Practical Ideas that Solve Your Shoe Storage Dilemmas

The entry hall will always look messy if you can’t find a simple and practical way to store and organize your shoes and those of your guests. It’s the same thing for the walk-in closet or dressing room. It’s a problem with all have to deal with and also one with lots of clever solutions. You just need to know where to look for them.

A bench with built-in storage for shoes is excellent for any kind of space. Its multifunctional design lets you use it as a comfy seat while you tie your shoes and the little cubbies let you organize everything beautifully.

Don’t have room for a bench? Then thing outside the box. How about some storage built into the stairs? Each step can hide a pull-out drawer and you can use them to store your shoes according to design, size, color, owner, etc.

This design could suit a mudroom or a home with a chic industrial design. The wire cubbies look very sturdy and the wooden top can either be a seat for the bench or another place you can store and display your shoes, perhaps the ones that don’t fit underneath.

Don’t want to waste floor space with these furniture pieces? Then make yourself a vertical storage system for the shoes and you can cleverly hide it behind a curtain or on the inside of your closet door.

The end bench at the foot of the bed can be used to store the shoes you only use on special occasions or perhaps the cozy shoes you wear around the house. Either way, it’s a clever way of hiding them right under your nose.

In case we haven’t insisted enough on how versatile and useful open shelves are, here we are with another great example. Use open shelves to store all your shoes. Display them beautifully on the wall and you’ll save floor space and gain style.

Can’t find a proper way to store all your flip flops and tiny pairs of shoes? Make your own little hangers just for that. Take a wire hanger, cut the bottom portion and bend it just like this.

The portion of the wall under the staircase can be turned into shoe storage. It’s a simple and genius idea. Make pull-out drawers and install rods so you can store your shoes on several different level and make the most of the space.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on November 1st, 2010

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