How to Decorate with Hats!

In the master bedroom of my first home, I had a collection of hats populating one wall. I loved the look and often wonder why I haven’t recreated it in my current home. While reminiscing I thought it’d be fun to gather some inspirational pictures showing how to decorate with hats.

Decorate with hats by putting them on display in an entrywayPhoto by Emily Griffin Design


The entryway is an obvious place to decorate with hats. Whether propped on hooks or nailed to the wall, inside a door is a common place to display hats.

Straw hats on coat hooks in an entrywayPhoto by Kara Rosenlund


Straw hats on display in a mudroomPhoto by Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects


Arrangement of Straw Hats Inside Front DoorPhoto by Crisp Architects


How to Decorate with Hats in Victorian EntrywayPhoto by red.


Of course, the entryway isn’t the only place where you can decorate with hats. I had them in my bedroom, but how about the dining room? Here, wooden clothespins hold hats on rope to create a unique wall decoration.

Eclectic Dining Room with Wall of HatsPhoto by Severine Piller Design LLC


With farmhouse style being popular, you’ll see a lot of straw hats on walls. But why not group a whole mix of hat styles for a fun statement wall?

Variety of Hat Styles on Hallway Wall Photo by


Decorate with hats by lining them on an open shelf.

Straw Hats on an Open ShelfPhoto by Rizzoli New York


A pair of matching hats fill a narrow wall in a gray bathroom, which goes to show you can decorate with hats almost anywhere.

Hats on a Wall in the BathroomPhoto by Simon Eldon Photography Ltd


I lined a wall in my bedroom with hats, but I kind of like this lone sombrero hanging off-center above the bed.

How to decorate with hats in a bedroomPhoto by BraytonHughes Design Studios


You can decorate with hats simply by placing them on a hat stand.

A pair of hats on a hat stand in a bedroomPhoto by Dreamy Whites


Don’t forget about the wall about your pup’s bed. He can have his own hat collection on display!

Dog Hats on the Wall above the Dog BedPhoto by Nanette Wong


Shop the Hat Look:

Here’s some cute hats that might look cute on your wall – or on your noggin – along with a few hat racks and stands for displaying them. Click on any photo for information on where to buy.



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  1. Jennifer, LOVE your hats, you should bring them back – at least in one room. Got a good laugh with your dogs hat collection. Our Walmart has a bunch of doggie hats right now for Halloween and I bought my dog 2. So he’s on his way.

  2. Cute idea, that dogs hats were really cute. I have two hanging in my room, one was my mom’s and the other my grandmother’s. Thanks for the idea.

  3. I have a professional looking hat that my mother (now deceased) created during a craft day with a local hat maker at her retirement community home. She made it with feathers, a single rose and a veil and it is styled like the hats I remember her wearing when I was a child and she would dress up for church or out to dinner. I currently have it in a closet protecting it from the 2 dogs and 1 cat who “own” my house, but someday will pull it out and display it in a manner that it deserves. Your post reminded me that I have this piece of a person who didn’t have much to leave.

  4. Decorating with hats has been around forever — nothing new. In fact, it was a popular theme in the early 1980’s, and the theme must be returning again.

  5. Such a cute post! I need to collect me some hats..just wish the link still worked….In the middle of decorating my laundry and what a sweet idea for my spring entry way! Thanks Jennifer!

  6. Those dog hats are the cutest thing I’ve seen in awhile.🥰 The hat photos are very attractive, nice decor look. I have some bins of hats in a bedroom turned closet upstairs. I always wonder if I would remember to wear them if they were hanging out, but am concerned they would get all dusty.