It is a great idea if you have a stairway or long hallway. I have one whole wall of pictures of my family in my livingroom like this above the piano. Dream Home,For the Home,Home Sweet Home,There's No Place
Like the rustic crate idea.Shoe closet, every woman needs ones. This is a great idea for a loft apt or small apt. Use Glitterfarm Crates to add some color and stack the different sizes to fit shoes, boots and purses.
from Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide 2014 - IKEA's TRONES shoe storage cabinets can be used anywhere in the house — including grouped together in the entry, as in this setup seen on Dekorum. TRONES shoe storage cabinet, for from IKEA.