Decorating with hooks

Decorative, fun and easy-to-install, hooks might be an insider tip when it comes to interior trends that are both experimental and good looking. It sounds almost too simple to be true, but strategically peppering your walls with colourful and creative hooks is a highly effective design statement. It's a fully functional trend too, as attractive as hooks can be, they're also useful for clearing clutter, keeping your life organised and making the most of your space. Here are a few ideas that will get you hooked on this new interior trend.

Decorating with hooksKitchen hooks

Hooks have been used in kitchens for centuries but forget the idea of haunches of venison and pheasants hanging in the corner and think instead of a creative way to store your mugs, utensils and pots and pans. Channel an industrial feel with traditional metallic and S-shaped hooks to keep your vital kitchen implements neat and tidy.

Bedroom hooks

Whether it's clothes, bags, hats or scarves, hooks are the perfect bedroom storage solution for keeping your floor tidy, while keeping everything you need easily locatable. Scatter hooks about or use them to create a pattern and add character to a room. This idea works well in children's rooms too, helping to introduce some sense of organisation into what can be a hectic space. Another tip is to use smaller hooks or handles as an innovative way to display your jewellery. Showing off some of your prettier items can brighten up a room but it's also a practical way to stop necklaces and chains getting tangled.

DIY hooks

Perhaps one of the best things about the hook trend is that it's fully customisable. Create a personal and vintage style by attaching a hand-chosen selection of hooks and knobs to a backing board of reclaimed wood. Alternatively, embrace a seaside feel and use driftwood as backing for colourful or quirky hooks. You could also attach hooks to existing items of furniture to maximise space. Think a few well-placed, quirky hooks placed around a large mirror, along the bottom of a shelf or on the side of a chest of drawers.

Decoration-only hooks

Some designers have scrapped the practical element completely to focus on the expressive possibilities of this trend. Bring the outside in with some plants on hooks. You can hang traditional, DIY or modern plant pots; succulents tend to take very well to this style of growing, but tumbling plants also create a striking effect. Another option is to fix hanging plants at various heights from the ceiling, for a statement look that adds vitality, especially to a city dwelling. Hooks also provide an alternative way to illuminate a space. Use them to drape fairy lights, affix traditional, industrial style lamps, or hang mason jars with candles or LED lights inside.

The hook trend is a supremely simple yet effective way to transform your home. Browse Engel & Völkers to see even more inspiring interiors in our luxury properties across the world.

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