Having shoe storage close to the front door can be really helpful, particularly if you like to remove shoes as soon as you enter the house. Finding a solution to fit in a small space can be tricky, particularly trying to find something that is low in cost.
I was looking for a cabinet to store a small number of shoes next to our front door for quite some time. We don’t have a hallway – the front door opens straight into our living room. Due to the lack of space, I had been finding it difficult to find something suitable. Most cabinets were either too wide or too deep, as well as being either very cheap-looking or too expensive.
After finding a great value bathroom cabinet at IKEA, I also found some shoe storage that would fit. Their Trones shoe cabinets cost just £30 for a pack of 3. We chose to get them in white, but you can also get them in black and yellow. I felt that white was the best colour for us, as it would help the cabinets to blend in with the white wall.
The shoe cabinets fit really well into the small space. We chose to just use 2 of the 3, so that we can keep the coats hanging above them.
Luckily, they fit perfectly in the space between the skirting board and the bottom of the coats.
They’re by no means the biggest of shoe cabinets, only fitting a couple of pairs of shoes in each section. However, we needed something really small to fit into the available space. With them being so shallow, they don’t impact at all on the narrow space between the front door and the stairs.
Considering most other cabinets I’ve looked at have been at least double the price, IKEA provides great value. After worrying that they might look cheap, I’m really pleasantly surprised with how they look. We’ve been wanting to move towards a more modern look for our home, so they fit in well.
After struggling to find low-cost small shoe storage, IKEA has several options, in addition to the Trones.
The Bissa shoe cabinet is ridiculously cheap at just £20, or £30 for the 3 compartments version.
Here are 2 of the smaller Bissa units pushed together. At just £40 for this look, I think it’s a bargain!
Another of their cabinets that I think provides good value is the Hemnes cabinet, which is comprised of 4 compartments and costs £69. I just love the way that the lovely blogger Forever Amber has styled it in her hallway.
After finding so many great value pieces at IKEA, I’m looking forward to visiting again! Unfortunately, there isn’t one close to us, which is why we haven’t been for ages. However, when their items are such good value for money, I’m more than happy to travel a bit further afield.
Do you love IKEA too?