this is the perfect time to decorate your home. today I am going to share how we can decorate our entryway beautifully and few tips and ideas on shoe organization I want to share a before picture with you it was an open shoe rack, it was over stuffed and as per our requirement it was small too and as it was a open shelf it was not shooting to eyes too then we gave a complete makeover to this space and this is the after picture. I want to share few tips from my experience in Indian homes we do not have a concept like entry way after opening the main door living room starts s this type of shoe rack gives a cluttered look and you will not be able to make your entryway beautiful. before buying shoe rack just check if there is a gap or hole has been given for ventilation otherwise bad odor can come from shoe rack each time you open it. it can ave your floor space and you can accommodate many shoes there. this is our entry way where we kept shoe rack and a cabinet where i have organized all necessary thing we need before going out.
here’s the overview of entry way decoration let’s start with the basket i have kept one lock so each time we do not need to find that and also a potted plant in this small basket i have kept few essential thing which i require before going out this is a card holder, whenever i switch bag i can easily find what i need to keep in there i can easily grab items from this basket and go like it has wipes, cream, sun glasses etc so i organize everything in this basket in this planter i have kept a fake plant I have added a mirror here add a mirror in your entryway it gives a very beautiful look to that place. it is said that we should keep God around entrance so i kept God in this wall shelf. and it is a very nice copper finish key holder now let’s see how I have organized shoe rack and I will also share few tips in this upper section i have organized mine and my daughters shoes and i have kept my party wear shoes specially if you are storing shoes in shoe box do not through this silica gel it helps to absorb moisture from shoe box and after storing shoes above shoe rack i can accommodate few extra pair in there too you can put some naphthalene ball it removes bad odors too store socks inside shoe rack for ease of use and in these handled baskets i have organized my and my daughters socks i keep my daughters party wear shoe behind the shelf and kept daily wears in front and i have stored rest of her shoes in this magazine holder when i purchased this magazine holder i did not realize it has a design fault magazine comes out from this gap so right now i am using it as a shoe organizer i have kept all my husbands shoe in this cabinet to keep away bad odors from shoe rack in you can keep bathroom freshener and or else you can store naphthalene balls but make sure that should be out of reach from little hands. here also i have used a handled basket to store all shoe polish essentials i have stored all shoe polishes extra shoe bags, extra shoe laces , all shoe polish related things i have kept here and its very easy to use too this system is very helpful for me so i want to share with you i have hung a mesh bag with the hep of cloth pins so all dirty socks can go to this bag directly and after that i can throw the bag in washing machine by this way you can over come lost socks problem. here i have hung a old handkerchief to remove instant dust from shoes. here i have hung a umbrella as it is rainy season you can add this type of adhesive hooks to hang essentials and if you can see this empty space then you can use this type of hooks to utilize the space so that you can hang bags or umbrella, also you can store grocery bags too or you can put some heavy duty hooks to hang bags and more also keep any chair or bench near shoe rack it will help to sit down and wear shoes easily as this console table is near the entrance my husband kept his office bags here it has a shelf but i have removed it as per our requirement in this side i keep my hand bags in this first drawer my hubby’s all essential things like handkerchief watches sun glasses has been kept in this second drawer i have stored all my hubbys socks in this basket i separated his sports socks from his office socks in this third drawer i have kept all grocery bags if you want you can keep this type of storage cum sitting box near entry way. so you can sit and wear shoes comfortably and also drop your office bag or hand bags there.
this organized system is working very well for us i want to encourage you too for a system and in this diwali decorate your entry way and organize it for everyday stress free life.