Shelves for shoes in the hallway: stylish and functional
The order and cleanliness in the hallway will never cease to be relevant for every bona fide mistress. Often the main "headache" is the problem of convenient storage of shoes. In most cases, the best solution to this problem is to install a special shelf for such things in the hallway, but its choice should take into account both its advantages and possible disadvantages.
Advantages and disadvantages
The main and indisputable advantage of the shelf for shoes is the order that appears in the hallway with the purchase of this product. The problem of shoes and shoes scattered in different places disappears with the appearance of a place specially reserved for things. Together with the confusion, the question of frequent contamination of the floor and walls is almost completely eliminated, since the soles and heels can now only stain the shelf itself.
In addition, a reasonably organized place to store shoes harmoniously builds space in the hallway. There is a place for easy access and comfortable undressing. This is especially true for those who often receive guests or have a large family.
For those who enjoy the daily choice of a new image and contain a real collection of seasonal shoes, the shelf for storage is really an indispensable part. Make a good choice of shoes in the chaos in the hallway is simply impossible.
The main disadvantage of this type of furniture is the reduction of free space in the corridor. The larger the shelf, the more it takes up space. Another important disadvantage is the reduction of security in the room. An unsuccessfully located model can become an obstacle on the way and provoke injuries (especially in young children who move a lot and are often inattentive). However, it is worth emphasizing that with a well-thought-out location of the shoebox the risk of injuries is reduced to a minimum.
Among the new tasks that will appear in the hostess with the acquisition of shelves for shoes - maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the product itself.Sometimes to wash such a shelf is not very convenient and requires some rearrangement in the hallway. For example, a metal open shelf will have to be periodically fully moved from the place, in order to properly clean the floor under it and sometimes free it from the shoe in order to wipe its component parts. However, to call this a serious minus of the shoemaker is possible only with great exaggeration.
In order to avoid complaints that the acquired furniture can cause, you should carefully approach its choice, having studied in detail all possible offers of the modern market.
One of the popular types of shelves for shoes can be called open model. This design is ideal for small corridors, assuming that the storage of clothing and footwear will be placed on one wall of the hallway. With a small height, an open shelf for shoes can have a sufficiently capacious surface for storage, as its dimensions vary depending on the model. Thus, taking up space under the hooks for clothes and shelves for accessories, an open stand, on the one hand, will provide storage of all things in one part of the hallway, and on the other - will not be noticeable and take up too much of the already modest dwelling space.
Another option for placing this type of shelf is to install it directly into the cabinet. It is worth noting that such a solution takes place when certain hygiene standards are observed: if the shelf tiers are not made as a single surface (as is often the case with metal products), a tray or a protective film should be placed under the shelf. In this way, dirt from the soles of the shoes will be prevented from getting onto the bottom surface of the cabinet.
For those who especially appreciate the uniform style of the hallway, the acquisition of such shelves with hanger included. It should be noted that along with similar models, where the stand for shoes remains open, there are designs with a closed shoebox.
An alternative option for a compact shoe storage module is narrow shelf. The capacity of such a shelf is definitely less than the previous version, but the cost is usually much lower. This option would be a good solution for a young small family, which, on the one hand, does not need a large space for storing one or two pairs of seasonal shoes, and on the other hand, is limited in the choice of furniture by a small budget.
For those who rent an apartment or move frequently, this version of the shoemaker will be a justified purchase: the bookcase can be easily disassembled into parts and due to its lightweight material (most often it is plastic), it does not cause any trouble during transportation.
Another convenient way to store shoes in a small hall is hanging corner shelf. The main advantages of its design are tangible savings in space and the ability to place the product, attaching it to the walls at any chosen height. In addition, this hanger shoemaker has an aesthetic appearance and many options for execution. From the point of view of security, the corner shelf is no less good, since it usually has no protruding sharp parts, which means it can be without undoubtedly located in an apartment where small children live.
For those who first of all appreciate the ideal order and do not like to put extra household parts on display, the ideal option for storing shoes will be closed shelving. This type of shoebox can be placed both directly in the free space of the hallway, and in the built-in cabinet.The undoubted advantage of this type of furniture is the ability to completely hide the shoes by closing the pull-out shelf with a slight movement.
