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Category Archives: shoe organization
While this is technically a guy’s closet, I couldn’t help be immediately drawn to it, probably because it’s designed by one of favorite decorators and it is impeccably organized. I love the glass doors, the gold hardware, the white built-ins, the tall mirror, the lighting, the velvet tufted ottoman, and the fact that everything, from shoes to bags to jeans and coats, has a place. Who wouldn’t want to get dressed in here every morning?
This little armoire closet is so perfectly organized. Shelves maximize vertical space. Dividers on the shelves keep sweater piles from toppling over onto each other. Shoe cubbies allow frequently used shoes to be organized yet accessible. Clear shoe boxes keep special shoes (or less frequently used shoes) protected yet visible. A box with drawers contains small items. Hooks on the doors create a perfect spot for hanging belts, scarves, and even a lint roller, which is always nice to have handy.
image source: martha stewart
Absolutely loving this beautifully organized dressing room from the home of Rita Hazan:
Shoes are neatly arranged on white open shelves (from Ikea!) and beauty essentials are on a glamorous mirrored vanity
A stylish modern black platter helps keep things organized.
Such much goodness here – the big window with floor to ceiling drapes, the tufted daybead, the unique gold wall studs, the brass glass pendant…
A patterned tray corrals jewelry and pretty objects.
See more of Rita’s home here.
photography by Brittany Ambridge and design by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Came across these images of ladders used to organize and display high-heeled shoes and thought it was such a clever idea. I love seeing how people reimagine things and use them for something other than their intended purpose.
Makes a fun alternative to traditional shelving. If you use a salvaged or vintage ladder, it’s eco-friendly too!
Another creative shoe organization idea here.
image sources: 1-unknown, 2-the nest, 3-design sponge
Check out this accessories closet:
Love the idea of displaying (and protecting!) an ultra special pair of shoes as a work of art under a glass bell jar..
…but what we can take away from these photos is the idea of tailoring our storage to the types of shoes we have. When we think of shoe storage we tend to think of heels and flats, and often forget about our boots. Whether you’re building a custom shelving unit or you’re getting a hanging organizer, when planning a storage solution for your shoes, make sure to take inventory and ask yourself – how many of each type of shoe do I have? How tall are they? What will accommodate their height?
image credits: 1-lonny, 2-the coveteur
This week’s guest participating in the ‘How I Organize’ series is graphic designer Jocelyn of The Stylish Type, who makes and sells pretty decor prints on Etsy and frequently shares her uber stylish outfits on her blog. She gives us a peek inside her home and shares with us her beautifully organized closet:
My closet is small and far from the walk-in-closet I would one day like to own. For this reason, I have to be creative with how I organized it and take advantage of every square foot of space I’ve got. That’s where closet storage solutions come in handy. I’m all about using extra hanging rods, shelves, bins, special hangers, and anything else you can get your hands on to make your closet functional. One of my biggest pet peeves is having a huge mess and not being able to see what I own. Accessibility is also important so I organize by type and then color.
My new Real Simple solutions hangers that I purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond are the best for maximizing hanging space. They are ultra-slim and have a built in hook feature that can be used to stack clothing or hang accessories like scarves and belts. Utilizing these babies to their full potential could ultimately give me double the closet space. A belt loop hanger is also a good investment to keep belts organized and visible.
I own a lot of coats for those chilly San Francisco days so I used an extra closet rod to take advantage of the lost space under my tops and skirts. I purchased some stackable shelves to double my shoe storage and used clear bins to store hats, scarves, and clutches. For those narrow spaces where traditional shelves won’t fit, I used an ordinary locker shelf to gain a little extra space. A basket on the floor is also a good place to store extra blankets or miscellaneous belongings.
*Use command hooks on the walls to hang hats or necklaces. They are easily to use and don’t require hammering into the wall.
*If you have a door that opens towards you, use the back and hang a shoe organizer. It’s the perfect place to store flats and flip-flops.
I love when pieces of furniture are used in a creative way. These glass front display cabinets are no exception. They work so beautifully as shoe organizers:
image credits: 1-the selby, 2-apartment living by caroline clifton-mogg, photography by winfried heinze, 3- vtwonen via interiors porn, 4-living etc., 5-via flickr
Sometimes inevitably shoes end up in the entryway. If you don’t have a closet to hide them behind, a solution for keeping it from looking too messy, is to have a beautiful basket for them: