Do you find that you are tripping over boots when you get in through the front door? Are you tired of having to rummage at the back of the wardrobe to find those heels for a night out? Storage is absolutely key to creating a clutter-free home and eliminating the stress of not being able to find certain things when you need them.
Busy households with children equal many pairs of shoes floating around that can make a home feel messy or unorganised. It’s important to get a shoe storage solution that means footwear can be easily accessed so you can pop them on and walk out of the door quickly if you're in a hurry.
Whether you’re looking for a permanent home for them or a temporary place to store there will be a storage option for you, from built-in shelving to boxes that can work for hallways, bedrooms, dressing rooms and even utility rooms. Here are 13 ideas to get you started…
1. Enter in style
Step into your home and immediately have plenty of space for bundling the whole family’s shoes, coats and bags out of the way with a nifty shoe storage entryway solution.
2. Please be seated
Multi-purpose furniture is always a winner, which is why this shoe bench is a great option to have by the door, so you can sit down, pop your shoes on and head out. The Clockhouse hallway bench (£260 from Garden Trading) has enough room underneath for those everyday pairs.
3. Best for boots
There’s nothing worse than traipsing mud all over the floor after a walk with the dog, which is why a boot rack just for wellies is ideal. Pop dirty pairs upside down on the spokes and keep by the back or front door for easy access.
The Cox & Cox six pair metal boot rack costs £85.
4. Fit for purpose
If you need some serious organisation then fitted storage is your best bet. Perfect for a utility or laundry room, floor-to-ceiling shelves can hold an abundance of shoes, as well as other household bits and bobs. The Pembroke shelving from Neptune starts at £840.
5. Clutter-free living
If industrial-style shelving is more your bag, then check out this flexible unit from Loaf, which is perfect for storing those shoes that you want to be on display. You could also style up some books and accessories for a shelf to be proud of.
The Mish-Mesh shelves are £365.
6. Box clever
A stylish and practical shoe storage box is a great way to keep the clutter at bay. You can pop boots, shoes, bags and even throws in there, and no-one would be any wiser! This Rustic wooden bench box from Cox&Cox is £325.
7. Stylish storage
Add a bit of Mid-century style to your space with this on-trend shoe storage cabinet. All your favourite pairs will be kept tucked away in the three divided drawers. The Jenson shoe storage cabinet is £349 from Made.com and a matching telephone bench and storage mirror are available too.
8. Down under
Running out of cupboard space? Extra room can be found under the bed and we love these classic-look wooden drawers. Indigo Furniture’s under bed oak shoe drawer is from £219.
9. Practical design
Keep it simple but effective with a shoe storage cabinet that can house pairs not only in drawers but also has baskets – ideal for slipping in a few lightweight flats or sandals. The Cottage shoe cabinet is £229 from Maisons du Monde.
If you don't have space for bulky furniture in bedrooms, then consider a fabric storage unit. This one can hold up to 27 pairs, and there’s a fabric front that can roll down when you want to keep the contents out of sight.
This shoerack wardrobe is £26.95 from House of Bath.
11. Store & order
A tall design is great if you want to keep as much floor space free as possible, and can work well in a hallway, bedroom or any under-used nook.
12. On the rack
This modern storage table is a multi-functional piece of furniture as it can not only store shoes on the wooden racks but the top could also be used like a console table for keeping things like keys or an everyday handbag. It would also make a neat addition to a bedroom for holding makeup or jewellery boxes on top and shoes beneath.
The Wireworks Hello storage table is £260 from Lagoon.
13. Hang it up
Keep shoes from cluttering up children’s bedroom floors with this super handy shoe storage hanger that can be hung behind the door or in a wardrobe for the ultimate in secret storage.
The neatfreak! Twill over the door shoe organiser is £27.99 at John Lewis.