Keeping your home ticking over when you are tight on space is never easy, but there are plenty of ways to do more with less. If, like most of our generation, you're settling into a tiny dorm or apartment, it's likely you'll witness the floordrobe in action. I know I did. For me, part of the issue was finding ways to make do with what I already had. Whether that was a fresh set of velvet coat hangers, a clothes hanger rod to revive my forgotten closet, a little extra storage in the form of a clothes rack, or smart use of wall space via wall-mounted hangers — the answers to my troubles came flying in once I actually started searching for solutions.
So, if you've got some special attire (whether an Urban Outfitters dress you spent $150 dollars on or some high-quality jeans you refuse to take off), these hanging solutions will help you tackle your clothes chair once and for all. You might also want to invest in some specially-designed closet organizers, or under-bed storage containers for out-of-season clothing once you're done, FYI.
Sourcing only the finest products to hang clothes from, our carefully curated list is not only an exercise in sharing our interior knowledge and taste, but also, one constituted solely by highly rated products. Yep, each and every one featured scores a minimum of four stars, earning kind words from reviewers across the globe. This is everything you'll need for a clutter-free fashion collection.
The best clothes hangers to store your favorite threads
Why you can trust Real Homes Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.
The prices in this guide were correct at the time of publishing.
While this article is dedicated to all items that come under the bracket of "clothes hangers," we thought it would be wise to begin with the most classic form — your typical clothes hanger. Then, you can get started with rods, stands, and wall-mounted hanging devices to place them on.
Sleek and simple
Made from: Plastic
Pack of: 10
Available in a whole slew of subtle hues, from blush pink to navy, this design is a must for those ever-sliding shirts and blouses that wreak havoc on our wardrobes. With a top-notch, non-slip, velvety outer, it's a safe and sound alternative to otherwise slippery hangers. As for shoppers' takes, these use up minimal closet space and prevent wrinkled clothes — always a bonus when trying to avoid extra ironing.
Made from: Stainless steel
Pack of: 40
One word: iconic. Yep, nothing beats the metallic clink of a fresh hanger set — especially when yours are made from water-, rust- and deformation-resistant steel. Unlike your standard store-bought hanger, this design is heavy-duty, fitted with non-slip grooves and a sleek, chic silhouette. Suitable for holding trousers, jackets, shirts, and your favorite T-shirts, it's a must for demanding wardrobes. Shoppers were unapologetically OBSESSED with them, praising their infallible strength and streamlined style.
Made from: Wood and steel
Pack of: 24
Price: From $30
Timeless and a little rustic, this design provides durability and style. Ideal for anyone with smarter work clothes or occasionwear, it's suitably substantial for larger or bulkier items, whether that's evening dresses or woolen tailoring. Look a little closer, and you'll notice the notched detailing, a textural touch that prevents unwanted slippage, warding off stretched necklines. Reviewers found it hard to complain, complimenting the functional and aesthetic abilities in equal measure.
Clothes hanger rods
If your wardrobe's internal rod gave out or you're just after an extra spot to store clothes — inside the closet or from your ceiling — then clothes hanger rods are an essential part of your interior repertoire. Fortunately, we've done the legwork for you, below.
Strong and sturdy
Made from: Metal
Size (in.): W48–72
Price: From $22.99
Adjusting to suit the width of your closet or wardrobe, this handy rod is a non-nonsense essential, finished in a simple but classic white. Where reviewers are concerned, this nails the assignment, capable of keeping your clothes in neat and tidy order without fail. Besides being sturdy, it's also a breeze to install and won't jar or clash with other furnishings. Perfect.
Made from: Wood and paracord
Size (in.): W32 (cord to cord)
Price: From $84.27
When it comes to tasteful and unique home furnishings, Etsy is always a winner. In this case, the seller's handmade design offers an ingenious, ceiling-mounted solution to hanging clothes, allowing users to flex their sartorial goods and easily mix and match their 'fits. As for the rod, it's constructed with premium hardwood, so you can trust this to last for years. Shoppers' verdicts? Easy installation and exquisite craftsmanship.
