A pegboard without hooks, baskets, and other accessories is really just a piece of wall art with a bunch of holes in it. In fact, when it comes to organizing, pegboard accessories are the main event, as they allow you to keep a variety of items neat and tidy on the wall. “They give you the ability to organize a variety of items that are all different shapes and sizes,” says Marie Jackson, a professional organizer and founder of Organized Marie in Charlotte, NC.
Moreover, the beauty of pegboards is that they work within almost any space in the home and allow you to keep impossible-to-organize items orderly. “If there’s an area of your home you’ve been struggling to organize, a pegboard is a great solution,” adds Jackson.
But you don’t want to go with just any pegboard accessories, especially when hanging heavy items, such as a hammer or power drill. That’s why we set out to find the best pegboard accessories for different rooms, uses, and styles. Whether it’s J-hooks or hanging bins, we researched dozens of accessories, carefully considering quality, value, and versatility to find the best ones.
NAVSEEK Pegboard Accessory
Comes with over 100 pieces
Fits standard ¼ and ⅛ inch holes
Not the most stylish accessories
The Navseek Pegboard Hook and Organizing System is our top pick for best overall for the value, number of pieces, and durability. We love that the pegboard accessories set comes with 114 pieces, including several different hooks (such as J-shape, L-shape, and angled) and bins. This allows you to mix and match, making it a great option for a DIY pegboard.
Made from durable metal material, the accessories can hold 35 pounds each. Albeit not the most stylish accessories, the utilitarian accessories fit most standard ¼ and ⅛ inch pegboard holes, too.
Price at time of publish: $16
Amount: 114 | Dimensions: N/A | Material: Metal | Color: Metallic with red tips | Pegboard Hole Size: ¼ and ⅛ inch
Best for Craft Room
Wall Control Hobby Craft Pegboard Organizer Storage Kit
Comes with shelving and bins
34 different colors combinations
Brackets are tricky to insert
Storing craft or art supplies is made a whole lot easier with pegboards—and this solution not only features the best accessories, but also the pegboard itself, too. The Wall Control Hobby Craft Pegboard Organizer Storage Kit comes in 34 different color combinations, so you can get creative and choose something that really fits your crafty space, plus comes with 10 assorted hooks, 3 bins, 2 shelves, and a spray can holder that fits 4 cans.
The durable pegboard is sturdy enough to hold an impressive amount of weight, too. Depending on the wall it’s mounted on, it can hold 100 pounds per panel, and each shelf can hold 10 to 20 pounds.
Price at time of publish: $140
Amount: 2 panels, 10 assorted hooks, 3 bins, 2 shelves, 1 spray can holder | Dimensions: 32 x 32 inches | Material: Metal | Color: All black, black and white, red and green, and 31 other color combinations | Pegboard Hole Size: N/A
Best for Kitchen
IKEA UPPDATERA Pegboard Drawer Organizer
Discreet storage solution
Not compatible with non-IKEA accessories
If you’re looking for a way to keep your pots, pans, and baking sheets organized in a kitchen drawer, the IKEA UPPDATERA Pegboard Drawer Organizer is a unique spin on pegboard and pegboard accessories.
This fun kit comes with one 19.5 x 18.75-inch panel that lays flat in a drawer and 24 pegs that stick straight up from the pegboard holes to hold all kinds of items in place. You can even use it to keep your plates and bowls secure and organized. It’s just like a plate rack, but for your drawers!
Price at time of publish: $14
Amount: 24 pegs, 1 panel | Dimensions: 19.5 x 18.75 inches | Material: Plastic, rubber | Color: Black | Pegboard Hole Size: N/A
Best for Office
Keepo Pegboard Combination Kit
Comes with a pegboard
Features more than just hooks
Some accessories sold separately
If you’re looking to organize your home office, you’ll need more than just hooks. These accessories are the perfect fit for an office, and each pack comes with 2 long hooks, 2 containers, 2 shelves, 2 clips, 5 hooks, and 1 letter holder, plus 4 pegboard panels that measure 22 x 22 inches when mounted together to form a large square. Nice, right?
The board itself comes in yellow, white, and black plastic with sleek and design-forward white pegboard accessories to match.
