Need to get organized? For a space-saving storage solution that allows you to actually see what you have, look no further than a trusty pegboard. “Pegboards are a great addition to the home because they use the wall, which is often underutilized [when it comes to storage] in the home,” says Marie Jackson, a professional organizer in Charlotte, NC. “They give a great visual representation of what you have. Items are accessible and easy to find—it’s the ‘grab and go’ of the home.”
Whether in the kitchen, the garage, or a home office, a pegboard can keep your items tidy while also serving as a design moment. Melissa Gugni, a professional organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area, likens pegboards to the “little black dress” of organization because they can be dressed up or down, depending on your storage needs. “I’ve used them in grimy garages and stylish offices, kids rooms, and closets,” she explains.
With Jackson and Gugni’s advice in mind, we searched high and low for quality pegboards, carefully considering materials, durability, weight capacity, and style (after all, they do hang on prominently on the wall) to determine which ones are up to our picky standards.
Our top pick, the SKYFOOST Pegboard Wall Organizer, is incredibly versatile and has the feel of a custom-made pegboard without the hassle of actually having to build one, thanks to its individual square pegboards that piece together to create various shapes. But this pegboard isn’t the only one that impressed us. Up ahead, find the 11 best pegboards for the office, garage, and more!
SKYFOOST Pegboard Wall Organizer
Works for a variety of spaces and purposes
Easy to install
Accessories not included
The SKYFOOST Pegboard Wall Organizer is a lightweight storage solution for office and craft supplies, toy storage, small tools, dorm rooms, and more. It comes with six 10 x 10-inch squares that allow you to customize the display to either create a pegboard wall, panels, or a smaller area with one or two of the squares, depending on your organizing needs. The pegboard also boasts excellent value (the price breaks down to around $6 per square), and it’s super simple to assemble.
One thing to note: This is not the pegboard for heavy-duty storage solutions, as the boards are pretty lightweight and not able to hold an abundance of weight compared to metal or wood boards. The board also doesn’t come with included accessories, so you’ll need to source those on your own as you plan out your pegboard design.
Price at time of publish: $40
GetQuark Pegboard With Carved Diamond Pattern
Gorgeous elevated diamond pattern
A few color options
Framing not available
Small, so you’ll need to order multiples for a larger space
Don't miss this pick! If you want something that is a little more customizable, this stunning Quark Pegboard with carved diamond pattern from Etsy is our top choice. The board comes in three colors (black, navy, and mustard) and two different sizes, so you can create pegboard paneling from square or rectangular board. Although the weight capacity isn’t listed, the pegboard is crafted from wood, so it can likely withstand up to 100 pounds. The board also has a detailed finish in a diamond pattern, which makes it feel luxe and custom made.
Beyond the board itself, what makes this pegboard even more customizable is all of the compatible accessories on GetQuark’s Etsy shop. These accessories aren’t just functional, they’re unique, stylish, and easy to curate for the best storage feature. Whether you choose the Entryway Key Organizer, the Kitchenware Organizer, and the Suspended Flower Pot Holder, you can transform this pegboard into something awesome that meets all of your individual needs.
Price at time of publish: $133
Best for Office
Azar Pegboard Organizer Kit
Comes with accessories
Made from lightweight yet durable plastic material
Easy to assemble
Accessories aren’t as compatible with heavy-duty tools
With all of the potential clutter caused by office supplies, pegboards are made for taking desk organization to new heights—literally—by mounting it onto the wall.
The Azar Pegboard Organizer Kit comes with 70 pieces (yes, you read that right!), including two divider bins, two cups, and a variety of different pegboard hooks to house all of your office knickknacks and supplies. That means you can now find a home for your pens, sticky notes, paper clips, tape, and more!
And, although office supplies aren’t super heavy, you won’t have to worry about weighing this pegboard down. It’s made from a lightweight yet incredibly durable plastic material.
If you're just starting out, we think this easy pegboard kit is the way to go.
Price at time of publish: $59
Best Heavy Duty
Wall Control Galvanized Steel Pegboard Pack
Made from sturdy steel material
Mountable to concrete
Can purchase as a set with compatible accessories
Industrial feel, so not ideal for all room types
If you’re using a pegboard to store heavy items (think a hammer, a wrench, or a big measuring tape), you’ll need something that can actually withstand the weight without the risk of falling off the wall.
Enter the Wall Control Galvanized Steel Pegboard Pack. This two-pack has an overall storage area of 7 square feet and can hold up to 200 pounds. On top of that, it can mount to concrete, making it a fantastic choice for garages, studios, and other utilitarian spaces. While it might be a tad industrial looking for some home decor preferences, the pegboard comes in 10 different colors, so you can choose an option that works best with your space and style.
While the durability and size make it absolutely worth it, the price tag is pretty high for two pegboard panels. For better value, we recommend opting to buy it as a kit with compatible accessories. That way you'll get the pegboards and everything you need to actually hang and store your items.
