21 Pegboard Ideas for Your Entire House

Simple yet oh-so handy.

You might think that pegboards are a seemingly simple design element, but they can be wonderfully versatile. Pegboards can be true workhorses in your home that go beyond an office bulletin board.

Take a look at some of these creative uses for pegboards that will get you organized in almost every room in your home.

Mudroom

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Pull the chaos of your mudroom together with a well-placed pegboard. You can use it to hang up kids’ backpacks, keep winter gear organized, store pet supplies and contain ingoing and outgoing mail.

Kitchen

White Kitchen With Pegboard Backsplash

White Kitchen With Pegboard Backsplash

A pegboard backsplash allows for extra storage as well as display space. The inexpensive panels are fastened to the walls, then hooks from the hardware store are used to hang utensils and kitchen gadgets.

Photo by: Lindsay Raymondjack ©Designs by Joanne Palmisano, photos by Susan Teare

Lindsay Raymondjack, Designs by Joanne Palmisano, photos by Susan Teare

A fun and more unusual application of pegboards is to use it as a kitchen backsplash. Here, you can see how a kitchen pegboard can help you stay organized, allowing you to neatly store utensils and cooking tools right out in the open.

Bedroom

Pegboard Headboard in Neutral Bedroom

Pegboard Headboard in Neutral Bedroom

RESTRICTED IMAGE. A pegboard in the bedroom? When it's as clean and chic as this, we say yes! Those with a penchant for practical design will appreciate the simplicity of this headboard created by blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth. Bonus: The headboard doubles as a nightstand to hold a book or two.

Photo by: Ashley Rose

For a small bedroom where you may be lacking storage, consider a pegboard to stylishly contain your necessities, such as an alarm clock, books, charging cords and graphic prints.

Closet

Tween Girl Closet With Organized Pegboard Wall

Tween Girl Closet With Organized Pegboard Wall

A pegboard wall organizes the tween girl's hats, jewelry and purses. Built-in shelves and hanging rods keep clothes, duffle bags and other accessories neatly stowed away.

Photo by: Dan Piassick

Dan Piassick

While you might not think about a pegboard as an organizational tool in your closet, it’s the perfect spot for this material. Whether you have a larger walk-in closet or a more narrow reach-in closet, you can use a pegboard to help store your jewelry, hats, purses, scarves or other accessories.

Home Office

Floor-to-Ceiling Pegboard Storage in Craft Room

Floor-to-Ceiling Pegboard Storage in Craft Room

Floor-to-ceiling pegboard makes a statement in this studio of craft blogger Mandy Pellegrin from Fabric Paper Glue. A monochromatic black and white palette lets the colorful craft supplies pop.

Photo by: Mandy Pellegrin

A home office is probably the most common spot we think of when we imagine adding a pegboard to our space. In this case, the homeowner combined their love of sewing with organization essentials.

Kids' Room

DIY Pegboard Rock Collection Display

DIY Pegboard Rock Collection Display

You know all those rocks and shells from your travels that you stuff in bags or drawers? Give them prize of place in this do-it-yourself pegboard project from blogger Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay.

Photo by: Joni Lay

Teach your kids early about starting and displaying collections. Here, a pegboard is used to hold various geodes and rocks. The pegboard is hung on the wall like a piece of art and can work as the collection expands and grows. You could also use a pegboard to display international coins, old pins, toy cars, wind-up toys or even PEZ dispensers.

Craft Room

Stylish Pegboard Storage in Craft Room

Stylish Pegboard Storage in Craft Room

Tempted to fill in every inch of space on your pegboard? Blogger Jennie Larsen of Craft-O-Maniac has styled her pegboard for decor and function. Add artwork, buckets for loose supplies and shelves for added storage with style.

Photo by: Jennie Larsen

Much like a home office, a craft room is another spot in your home that is well suited to getting organized with a pegboard. No matter what crafts you love, you can easily organize and display your supplies.

Home Gym

Pegboard Storage Wall in Home Gym

Pegboard Storage Wall in Home Gym

Pegboards are great tools for organizing because they take a mishmash of items and turn them into one unified display. Think outside the garage and use pegboards inside the house in unique spaces – like a mini-home gym in front of your exercise equipment.

Photo by: Melissa George, Polished Habitat

Melissa George, Polished Habitat

If you’re lucky enough to have the space for a home gym, consider using a piece of pegboard on your wall to help keep your space organized. You can use the pegboard to hang up your headphones, towels, exercise equipment and even some extra magazines.

Garage

Pegboard Installation and Organization

Pegboard Installation and Organization

Install and organize a pegboard

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Use a pegboard to tackle garage organization in a snap. Try using a combination of shelves, hooks and nails to get your tools, levels, wires and spray-paint cans neatly pulled together. Even if you have a large collection of tools, consider organizing your most-used tools on a pegboard so they're easily accessible whenever you need them.

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Artwork

Colorful Inspiration Leads Way in Remote Redesign

Colorful Inspiration Leads Way in Remote Redesign

Photo by: Kim Cornelison

Kim Cornelison

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It may not offer storage, but this rainbow pegboard artwork looks amazing in this designer living room.

DIY Pegboard

Looking for a more modern take on a classic pegboard? Make your own! Use wider pegs to hold shelves for decor, office essentials, clothes and more.

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Perfect Pot and Pan Display

Channel Julia Child’s iconic organization with a chic pegboard to hold all your kitchen's pots, pans and utensils. Don't forget to trace each cookware's shape! Especially adaptable for a small space, pegboard looks upscale when painted black, as blogger Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess has done here.

Photo By: A Beautiful Mess

Mudroom Meets Pegboard

With a fresh coat of neutral paint, pegboard seamlessly blends into any room of the home — including a mudroom where essentials for the whole family are kept. As little ones grow, the pegboard can easily accommodate new gear.

Level Up the Laundry Room

Laundry room in the basement and no solution for covering up pipes and concrete? Enter pegboard. Organizing Made Fun blogger Becky Barnfather painted her pegboard a cheery green and white design to add style and function to the area.

Giant Craft Pegboard

When using pegboard, the actual board is just the beginning. Adding shelves, buckets and baskets gives your design one-of-a-kind style for your one-of-a-kind crafts. Blogger Ginger Bowie of Ginger Snap Crafts framed her DIY craft wall with trim for a more sophisticated look.

Pegboard Nightlight

Cast a starry night sky in your child's bedroom with a DIY pegboard nightlight by Stephanie Todaro of Maker Made. Who knew pegboard had so many clever and unexpected uses?

Photo By: Tessa Neustadt; Design By Stephanie Todaro

Streamlined Workspace

Floor-to-ceiling pegboard makes a statement in this studio of craft blogger Mandy Pellegrin from Fabric Paper Glue. A monochromatic black and white palette lets the colorful craft supplies pop.

Practical Bedside Manners

Add simple style in the bedroom with furniture that incorporates pegboard, such as this side table from Homebase Collections. The dotted design looks crisp and clean — you'll forget it's even pegboard!

Everything Above the Kitchen Sink

Create a budget-friendly backsplash that keeps day-to-day items organized and within reach. For an easy pop of color in the kitchen, paint the pegboard rather than leaving it white. Learn how to install this pegboard backsplash at DIYNetwork.com.

Photo By: Lindsay Raymondjack ©Designs by Joanne Palmisano, photos by Susan Teare

Ultimate Garage Storage

A garage gets a massive functional upgrade with this pegboard and shelving installation by author and blogger Cyndy Aldred of The Creativity Exchange. A variety of hooks and baskets hold paint supplies and tools for effortless organization.

Photo By: Cyndy Aldred

Precious Pegboard Collections

You know all those rocks and shells from your travels that you stuff in bags or drawers? Give them prize of place in this do-it-yourself pegboard project from blogger Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay.

Photo By: Joni Lay

Pegboard Headboard

A pegboard in the bedroom? When it's as clean and chic as this, we say yes! Those with a penchant for practical design will appreciate the simplicity of this headboard created by blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth. Bonus: The headboard doubles as a nightstand to hold a book or two.

Photo By: Ashley Rose

Style Your Supplies

Tempted to fill in every inch of space on your pegboard? Blogger Jennie Larsen of Craft-O-Maniac has styled her pegboard for decor and function. Add artwork, buckets for loose supplies and shelves for added storage with style.

Maximize the Kitchen Island

This midcentury modern kitchen prep station by Wake The Tree uses metal pegboards for added function and super style. The sunny metal holds spatulas and spoons while maintaining durability and easy cleanup in what can be one of the messiest places of the home.

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