I'm planning to install a coat rack on the right side of my bedroom closet, at the place marked with *:

|                |
|                |
|                |
|                |
| +--------+     |
| | Closet |*    |
+-+--------+-    |

(drawing not to scale; projection from top)

My question: How do I decide at which height to install the rack? I'd like to do something better than just eyeball what seems reasonable.

Should it depend on:

  • Ceiling height?
  • Closet height?
  • Closet handle height?
  • Door handle height?
  • Door height?
  • other things?

... and what kind of dependence?

Additional info:

  • I don't have coats which go down to knee or foot level - only waist-high coats. On the other hand, this rack isn't really for coats - those go on a coat rack at the entrance to my apartment.
  • There are other coat racks in the apartment, but they're all hanging off of door tops, like this one.
  • 2
    I would recommend between high enough to keep coats off the floor and low enough to reach without jumping. You are using it, make it easy for you. It is not rocket science and the only thing you need is for it not to fall down.
    – crip659
    Jul 14, 2022 at 20:34
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    Take your largest, tallest coat, put it on a hanger and experiment what height is the most comfortable for you to hang and unhang
    – JACK
    Jul 14, 2022 at 20:36
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    To turn @JACK's statement from a range into a point: take your largest, tallest coat, put it on a hanger and make sure there is 5cm of clearance at the floor level (so you can vacuum there).
    – MiG
    Jul 14, 2022 at 21:22
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    Voted to close because this is opinion based, where to hang is opinion based, how to best hang is not. What surprises me is with her background (click on her image), she doesn't know where to hang a coat rack. I'll probably get snipped for this, but really, I mean really, she should be able to figure this out on her own. . Jul 14, 2022 at 21:42
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    the main thing is to decide if you want 2 rows or just 1. if just one, put it shoulder height.
    – dandavis
    Jul 14, 2022 at 21:57

1 Answer 1


Since you seem to want an exact answer where none really exist then here:

According to the experts at Home Décor Bliss, the average height of a coat rack is about 5 feet; this height keeps even long coats from hanging on the ground, but is reachable to most individuals.

So, 60 inches it is.

  • Would probably be better state this in standard units: 154.4 cm.
    – einpoklum
    Jul 15, 2022 at 8:44
  • Whose standard, @einpoklum? ;)
    – FreeMan
    Jul 15, 2022 at 13:12
  • @FreeMan: Everybody's.
    – einpoklum
    Jul 15, 2022 at 18:45

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