This Best-Selling Entryway Rack Is as Functional as It Is Stylish
While an entryway rack might seem like a straightforward addition to your front hallway or mudroom, it can also serve a more decorative purpose. At least, that's the case for the Internet-famous entryway shoe rack from Open Spaces, a home organization brand that launched in early 2020. Not only does it provide a place to stow sneakers, books, plants, and more, but it also looks good doing it.
Built for the Instagram era, the three-tier rack comes in seven modern colors, including light lavender, powder blue, and blush pink (you'll also find it in more classic black and cream shades). It has a sleek, minimalist shape, consisting of steel shelves with curved edges and a rounded exterior frame. Basically, it's sure to make you want to document your tidying efforts for all to see—and many already have.
Open Spaces has more than 97,000 Instagram followers and countless users have tagged it in photos of their organization feats using the brand's products, which include the popular shoe rack as well as other minimalist storage baskets and bins. It's enough organization inspiration to make you want to tackle even the messiest places in your home.
But back to the brass tacks of this storage unit. You'll have to assemble it yourself, but it sounds easy enough to do with the included Allen wrench and screws. Once built, the entire thing weighs about 28 pounds, and each shelf can hold up to 22 pounds safely. While it undoubtedly belongs in a front entryway to store shoes, umbrellas, and more daily gear, you could also place it in the living room or bedroom to hold decorative items like potted plants, books, and anything else that needs a permanent home.
The unit costs $184, but plenty of reviewers assure potential buyers that the quality and style make up for the price, including one who said it's "worth the money." Another called it "beautifully made and so well designed," adding, "[It's] worth spending a little more than I ordinarily would on a shoe rack because it looks so pretty in the entryway!"
Someone else wrote, "[It] absolutely transformed our messy over-crowded mud room… holds all our shoes and containers of hats and mittens." They also praised its "gorgeous modern style and sturdy construction."
Head to Open Spaces to get your front entryway (and maybe a few other areas of your home) in order without sacrificing an ounce of your personal style.