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Winter gear storage SOLUTIONS for your HALLWAY

Even during a relatively mild Chicago winter, there is still the inevitable cache of winter gear to wrangle this time of year. If not managed, scarves, gloves and hats can turn a once pristine entryway into a soggy mess. But there's no need to stash all your winter gear in a plastic bin in the closet. Keep it handy in your entryway--and stylishly contained--with these 10 bins, furnishings, hooks and racks.


 Vintage steel furniture purveyor Twenty Gauge  is a great source for sturdy, industrial storage solutions (among other one-of-a-kind finds), including these basket lockers, which doubles as a entry-way console.  I’m smitten with Brooklyn-based Wintercheck Factory’s clever home goods and apparel, including this Arthur Coat Rack, which provides storage for shoes, hats, gloves (not to mention phone, keys and the like).
From Z Gallerie -- a cute, inexpensive solution for stashing wet umbrellas.

I’ve long been a fan of Jill Rosenwald’s pottery. On a entryway table, this large Ikat bee bowl is a pretty vessel for gloves, keys and other small items.


An alternative to the boot tray, these Inside Out concrete tiles by Toma (check out the brand’s other winter gear storage solutions) will stylishly protect your floor from wet boots.

The best part of these Dove Stacking Baskets by andries & hiroko van onck for magis (available at Unica Home)? Roll them into the closet (if you really must).


Stilleben Wall Hooks in punchy colors are cheerful enough to adorn your wall sans winter wear.

This Ribbon Coat Rack from Headsprung is an elegant solution for hanging coats and scarves. When the weather turns warm, it makes for a chic wall sculpture.

For a more affordable bench-storage option, opt for Target’s ikat-patterned bench.

Known for practical basics with minimalist style, Muji makes containers like this tin bucket that can store your goods without breaking the bank.


Interior Decorating and Design by Christine Sisson
Part of the Second City Soiree Contributor Series. Christine is on Twitter @WordsOnStyle. Read her full bio here.

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Reader Comments (2)

Nice collection. "Pottery" is Looking very pretty.

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNiamh Allan

There are many ways to store household things. We just need to have creative look for that. We can add some hooks on the wall and can hang those things which are hangable and can add racks to store most of the items. Can hang designer bags on the wall or windows to store tiny things. Can add shelves on the corners of the house.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLondon self storage

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