Do you have beautifully organised shoes? For some reason most people dream of perfectly paired and presented shoes but end up in a great shoe shuffle pulling a pile of singles from under the bed or some other inconvenient dumping ground.
This week At Home is going to square up to the situation: here are some creative ways to organise your footwear – some solutions may be a step too far for you – but they are all bound to keep you on your toes.
Hidden beneath a Valance
I don’t think this would work for me – too fiddly and then you would have an odd bulge to the bed which you would be bound to get snagged up in. Next please.
Shoes on a Wall Rail Display
Fit some mouldings on the wall and display your shoes like art. That’s the theory anyway but really, will your shoes look like this? – could be a good reason to get some new, brightly coloured pairs (and keep the rest under the bed).
Rack’em up Behind a Curtain
This could be good for a shallow alcove which is not much use for anything else.
Hide them in a Seat or Bench
These handy stools sit under a console table in the hallway – not a bad idea – seating and storage combined.
A bench like this does a similar job.
I like my shoes in boxes – these are rather smart with their handy instagram-style labels.
Better still, use clear plastic boxes – I learnt this trick from my mother,
but I like the vintage look of these boxes.
Stairway of Shoes
This is clever
but I don’t like this so much – I worry that someone will trip up, besides the messy vibe.
Ikea suggest you buy some of these from them – great if you have the space.
And this looks pretty good too – perfect in fact.
Don’t forget – you can win some new shoes in our Spot-it! competition this month ion association with our partner Kokos. For details see https://www.prickettandellis.com/spot-it-2/
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