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We got this really nice shoe cabinet that I love. After a lot of debate, we decided to put the cabinet in the carpeted area because if we centered it on the wall it would cross 2 different floor types and there isn't enough room to put it on the wood floor. Now I just don't know what to do with the space in between the cabinet and the door. Any ideas? We already have a place for coats. It is a very large wall that has me stumped. Someday I would like to put a mirror above the cabinet if that helps. Thanks!

 
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How about a rectangular-shaped mirror that fits into the space, and a basket underneath it for holding purses, totes, whatever needs to be dropped at the entry?

You could also consider an umbrella stand.

Key hooks might be useful, too.

That is a great shoe solution!
 
Posts: 852 | Location: Maryland | Registered: Jul 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I think that your space looks nice as it is! I would just add a mirror or artwork above the cabinet. You may eventually see a need for something between the door and cabinet, but for now I would leave it as is.

I mirror may be functional there, but some colorful art may add some punch.
 
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I think that your space looks nice as it is! I would just add a mirror or artwork above the cabinet. You may eventually see a need for something between the door and cabinet, but for now I would leave it as is.

I mirror may be functional there, but some colorful art may add some punch.


Good ideas. What about colorful art and an umbrella stand?
 
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Because I have a tendency to trip over things, I would not likely have anything on the floor at that spot.

How about something like this on the wall right beside the door?

 
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Because I have a tendency to trip over things, I would not likely have anything on the floor at that spot.

How about something like this on the wall right beside the door?


Great idea!
 
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You might consider a green plant like a Mother In Law plant that is low maintenance and mostly upright, so it would not stick out into the room.

Just a thought,
Candy

 
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or an old fashion umbrella stand?

I've never seen a cabinet like that! what does the inside of those sections look like?
 
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The cabinet is from ikea: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/cata.../40216908/#/60156121. I do love it. It keeps shoes contained, hidden, and it looks pretty.

 
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My first thought looking at your space is a mirror over the shoe cabinet which you already mentioned but after re-reading your post I see are asking about the blank space on the wall next to it.

My thought was a plant but considering the shoe cabinet isn't that deep, would something sticking out wider than the cabinet feel in the way?

Can you take picture further back showing more of the wall and from the side so we can see the space from the side view?

BTW, I love the idea of the shoe cabinet.
 
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This is our other wall with the coats. We have thought about putting it where we put the coats and moving the coats somewhere. But then I don't know what I would do with that big empty wall. Any thoughts?

 
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Another idea for the shoe cabinet.

 
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But then I have this big empty wall.

 
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Wider view

 
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From the side

 
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Thanks for the pic's. You are fast :-)

If you use the shoe cabinet other wall, will you still have room to open up the door etc? I kinda like it over there...

That is big wall there next to the sofa. What about a slim console or sofa table there with a mirror over it or artwork?
 
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Thanks for the pic's. You are fast :-)

If you use the shoe cabinet other wall, will you still have room to open up the door etc? I kinda like it over there...

That is big wall there next to the sofa. What about a slim console or sofa table there with a mirror over it or artwork?


What she said Smile


Wanda
 
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I agree with Always......and WWanda...


love life
 
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do you need a bookshelf for books or something to keep toys in for the kids that you could put on that wall next to the couch. Just wondering if you need some function out of that space or if it would be free to use as decorative space like a console/sofa table etc etc, maybe baskets under the sofa table for blankets or small ottomans for extra seating or anything like that...
 
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Baskets, umbrella vase, large crock, lots of useful decorative pieces will work. It looks as if you've got wee ones about, so anything that can serve as a catch all will be great. I use various sizes of old stone crocks for the dog gear, seasonal items, etc.
 
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The shoe cabinet is cute. I've only seen it in pictures but have always wished I'd lived by an Ikea so I could see what it looks like in person.

Like the others said, I like it behind the door the best if you can still open the door without it bumping into the cabinet.
 
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I am going to go against the rest as I like the coats hanging where you have them. But, I would raise the hooks a bit and put a bench below to sit on for putting shoes on and removing them.

Then, I would keep the shoe cabinet where you have it in the original photo, and add a snake plant to the side. I wish I knew how to post pictures as large as yours, but unless I shrink them to small size, the message won't post! Frown
Greenery always adds interest to a space.
I tried to show a picture of a snake plant but it is so small, it doesn't really give the idea.

Snake plants aka Mother In Law tongue are low maintenance and grow vertically, so they don't take up much space and won't spread out into the room.

The mirror or large picture over the cabinet would complete the space. A low voltage candlestick lamp on the cabinet could be plugged into a timer and set so that there would be a light on in the evening. A low dish, or tray on the cabinet top could also be used to hold keys, so they would always be easy to find.

JMHO,
candy
 
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Candy: I know what you mean about picture sizes. The best size pictures to post are about 500 x 400 dpi and around 75 kb. Larger files are permitted (up to 150 kb)

Let's see if this snake plant pic comes out. Smile
p.s. Looks like it did. Smile

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Thanks everyone! You have all given me great ideas. I'm still not sure where we put it but I definitely have more ideas now. Thanks!
 
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I have little ones too and have hooks for their jackets. Take a look here for some inspiration:
http://www.redoyourroomonline....back-school-madness/

Good Luck!
 
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