Price at time of publish: $70
Best for Small Tools
Seville Classics Steel Pegboard Set, 24 x 48 inches
Comes with 23 metal pegs and 6 organizing bins
Single color option for bins
Pegboards are a game changer for tool storage. That's why we absolutely love the heavy-duty Seville Classics Steel Pegboard Set. It comes with everything you need to get all your doodads in an orderly fashion. This steel pegboard costs under $50, making it a great value compared to other sturdy steel designs.
Plus, it comes with 23 metal pegs and 6 bins for organizing smaller items like screws, nuts and bolts, and nails. If we’re being picky (and we are), our one complaint is the bin color. It only comes in yellow, which might work well for some style preferences, but others might need to purchase separate bins if the yellow doesn't seem that appealing.
Price at time of publish: $45
Best Pegboard System
IKEA SKÅDIS Pegboard Combination
Comes with accessories
Boasts a sleek design
Pegboard is not compatible with non-IKEA accessories
We can always count on IKEA to create an organization solution that is budget-friendly and stylish—and the IKEA SKÅDIS Pegboard Combination is no different.
This attractive pegboard measures 24 x 30.25 inches and comes with shelves, clips, containers, and hooks so you can customize your pegboard to meet your needs. Best for an office, craft room, or dorm room, this board is super sleek! It's made from durable fiberboard and comes with everything you need for a small pegboard.
It’s worth noting that IKEA pegboards aren’t typically compatible with non-IKEA accessories. You can find some accessories on Etsy that are specifically created to fit into IKEA's oval pegboard holes, but shopping outside of the brand may be a hassle. Luckily, IKEA has a lot of choices, including magazine holders, clips, and storage baskets!
Price at time of publish: $56
SSWBasics 4-Panel Pegboard Display
Doubles as a room divider
Great solution for jewelry or craft displays
Made from durable wood
Not the most stylish free-standing pegboard
Whether you’re looking for a pegboard that doubles as a room divider for your office or want a unique way to display jewelry or crafts at a flea market, this 4-Panel Pegboard Display from SSWBasics is an excellent choice.
While there are more stylish options out there, this one is the most durable, which is why it’s one of our top picks. The board is made up of four 60 x 15 inch panels, and despite the size, it only weighs 12 pounds on its own. It can fit universal (or ¼ inch) pegboard accessories and is ready for display as is, or can be painted and decorated, depending on the look you want.
Price at time of publish: $91
JSF Plastic Pegboard Kit
Chic design and matching accessories
Holes do not fit universal pegboard accessories
There are plenty of plastic pegboards out there, but the JSF Plastic Pegboard Kit wows us the most for its durability and design.
This pegboard set features four 9.65 x 9.29 inch squares that piece together to create custom paneling. You can even purchase different colors for a more mix and match feel.
Additionally, the pegboard kit comes with a variety of accessories, including four adhesive shelves and 24 hooks. Although it’s not a heavy-duty option, the pegboard is durable and perfect for bedrooms, entryways, offices, and living rooms looking for more functional shelving options.
Price at time of publish: $21
Pillowfort Modular Organization System Pegboard
Comes with additional accessories for organizing
Design elevates the classic fiberboard look
Made from durable and high-quality materials
Board is on the small side, so it’s best for a dorm, bedroom, or office
Fiberboard boasts a classic pegboard feel with its wood-like finish and brown hue—only this one from Target is a lot more elevated!
Ideal for the bedroom, office, craft room, or dorm room, this durable 22 x 15.75 inch pegboard comes with several accessories, including shelves, peg hooks, and a large metal basket to store all of your essentials in a stylish and functional manner.
Price at time of publish: $30
Brightroom Pegboard Set
Lightweight yet durable
Comes with several functional accessories
If you’re working with a wall that can’t quite handle the weight, this convenient Pegboard Set from Target’s Brightroom collection is a must. The board weighs just over 3 pounds and is perfect for attaching pictures, paperwork, charging cables, and other small items.
We love it because, in addition to being mountable to a wall, you can also attach this board to a Brightroom Storage Cart for something a little more creative and mobile. We're thinking a pegboard cart might look pretty excellent in a kitchen, where you can roll around all of your baking tools, or maybe a craft cart, stocked with washi tapes all lined up.
Albeit on the small side, the lightweight pegboard comes in three sizes—13 x 26 and 13 x 13 inches—so you can choose which one best fits your space. And, if you need a little more pegboard real estate, you can even mount several together to create a wall!
Price at time of publish: $35
Best for Garage
The Container Store Elfa Utility Garage Planting Pegboard & Shelves
Holds all of your essentials and more
Steel material makes it heavy duty
Built-in organizing solution
It’s hard to think about pegboards without thinking about garages. After all, that part of the house was made for storing tools and other utility items.
This pegboard is the ultimate garage organizer with its built-in design that allows for a tabletop space, shelving, and drawers for extra storage. Whether you’re looking for a pegboard to house gardening tools or need an all encompassing solution for power tools and woodworking machinery, then the Elfa Utility Garage Planting Pegboard & Shelves is it.