Made from: Metal
Size (in.): H33.74 x W56.14
Price: From $12
Sometimes, more is more. At least for me, the idea of more space to store my clothes is always one I can get on board with. Luckily, this slick number does just that. Applied directly onto your existing closet rod, it adds another one to hang more clothing from, making do with less space. Besides being an ingenious way to double up the room in your wardrobe, it's also an absolute bargain. For the buyers, it was a regret-free purchase — little wonder it made a splash on TikTok.
Clothes hanger stands
If you're without a wardrobe or closet (sorry) or simply after some extra space, a clothes hanger stand is a must. Beyond the additional storage, it's also a fun excuse to display your favorite garments, making it easier to pick out your daily ensembles.
Made from: Metal
Size (in.): H66.9 x W20 x D13
Price: From $89
Unless your modem's been cut off, you'll have noticed that cacti are trending in a big way. Indeed, this gilded creation uses the iconic succulent's silhouette as a style cue for its accessory pegs. With plenty of space for storing your clothes across the center, it's the magical balance of form and function. What did shoppers make of it? Elegant, strong, and impeccably helpful. Oh, and they could not get enough of that marble-effect base. Same.
Made from: Copper and wood
Size (in.): H60 x W30 x D10
Price: From $165
To talk of chic without featuring this would be sacrilege. Minimal and elegant, this lightweight design was made for quick and easy use, assembling and disassembling without hassle. The best part? It's a handmade design that reviewers are really raving about. Personally, I envision this in a cool, neutral room, adding that necessary touch of glamour to seal the deal. From college dorm to mini show home in a flash.
Made from: Bamboo
Size (in.): H60.2 x W35.4 x D27.36
Price: From $48.99
Constructed from natural bamboo, a renewable material, this stand is a chic, handy design, built to hold plenty of clothes, accessories, and even footwear on the shelves below. Effortlessly put together, it's also another reason to flaunt your fashion, giving your bedroom a boutique feel. Oh, and you can trust this is a quality item: reviewers recommend it highly, highlighting its hardy build in particular.
Clothes hanger wall mounts
Another handy option to try, wall-mounted clothes hangers are a smart and highly efficient way to squeeze a little more space out of an otherwise Lego-sized bedroom. Subtle and perfect for little spaces.
Made from: Metal
Size (in.): H3.15 x W19.9 x D9.25
Price: From $43.99
Convenient? Check. Super on-trend? Double check. Inspired by industrial piping — very à la mode, FYI — this is the perfect addition to any bedroom, whether your vibe is contemporary or reclaimed vintage. With enough space for eight coat hangers, it's a big hit with reviewers who were pleasantly surprised by the quality and delighted to add a little farmhouse cool to their humble abodes.
Made from: Brass
Size (in.): H2.36 x W12.6
Price: From $39.99
Delivering on performance and style, this comes in a selection of hues, including brushed gold, chrome, and black. A heavy-duty design, it can rotate a full 180 degrees for easy access to your fav sweaters, shirts, and dresses. Once you've hung your items on it, it can be folded against the wall, saving space in your bedroom. Plus, heavier cottons, like denim, can be used on this, too. As for the installation, shoppers found it easy AF.
A strong pick
Made from: Stainless steel
Size (in.): H2.79 x W8.46 x D1.81
Price: From $11.69
Easy to set up, space-saving, and exceptionally tough: I call that the holy trinity of home furnishings. Yep, this understated but contemporary design, which comes in silver or black, is a staple for anyone whose wardrobe has almost caved in (guilty as charged). Oh, and did I mention that it's resistant to corrosion and rust and oh-so-simple to clean? Plus, it can hold a good amount of clothes, so don't worry about it collapsing. Indeed, reviewers were surprised to see such a strong product at such a low price.
What type of hangers are best for clothes?
To help you get your home and clothes in order the right way, we caught up with Sharon Lowenheim, aka the Organizing Goddess. A certified professional organizer who has always lived in small spaces, she's one to trust. So, her take on the best hangers? "Velvet hangers are great for most items in your closet because they prevent clothing from slipping and they have a very slim profile," she says. Indeed, no one needs clunky hangers clogging up their wardrobe or clothes stand. She also adds, "For heavier items like coats and suits, I prefer wooden hangers."
Where to buy clothes hangers?
If you're still not settled on any of the clothes hangers above, don't sweat it. You're sure to find the perfect ones for you in our handpicked list of trusted retailers below.