Hooks are a great way to organize your home and keep coats, towels, jewelry, belts, and more off the floor. But that’s not all they're good for: “You can find hooks in a variety of colors, materials, and styles to match any décor, making hooks a great way to add decoration to your home,” says Emily Che, interior designer and co-founder of Poly Furniture Supply.
To help you find the best door hooks for your own space—like our overall pick, the sleek and hyper-functional InterDesign Classico Over Door Hooks—we scoured bestseller lists for the most functional and stylish hooks capable of carrying the weight.
Here, the best door hooks to buy.
InterDesign Classico Over Door Hooks
Easy to set up
Tends to slide a bit
When you don’t necessarily want to drill into the wall (maybe you have a rental or simply prefer to save space on the walls), an over-the-door organizing solution is a great option. We love this one from InterDesign, because its shiny alloy steel design is simple yet attractive. And, with six large hooks, it provides plenty of storage space on the back of your door, whether interior or exterior (it’s rust-resistant, too!).
Slip this door hook onto the door in the bathroom, bedroom, or the mudroom to stash any number of things on the double hooks—bathrobes and towels, coats and hats, or even cleaning supplies in a kitchen pantry. Alternatively, you can swap the mounting hardware and affix the set of hooks to the wall for a more secure option that won’t slide around at all. And if you don’t need quite as much space, the organizer also comes in a three-hook option.
MISSLO Metal Over-the-Door Hook 10-Pack
Doesn’t fit all standard doors
You don’t need to spend a ton of money to organize anything that needs to be hung. These sleek hooks don’t sacrifice aesthetics, but clock in at less than a dollar per hook—an insanely good value.
We like that these MISSLO Metal Over-the-Door Hooks are highly functional with a weight capacity above 11 pounds and can work in just about any place in your home, including over pantry doors, garage doors, closet doors, and in the bathroom. And because they’re single hooks, you’re not beholden to a certain amount in any one space—you can use them as a group or individually and space them as close or far apart as you’d like. These hooks are also great for temporary needs—say rentals or a mudroom requiring extra coat storage in the winter.
Best Adhesive Hook
Command Large Traditional Plastic Hook in Brushed Nickel
Great for temporary storage
Available in two sizes
Cannot be used right away
Lower weight capacity
These days, it’s entirely possible to install a hook onto your door or wall without drilling holes, thanks to adhesive hooks that have surprising staying power. These metal-lookalikes by Command stick to just about any surface with ease and, when installed correctly (pre-cleaning and the wait time is important!), can hold up to 5 pounds—plenty for a heavy winter coat, a couple towels, or even a purse.
These stick-on hooks are very versatile too, since they can be mounted anywhere you’d like—high and out of reach of curious kids or low and within access for handicapped. You can even install two on either side of a window to hold a small, lightweight curtain rod. When you want to remove them, simply peel off—you won’t damage paint or leave any sticky residue behind.
Deco Brothers Supreme Over the Door Hook Rack
Fits snugly over the door
Not as sturdy as other options
Over-the-door hooks are a favorite amongst renters, since you don’t have to drill any holes. But they’re also great for anyone who has non-standard doors in their home—think aluminum or hollow core—since these doors can’t accommodate screws. Plus, you don’t have to spend a fortune on anything custom. You can get a great, reliable multi-hook metal option like this one for an unbeatable price.
This Deco Brothers Supreme Over-the-Door Hook Rack is a great option for rooms like kitchens and bathrooms (and, of course, closets) where you need a little bit of extra space for things like pot holders, towels, or scarves. We especially like how the 11 hooks come in two different sizes and are tiered, since this allows you to place items at different levels, accommodating more in a tight space and allowing you to better see what’s hanging where.
Best Robe Hook
Franklin Brass Double Prong Robe Hook
Sleek go-with-anything aesthetic
High weight capacity
Easy to install
No anchors included
Sometimes the best way to go is classic—and that’s exactly what you get with this double-prong robe hook from Franklin Brass. It’s a great option for the bathroom or behind your bedroom door—basically anywhere you need just a tiny bit of extra room for a towel or a robe. For maximum function, hang one or two on the back of the door for extra storage and install one at a lower level, so the kids can reach their belongings.
The aesthetic is just right for any decor style, thanks to two gently curved hooks that are just deep enough for a heavy bath towel or a plush robe. There’s no doubt its simple and attractive design will work with your existing hardware and fixtures—it’s constructed of a very sleek brushed metal.
Best Swivel Hook
CB2 Brass 3-Prong Swivel Towel Hook
Mounting hardware included
A little bulkier than other options
You can’t beat the function of a swivel hook, since it gives you lots of hanging power, with none of the bulk. In fact, if you find the right one, it’s quite the contrary—perfectly sleek and even pleasingly eye-catching.
This brass hook from CB2 is everything enviable about a swivel hook. With its curved lines and pretty brushed brass finish, it has the perfect amount of vintage appeal for any transitional space. (Alternatively, you can also choose a black or polished nickel finish). Depending on the rest of your decor, it can easily skew either modern or traditional. And while the three prongs are deep enough to accommodate plush robes, oversized towels, winter coats, or heavy handbags, it lays flat when not in use to conserve precious space.