Price at time of publish: $46
Amount: 2 long hooks, 2 containers, 2 shelves, 2 clips, 5 hooks, 1 letter holder, 4 pegboard panels | Dimensions: 22 x 22 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Yellow, white, and black boards with white accessories | Pegboard Hole Size: N/A
WFX Utility Risingsun Pegboard Basket
Open wire design so you can actually see what’s inside
Works on standard ¼ peg board holes
Only comes with one basket
For the best pegboard basket, look no further than this sturdy style from WFX Utility. The 7.25 x 15.25 x 5.25-inch Risingsun Pegboard Basket is crafted from steel wire that has an open design so you can actually see what’s inside, making it a good option for the garage, kitchen, or laundry room.
It also fits a standard ¼ inch pegboard hole and is incredibly versatile as it’s large enough to hold a variety of items, including laundry detergent bottles, paper towels, large jars, cleaning supplies, and more.
Price at time of publish: $15
Amount: 1 bin | Dimensions: 7.25 x 15.25 x 5.25 inches | Material: Steel | Color: Metallic | Pegboard Hole Size: ¼ inches
Best for Hanging Tools
POETISKE Peg Board Tool Utility Hooks
Hooks fit a standard ¼ inch pegboard hole
Strong enough to hold power tools
Kit features hooks designed for storing other items like extension cords
Not many color options
For pegboard accessories that are made to hang tools, the POETISKE Peg Board Tool Utility Hooks are an excellent pick.
First off, the hooks are made from quality steel. Next, this kit features 2 power tool holders, 2 hose holders, 2 double-arm utility holders, and 4 double-arm holders in 4 and 7-inch lengths. We think that’s a lot of accessories!
The hooks also fit a standard ¼ inch pegboard hole and are made from durable vinyl-coated steel that are scratch-proof and can withstand up to 20 pounds of weight each.
Price at time of publish: $22
Amount: 2 power tool holders, 2 hose holders, 2 double-arm utility holders, 4 double-arm holders, | Dimensions: 4 and 7-inch double arm holders | Material: Vinyl, steel | Color: Black | Pegboard Hole Size: ¼ inches
Best J-Shaped Hooks
IKEA SKÅDIS Hook
Only fits IKEA pegboards
If you’re looking for a J-hook and have an IKEA SKÅDIS Pegboard, the IKEA SKÅDIS Hooks are the best. Not only do these hooks boast a chic and sleek design, but they’re also incredibly durable, come in a pack of 3, and can hold everything from small tools to cleaning supplies.
The only downside to these hooks is that they are designed specifically for the IKEA pegboards and, therefore, aren’t universal to other designs.
Price at time of publish: $3
Amount: 3 J-shaped hooks | Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.75 | Material: Steel | Color: Gray | Pegboard Hole Size: N/A
Best L-Shaped Hooks
The Container Store Bello Single Hook For Pegboard
Comes in a variety of colors
Price per hook is a little high
Works best with the Bello pegboard system
For another chic and sturdy hook option, we love the Bello Hook For Pegboard, which puts a stylish spin on the classic L-shape pegboard hook.
This hook works best with the Bello pegboard system, but can also fit on top of rolling carts, which gives it a bit of versatility. Albeit the price per hook is on the high side, these are some of the best-looking and functioning pegboard hooks out there.
Price at time of publish: $7
Amount: 2 L-shape hooks | Dimensions: 3/8 x 7/10 x 2 3/8 inches | Material: metal | Color: White, black, blush, sage green | Pegboard Hole Size: N/A
Best Bin for Tools
Lehigh Group PT16 Pegboard Tool and Parts Tray
Enough space for tools and parts
Made of durable plastic
Fits a ¼ inch pegboard hole
Although it is convenient, you don’t have to hang your tools on a pegboard. Instead, you can use a bin designed to house small tools, parts, and other items like measuring tape.
This Lehigh Group PT16 Pegboard Tool and Parts Tray is made from durable impact-resistant plastic and features 4 compartments plus slots for screwdrivers, pliers, and other small tools. It’s not the most stylish pegboard accessory we’ve ever seen, but it is the most convenient and sturdy pegboard bin for tools and other miscellaneous parts.
Price at time of publish: $16
Amount: 1 bin | Dimensions: 2.8 x 16 x 6.3 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Blue | Pegboard Hole Size: . 13 or ¼ inches
If you want a lot of wow-factor in terms of durability and price, the best overall Navseek Pegboard Hook and Organizing System is the way to go. This kit features 114 pegboard accessories that work with most standard pegboards. The value alone has our jaws dropping. For accessories that can hold a variety of tools—including heavy power tools—the POETISKE Peg Board Tool Utility Hooks are a win. This kit comes with items specifically designed to hold power tools, plus other accessories like hose holders and sturdy hooks for more heavy-duty organizing jobs.
