There are a few factors that you might want to consider before getting a shoe rack for the first time and that would avoid you the hustle of returning a shoe rack or getting stuck with the wrong one that doesn’t match your house or your style.
Here are some factors to consider:
Size & Height
You definitely want to get the size right so that it would fit in the space and also so that it wouldn't look like a big unneeded bulk in the room, luckily shoe racks come in different sizes to accommodate different areas and tastes.
Follow these steps for the perfect size:
- Measure the size of the wall behind the shoe rack
- Get a shoe rack that is at most a third of the wall behind it
- Make sure to leave enough space for movement and for opening the shoe rack
- If placed beside the door also make sure there is space to open the door without them pumping together
- Measure the depth of the shoe rack according to the type of shoes you own and there sizes as well as the quantity preferred “ 33 cm”
- Leave space for the shoes to be at least 4 CM apart for a better display if you are planning for an opened shoe rack
- Leave enough space between every rack for good display “ 12 inches”
- Shoe racks should be shorter than the owner for accessibility
Design is also an important factor since she racks are not just for storage but they are also for display and should match the style of the room it is placed in and of the person purchasing it as well.
There are many designs to choose from and all have a reason behind it
- Vintage wood finished rack → hallway
- Matching with room design → bedroom
- Metal units → durable and hidden shoe rack
- Vintage Racks with delicate scrollwork → display in any room
- Opened shoe rack → for ventilation reasons and display
- Closed shoe racks → more design options and hidden feature
- Wooden shoe racks → for blending in the most