Written by: Deborah Wong
Edited by: Jason Yan
One of the essential additions to your hall room would have to be the quintessential shoe rack. Despite KE’s large room space, sadly there are no spaces allocated for our all important footwear! Hence, the search for the perfect shoe rack begins.
For those who wish to showcase their fabulous shoe collection to the neighbors, a tall, sturdy shoe rack outside the room makes for an uncluttered doorway and provides protection against both sun and rain. A note to those living on the first floor: this type of shoe rack will save your beloved footwear from floating away during the heavy monsoon rains.
If privacy and security for your footwear is your thing, a simple shoe rack indoors will keep them away from prying eyes and itchy fingers! A wooded shoe rack complements the décor of the room and keeps those shoes within sight and away from the treacherous elements completely. However, such an arrangement can result in a pretty dusty floor so extra sweeping will be in order.
Shoe racks are cheap and can be found anywhere. Giant carries the simple wooden frames at $5 or you can find the solid plastic types at neighborhood shops where prices range from $5 to $10. Skip the IKEA shoe racks: they cost a lot more than they should (as do most IKEA furniture, for that matter); save your money instead for the funky IKEA bed sheets or comfy pillows to dress up your room!