Anthropologie Paradiso Jewelry Rack
Most suitable for lighter items only
Hardware not included
For decorative, bespoke home accessories at a relatively attainable price point, you can’t beat Anthropologie. The retailer has a wide range of gorgeous door hooks, too. Take this floral Paradiso Jewelry Rack for example. It has all the functions you need for lighter items like scarves and even jewelry, but it’s so much more than that—it’s a true piece of decor you’ll be happy to look at day in and day out.
As such, don’t be shy about hanging this six-hook system front and center in your bedroom or bathroom. The gorgeous gold iron composition makes it work seamlessly, no matter which direction your aesthetic leans. Just note: It’s on the more delicate side, so be sure to get the right hardware and reserve heavier items for another area of your home.
Best for Kids
Pottery Barn Kids Personalized Name With Pegs
Lots of color choices
If you have trouble getting your kids to put their belongings away, you can help them understand how to organize by providing a clear place for everything to go, thus making it easier for them to clean up. And there’s no doubt your child will get a kick out of this personalized hook system—who wouldn’t love their name front and center in a bold font and a bright color?
This five-hook system from Pottery Barn Kids is perfect for their bedroom, playroom, or even to give each kid a designated spot in the mudroom. For best results, hang it at eye level (the included hardware makes setup a breeze!), so they can put their own coat, backpack, or towel up when they’re done with it. Of course, you can also use these hooks for more fun stuff—art supplies or dress-up clothes, for example.
You can’t beat the InterDesign Classico Over Door Hooks for all-around convenience. The budget-friendly system provides plenty of hooks, can be door- or wall-mounted, and has a sleek enough aesthetic to go with any decor scheme. If you want something more fun to get the kids excited about organizing, try the Pottery Barn Kids Personalized Name With Pegs. It’s bright and playful but has five large hooks for all of your little one’s storage needs.
What to Look for When Buying Door Hooks
Material and Finish
The best materials for a door hook are both lightweight and durable. Look for high-quality materials such as wood, or metals such as chrome-plated steel that won’t warp or rust. For example, our top pick, the InterDesign Classico Over Door Hooks is made of alloy steel. And unless you’re on a budget, think twice before buying plastic hooks, which don’t wear well, can scratch, and swell in high-humidity areas.
Because over-the-door hooks are lightweight and are not screwed into the wall, their weight capacity is limited. Be sure to choose hooks sturdy enough to support the weight of what you are hanging on them. Also, be sure to properly install hooks on walls for safety purposes and to avoid damaging walls.
Compatibility With Your Doors
When choosing over-the-door hooks, be sure to check that the hooks you select are compatible with the width of your door. You want to be sure that the door can close as comfortably as possible with the addition of the rack. Otherwise, it will catch, cause items hung on the hooks to shift, scratch the door jamb, and generally be annoying. Keep in mind that doors are not designed or hung to accommodate over-the-door hooks and that using them is rarely seamless, so you should expect a little awkwardness in exchange for the convenience of using them.
How high should you hang a hook on the back of a door?
As a general rule, hooks should be hung approximately 4 inches from the top of the door. If you are hanging a single hook on the back of a door to house your bathrobe, for example, the standard rule would be to hang it 4 inches from the top of the door. But keep in mind that this is not a hard and fast rule, and can be modified depending on who is using the hook, the length of what you plan to hang, how high your ceilings are, or other considerations. For a robe hook, hang it as high as is comfortable to reach, making sure to leave enough room so that the robe doesn’t drag on the floor.
How do you install a door hook?
Installing a conventional door hook is a simple process that requires a drill, screwdriver, measuring tape, a pencil, and mounting hardware that usually comes with the hook. The method of installation depends on what type of door you are working with, whether solid wood, solid-core, or hollow-core. To hang a conventional door hook on a solid wood door, measure the width of the door 4 inches from the top, and mark the center with a pencil. Then use a drill to create a hole in the wall, place the door hook hole over the wall hole, and use a screwdriver to tighten the hook in place. Installing a hook on a hollow-core door requires using hollow-core door anchors. An adhesive hook is installed by marking the spot, removing a plastic strip from the adhesive on the hook, and pressing it firmly into place at the desired height, no drilling required. An over-the-door hook requires no to minimal installation depending on the model.
How do you tighten an over-the-door hook?
If your over-the-door hooks are coming loose, check and tighten any screws using a screwdriver. Take care to make sure the screws are tight but not overly tight, which may cause the hook to warp. If you are using an adjustable fit hook, make sure it’s adjusted to fit your specific door.
Why Trust The Spruce?
The piece was fully updated by Brigitt Earley, a writer with nearly 15 years of experience covering home decor. Brigitt has written and edited hundreds of articles and buying guides about anything and everything that goes in your home, from small appliances to functional decor like wall clocks. To curate this list of hooks, Brigitt scoured bestseller lists, reading all of the specs and reviews, plus consulted interior designers for their expert input. All of the products featured are attractive enough to star in your space, plus hold plenty of weight to ensure functionality.