One of our favorite things about IKEA products is their versatility. Sure, the wall-mounted Trones storage box may be designed to hold shoes... but that doesn't mean you can't put it to work in other ways, as well. Here are some ideas for using the Trones to add a little extra storage in any room of the house.
The Trones shoe storage boxes are sold in groups of three (for $39.99), and you can combine them together, like tiles, to create any configuration that fits your space. They're only 7 inches deep, which makes them perfect for narrow spaces, and the fact that they can be mounted on the wall makes for lots of possibilities. A drawer in the front of the box opens up to store shoes, or whatever it is you want to stash away.
Pictured up top: a grouping of Trones boxes is a great way to squeeze a little extra storage space out of a hallway. A wood shelf above these Trones gives them a more finished look. Stadshem via Elvira Spekulerar.
In the entryway: a grouping of Trones boxes provides a place to stash shoes and hats and gloves, without taking up too much space. This low grouping of three boxes (with a shelf on top) functions like a really narrow console, leaving room for a gallery wall above.
This entry has a WHOLE WALL of Trones. Room for lots and lots and lots of shoes. I like how the objects d' art at the top of the grouping help the boxes feel more at home.
Here, Trones boxes stacked all the way to the ceiling provide storage in an entry on a narrow wall that would be too small for most traditional furniture.
Apartment Therapy contributor Sarah Coffey paired her Trones with an Eames Hang-It-All... and a Lack wall shelf mounted just above the Trones boxes, for a slightly different look.
In the kitchen: use Trones boxes to sort recycling.
A small bedroom spotted on Decor8
In a bedroom: turn the Trones to the side and use it as a nightstand in a narrow space.
In a kid's room: a whole wall of Trones provides plenty of places to stash toys.
In the bathroom: Trones boxes fit into tight corners to provide a little extra storage. These little guys can go pretty much anywhere.
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-Re-edited from a post originally published 8.1.2014 - CM
(Image credits: Stadshem; IKEA; Stadshem; Dekorum; Dos Family; Sarah Coffey; 2 Engler; Decor8; Jainé of Brooklyn View; IKEA)