This TikToker Used 2 “Life-Changing” IKEA Staples to Corral Entryway Clutter

published Dec 20, 2023
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You know them, you love them, and they’re going viral yet again. The HEMNES shoe cabinets from IKEA are making waves on TikTok for the nth time, reminding everyone, everywhere that they’re the secret furniture ingredient you need in your entryway.

TikTok user Ashley Garas showed a before-and-after video of how the HEMNES shoe cabinets totally transformed the area near her front door. The space went from cluttered and bulky to clean and organized, with space to display more decor that makes the space work for her.

“I have this,” one person commented, adding “Life-changing.” Another commenter joked, “Me crying … we have too many shoes for that.” Perhaps a little Marie Kondo moment is in order!

Garas hid her shoe collection away in two HEMNES cabinets from IKEA, placed side by side. The product is a fan-favorite for its DIY durability and its style alike, thanks in large part to the fact that the dressers are thin enough to place in even the most narrow hallways and can each store up to eight pairs of shoes with ample space on top to use to decorate.

As Garas said in the comments, the drawer backs are ventilated, so you don’t have to worry about odor, and you can install the tops of the HEMNES at the very end to create a seamless, built-in look if you plan on putting two or three cabinets next to each other.

And like so many IKEA furniture pieces, the HEMNES shoe cabinet is easy to DIY to fit your style. Adding a fresh coat of paint, new nobs, or some other design accents can make the cabinet look super high-end. This faux bone inlay DIY still makes our hearts flutter. 

So if you’re looking for a storage solution for rogue shoes that will make your entryway or bedroom feel a bit more refined, the HEMNES shoe cabinet is the perfect solution. Ditch that shoe rack for good. If you don’t have the option to shop at a nearby IKEA, Wayfair makes a similar style to the popular HEMNES that you can DIY to your heart’s content.