5 Ways To Store Your Shoes At Home Without Cluttering The Entrance
Have too many shoes at home and don't know where to store them? Interior designer Sonika Khurana Sethi shares 5 simple tips to create smart spaces in your home to avoid cluttering the entrance of your home.
Avoid making a mess at the entrance of your house by using these five smart shoe storage ideas. Pic Credit: Canva
Anyone who lives in an apartment or a house with minimal space is all too familiar with the problem of keeping shoes at home. While it is a common practice to leave them outside the house, it does give a cluttered appearance, not to mention guests stepping on them while entering the house.
While installing shoe racks is a common solution, they take up space at the entrance and ruin the room's overall aesthetic. According to Vastu Shastra, keeping an open shoe rack or leaving shoes and slippers at the entrance brings negative energy which can result in frequent conflicts and tensions in the house. It is therefore advised to keep it closed and place some auspicious feng shui items on top of it to maintain a positive atmosphere.
Leaving outside shoes inside the entrance can bring home all the bacteria, dirt, dust and germs accumulated from walking in public spaces, which not only multiply and cause a high risk of infections and diseases but also face the problem of cleaning the area frequently to keep it clean. Instead of displaying them outside or hiding them under the bed, here are five smart ideas you can take inspiration from to store your shoes properly while complementing the decor.
1) Rotatable shoe accessory
Stylish and genius, you can purchase this item online and install it in your wardrobe to store your everyday shoes or sandals. You just need to make some space to fit the accessory and voila! you have a modern and sophisticated wardrobe at your disposal. Easy to access and comes with multiple racks to store as many shoes as possible, you don't need to line shoes at the entrance, thereby keeping it clean and tidy.
2) Hidden drawer in a seating area
With the majority of the urban population living in apartments, there is a huge need for modern storage solutions that are not only capable of holding maximum items but stylishly blend with the decor. One such method is to make a drawer in your foyer or entrance area attached to an ottoman or even your TV unit to be able to sit and remove or wear their shoes while saving enough space in the process.
3) Install a wardrobe drawer accessory
You can also keep the entrance area clean and clear by installing modern drawers within the wardrobe which can either be pulled with a handle or a touch-and-open function. If you are building a wardrobe, you can make a partition and install some racks to store your shoes. This way you have easy access to them while giving your wardrobe a classy touch.
4) Keep space-saving shoe racks
These can be found easily online and come in a variety of colours and designs, so choose the one that suits the theme of your entrance area and living room. These have enough racks with great space to keep your shoes while the topmost part of the rack can also be used to store old newspapers or keep small potted plants to make it beautiful. Additionally, the space in between the racks can be used to stick magnet hooks to hang bags or coats or even a key holder to make it more efficient.
5) Stackable shoe boxes
A blessing in disguise for people living in confined spaces, these shoe boxes are not only pretty but can be stacked vertically or horizontally, depending upon their placement to store your shoes. They are transparent and easy to access so you can always see what you want to wear. If you are stacking them vertically, you can do so in a creative manner to make them look aesthetically pleasing while storing more items on top of the boxes to use them efficiently.
These 5 shoe storage ideas not only save space but add to the decor of the room without burning a hole in your wallet.