Hooks are one of the most accessible sources of storage and organization you can utilize.
Having a quick, easy, open place to hang anything (inside or outside of your closets) from keys to coats really helps minimize piles and clutter. And getting in the habit of putting items on hooks is an easy one to develop and keep over the long term.
So why not incorporate some hooks with style that make you smile? (I know, it's a rhyme, but these cool hooks can do both - so take a look).
These industrial looking C-Clamp Hooks can be found on Etsy and were created by Urban Wood and Steel (http://www.etsy.com/shop/urbanwoodandsteel).
Another really cool option in case you also want to keep things like your cell phone stored safely out of reach are these Hand Wall Scuptures and Hooks made by Iron Accents (http://www.ironaccents.com/nsearch.html?query=hand+wall+scuptures).
Another great twist that would work really well in a mudroom or garage are these faucet hooks by Home Decorators Collection( http://www.homedecorators.com/search.php?search=faucet+hooks)
And if you're more of a do-it-yourselfer and happen to have some old knobs sitting around somewhere, you can add them to a painted or distressed or even stained piece of wood and turn the entire thing into a functional work of art. And if you're not such a DIY person, you can purchase something already created for you that looks like this:
These can be accessed by visitng Rustic Originals - http://www.houzz.com/photos/578002/Reclaimed-Wood-Coat-Rack-by-Rustic-Wood-Originals-eclectic-hooks-and-hangers-