However, it should be taken into account that constantly keeping shoes and shoes in a closed rack is undesirable, since any footwear periodically needs to be dried and ventilated.
If the function of retractable shelves is not relevant, you can give your preference open shelving. Modern production offers a lot of options for the execution of such a model, as in a different material, and colors. Such type of a shelf for footwear will harmoniously fit into the general design of a hall, without attracting at the same time to itself special attention. In addition, unlike the closed one, an open rack provides the fastest access to all shoes at the same time, which is also convenient, especially for those who value their time for fees.
The maximum convenience of choosing the right pair of shoes will undoubtedly provide round rotating shelf (these are often installed in stores). This type of furniture will appeal to connoisseurs of stylish design solutions and owners of a large number of shoes.Such a large round shelf will also be very convenient for large families: each family member can have a personal tier for storing their shoes, and finding the right pair takes no more than a few seconds (which is especially important when several children are dressed at the same time, for example).
With its obvious advantages, this shoemaker has some drawbacks, in particular, a rather high price and bulk dimensions. This shelf can not be installed close to the walls or the corner, so it is not suitable for small hallways.
Another interesting solution to the problem of storing shoes rightly is shelf with top sitting (type "bench"). This design will be the best solution for those who do not want to overload the hallway with unnecessary furniture and appreciate the comfort in the process of shoeing. Shelves with a seat are characterized by high durability and simple, but elegant appearance, as well as a variety of materials and options for performance. This type will be a good solution for a small hallway, but you should take into account that the capacity of the stools is less than that of most of the above options.
The most unusual version of the shoemaker can be called shelf with zippered fabric cover. This type of furniture is different youth design, sustainable design and various options for shapes and sizes. A cover designed to protect shoes from dust can also be made in several colors (mainly white, gray, black and beige). Such a shelf will be an indispensable acquisition for lovers of suede shoes, which more than the rest of its types are subject to rapid dusting.
In the event that the storage of shoes is allocated a space where not perfectly clean things are permanently stored (such as a bicycle, trolley bag, or baby carriage), shelf with cover It will be the perfect solution to keep shoes from potential contamination. The cover can be easily removed and washed in a washing machine, and if necessary or the desire for change, you can simply give it up and use such a shoebox as an open shelving.
Despite the fact that some of these types of shoe shelves can be designed independently, it is worth taking into account that in the overwhelming majority of purchased products look more neat and aesthetically pleasing than hand-made products.
Together with a wide choice of types and subspecies of shoe shelves, modern production offers a lot of options for their main parameters.
An open shoebox may have the following dimensions:
- 83.5 × 45 × 33 cm;
- 90 × 58 × 30 cm;
- 80 × 61.5 × 26.2 cm.
The parameters of the narrow stack are approximately as follows:
- 96 × 50 × 31 cm;
- 50 × 31 × 14.5 cm;
- 49.7 × 30.7 × 56 cm
Approximately calculate the dimensions of the corner shelf will help the following data:
- 30 × 30 × 190 cm;
- 47 × 47 × 97 cm;
- 49.7 × 30.7 × 56 cm
Shelves for shoes of open and closed type will have the following dimensions:
- 131 × 60 × 30 cm;
- 158 × 60 × 22 cm;
- 195 × 60 × 35 cm.
Choosing the round rotating shelf it is possible to be guided by such parameters:
- 160 × 50 cm (diameter of the tier), 5 sections;
- 120 × 50 cm, capacity 24 pairs;
- 96.5 × 30 cm, capacity 18 pairs.
A shelf with a seat may have the following characteristics:
- 76 × 31 × 49 cm;
- 74 × 33.5 × 43 cm;
- 79 × 33 × 36 cm
Here are the dimensions that are typical for a shoebox with a protective case:
- 160 × 58 × 29 cm;
- 110 × 70 × 30 cm;
- 600 × 35 × 65 cm
Material manufacturing shelves for shoes also differs in its diversity.
Most often in the production of this furniture is used:
In addition, these materials can be combined with each other in any possible way (for example, metal and glass).In order not to have difficulties with the proper operation of the selected material, you should carefully examine all its strengths and weaknesses.
