Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
While we’ve covered the best entryway decorating ideas, storage benches, and umbrella stands, here we hunted for the best hall trees for your entryway, with the guidance of the very opinionated reviewers on Amazon.
Best rated-hall tree
Most everyone who reviewed this hall tree appreciated its sturdiness and quality for the price — which might be due to its base being “all metal, no cheapy plastic,” as one reviewer writes. “I have it fully loaded with all my purses, and it stands straight and strong! I even smacked it a few times to make sure it wouldn’t tip over.” The majority of reviewers also seemed pleasantly surprised at the quality of the parts and the easy assembly. “All the parts are very solidly made. The small wood balls on the stems are already attached, very solid, and look super-nice. It took about 30 minutes to assemble.”
Best-rated (less expensive) hall tree
This Langria coat rack has a slim design that many reviewers credit for clearing up clutter in the house. “Sure freed up space in our house!!!” exclaims one happy shopper. “It looks terrific, is sturdy enough to hang multiple hats, jackets, bags, etc. on, and it [has] a very slim design so it can be placed pretty much anywhere.” Reviewers had varying experiences with getting this coat rack up and running, but many noted that it was the best out there for the price. At least one says, “I’m not very mechanically inclined but was able to put it together by myself in just a few minutes.”
And now, some micro-picks for every type of hall tree you might be looking for.
Best metal hall trees
“Easy to assemble” and “sturdy” are the two most common terms found among reviews for this Songmics metal coat rack, with many crediting the easy-to-read instructions and materials list, and the package including “every single part you need, plus spares.” One reviewer even makes the outlandish claim that this hall tree was so easy to put together, she tasked her 4-year-old son with the job. “In the end, he did most of the work and understood, by looking at the pictures, what went where. It took us about 20–30 minutes to put together.” And while not every reviewer was impressed by the looks of this tree, others were very enthusiastic about its “attractive” and “terrific-looking” design.
Best wooden hall tree
This hall tree has an edge on its peers, according to reviewers, because of its adjustable height. The majority said this thing is handsome to look at, too, with reviewers calling it “attractive, like an expensive piece,” “nice to look at,” and “a great artistic find.” Many noted its sturdiness despite its small footprint, too, like one reviewer who credited it with organizing his assortment of coats: “I had to make some strong changes to my habits to make me the person I’m thankful to be now. All thanks to this coat rack. IT CAN HOLD ALL MY HEAVY COATS. I feel better, I look better, man.”
Best hall trees with storage
Many reviewers noted that this hall tree looks more expensive than it is, which they credit to the distressed faux wood that’s “beautiful and looks high-end,” per one reviewer. A common musing about this hall tree is that while it’s not the easiest piece of furniture to assemble, the customer service is great if you run into any hiccups, and the end result is worth it. According to one reviewer, “This is my new favorite piece of furniture! I would order this a million times over. It was fairly easy to put together in an evening and quite study as well. I’ve had 10-plus coats hanging on the hooks, no problem!”
Shoppers overwhelmingly praise this best-selling metal rack with storage space as a rare Amazon find that’s hassle-free, versatile, and cheap. One reviewer was so enamored, she wrote, “Every time I look at it I think about how great this multipurpose rack looks. Product makes the home cleaner, neater, ready for visitors, and a place where you can easily find things (not waste any time).” Not having to fret about the assembly was also a selling point for reviewers such as a busy mom with a 4-year-old who had never assembled furniture by herself before: “I was able to do it. Instruction was simple. A great teamwork exercise to do with my kid.”
If you prefer a hall tree with a more authentic wooden frame, here’s one with “a combination of solid hardwoods and engineered wood panels with real wood veneers.” Most shoppers considered it to be of good quality and perfectly functional, with one noting that it’s “sturdy enough for a person over 200” pounds, with strong hooks and a bench you can fill with shoes. Some faced difficulties putting it together (and complained about parts not fastening well), but overall, most agree that the end result “looks great and instantly solved where to put hats and coats when we entertain.”