25 Brilliant Pegboard Ideas to Organize Every Room

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A white pegboard with a plant and pens on a desk.

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Pegboards (sometimes referred to as peggy boards) are boards that contain a grid-like pattern of small, evenly spaced holes for pegs. Pegboard displays are often found in retail stores, and are becoming more common in homes. Hang them, mount them, or lean them against a wall, and then insert pegs or hooks to display a variety of items. 

Styling a pegboard is easy, too. They can be painted and used to display photos, jewelry, or other accessories. Use a pegboard in the garage to organize tools, in the craft room to keep supplies tidy, or in the kitchen to add extra storage space for cooking gadgets. Pegboards can even be used for displaying home decor pieces, like those mentioned in the ideas below.


Paint a pegboard with a coat of primer, and then semi-gloss or gloss paint. After that, frame it with simple trim pieces or cut it to fit into a ready-made poster frame.

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    Home Office Pegboard Organization

    Large pegboard in an office.

    White House Black Shutters

    A large pegboard is a perfect solution for housing all of your pens, papers, and office supplies. It helps keep your workspace tidy and organized. Add beautiful, bright tissue paper flowers (or another colorful accessory) for stylized flair.

    Home Office Storage and Organization from White House Black Shutters


    If you're making a pegboard display using photos, artwork, or other creations, create an airy look by providing 3 inches of space between items. Count holes to evenly space things.

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    Kitchen Pegboard DIY

    A black pegboard holding kitchen supplies.

    A Beautiful Mess

    If you have a small kitchen with limited storage space, this is the DIY for you. Install a pegboard to free up valuable counter or cabinet space by holding all of your kitchen gadgets. To do so, add small pieces of pegboard to the inside of your kitchen cabinets to hang measuring spoons and other accessories.

    DIY Kitchen Pegboard from A Beautiful Mess

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    Kid's Pegboard Display

    A pegboard holding kids things.

    Aimee Weaver Designs

    When designing your kid's room, add a pegboard display to the wall above her desk so she can organize homework and toys, and hang art. As she gets older and her decor taste changes, she can easily switch things up for a more mature exhibit.

    A Peg Board for the Girls' Room from Aimee Weaver Designs

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    Workspace Pegboard

    A floor-to-ceiling pegboard behind a desk.

    Fabric Paper Glue

    Instead of shelves above your desk, add a floor-to-ceiling pegboard to your home office or craft room. Use it to hold small decorative shelves, storage baskets, hooks, and bins containing your office or craft supplies. Include mood-lifting decorations, like candles and colorful plants to help you stay on task.

    Workspace Upgrades from Fabric Paper Glue

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    Fun Pegboard Creation

    A pegboard with whimsical decor.

    A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

    Pegboards don’t only have to be utilitarian. You can style a pegboard to look like a piece of artwork. Use it to liven up a room by adding colorful decorations, inspirational quotes, and plushies. You can even use the display as a vision board.

    Pegboard Makeover from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

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    Laundry Room Storage

    A pegboard organizing laundry bags and other laundry room supplies.


    Use the following guide to learn how to cut and hang a large pegboard in your laundry room. Use it to organize your laundry supplies, like sorting bins and stain sticks. You can even hang your ironing board.

    How to Hang Pegboard for Perfect Laundry Room Storage from Remodelaholic

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    Garage Organizer

    A pegboard organizing sports equipment on a garage wall.

    Clean and Scentsible

    Garages get messy fast, especially with a family that loves sports equipment and toys. Pegboards provide an organizational solution to make your garage neat and tidy, while keeping everything in its place.

    Garage Pegboard Organizer and Sports Equipment Organization from Clean and Scentsible

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    Craft Room Storage

    Craft room organization with a pegboard.

    Honeybear Lane

    Serious crafters have lots of materials to keep straight—from spools of thread to paints and decorative paper. Keep it all organized and easy to access with an extra large pegboard, bins, and hooks.

    Extra Large Pegboard for Craft Room Organization from Honeybear Lane

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    Tool Storage

    A pegboard organizing tools.

    Woman In Real Life

    Pegboards are great organizational contraptions for almost any item, but they work especially well for organizing tools. Most tools, like screwdrivers and wrenches, already have holes in their handles, so they can easily hang on pegboard hooks. You can even arrange them by size and use, too.

    Garage Organization - DIY Pegboard Tool Organizer & Folding Workbench from Woman In Real Life

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    Extra Kitchen Storage

    A pegboard holding kitchen supplies in a white kitchen.

    Inspired By Charm

    If your kitchen needs a makeover, consider adding a pegboard display to organize and store kitchen tools and gadgets. Add a shelf at the top to hold items, like vases and jars, that take up ample cabinet space. This will give your setup the same vibe as modern open cabinets.

    Pegboard Kitchen Storage Ideas from Inspired By Charm

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    DIY Pegboard Words

    A pegboard cut to spell "get it."

    Lovely Indeed

    Style a pegboard to display letters, and then arrange them to spell out your favorite inspirational word or saying. Hang it near your home office workspace for an uplifting reminder to get after your goals.

