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Key Storage Ideas

by | Feb 28, 2022 | Interior Design

Let’s face it — finding lost keys can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. It can be pretty frustrating, especially when you’re in a hurry.

If misplacing keys is a common challenge for you, it’s time to rehash your key organisation game with these 10 awesome key storage solutions. 


Top 10 Ideas For Key Storage

Never lose your keys again with these awesome key storage ideas. This list includes DIY key holders, key racks, key hangers, and more — it has everything you need for keeping keys in their proper place.


1. Rustic key holder

Rustic key holder

A DIY key holder made of a wooden board and metal hooks is a charming way to store your keys. For a more rustic feel, use an old board with faded paint.

You can create a distressed effect by sanding the paint off until the wooden surface peeps through. Make this key holder even more special by personalising the board with a message.


2. Farmhouse-inspired key holder wall organiser

Farmhouse inspired key holder wall organiser

Keep your keys, purse, and other personal trinkets tidy with this all-in-one key holder and organiser. To enhance the farmhouse vibe, make sure to sand the white plank and add thick black metal hooks.


3. Wrought iron key holder

Wrought iron key holder

Install hooks on a piece of ornate wrought iron to hold your keys in place. Position the key holder near the entryway of your home for easy access. This key holder is not only durable, but also decorative. Get quirky with different shapes such as a tree branch or a skeleton key — the sky’s the limit! 


4. Modern key holder

For a sleek and simple key storage idea, you’ll want to try making this little carpentry project. Paint a wooden plank in grey, then attach chrome hooks for a clean, streamlined look. This neutral-coloured DIY key holder works well with any wall colour.


5. Horseshoe key organiser

Channel your inner cowboy with a repurposed horseshoe key organiser. Install an old horseshoe on your wall, then attach pegs or nails for a bold finish. This key storage design works particularly well in farmhouse or industrial-themed homes.


6. Multipurpose leash and key hanger

With this clever key and leash hanger, you won’t have to lose your keys — and your dog’s leash — when walking your furbaby anymore. Use a sturdy wooden plank as a base, then attach thick hooks at the bottom area of the plank. Space the hooks farther apart than you normally would in a regular key holder — you’ll want to make space for the dog leash as well.


7. Guitar amp key rack

Are you looking for a unique key rack that will catch the eye of your guests? With a repurposed guitar amp key holder, you’ll surely make a statement. Use the dials as pegs from which you can hang key rings. You may need to install additional hooks on the guitar amp if you plan to use the rack for heavier key sets.


8. DIY ‘His and Hers’ key holder

When you’re looking at different sets of keys all at once, it’s easy for keys to get mixed up. Sort out whose set of keys belongs to whom with this handy DIY ‘His and Hers’ organiser.

Attach two wooden boards side by side on your wall then paint a ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ sign on each plank. You can also paint each board a different colour if writing calligraphy isn’t your thing. As soon as you have painted the boards and the paint is dry, attach some hooks near the bottom of the boards to hang your keys from.


9. Cupboard key storage

Cupboard key storage

The side of your kitchen cupboard is a wonderful thing! By simply installing key hooks on the side of your cupboard, you instantly have a place to store your keys. Just make sure that the cupboard is within reach so that you can access your keys anytime you need them. 


10. ‘KEYS’ wall key holder

"KEYS" wall key holder

Nothing says ‘store your keys here’ better than a wall key holder that spells out ‘KEYS’. Attach your metal key holder near the entryway of your home for easier storage. It’s even better if you can get a key holder with multiple hooks — with this type of storage, you can place all your key sets in one place and keep them organised without the fuss.


How to make a key holder: 

male hand taking door key from wooden key holder hanging on the white wall

With this easy DIY key holder, key organisation becomes a good excuse for some arts-and-crafts time. This wall-mounted key holder is made of two planks and a few metal hooks — all decorated with paint brush strokes for a touch of whimsy.

It’s a cute DIY key storage idea that is definitely not your typical doorkey project.

To make one at home, all you need is the following:

  • Metal hooks
  • 2 thick wooden planks
  • Paint brush
  • Paint
  • A drill


Step 1. Using your paint and paint brush, decorate one plank with your design of choice. You can write a message, or draw a picture. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

Step 2. Attach the planks perpendicular to each other. The plank with the design is the one that will be mounted against the wall.

Step 3. Attach hooks to the second plank.

Step 4. Install your newly crafted key holder on the wall.

There you have it, your very own customised key holder!


More key organisation tips

Here are more useful tips to ensure that your keys are stored properly:


Make organisation work for and not against you

Observe your behavioural patterns when it comes to key storage. If you find yourself putting your keys automatically on the kitchen benchtop, you may want to consider placing a bowl there to catch your keys. If your tendency is to misplace your keys as soon as you get home, it will be helpful to install a key wall organiser near your home’s entryway.


Keep your home neat and orderly

Having a neat and tidy home will help you remember where you put your keys and other important items. Cleaning your house regularly — or getting a professional house cleaner — will help you keep track of your personal belongings.


Take note of security

House and car keys need to be kept in a safe place. It’s important to pick a designated spot that’s not only accessible for you, but also secure.

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Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.


About Author

Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.