17 hallway shoe storage ideas

Tired of your hallway being a dumping ground for discarded shoes? Our hallway shoe storage ideas may be your salvation

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Tired of your hallway being a dumping ground for discarded shoes? Get organised and reclaim ownership of your space with our hallway shoe storage ideas. From functional freestanding solutions to all-in-one options suitable for the whole family, our storage selection may be your salvation.

Doing more major work on your hallway? Our guide to designing a hallway is a great starting point. 

1. Choose a slimline shoe storage unit

Short on hallway space? Consider a slimline shoe storage solution that maximises vertical space whilst maintaining order and easy access to shoes. We would recommend choosing a finish that matches your scheme, for a barely-there look.

We love this  Tromso shoe storage unit, which looks like a stylish console table when closed up and is the perfect spot for a hallway lamp or for placing your keys at the end of the day.

Olso shoe storage unit from Noa & Nani

(Image: © Noa & Nani)

2. Opt for space efficient furniture 

Got a ton of shoes to stash? Despite its slimline style, each compartment in this shoe storage cabinet has double rows, allowing enough space for the whole family's footwear. Designed with space efficiency in mind, it only comes with front legs and can be positioned flush with a wall, making it the perfect addition to a narrow hallway

Find this Hemnes unit at Ikea. 

Hemnes shoe cabinet from Ikea

(Image: © Ikea)

3. Maximise vertical space with a ladder shelf

Ladder style units are an on-trend storage solution often found in bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms – so why not bring them into the hallway too? Propped up against a wall, they make the most of vertical space whilst making a stylish addition to any hallway. 

Find this Step Up shoe storage unit from Oostor.com  

wood finish shoe storage ladders

(Image: © OOSTOR.com)

4. Stow shoes away in a wicker basket

Need a solution for the laziest of tidiers? Hinge-lidded baskets are a great alternative to more conventional shoe storage solutions - and give you a quick clean-up rate. They make a lovely feature in a hallway or can be easily stored beneath a console table.

Hand crafted in Indonesia, we love the finish of this Kubu rattan box from The White Company.

Kubu rattan box from The White Company

(Image: © The White Company)

5. Get a storage system that grows

With growing families comes an ever-increasing number of shoes and a need for more storage. Whether you for-see this problem or not, stackable and extendable hallway shoe racks are a great solution and can be adapted to suit your changing needs. 

Find this clever storage solution at Lakeland

extendable and stackable steel shoe rack from Lakeland

(Image: © Lakeland)

6. Disguise your shoe cupboard for a sleeker finish

If you're blessed with a spacious hallway and don't want your shoes or shoe storage to be a feature within your hallway, opt for a more traditional storage solution. Whilst large shoe storage cabinets with tilted shelves are designed to maximise space, a more conventional cupboard would work equally effectively and make a stylish addition to a hallway.

We love the country-feel of this Shoe Storage Cupboard from Wooden Furniture Store. 

Signature show storage cupboard from The Wooden Furniture Company

(Image: © The Wooden Furniture Company)

7. Combine welly storage with a spot to sit down

If you live in the countryside or a regular dog walker, wellies may be part of your everyday life. We'd recommend a hallway bench with shoe storage, as it provides a spot to sit down (we all know the struggle of trying to take of wellies while standing up.)

Designed with welly wearers in mind, the Latchmere Welly Locker from Garden Trading has compartments with the height required for storage, in addition to four shoe compartments. 

Garden Trading’s Latchmere welly locker

(Image: © Garden Trading)

8. Find a versatile cubby hole unit

If you'd like your shoe storage to serve more than one purpose, something worth considering if your hallway is short on space, opt for a more versatile unit.

This Flour Plank Cubbyhole Storage Unit, available at Indigo Furniture, comes with three storage options: open, cupboard door or drawer. Each one is made from solid Quebec pine and an additional vintage leather seat pad can be bought. 

Flour Plank cubbyhole storage unit from Indigo Furniture

(Image: © Indigo Furniture)

9. Opt for a solution that suits all your storage needs

Sometimes it can be worth considering a storage solution that offers more than one option, particularly if you're short on space or want to hide your belongings away to create a more minimalist look. 

This Corinda Corrugated Metal Cabinet from Out There Interiors has several compartments; including handy shoe storage and a hanging rail for coats and umbrellas. Plus its industrial style is right on-trend.

Corinda corrugated metal cabinet from Out There Interiors

(Image: © Out There Interiors)

10. Choose open storage for easy access

If you think you can keep your hallway neat and tidy (forever) then a open-storage solution could be for you. It's ideal if you have a modern scheme and provides ample space for shoe storage for all the family, in addition to room for bags, brollies and wellies.  

Find this Shoe Storage Cabinet at Symple Stuff.

20 pair shoe storage cabinet by Symple Stuff at Wayfair

(Image: © Wayfair)

11. Opt for an all-in-one unit

Opt for a nifty unit with a combination of storage solutions if you're looking to organise the whole family’s shoes, coats and bags. They're designed to keep everyday essentials on hand and ease the frantic feel of Monday mornings. 

This combination of a Pinnig coat rack with a shoe storage bench is a great starting point for a multi-functional storage unit. Find it all at Ikea. 

Ikea shoe racks, benches and coat hooks in a hallway

(Image: © Ikea)

12. Save space with multi-functional storage

Multi-functional furniture is a great option if you're short on space, with this shoe storage bench providing the perfect perch for popping your shoes on in a hurry. Position by the door for ease and a spot to store everyday pairs of shoes.

This Clockhouse hallway bench is available at Garden Trading.

Shoe bench and hooks in a hall

(Image: © Garden Trading)

13. Prioritise storage based on your lifestyle

Tired of traipsing mud through the house after a walk with the dog? This boot rack is designed with wellies in mind. Pop dirty pairs upside down on the spokes and store by the back or front door for drying and easy access.

Find this Metal Boot Rack at Cox & Cox. 

Boot rack in a doorway

(Image: © Cox & Cox)

14. Maximise space with a built-in storage solution

If you want to ensure that you're maximising hallway space, a built in floor-to-ceiling shelving unit certainly does the trick. Organise household bits and bobs in stylish wicker baskets, to ensure that daily essentials are on hand at all times.

We love this Pembroke Shelving from Neptune. 

Fitted shoe and accessory storage in a bootroom or hallway

(Image: © Neptune)

15. Opt for an industrial-inspired wire shoe rack

If your style is more industrial-inspired, this on-trend wire shelving is a great option for storing and displaying shoes. Want a little variety? Add interest with books, accessories and house plants displayed with little uniformity.

Find these Mish-Mesh shelves at Loaf.

Wire shoe storage cage

(Image: © Loaf)

16. Choose a streamlined Mid-century solution

Renowned for its sleek and stylish finish, Mid-century furniture is a great option if you're thinking about storage and can make a real design feature in a larger hallway.

With three divided drawers, this Jensonshoe storage cabinet, available at Made.com, is a statement piece that's ideal for storing away shoes. Find a telephone bench and storage mirror as part of the same collection. 

Telephone table, shoe cabinet and storage mirror in a hall

(Image: © Made.com)

17. Select storage to make the most of overlooked space

A multifunctional piece of furniture, this modern storage table not only stores shoes, but could also be used as a console table for storing keys and other everyday essentials.

Find the Wireworks Hello Storage Table at Lagoon. 

Lagoon shoe rack console table

(Image: © Lagoon)

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