1. Bench seats
2. Purpose-built wall bins
3. Look into inserts
4. Slim hallway cabinets
When closed, these cabinets appear like any other hallway table, perfect for your keys and a bunch of flowers. If you’re cramped for space, this is definitely a great solution for smaller homes.
5. Minimalist shoe cabinet
Another example of a sleek, slimline barely-there shoe console that needs minimal floor space.
Some hidden shoe cabinets are multipurpose, such as shoe cabinets that when closed, double as a full-length mirror.
6. Modular systems
7. Bespoke wardrobe fitouts
8. Custom built ins
9. Under-bed hidden shoe storage
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10. Wheeled under bed storage
Add wheels if you have wooden floors or firm carpet to make this shoe storage method even handier still.
11. Curate and display
Showcase your faves. Put out a group of your most stunning pairs of shoes, add a gorgeous clutch or purse, perhaps a framed illustration, or an array of perfume bottles.
12. Create a useful entranceway
Have a low line commode that fits in your entranceway? Create a mini organisation station by adding hooks above for hats and coats. Keep your most frequently used shoes here and stash the others in the closet.
13. Create a mini mudroom
You may not have a whole room or even area, but you probably have a spare wall somewhere near your back door. Convert it to a mini mudroom with a shoe storage bench and some wall hooks. Voila!
14. Have a boot tray
No space for a mudroom? Just find an attractive vintage or rustic looking tray, preferably with wheels, and keep it near the back door.
15. Revamp existing storage
Look at your existing shelving or cupboards in a new light. Why not add an unexpected pop of colour by giving the inside of your cupboard a striking coat of paint?
16. Add shelving
If you have the space to shelve up a wall to house your shoe collection, great. If not, consider ways you can add a shelf to existing setups, such as this slim shelf added beneath the bench seat.
17. DIY a simple shelf
Making this shelf will be easy for someone with basic DIY skills, but you can always hire a handyman to help you out.
18. Upcycle a vintage cupboard
Repurpose an old cupboard or pick something up from a vintage shop to dedicate to your shoes.
Here’s another simple little cupboard that has been perfectly reborn just for shoes.
Or you might go for something industrial-style…
19. Glass-door cabinet
A cabinet with glass doors is a nice way to display a stunning shoe collection.
20. Install open shelving
21. Hack the racks
Look beyond traditional ‘shoe storage’ and steal from other rooms. For example, installing industrial kitchen racks is an effective way to create sturdy shelving.
22. Use up wall space
If there’s spare wall space up high in a closet or above a doorway, figure out a way to use it effectively. Similarly, if there is unused low wall space, take advantage of it.
23. Arrange them in lines
You can use strips of wood, plus glue and paint, or make use of your house’s mouldings. Or you can buy ready-made stretchy bands that are fixed to the wall. Consider all solutions that take advantage of your wall space.
24. Use the space under your stairs
Understair storage is such a great space to convert into an area which is usable, for instance, you could create a shoe storage room.
25. Use up a corner
A bunch of wood offcuts and some adhesive, and you have a nifty little corner shoe station.
26. Onwards and upwards with ladders
27. Easy DIY crate shelving
28. Wine boxes
I love when you can recycle packaging and different items around the home to be more multi-purpose. Here is a great shoe storage idea using wooden wine boxes or crates as baskets to store under seating.
You could also look at sourcing vintage farmhouse apple crates. These are typically upright structures with about three tilted crates attached.
29. Colourful crates
Speaking about crates, check out these colourful crates that can be used as a feature wall. This is perfect for a teenagers room or an industrial bachelor pad.
30. Go modular
31. Wire mesh and grids
Organisational elements like wire mesh, grids or pegboards can be put to use for shoe storage too. Super easy to hang heels, but you will need to add some hooks for flat shoe storage.
If you’re renting in a shared house, this may be the way to go for minimal impact.
32. Closet shoe hooks
Hooks offer up a uniform way to store shoes and a perfect addition to existing wardrobe space. It’s a fast hack
33. Towel rods
Line walls or closets with towel rods which are the perfect shape and size to store shoes.
34. Flip down shoe ledges
36. Baskets with chalk signs
37. Baskets up a wall
Again, use up that valuable wall real estate to remove the mess from the floor. It’s a functional storage solution, perfect for any busy family.
38. Shoe storage ideas – Curtains
If you keep all your shoes in an open cupboard or cabinet, you might like to install a curtain rod above and conceal your shoes behind a curtain.
39. Add a freestanding rack
40. Portable clothes rack
41. Shoe storage ideas – individual boxes
Some people like to invest in individual storage containers for each pair of shoes. It isn’t the most practical use of space, but with labels on the front, you’ll find it easy to locate the pair you’re looking for.
42. Entryway bench shoe storage
I’ll finish up with this simple but stunning minimalist shoe storage idea. It features an upholstered timber seat and an extra drawer for storing things like keys. Not only is it practical but it makes a welcoming entranceway vignette.
And there you have it, 42 different shoe storage ideas to make sure you never stumble over discarded shoes on the floor again! If you have any other shoe storage ideas that work for you, why not share them in the comments?