Come September, I don’t know about you, but I always seem to find a spurt of energy and need to look at my house with fresh eyes and see whats working and not. So far this month, I’ve decluttered my youngest daughters room, reorganised the utility and under the dreaded sink and now I’m working my way through the storage in the main bedroom, and hallway. With a big emphasis on the abundance of shoes that my family seems to own. I’ve already culled all of the shoes we no longer need, we actually have a donation scheme at my daughters school, so that was fairly easy. I’ve now put away the majority of the summer ones for next year, which is a sure sign that autumn is here. BOO! As I’ve been doing all of this research into shoe storage, I thought I would share some of those ideas with you today.
From bedroom to hallway and including the room that is the holy grail for shoe storage….the boot room.
Top Tip : Don’t Hide Them Away
Storing shoes in boxes in your wardrobe is a fab way of keeping it organised and tidy, and I’m going to cover those in a moment as they can be very practical, neat and tidy. However in a busy house, with children, a dog and a diva 9-year-old who changes her shoes many times a day, it’s also good to have storage in the hallway or boot room that you can get to easily and quickly.
To have a piece of furniture just for shoe storage (if you have the space) can be the perfect solution for a hallway, boot room or even a bedroom if the space is big enough. An excellent example of this is Large Chedworth Shoe Locker from The Holding Company. I love the rustic distressed style that holds up to 12 pairs of shoes. I think I would dedicate a couple of those locker holes for hats and scarves in winter time, you can easily find cool baskets to be able to do that.
Organisation for me in a hallway should always be top of the list, so utilising the top for a small tray for keys or sunglasses, even a hairbrush.
Or how about a simple shoe rack like this one:
I think having something that is so simple is a great idea. Shoes hanging around in a hallway, drives me nuts, so anything that makes this process a bit simpler, even for the smallest or untidiest members of the household gets my vote. This is made from cedar, which has the most amazing smell, and deters pests I believe, so a win win!
How about several floating shelves to display and store your shoes? If you have some amazing shoes you want to display, a large collection of designer trainers perhaps? Then why not make a feature of them. I particularly love these metal ones, which come in four different colours.
This wall mounted shoe rack comes in two sizes, which hold up to 7 or 4 pairs of shoes. Perfect if you have larger shoes (both my daughter and myself are size 8) or short boots because it offers as much width and height as you need.
I love this idea if you have an alcove, or are a little handy to build something yourself. For this you will need the kind of tension rods used for net curtains. The using the heel of the shoe to store them. The down side of this is, it’s not really suitable for flat shoes, so if that’s what is needed I would go with the rack above.
Each of our built-in wardrobes is where the majority of our shoes are stored, so I am always looking for smart and stylish solutions. So I thought I would share my favourite kind :
If shoe storage could be described a beautiful, then this would be the word I would use to describe these stackable shoe drawers. I love the ideas, of shoes on the shelving of my wardrobe as well the floor, and using these would be the perfect solution, as they not only keep them organised, but clean and dust free too. You can stack them as high as you need, so making it really versatile solution, that’s bespoke to the space you have. As they are clear, you can very simply lay your hand on the ones you are looking for. I think this style would be my choice. I would even consider utilising under the bed and having clear shoe boxes with lids at the top in some under bed storage that’s on wheels. Especially those special shoes that you don’t wear as often but don’t want to get rid of, or as I do ones that aren’t suitable for the season you are in.
I would love to hear how you store your shoes, please do let me know.