The Home Edit revealed how to store heels and shoes properly

Wondering how to stash your shoe and high heel collection? Let The Home Edit’s Clea and Joanna show you the way

shoe storage inspiration from The Home Edit
(Image credit: Constantinos Panagopoulos on Unsplash)

Let’s cut to the chase here. You are a person with many pairs of shoes. Everyone on the Real Homes team is putting their hands up to that one, too. But being the owner of many pairs of shoes could mean much clutter, which isn’t good, is it? It’s not ideal for the shoes either and you don’t want all those lovely pairs compromised by being chucked in the bottom of the wardrobe...

Where can we all turn for ideas for better shoe organization? Why the inspiring duo who are The Home Edit, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, of course. If anyone can show the way to fabulous shoe storage it’s these two organizational geniuses.

The pair recently showed some very appealing shoe storage on Insta, and we’ve shared it below. Their arrangement is fabulously colourful as you might expect from the professionals, who love to use the order of the rainbow (that’s ROYGBIV – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet – for those not yet in the swing) to organize. 

Don’t worry if your shoe collection lacks equal colour scope, though. The hack will work equally well for pairs in fewer shades. Take a look at the other fabulous shoe organization ideas we’ve found, and we have plenty of other bedroom storage ideas in our dedicated feature. 

Sarah Warwick
Sarah Warwick

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes – long enough to see fridges become smart, decorating fashions embrace both minimalism and maximalism, and interiors that blur the indoor/outdoor link become a must-have. She loves testing the latest home appliances, revealing the trends in furnishings and fittings for every room, and investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper. For, Sarah reviews coffee machines and vacuum cleaners, taking them through their paces at home to give us an honest, real life review and comparison of every model.