You can't have too many shoes. Any woman can confirm this. The variety of weather conditions throughout the year quadruples this number. And if you are still a large family, then it is completely incomprehensible where and how to store this frightening amount of shoes, boots and boots. The most important thing is not even this: everyone is worried about how to find the right pair later. The storage system for summer and winter assortment will help to solve these issues.
There are different storage approaches: for many, it is more convenient when shoes are hidden from prying eyes and hidden in wardrobes and drawers, and some designers believe that shelves with shoes look very creative, they can decorate any room and become an art object.
In addition to special wardrobes, there are many gadgets that can greatly simplify the organization of wardrobe storage. There are various cabinet fittings: pull-out systems, sliding stands, baskets, slim systems, boxes and much more. Their main goal is to simplify the search for the required pair, and so that seasonal shoes retain all their properties.
Experts say there are three categories of shoes that need to be hidden somewhere:
- shoes for daily wear;
- what is worn in the current season;
- vapors to be removed before next summer or winter and stored securely.
There are many places where you can and should keep your entire shoe wardrobe.
If the apartment has a dressing room, it would be ideal to equip it to accommodate shoe storage systems. True, not everyone has an extra room as a dressing room, so you can think about options for its arrangement. A pantry may be suitable for this, as well as a spacious wardrobe. This space must be cleaned, equipped with shelves, and decorated. Seasonal pairs can be hidden here.
If the room is small, light shelves will look good. All shades of shoes look perfect on a white background. It is very convenient to store each pair in a separate compartment. Here racks, like postal ones, are suitable, which can accommodate the entire shoe wardrobe. It is extremely convenient to use open racks on holders, with their help the height of the shelf is adjusted, which depends on the model of the shoe pair. Pull-out shelves are very convenient: this saves free space in the closet.
Special mesh shoe shelves will help keep any pair looking good. The metal mesh ensures air circulation and allows the boots to be ventilated.
For convenience, when searching for the necessary pair, you can carry out lighting for the shelves in the dressing room.
In the hallway, everyone takes off their shoes when they come from the street, so, basically, only what is currently worn is stored there. If you try, you can expand the functions of this room. Even in a small hallway, you can find a shallow niche for open shelving. If the hallway has impressive dimensions, a full-fledged storage system is equipped here. Built-in wardrobes will be able to accommodate the entire wardrobe of the whole family: outerwear, everyday and seasonal shoes.
An important part of the hallway can be a metal shoe rack, which has a number of advantages:
- natural ventilation;
- metal grates that are used as shelves are durable;
- does not absorb foreign odors;
- forged elements can make this piece of furniture a decoration of the hallway.
Cons of such a stand:
- a very heavy product, especially for a large shelf;
- open areas collect dust.
The most optimal placement is the shoe shelves under the seating area, which is used to put on shoes and lace up boots or to fasten a zipper.
Small apartments usually do not have a dressing room. And the bedroom is equipped with a spacious wardrobe. In the inner space, you can place shelves in a shoe cabinet. For easy storage, the drawers in the wardrobe should be special. The sloped shelves on the pull-out shelf in the bedroom can accommodate a whole family's seasonal shoes. For careful storage, an insert into the shelf is used, on which the shoes are "put on". Shelves for storing tall boots should be of increased height. The holder installed inside the box organizes well the placement of shoes. Open-type drawers with divider make it easy to keep and store shoes in the closet.
Shoe shelves can be used to equip a screen that separates the bedroom from another room. This makeshift shelving unit will be roomy due to its floor-to-ceiling size.
If the bedroom has an open rack of shoes, its contents are hidden by a curtain, which looks neat and very cozy.
The glazed balcony space will be a complete replacement for the dressing room, if you take care of its insulation. Then you can put a chest of drawers on the balcony, which has many compartments, or place boxes with pairs of shoes in it. The advantage of this approach is the low temperature, as well as the ventilation of the room.
A balcony is ideal for storing seasonal shoes, but freezing temperatures can ruin the polish on the shoes and damage the fabric.
the presence of shelves for storing shoes is foreseen in the following types of furniture:
Wardrobe-boon. This is a shelf model for storing shoes. The boom closet is well ventilated, allowing the shoes to be ventilated. The showcase is equipped with doors, however, when located within the wardrobe, the doors are not used
Slim wardrobe. It uses a hinged shelf that opens 90 or 45 degrees. The shelves are up to 0.3 meters wide, making them suitable even in a tiny hallway
Curbstone-slim. Unlike a wardrobe, products are not placed on shelves, but in special pockets that open like a fan. Each pair is in a separate cell, which provides access only to that pair. The size of the cabinet is extremely compact, it will fit in a small space of a hallway or dressing room without any problems
Closet. There is a huge variety of filling wardrobes. There are specialized models for shoes. The designs differ depending on the type of shoe. Before long-term storage, it is necessary to remove dust and dirt from the pair of shoes, and also to treat it with a disinfectant and antistatic agent
Antique wardrobe. Storing beautiful shoes can be an original art object, if you use, for example, a vintage dish cabinet or a glass rack. In the lower closed part, you can put seasonal assortment and old unsightly shoes, and in glass showcases you can place the most fashionable and cute shoes. It will attract attention and will be a wonderful decorative accessory
Hanging shelves. The hallway or dressing room can be equipped with hinged shoe shelves. They are convenient, as they allow you to clean without hindrance. However, they themselves require care, as they quickly get dirty
Hanger for boots. There are special devices for storing tall models of boots and other tall shoes. The original boot hanger can be fixed on the balcony, on the inside of the cabinet, and, of course, there is a corner for the device in the dressing room
Shoe rack. A finished product designed for dirty boots or boots from which water or melted snow rolls down. Such a device is sold in a store, but you can do it yourself. It is necessary to take any pallets, fill them with pebbles or other pebbles. The finished shoe rack must be placed near the outer door
Pockets. An original device for placing indoor or small shoes - flat pockets fixed on the wall. On the surface of the wall, they do not stand out much, they often have an original design and are used as a peculiar and unusual decor
Shoe cabinet. This is an open shoe stand that is worn every day. Can be used as a dryer if installed on a balcony or loggia
Organizer. This is also a cabinet that consists of many open trays. They display shoe boxes, individual pairs, and other accessories. Often such a device is not used entirely, but only some of its compartments
Alternative storage methods:
Ladder. An original option for placing several women's shoes or sandals. They cling to the steps of any ladder with a heel
Beautiful boxes. Many people store shoes in their boxes, but you can make this process more beautiful. The easiest way is to purchase identical containers, put shoes in them and place these beautiful boxes in the dressing room. A more budgetary option is to paste over the existing boxes with wallpaper or beautiful wrapping paper. In order to find a specific pair, you can label each box or attach a photo of the contents of each box. Then the process of finding the right shoes will be greatly simplified
Baskets. Stylish large baskets can be used to accommodate slippers, flip-flops or other shoes that do not require shape retention. They can be of different materials: wicker or steel. Made in a certain style, they will become a spectacular art object
Wall with boots. Any shoes, sneakers, sneakers can be hung on hooks in the wall using laces that are tied with bows
You can organize shoe racks with your own hands. The video below shows a simple and beautiful way to do it from cardboard.
There is always little storage space, and this does not depend on the size of the apartment and the number of shelves. But there is always a secluded corner that can be equipped with shoe cabinets and shelves.