Measuring at 9 x 7 feet and made from durable steel, this seriously sturdy pegboard can hold up to 100 pounds on the shelves and 25 pounds in the drawers. And while the price is just as hefty, it's built to last.
Price at time of publish: $805
The SKYFOOST Pegboard Wall Organizer is our top pick for best overall because it has a customized feel without the hassle of actually customizing a pegboard. You can arrange the square-shaped boards in a way that best fits your space, whether that be one large pegboard wall or individual rectangular panels. And, while it’s not ideal for heavy-duty items, it works well with just about everything else. If you're looking for a kit, we recommend the IKEA SKÅDIS Pegboard Combination, which comes with a variety of hooks, containers, and bins, and boasts a sleek design that works well in just about any interior space.
What to Look for In Pegboards
Before you look at any other details, it’s important to consider the dimensions of a pegboard, as this will tell you whether or not it will fit in your space. Additionally, it helps you figure out how many pegboards you'll need, based on the amount of items you need to organize. “The best thing to do is take painters’ tape and outline the space on the wall,” advises Marie Jackson, a professional organizer in Charlotte, NC. “This will help you figure out how much of the wall will be used and what items could fit in there based on the dimensions,” she adds, noting that this trick also helps you identify which accessories are needed.
Weight Capacity and Hole Size
Once you determine the size of your pegboard, look at the weight capacity and hole size, which will tell you how much stuff you can actually get away with storing and what accessories will fit your board. Melissa Gugni, a professional organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area, says the standard pegboard hole size is 3/16 of an inch, however this can vary depending on the brand and design. For example, the IKEA SKÅDIS Pegboard holes are ovals, not round. That means they fit only IKEA SKÅDIS accessories.
As far as weight is concerned, Gugni says the standard 3/16 inch pegboard holes should hold up to 100 pounds. For the most part, a pegboard should be able to carry between 50 and 100 pounds.
Material and Color
The pegboard material matters for looks, but can also make a difference in price and durability. Jackson says the best material for a pegboard is steel because it can hold far more weight than other options.
Gugni says the more budget-friendly wood boards can hold up to 100 pounds. In addition to steel and wood, pegboards come in plastic, acrylic, and fiberboard (which we think has a more old school utilitarian vibe). “If you have a lot of power tools or other heavy equipment, metal is a better choice—it will hold up to 10 times the weight of a wood board,” suggests Gugni.
Of course, it’s also important to consider material (and its color) in terms of style when creating a pegboard moment in a home, especially in areas where you want something more elevated and stylish versus a garage feel.
Included Hardware and Accessories
When shopping for a pegboard, consider any add-ons that come with the board itself. First, you’ll want to make sure that the pegboard comes with hanging hardware (if it goes on a wall) so that you can easily install it in any corner of the room.
While it’s not required, it’s also greatly appreciated when pegboards come with some or all accessories, so you don’t have to invest more money into your storage solution and you can get started with organizing right away. Included pegboard accessories are also beneficial because they are a guaranteed fit, as not all pegboards and pegboard accessories pair well together.
Framing is also important to consider (especially for more stylish areas of the home vs. the garage). Many pegboards have a canvas painting-like design, where the metal “folds” over the frame to sit flush against the wall, giving it a more minimalist yet finished look. But, some—especially customizable options on Etsy—come with frames. This standout feature has a more polished feel and could create a nice design moment, too.
Are all pegboards the same?
Pegboards all have the same goal—to help you get organized. However, many of them have different features. Material, hole sizes, and accessory compatibility can change from board to board. They also vary in colors, sizes, shapes, and uses.
“You can find acrylic or plastic pegboards from decor stores that are not suitable for tools or kitchens, but would be lovely for organizing accessories, jewelry, or other lighter things in an area of the house when a less industrial feel is desired,” says Gugni.
How much weight will a pegboard hold?
According to Jackson, this depends entirely on the material and the design. She says most pegboards should be able to hold between 50 to 100 pounds, especially if they’re meant for hanging tools. Some lightweight designs (which are common in office spaces) might hold less weight, so it’s best to consider your options when accessorizing and organizing your pegboard.
Do you need space behind a pegboard?
The space behind a pegboard also depends on the board itself and the accessories used. “For some accessories, there will need to be space behind it in order for them to install properly,” says Jackson. The design of the pegboard usually takes this into consideration, so unless you’re creating your own, Jackson says you typically don’t need to worry about the space.
If you are planning to get crafty and DIY your own or use pegboard accessories from another brand, Gugni says you need about 0.5 inches so that the accessories and hooks can be inserted properly.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Jessie Quinn, a contributing writer, covers everything from organizing solutions to home essentials for The Spruce. When researching the best pegboards, Jessie considered quality of material, durability, weight capacity, and style. She also tapped organizing experts Marie Jackson and Melissa Gugni for their insights on what makes a truly fantastic pegboard.