Heels, flats, booties, sneakers, and sandals—the list can go on! If you have a shoe collection that competes with Khloé Kardashian’s, this post is for you.
Living in a big city often means small spaces and tight quarters—and especially limited closet space. With limited storage, shoes usually end up scattered around the floor. It’s time to get organized and think outside the box. Imagine what can happen when your favorite shoes become works of art!
Check out our tips for functional, and fun, ways to organize your collection.
Build a Showroom
If you’ve dedicated years to purchasing show-worthy shoes, why not put them on display? Start by hanging a few wall-mounted shelves on an empty wall. Doing so will give you an opportunity to display your collection while clearing up much-needed floor space.
Place your jewel-toned heels, elegant flats, and statement stilettos on the various shelves to instantly amp up the color in your room. You can arrange each shelf by color or heel height for maximum organization.
Use Vertical Space
Bookcases and ladders can be used to your advantage as well. Similar to wall-mounted shelves, these pieces get shoes up and off the ground. Ladders work well in small spaces like an apartment entryway while bookcases can fit anywhere in the apartment. To add charm and personality, organize each bookcase shelf differently by pairing books with shoes on some, and pretty shoes with a picture frame on others.
Create a Hideaway
Placing shoes on display can add an extra element of décor, but if you don’t have the extra wall space, it’s best to keep your shoes out of site. A hanging shoe shelf that fits right on your closet bar makes it easy to keep shoes organized and off the floor. For shoes you rarely use, consider an organizer that slips away underneath your bed. Be sure to select a case with a transparent cover to see what's stored while shoes remain dust-free.
Make the Rack Choice
Whether you’re looking to display your shoe collection or keep it hidden behind closed doors, there are various options available to you. But before you reorganize, it’s important to consider your personal habits. Choosing an organizational system that best suits your personality will allow for a cleaner—and possibly more decorative—room.
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