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Over the last few months I’ve been making improvements to my space with new furniture, and even some furniture hacks. One thing that was lacking were pieces that are more for the aesthetics of the space
Every once in a while there is a piece of furniture that blows up online and Tik Tok especially, and the Openspaces entryway rack is one such product. I try not to follow trends too closely, since frequently they are expensive and fleeting. However, this piece has been Though it’s meant for entryways and by extensions shoes, it is frequently used as an accent furniture piece that you can put other items on. This piece gets tons of compliments at my house and has contributed to a type of cozy modern atmosphere.
- 33.8″ L, 12.5″ W, 26.1″ H (7.6″ H between shelves)
- Individual shelf capacity 22 lbs
- Colors available: Cream, navy, dark green, black
I definitely would not sit on this, or store an encyclopedia set on it for that matter. The size is nice because it’s a bit taller than lots of other racks or similar pieces, but it has a small enough footprint to fit in a small nook or corner.
It was relatively easy to put together, with pieces sliding securely into place and then fastened with an allen wrench. While one of the inserts was a little crooked, it still went together no problem. All in all it took half an hour tops, no second set of hands needed.
While I wouldn’t sit on it as you might with a shoe bench, or store an encyclopedia set on it for that matter, once assembled it seemed plenty sturdy to hold any other items that could fit on it’s shelves. I also run my vacuum across it pretty carelessly and haven’t had any issues. It got a little scuffed from this once, but I was able to wipe the scuff marks away.
- Dimensions: 10.8″ L x 8.3″ W x 6.5″ H
You can add medium storage bins, which look really nice on the bottom row (they’re what I have on mine). They aren’t cheap, running $72 for two medium bins with wooden tops. If you’re trying to save some money, it might be worth a trip to your local Target or Marshalls to see if you can find something similar for less.
Here are a couple of online options that are very similar and cost less:
At about $34 for four of them, these similarly sized bins (10.24 x 7.01 x 6.1) cost about a quarter of the price of the Open Spaces version. They are however a bit cheaper looking, with a less accented handle and a slightly more angular shape.
These are much nicer than the Amazon ones, but at $20.99 each they are much less of a bargain. With smaller dimensions of 9-3/4″ X 5-1/2 X 5″, they were too small for my usage. However for some these might be perfect sized.
Cheaper Rack Alternative?
- Only available in black
- Has wheels and grooves on the shelves
This is the only thing I can find that is close to a dupe of the Open Spaces entryway. While it is a bit different since it has wheels and grooves on the shelves, it is overall pretty similar. I love the look of the caster wheels actually could add some functionality if mobility is a concern, and the grooves could be hidden once you put things on it.
One thing I want to mention is that there is something odd is going on in the photo above; the grooves are not shown as they are in other photos. Some reviewers specifically mentioned this, and were disappointed to find that their unit does have grooves. Perhaps there are two models sold interchangeably, they shelves can be installed upside down, or the photo has been edited. For now, assume the grooves are there.
There are some products on TikTok that I stay away from (I’m looking at you giant wavy mirror) because they are so played out. However, the Open Spaces rack isn’t exactly a statement piece, but can bring a space together regardless of your decor. For this reason I decided to splurge on it and have no regrets!