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Clear the clutter with these wall hooks and ladders

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Ladders are a clever design tool – a creative display solution that looks contemporary and saves space. Modern designs, with moveable lightweight frames, add style and dimension to dark and unused corners. Use them to hang towels in the bathroom; or throws, magazines and linens in a lounge or bedroom.


1. Ladder, $132, from Maytime. 2. Menu towel ladder, $894, from Simon James Concept Store. 3. Bamboo ladder, $239, from BoConcept. 4. Folding wooden clothes horse, $149, from Let Liv. 5. Green ladder, $109.90, from Me & My Trend.



These perky protrusions have so many uses other than hanging coats in a hallway! They’re great in bedrooms to hang art, jewellery, bags and accessories, while the range of design options on offer add plenty of personality. Choose fun styles for kids’ rooms and chic shapes for adult spaces.


1. Malmo coat rack, $149, from Shut The Front Door. 2. Mountain hook, $28, from SE3. 3. Wall hooks, $39, from Tea Pea. 4. Wire hook, $6.99, from Shut The Front Door. 5. Round wooden peg, $8, from XO Home.

Top tips

  • Engage in regular upkeep. Scan your bathroom cupboards and drawers for products past their use-by date or no longer used. You’ll be amazed at how much space is taken up by old, unnecessary items.
  • Think before you buy. When you’re out shopping, ask yourself, “Do I really need this?” Leave it for a few days before reconsidering – you’ll be surprised how often you change your mind about a purchase.


Words by: Catherine Steel and Shelley Ferguson. Photography by: Maree Homer and James Henry/