Baker’s racks are one of the most versatile and inexpensive pieces of furniture you can buy for your home. They are suitable for use in many different rooms or areas of your home, and they can easily be adapted for the organization you need.
While baker’s racks are making a comeback in the interior design world, many people are at a loss as to how they should be incorporated into décor. The very name “baker’s rack” makes it seem as though it should only be used in the kitchen. In reality, the baker’s rack can be used very creatively in almost any room of your home.
Here are some creative ways you can incorporate baker’s racks into your home décor outside the kitchen.
Dressing room or corner
Even if you aren’t lucky enough to live in a house large enough to have a dedicated dressing room, you can still create a dressing room out of your walk-in closet or in a corner of your bedroom. When you make a dressing area within the larger space of your bedroom, you can make the area seem a bit more private with some decorative dressing screens.
The baker’s rack fits neatly into this little corner, giving you a handy and stylish way to display and store scarves, hats, belts, jewelry, and other accessories and dressing needs. Baker’s racks can also be used in place of vanity, with more organizational options and space. A small stool or bench should fit neatly under the table height shelf.
A baker’s rack can be a piece of art in and of itself, but that artwork could be the backdrop for your favorite decorative display. You could place the baker’s rack literally anywhere in your home where you want to display something. You can display collectibles, items you have made that you are proud of, books, or other prized possessions. Neo-pagans also like using baker’s racks as an unobtrusive representation of their beliefs.
It never fails – no matter how much you organize, and no matter how determined you are, every household will have a catch-all. The catch-all is that elusive piece of furniture in your home, usually an accent table, kitchen table, or counter. The space inevitably becomes overrun, requiring you to reorganize and start all over again.
Instead of being constantly frustrated with the piling up of mail and random items, bring a piece of furniture into the room that is specifically for that purpose. The baker’s rack is perfect for this, especially since its narrow design makes it suitable for placement just inside doorways, entryways, or mudrooms where people are most likely to drop things in passing. You’ll still need to organize it from time to time, but at least the clutter won’t make its way to other less convenient areas of the home.