Shoe Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
Written by Erica Loop
If you don’t have a walk-in closet (or even a standard-size one), coming up with shoe storage ideas is often a challenge. Don’t fret about stashing your footwear in a small space. Instead, follow these simple tips to keep your collection neat, tidy, and readily accessible.
Large or growing shoe collections may benefit from stackable storage cubes. Look for shoe-size units to save space. Place this storage option at the bottom of your closet or against a bedroom wall.
The best part about stackable cube storage is that you can choose an option that matches the number of shoes that you currently have, remove pieces if your collection dwindles, or add pieces to accommodate more footwear. Instead of filling your space with a bulky one-size-fits-all storage block, you can use these easily customizable options to keep storage minimal.
You don’t need a walk-in closet (or even a closet at all) to conveniently store your shoes. Small homes and apartments typically have a lack of storage space. Take advantage of any extra space, such as a hallway, to make room for your shoes.
Line the baseboard of one hallway wall with a low shelf or rack. Line up your favorite shoes in this functional two-in-one display and storage unit.
Instead of squirreling away your shoes in your small space, use what you have and display them. A small apartment or room means that you might not have much hidden storage space, such as closets, in which to put your shoes away. Instead of simply tossing your footwear aside, leaving a messy and unmade look, keep it neat and even add to the overall room decor with a display shelving unit. Start at floor level or begin your shelving display more at mid- or eye level, making it easy to see. Use equal sized and spaced shelves or create more visual interest with an offset (almost zigzag) alignment and different sizes of shelves.
Paint the shelves to match your room and color-code the shoes that you are storing. For example, stain your first shelf a deep cherry wood color to match fun footwear such as the Florsheim Tienomite Mid in dark cherry.
Shoe storage ideas for small spaces include a few different options based on your needs and taste. Go for a removable stackable cube unit to expand with your growing collection, turn a hallway into a storage unit, or show off your shoes on a display.
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Posted November 27, 2012
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