Shoes are one of those things that often pile up next to the door, or get thrown in a corner, or stuffed in a box, but they don’t have to be! Here are 10 ideas to help you get a handle on your growing shoe collection.
1. Put them on display
This wall of shoes has lit shelving to really show off each and every pair of beautiful heels.
Designed by Polsky Perlstein Architects. Photography by Bruce Damonte.
2. Keep them under a bench near the front door
This dual purpose bench acts as both a designated shoe storage spot and a place to sit down while you put on/take off your shoes.
House designed by Moten Bo Jensen (of Vipp) & Kristina May Olsen. Photography by Anders Hviid.
3. Build a shoe ladder
This is a great way to store shoes in a way that actually lets you see what you’ve got.
DIY Ladder Shoe Shelf from a pair & a spare. Photos by Nicola Lemmon.
4. Hang them on the wall
These shoe hangers get your favorite sneakers out of their boxes, off the floor, and onto the wall for easy access.
Shoe hooks by Staeckler
5. Under the bed
Prevent monsters under the bed by storing your shoes there instead! This rolling shoe tray for under the bed was made using an Ikea VEDDINGE kitchen cabinet door, some moulding, and wheels.
6. Hide them under the stairs
This staircase has a drawer hidden in it that pulls out to reveal three shelves to maximize shoe
Designed by Fraher Architects. Photography by Jack Hobhouse.
7. Hang them from the ceiling
Hang a piece of rope or a decorated wire across two walls and drape your shoes over it to
recreate the look of sneakers thrown over telephone wires in your home!
Inspiration from Ikea. (they used their Dignitet Curtain Wire)
8. Put them in a cabinet
Keep them out of sight in this shoe cabinet that makes grabbing your favorite pair super easy.
STÄLL shoe cabinet by Ikea
9. Store them IN your stairs
The treads on these stairs open up to reveal storage cubbies, perfect for hiding away shoes.
Designed by Spotless Architecture. Photography by Yannick Milpas.
10. Store them under your seat
This ottoman, which can also be used as a seat, mini table, or foot stool, takes on another
role as a shoe storage solution! Pop off the lid to reveal 12 storage compartments to tuck away your shoes.