A well-organised boot room is not just about clearing clutter, it’s also about creating a practical space for your whole family to use.
Pack away annything you don’t use on a day-to-day basis and keep shoes, boots and coats that you wear most days out and easily accessible.
Strong wall shelves and coat pegs are your best friend when it comes to your boot room, so make the most of any wall space you have to play with.
Before you pick out your storage buys, make sure the room is decorated with a hard-wearing paint and robust flooring that’ll cope with all the foot traffic! Wood-effect vinyl is ideal for your boot room’s flooring as it can cope with high traffic on a daily basis – and in all weathers.
Create a place for pets. Above a dog bed, mount wire baskets on the wall to keep accessories and toys in – they’re the perfect design for letting air circulate around them. Store food and treats in tins on a shelf, hanging leads and collars on hooks below.
Plan a boot storage area close to the back door to save stamping mud across the room. As well as a mat inside the door, put another one under your boot rack to catch the mud that drops off the boots. Plus, buy open-out shoe racks or stackable storage crates with hinged lids for your other shoes.
Use oilcloth to line the inside of cupboards, so they can easily be wiped down. Choose a neutral-toned, patterned design that won’t show up too much dirt.
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