Great Ideas for Choosing a Shoe Rack

22 October, 2020
Choosing a shoe rack is boring, so we've done the work for you. Here are some for you to put in the hall so your shoes aren't all over the place.

By choosing a shoe rack that fits your personal taste, you’ll find it’s an excellent way to declutter and keep your house clean. Also, you, your family, and guests will stop bringing in dust from outside. Therefore, your clean floors will stay spotless.

Also, if you’re also passionate about shoes, you’ll find this is a way for you to safely store them. Also, they’ll be beautifully displayed and at hand. So, let’s go shopping!

Why should you leave your shoes at the door?

In another article, we explained why it’s good to follow the Scandinavian and Asian traditions of not entering your home with your shoes on. This is a healthy habit that helps keep your home clean longer.

In studies conducted in 2008 by Dr. Charles Gerba, a specialist in microbiology, he revealed that shoes can accumulate more than 400,000 bacteria on the outside and almost 3,000 on the inside.

The data is even more surprising when you see that the figure for the transmission of these bacteria from shoes to the house floor was 90%.

With all this information, you’ll agree it’s time to change your shoe-wearing habits. To that end, we’ve gone shopping for you to make choosing a shoe rack an easy task.

Choosing a shoe rack if you like rustic decor

A rustic shoe rack.

If you like the charm of the English countryside, the COTTAGE shoe rack from Maisons du Monde is ideal. It’s perfect for the hall because the color white creates a warm and welcoming space. The rattan baskets provide extra storage for your socks, dog leash, or whatever you need before you go outside.

Maybe you’d like something more modern

Some items hung on a rack.

If your home has more of an industrial style and you want something very practical that’ll allow you easy access to your shoes, the Maisons du Monde BENNIE rack is just what you’re looking for. Also, you can leave your coat and bag in the same place.

Choosing a shoe rack that’ll fit anywhere

Choosing a shoe rack that won't show its contents like this one.

The simple, classic design of IKEA’s HEMNES shoe rack is perfect if your home has a Scandinavian or minimalist style. It’s white and the best thing is its dimensions. In just 42×40 inches, you’ll find 4 compartments where you can put your shoes at the door.

Choosing a shoe rack that’s practical and simple

A person putting on a pair of shoes.

If you have a large living room or are looking for an option that’ll allow you to take your shoes off while sitting down, this bench is very versatile. It belongs to IKEA’s TJUSIG series, and it’s made of painted white wood and measures 42 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches.

Tall shoe racks

A tall shoe rack in a bedroom.

At Kave Home, we found this painted steel shoe rack that’ll keep your shoes looking great. Its stacked tower design gives it a large storage capacity in a small space.

It has 5 compartments and its neutral design makes it suitable for almost any space or decor style. Don’t you love it?

Shoe racks for vintage lovers

A vintage looking shoe rack.

At Lola Home, you can find this shoe rack with 2 doors and a rustic finish. It’s made of wooden boards in shades of blue, green, beige, and brown. It has 2 folding doors that allow you to make the most of the interior space where you can fit up to 12 pairs of shoes.

These are just some of the options we’ve found for shoe racks, but we assure you there are many more. Just take a look in stores or on store websites to find them.

Shoes don’t belong indoors, so leave them at the door and keep your home germ and bacteria-free. Do you agree?