Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Home is Where You Hang Your Hat

 Before closets were built into homes, furniture had to be made to accommodate clothing. Smaller items such as coats , hats, coin purses, blankets, etc. went into or on the hall tree.  The hall tree usually had a large bench for storage,and one woud sit to remove boots or coats.The hall tree is just as functional today. Often seen in mudrooms or breeze ways, you are able to minimize clutter and organize a space.That space can also define your style. Painting an old wooden piece can add a coastal , beachy feel to your home, or distressing one lends a cottage feel. Making one isn't all that hard if you have an old door.. Accessorizing your hall tree can also add visual interest to a room. Adding pops of color, with hats, hand bags or scarfs. All of these are super examples.  Is there a special place where you hang your hat?

Image Sources: Coastal Living, Country Living,Sally Lee By The Sea,Art in America,Pottery Barn


Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

I am partial to the 4th one it's so my style thanks for posting about this I loved this concept

Jane said...

How appropriate...I am looking for something on which to hang my many hats. There are some wonderful ideas here....I like the second one...and even the last one!

Simple Daisy said...

OOh!!! Love them all!!! Such inspiration:)
ps...i'm having a little give-away on my blog! Stop on over if you have a minute!

A Vintage Vine said...

Loving the bamboo one! Great inspiration!