Back when there were all the Black Friday deals, I splurged and bought this gorgeous tiled console from West Elm. I’d been eyeing it for far too long and really wanted to get rid of these hideous ladders. I was so over them. It fit perfectly, loved how it looked, but I now had an entire empty wall. I had no idea what the hell to do with it. I’m not really into art and wouldn’t even know where to begin to find something that big.
So after browsing ideas on Pinterest for hours, and shopping for art as if I knew what the hell I was doing, I decided to just throw some hats up for the time being. The bare space was bothering me and I needed to put something there because my house started to feel undone. I grabbed all my hats, popped in a few thumbtacks (yes that’s all that’s used) and called it a day. I was actually pretty excited, because it freed up an entire shelf in my closet. And fun fact, my closet is TINY. Like the tiniest you’d ever imagine. No joke. After I placed each hat on the thumbtacks, I took a step back and thought, shit that looks good.
I left it as is and fell in love with the wall. It’s now my favorite part of the home (next to my bedroom, duh). I ended up also displaying my Cult Gaia bag which freed up more closet space. Definitely digging this whole display the cute shit in my closet concept. A few other things on my console to complete the look was some fresh greenery in a blush pot from Anthropologie. I alos have a pretty picture of my sister and I a few treasures from my travels in Thailand (more to come on that).
TIPS FOR THE PERFECT HAT WALL
- Try to use similar sized hats (if possible).
- Line the top of the hats up so that they’re even. One part should be consistent. Mine sort of fell out of whack as I pull them off to wear, or pack. They don’t always go back where they’re supposed to.
- Place your thumbtacks in the wall, or a small nail, and just hang the hats from there. The thumbtack is plenty and won’t damage the hats.
- If you’d rather go the less organized way, a cloud of hats is also fun. Just create a cluster of them and hang a bunch!
Photos by JNelly