What do you need to think about when buying coat stands?
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While not all homes have coat stands, the benefits of having one or two in your own property may quickly become obvious. But coat stands are by no means all the same or even used the same way, so what do you need to consider before equipping your own home with one?What do you need to think about when buying coat stands
Coat stands are available in many different materials to suit various environments, uses and budgets.
Metal is naturally strong and sturdy but depending on the type of metal you choose, may be costly, whereas plastic stands tend to be the most affordable option, but may also be more flimsy and lightweight than alternatives.
Wood may represent the best compromise material on account of its longevity and durability, but of course, the choice is ultimately yours.
Coat stands may be largely purchased for their practicality, but they don’t need to look bland or generic, particularly as there may be existing room decor that you might want yours to match.
That’s why you should think carefully about whether you desire a more contemporary-styled coat stand that may be made from metal and sport a more minimalistic look, or instead something traditional, which often consists of wood and may be evocative of early 20th-century styles.
Some coat stands may even be artificially aged to give the impression of authenticity, such as our Amsterdam Loft Coat Stand that combines distressed white metal with elegant curves and all of the practicality of eight hooks.
A coat stand isn’t always just about the basic hooks, and even with those, you may be able to purchase additional hooks to boost your stand’s usefulness.
Even when you purchase a coat stand new, its design may incorporate key hooks at about eye level to make it easy to deposit and collect your keys each workday. Along similar lines, key trays are another feature that may come pre-attached or be available to purchase separately.
Umbrella stands may also be included in a coat stand and take the form of a bucket-type bottom with a rack placed above it. Boot storage, resembling spikes rising up from the stand’s base, is another feature of some coat stands.
Many homeowners don’t just use their coat stands for coats or jackets, although exactly how they use their coat stand may depend largely on where it is placed.
An obvious location for a coat stand is by your front door, but you might also elect to have one near your kitchen door or conservatory for storing garden essentials like a tool bag and durable boots.
The bedroom may also make sense as somewhere to place your coat stand, on the basis that you can simply grab what you need for the day from it when you are getting dressed there each morning. It could also be a fine place to store any easily-lost or forgotten-about bedroom items.
There you go – just a few of the things you will need to think about when you come to purchase a coat stand, and which show that coat stands are far from the simple items you might initially imagine them to be. Why not browse the extensive Furniture in Fashion range of coat stands today for more evidence of that?