Nothing is more unsightly than shoes lying around the entryway or living room. That’s when shoe storage comes in handy! And if you need more storage space, we’ve gathered a list of shoe storage ideas for an often under-utilized spot in many homes: under the stairs.
It’s a space that often goes unused in many homes. You may remember Harry Potter, the boy who famously lived under the stairs before discovering his true identity as a wizard. But for those of us without a magical world to escape to, under the stairs can be an awkward area to utilize. However, with some clever shoe storage ideas, this space can be transformed into a functional spot to store your footwear. Say goodbye to unsightly shoes cluttering up your living room or entryway, and hello to a stylish and organized storage solution!
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Planning your under-stair shoe storage
Before installing your under-stair shoe storage, there are a couple of questions you’ll want to take into consideration. Answering these questions will help you better plan what storage you need.
- What are the dimensions of the space?
- How many pairs of shoes will I need to store?
- What are my storage needs, budget, and style preferences?
- What type of storage solution will best complement my home’s decor?
Stow away your shoe collection with hidden stair storage drawers. These hidden drawers are designed to fit snugly under the stairs and can be customized to fit any number of shoes. Since the drawers seamlessly blend into the stairs, no one will ever know you are storing shoes there. The best part about these clever drawers is that they don’t take up any precious floor space!
Don’t you think you have room for a mudroom? Think again! That awkward “under the stairs” spot is the perfect place for installing a mudroom for storing your shoes (and jackets, coats, backpacks, and anything else you can think of!) It could be as simple as a few hooks on the wall with some shelves, or you could go all out with dividers, cubbies, drawers, etc. A mudroom is the perfect way to keep your house tidy and clutter-free.
A coat closet is an easy shoe storage solution, especially if you already have an under stairs closet. You can transform the closet into a coat closet by adding some hooks, shelves, and rods. Coat closets are great if you want your shoes, jackets, and coats to be out of sight, and out of mind.
Cubbies (or catchalls) are a fun and stylish way to keep shoes organized and off the floor. First, install a few shelves and add some baskets for a clean, classic design that looks good in every home. Then, assign every member of the family their own cubby, and no one will ever wonder where their shoes are again!
Ikea Solutions and Hacks
IKEA is the go-to for all things organizational! Here are a few of our favorite IKEA finds for under the stair shoe, jacket, and accessory storage.
Under-stair shoe storage is a practical and stylish solution for those looking to declutter their home and make the most of every inch of space in their homes. By using the often-unused area under your staircase, you can transform the spot into a functional storage solution for your shoe collection.
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