Short on space? If you can stand to have them mingle, keep your shoes and your books together in one bookcase. Here’s how I do it:
My shoes and books are living nicely together. Even my stuffed animals are getting in on the action.
I know it seems a bit odd, but I love seeing the front (or toes) of my shoes. Aesthetically, that appeals to me, but I also feel like I can really see the shoe (well, almost all of the shoe). For some reason, this helps me to decide which one I’ll wear on a given day. I know, I know, I’m odd. =) Thanks for your comment, Julie!