    DIY Pegboard Words from Lovely Indeed

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    Open Pantry DIY

    An open pantry with a pegboard and shelves to organize.

    Decor Fix

    Open pantries are becoming more and more popular. They allow you to display your homemade canned goods like decorations, and provide easy access to ingredients while cooking. Use a pegboard to keep your food items easily accessible and tidy.

    Open Pantry Organization from Decor Fix

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    Pegboard Spice Rack

    A framed pegboard holding jars of spices.

    The Honeycomb Home

    If you find yourself fumbling through your pantry to find the perfect spice, it’s time to create a pegboard spice rack to keep containers organized and accessible. Pegboards to the rescue!

    Pegboard Spice Rack from The Honeycomb Home

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    Bathroom Refresh

    A wooden pegboard above a bathtub holding plants.

    Most Lovely Things

    Use the following tutorial to make your own DIY wooden pegboard for the bathroom. First, drill holes into a piece of wood. Then, insert pegs and hang shelves to display greenery in your bathroom, where these moisture-loving plants will thrive.

    Make This DIY Modern Pegboard for Houseplants from Most Lovely Things

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    Pegboard Planter

    A pegboard holding three plants vertically.


    Houseplants not only look great, but they also improve air quality and boost moods. You can incorporate more plants into your home with a unique DIY pegboard planter. This easy-to-follow pegboard idea will walk you through the process.

    Modern Pegboard Planter from Brepurposed

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    Pegboard Mudroom System

    Entryway pegboard holding coupons and keys.

    Melanie Winters

    Mudrooms and entryways can get disastrously cluttered, but a pegboard creation offers a way to tame the mess. Hang hooks and baskets to use as a catch-all, holding keys, mail, and sunglasses.

    Pegboard Home Organization System from Melanie Winters

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    Garden Tool Rack

    Wooden Peg Board

    Sirintra Pumsopa / Getty Images

    Organize a wall of your garden shed or potting bench and make it look as pretty as your garden. Stain and outfit the wall with cute pegboard accessories, and then add shelves to hold tools and small watering cans. Here, mini wire baskets keep everything neat and stylishly organized.

    How to Build a DIY Pegboard from The Spruce

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    Accent Wall

    Accent wall peg board

    Happiness is Homemade

    This 12-foot-wide wall is entirely covered in pegboard for the ultimate organization and storage hack. Small spice racks hold craft paints, glues, and more. There's even a vintage soda crate attached to the pegboard to hold washi tape. This pegboard display is large enough to showcase projects in progress, as well as finished creations.

    Craft Room Tour from Happiness is Homemade


    Make pegboard accessories out of items like PVC pipes slipped over a long hook, or binder clips to hold things up.

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    Bedroom Pegboard Headboard

    Pegboard headboard

    Sugar & Cloth

    No room for a traditional headboard? Measure a panel of pegboard wider than your bed, paint it a favorite color, and then decorate it to suit your style. This headboard is made of four squares mounted with anchor drywall screws. You'll love the idea of pegboard in your bedroom so much that you'll probably want to line your closet with one, for an extra boost of storage.

    Pegboard Headboard from Sugar and Cloth

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    Extra Bathroom Storage

    Skadis pegboard used for bathroom storage


    Who doesn't need more storage space in a bathroom? A pegboard and hanging shelves is the perfect idea for small bathrooms or spaces with pedestal sinks. House your haircare and beauty products in sleek plastic pegboard installations designed for use in humid spaces, like this one from Ikea.

    Skadis Pegboard from Ikea

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    Hallway Pegboard Helper

    Hallway pegboard


    Use pieces of leftover pegboard and thin dowels to hang keys, hats, and umbrellas in your entryway. Dowels can be moved around to accommodate items and hold a lot more than a traditional rack. For inspiration, this birch plywood pegboard measures about 45 inches long by 10 inches high.

    Skinny Pegboard from Kreisdesign

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    Jewelry Storage

    Earrings hang perfectly in pegboard holes, making this crafty item great for jewelry storage. Just cut your pegboard to size, paint it to suit your style, and then add a frame. Displaying your earrings in this way will help assure you'll wear every last pair.

    DIY Earring Holder from Infarrantly Creative

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    Pegboard Wall Mural

    You don't always need to hang items from pegboard. Instead, use the inexpensive board to cover up an unsightly wall by transforming it into a mural. Here, pegboard wall art is used to liven up a classroom setting as a focal point.

    Pegboard Wall Art from Art Teacherin' 101

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    Pegboard Skateboard Rack

    Sports enthusiasts will love using a pegboard display to showcase their favorite gear. A pegboard skateboard holder functions as both storage and art. Order pegboard in a contrasting color (you can even customize it by adding your name), and then choose a skateboard with stylish graphics to give the decoration added flair.

    Pegboard Skateboard Rack from Quark

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    Midcentury Pegboard Display

    The retro look of pegboard fits nicely in a midcentury modern home. Use it in the living room, cut into geometrical shapes, to hang shelves and display vinyl records or other relics. Change up the look seasonally by rearranging the shelves and hooks to incorporate new items of interest.

    Giant Mid-Century Pegboard Wall by Brad Slaubaugh

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