What to Look for in Pegboard Accessories
Type of Accessory
The most important factor to consider is the type of pegboard accessory. This will allow you to determine whether or not an accessory is actually compatible with the item you plan to store and also help you utilize your space better. Pegboard accessories come in all sorts of styles, including hooks in various shapes (like J-shape and L-shape), baskets and bins, cups, and even shelving.
When shopping for pegboard accessories, it’s also important to look at the number of items included in a package, as this will tell you how many you need in order to complete your project. Before clicking “add to cart,” we recommend mapping out what you want your pegboard to look like—while considering what will actually hang from it—so that you have a good idea of how many pieces you need to finish the organization project.
According to Melissa Gugni, a professional organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area, accessories allow for a more unique organizing experience, too. “They are completely customizable and you can change the entire layout anytime you want without consequences,” she explains.
Pegboard Hole Size
The second thing to look for is the pegboard hole size, so it’s a good idea to know which pegboard you’re accessorizing ahead of time. Not all pegboards and pegboard accessories are universal. Some have large holes that require a different type of insert while others—such as the IKEA SKÅDIS Pegboard–have differently shaped holes that aren’t compatible with some accessory options.
Material and Color
Material and color aren’t only about looks; they're also about function. First and foremost, you’ll want to choose a pegboard accessory that is durable enough to actually hold and keep your items secure to the pegboard.
Once you narrow it down to these more functional accessories, consider how they will look on your pegboard and in your space. While classic pegboard accessories (such as the Navseek Pegboard Hook and Organizing System or the Lehigh Group PT16 Pegboard Tool and Parts Tray) might work for spaces like the garage, they also might clash with living space decor. For a functional and stylish pegboard accessory option, we love the Bello Single Hook For Pegboard.
Do pegboard accessories work on every pegboard?
“Not all accessories are created equal,” says Marie Jackson, a professional organizer and founder of Organized Marie in Charlotte, NC. She explains that certain accessories don’t translate to every item and board. While there are more universal pegboards that are designed to go with universal pegboard accessories, some accessories just won’t work on certain pegboard designs, especially the ones with larger holes or differently shaped holes.
For example, the popular IKEA SKÅDIS Pegboard doesn’t mesh well with most pegboard accessories and is designed to be paired with IKEA accessories, such as the SKÅDIS Hook. With that said, you can find other compatible hooks (like these U-hooks) from smaller brands on Etsy.
What are different pegboard hooks used for?
The type of pegboard hook used depends on what you want to hang. J-hooks are the most common pegboard hook style, and you can hang anything from rope to paint brushes to scissors to storage bags from these hooks. L-hooks are perfect for smaller tools, such as wrenches, pliers, hammers, and screwdrivers.
You can also hang rolls of tape, paintbrushes, and other small to medium-sized items from L-hooks. Other pegboard hooks include spool pegs (which hold spools, tape roles, ribbon, and other spool-like items) and angled hooks which work great for extension cords, rope, and some tools, too.
What is a pegboard?
There are a few things you can do to make a pegboard look nice. First, you can paint and frame your pegboard (if it is not a color that matches your space) to better fit your style. You can also look for accessories that are a little more elevated, such as the IKEA pegboard accessories or Bello pegboard accessories at The Container Store.
Once you have a good-looking foundation, it’s all about designing a pegboard that fits your needs and looks good. If you don’t love a lot of clutter or things dangling from the wall, utilize solid-colored bins to hold miscellaneous items. You can also add pegboard shelving and accessorize with some home decor items—such as a small plant and a picture frame—to tie it into the rest of your space. When planning how to hang a pegboard, we recommend pulling all the items you plan to store and drawing out exactly what you want it to look like, carefully considering where each item will go and the arrangement of the hooks, bins, baskets, and shelves.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn covers everything from organizing solutions to home essentials for The Spruce. When researching the best pegboard accessories, Quinn looked at dozens of options and carefully considered durability, function, and value. She also used her own experience in planning a pegboard wall for her craft room to inform what accessories are actually necessary and beneficial. As a result, she curated a list of the best pegboard accessories for the kitchen, office, garage, and more.