The leaders in the number of sales for many decades have been wood products. It is presented in two main types: natural (has a price above the average) and MDF, or DSP (whose cost is significantly lower). The tree owes its popularity to the aesthetic appearance, durability and a wide range of colors and options. In addition, wooden shelves for storing shoes fit perfectly into most of the interiors of domestic apartments, since the bulk of the furniture is usually made of this “classic” material.
Along with its obvious advantages, wooden shoe holders have some drawbacks. Among them, the high cost of products, as well as their relatively large weight. In addition, giving preference to a wood product, you should pay attention to its impregnation: it should provide the most durable moisture resistance. Otherwise, the shelf will quickly lose its appearance, because the tree, due to its natural properties, easily absorbs moisture.
This feature of wood products is also worth remembering for those who, along with the acquisition of the finished product, are considering the manufacture of a shoemaker from scrap materials. In this case, the moisture-resistant impregnation should take care of yourself.
Metal shoe holders are more resistant to ingress of water and wet dirt. They are often chosen by those who appreciate practicality and convenience of daily use. At the same time, it is worth noting their external advantages: metal shelves for shoes are often made stylishly and original (especially forged open-type shoebox will look gracefully in any hallway). In addition, the metal never goes out of fashion and in harmony with almost the interior of any direction.
Another advantage of the metal is that the furniture made of it not only fits well into the place allotted to it, but practically does not attract the eye. This is due to the airiness and elegance of its design, as well as the color scheme: as a rule, the "legs" and tiers are made in black.
At their cost, shelves for metal shoes can be as superior to wood (the most expensive are wroughtproducts), and to be much more accessible (such as the basic metal model from Ikea).
The most accessible shelves can be called plastic (usually, they are made on the basis of polypropylene). Their simple appearance more than compensates for not only the low price, but also easy care during operation. Plastic shoe holders are resistant to moisture, it is convenient to wash them, and also to disassemble, assemble and transport.
The unpretentious aesthetics of the plastic shoemaker fits perfectly into the youth interiors, but this variant is hardly suitable for the lovers of the classics or modern. Those who are inclined to choose a shelf made of this material should take into account its fragility: with a highly targeted load, plastic can easily break or crack.
Do not get lost in the countless offers from different manufacturers will be easy if you study in advance the range of brands that deserve the confidence of domestic buyers.
These trademarks are:
- Furniture factory "Master";
- "Grand Quality";
How to choose?
In order not to be mistaken with the choice of a shoemaker, you should remember a few important points.
- You need to understand how much space is available in the hallway to install the shelf (this is especially true when purchasing this in a small room). It would be best to measure the parameters of the space reserved for the shelf with the help of a tape measure, and when choosing a shoemaker, pay attention to its length, width and height.
- It is necessary to determine in advance the material of the product, taking into account its advantages, disadvantages, as well as the conditions of care for it during operation.
The method of attachment is also important, so you should also think about it in advance. For example, if you choose a stylish corner shelf or a spacious shoe holder with a hanger, you should make sure that the ceiling height of the hallway allows the installation of the purchased product.
Paying attention to the aesthetics of the model, do not forget about its practicality: the capacity of the shoebox should correspond to the real need for it, and the configuration should be justified and convenient. Observing all these conditions, it is easy to choose exactly that shoe shelf that will fulfill its purpose and please the eye for many years.
This photo shows an open shoebox harmoniously integrated into the overall design solution. Despite the fact that this shelf is not equipped with a soft seat, its closed upper surface allows not only to put the bag or put the removed gloves, but also to sit comfortably in the process of shoeing. The white color of the shelf is perfectly combined with the rest of the hallway, and the location of the shoebox around the corner does not interfere with the free passage.
Here is a module for the joint storage of shoes and clothes. Hiding from prying eyes shoes, tucked into sliding tiers, this closed shelf for shoes allows you to achieve perfect order and accuracy in the hallway. A stylish hanger organically completes the design and solves the problem of selecting a place for storing outer clothing under a shoe holder.
An elegant shoe rack is presented in the following photo. Being built into the closet, he solves two problems at the same time: the right shoes are always at hand, and the time to search for them is minimal. This option is good for a spacious hallway, and for small-sized.
In this video you will find an overview of the shelf for shoes in the hallway.