A standalone rail is also a great addition to the hallway, keeping it clutter free and organized without the need for drilling, so look for styles that incorporate shelving for shoes, and hooks for accessories. Guest bedrooms will also benefit from a stylish clothes rail, offering visitors a simple way to hang up their belongings if existing wardrobe space is (predictably) already maxed out.
And if you’re lucky enough to be tasked with fitting out your walk-in wardrobe, a freestanding clothes rail gives you the versatility to play around with your space. Despite its lightweight make-up this one can take an impressive 20 kg of clothing weight and allows for our summer maxi dresses to hang at their full length, thanks to its clever design.
At 80 cm in width, it might not hold your entire wardrobe, but its incredible affordability means you can easily double up without breaking the bank. Its sleek, simple design allows for both the A-shaped frame, and the sizable polyester fabric storage box, to fold up neatly when not in use.
Easy to assemble and offering the look of a much more expensive furniture piece, this Scandinavian-influenced open wardrobe proved an impressive find. We loved the contrast between the smooth natural wood and the clean, bright white of the hanging rail and shoe shelf.
At 149 cm in height, it’s perfect for most clothing items, but we did find our longer dresses brushed the shelf with their hems. Great for smaller sleeping spaces or hallways, the double height rail allows for easy access to your clothing, while the perforated shelves are a handy addition.
This one’s great for hanging shirts and blouses, but also having those folded items like jeans and jumpers close to hand. Another sculptural affair, but one that sits on the higher end of the price bracket, is this elegant unit from Sweet pea and Willow.
What we loved most about this modern clothes rail is its contrast between material and design: its heavy iron frame belies its light and airy look. At 194 cm in height, this piece combines uninterrupted hanging space for long dresses in nifty open shelving.
Its ladder-inspired frame offers good hanging space and accommodates a generous bottom shelf for shoes. Crafted from solid pine, its quality is palpable, the pale blond wood offering a calming presence.
Its interconnecting rails and wire baskets are supported by floor to ceiling tension points, meaning you can give that drill a wide berth. Not only height adjustable, the industrial metal frame can be arranged in various configurations to suit your space and hanging needs.
The tubular frame is a lightweight powder coated steel while the bottom shelf is fashioned from solid American oak with an attractive grain, adding a rich contrast to the cool black metal. This one is beautifully crafted and offers a chic designer touch in the bedroom, although you’d be forgiven for wanting to show it off in the hallway, too.
This beautifully simple A-frame hanging rail forms part of Vendor’s Cove range, which offers nifty space-saving furniture pieces, all with a cool, Stand aesthetic. In the depths of winter, it’s easy to see why we end up chucking everything in the machine and forgetting about the environmental impact.
We also looked for stability, ease of movement and the build quality of the struts and racks. The careers here come in all shapes and sizes and for all budgets, so think about the footprint you have to play with first.
We may earn commission from some retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. Our top choice last year, and it’s still our favorite, this career is perfect if you have limited space as it can easily fit a couple of washing loads on to its compact lines.
More of a functional piece of furniture than a wobbly dryer, this clothes rack looks the absolute business, whether in a kitchen, hallway or bedroom. We used ours in a utility space, with items going on hangers straight from the machine, damp undies hung on the upper higher rack and folded clothes on the bottom shelf, ready to be put away.
The adjustable height means they can easily handle longer items of laundry. This model uses a small heater that blows air upwards in a fabric pod that has a hanger for drying up to 12 items inside.
We found the instructions clear and the pulley system easy to install, though you must make sure it’s going into a ceiling beam rather than plasterboard. There are a number of over-the-door careers from Adds we like, and this larger version can handle a surprisingly good amount of wet washing when space is at a premium.
The net area on top was also perfect for laying out woolen items we didn’t want creasing. Just like your grandma used to have in front of the gas fire, this wooden career may not be the most capacious of those we looked at, but it’s certainly easier on the eye.
The concertina design is in beech wood and feels sturdy even when fully loaded, with the option to stand it at full or half-height. The four corners at the top of this career fold out to provide a place to use your own hangers too, so it also came in handy when we were smoothing out garments with a handheld steamer.
Watch Brabant’s YouTube guide to help with installation and the 10 minutes of drill work required is nothing, as this one will be in use for years. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage.
Ideal for exhibitions and display, these top quality garment rail (or clothes rail) are quick to assemble and easy to store as they lie totally flat without projections when taken down. Wide, stocked in 3ft, 4ft, 5ft and 6ft lengths in a choice of three finishes: Chrome Top with black base, All Black or All Chrome.
If you work on or near highways it will be essential to wear the correct certificated hives garments but increased visibility is useful in a whole host of other applications such as the construction industry, security, warehousing, car parks etc. This section includes all the usual suspects such as hives vests and coats but also some more unusual items such as high is hoodies and Rail Spec coveralls.
The laws for rail spec items have recently changed and waterproof garments now need to be breathable and so are unable to have a fixed lining. Make doing the laundry less of a chore with this heated clothes career.
You don't even need to worry about the British weather because we've all been there, you put the washing out on the line, and then it starts to rain, and you've got that sudden rush to get it all back in, before it has to dry again. This clothes dryer can be easily folded away, so you don't need to worry about it taking up extra space in your home.