Storage Areas for Shoes

If one thing puzzles us when it comes to storage, it is always shoes. Finding storage solutions for our ever-growing collection of shoes of personal and family can often prove to be quite challenging when looking for house interior design ideas. Be it formals, casuals or plain old sneakers; we need the right place to store them. Here are some ideas that will help to hold on to your entire collection.

Stow them away

If you have put a seating option like a bench in your foyer, then you can store them underneath or by installing some drawers with open handles in them that can be rolled out comfortably. Pull out your shoes before taking a seat to wear them. In case of less space, you can place a medium sized cabinet to store the footwear.

Tip! Wherever you keep your shoes make sure it has enough breathing space to get rid of the musty smell.

Under you go

One of the brilliant house interior design ideas that let you uses the free space underneath the staircase. It will conceal the footwear and also give the extra storage space without the need to alter any other areas. With the help of some clever carpentry, this house interior design idea can transform the lacuna beneath your staircase into a pull-out cabinet.  An alternative to this method would be the shelving idea, instead of a pull-out cabinet, the space beneath the stairs can be divided into open shelves to hold the footwear.

If there is no free-standing staircase in your home, then put those stairs tread’s redundant cavities to work. However, this type of storage work should be undertaken by a professional who can ensure that the drawers are getting proper ventilation and the stairs will not be damaged due to its modifications.

Wardrobe and Cupboards

Wardrobe and cupboards are a must-have feature when it comes to house or apartment interior design. Many interior designers recommend a minimum of three pull-out racks inside the closet to store your footwear that also gives easy access. Many experts say that clothes need atleast about 120 cm of space if hanged in rods, so plan your shoe space accordingly.

 If you want to pick your shoes on the way out, then add some wire racks to the cupboard present in the hallway and store your shoes. You can also add dowels to slot the shoes inside instead of trays.

Here is a tip! When adding racks to your cupboards, measure your heels, boots and place the frames accordingly.

DIY ideas

Do It Yourself (DIY) is a prevalent concept in house interior design as it aids in showcasing the creativity of the homeowner.  File away your precious collection of footwear in cardboard or plain-view acrylic boxes. It not only keeps your collection neat but it also protects them everyday dust and grime.

Tip! If using cardboard boxes to store them, don’t forget to label them as you will end up rummaging around for the required shoe thereby creating an even larger mess.

These are some of the clever storage ideas that will help in organising your shoe collection. If you are still in search of the perfect storage to organise your space, then we at “Design Arc Interiors” are here to help.