If you are looking for some stylish coat storage, then you probably aren't looking to buy those ugly plastic racks that everyone seems to have. Yes, there are many alternatives. Pop over to the chair section at IKEA and start sawing right away.
Here's the instructions from the creator: "I used a circular handsaw to cut the seats in half. A French cleat under the remaining piece of the seat holds the chairs to the walls, making them easy to remove for cleaning etc. Doesn't take up much room but holds quite bundle of clothes, de-cluttering the room. The chairs were originally black, I painted them white to match the colour scheme"