shape, stacking them high is a really space efficient option. Putting them on a bohemian, rustic hanger… now that’s just a stylish addition. image via Oracle Fox
A bit of light weight twine and clothes pins is all you need to pull off this inexpensive hat display. image via Stiletto Beats
Above the head storage is a unique trick that this storage maven pulled off. Vanessa, the owner of this vintage store, hung a chain link across the ceiling and used safety-pins to create this magic! image via A Hat of Impossible Colour
This adorable nautical-style hat rack looks perfect for not just baseball caps, but possibly small brimmed hats, like fedoras! image via Fiskars.com
How to stack hats on the wall like this, I have no idea! But it does look really cool, and is inspiring me to group similar hats together to create a mono-chromatic display for extra impact. image via ClassicLivingshlm
I’m calling this one “drool-worthy.” This DIY Hanging Copper Hat Rack is so lovely, making any hat collection look incredible! image / tutorial via A Pair and a Spare
Another fun place to display those hats like artwork is above the bed. It looks like a hat hanger is holding the middle four hats, and the rest are hung individually. Hooks or nails are easy solutions here. image via Apartment Therapy
Using only traditional hat boxes is not the only way to go. Using vintage suitcases and boxes can be a fantastic solution for stylish storage. image / product via Etsy
Clothespins are fantastic hat holding tools because they’re fairly gentle and won’t leave marks on hat brims. Also they add that extra security so they’re they won’t slip off their hanging spot. image via A Beautiful Mess
A beautiful way to display baseball caps! Who new it existed! I’m so smitten with this clever idea. image via SF Girl By the Bay
Stacking your hats sky-high on a mannequin is apparently the most chic looking thing ever! I’m in love with this idea!! image via Teen Vogue!