Shoes storage is the bane of any organiser's life, not only tripping us up in the hall, but also often finding their way into corners of kitchens, living rooms and even bedrooms. Luckily, there are many ingenious shoe storage options on the market these days, offering a wide variety of solutions to suit rooms of any style and size. From statement shoe racks to shoe storage ideas for small spaces, such as wardrobe hanging drawers, there's something for everyone.

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If your shoe collection is in serious need of a permanent home that's tidy, stylish and convenient, read on for our guide to shoe storage - you're bound to find the one that's right for you!

Shoe storage ideas for any home

Shoe cupboard

Gray Danielle 12 Pair Shoe Storage Cabinet Wayfair

While looking like a standard cupboard in most respects, shoe cupboards typically feature shelves which slant away from the doors to ensure each pair stays in its place. Not all homes will have enough room for a shoe cupboard, but if yours does, we reckon they're a particularly clutter-free option, keeping your shoes completely out of sight while still easy to access whenever needed. The neat top of these narrow cupboards also offer plenty of styling opportunities, like a console table might.

Plus, investing in an item of furniture gives you the opportunity to look for a real statement piece, like this eye-catching hallway storage unit from Amazon, shown here in Grey but also available in White.

Shoe rack

French Cane 3 Tier Shelving Unit

One of the simplest items for storing shoes, the shoe rack is a favourite for a reason. They are a practical option, spacious enough to hold several pairs of shoes , and usually relatively cheap. Plus, a rack doesn't have to be only for shoes - it's also a convenient option for hats, gloves, and anything else you'd like to keep on hand in your hallway.

There are endless style variations on the market, but we're partial to this handmade natural rattan shelving unit from Dunelm, which can hold up to 6kg and should last for years to come.

Shoe bench

Habitat Kent Shoe Bench in Grey, Argos

A shoe bench is a multifunctional storage option for a hallway, porch or boot room, as it not only holds many pairs of shoes, but also provides a sturdy flat surface to sit up while you fiddle with your footwear - especially handy for getting in and out of wellies.

For extra longevity, look for models made from solid wood, like this Kent shoe bench from Argos, available in both light and dark grey finishes.

Overdoor pockets

Unjumbly Over Door Shoe Storage

It may not be the most glamorous solution, but over-door shoe pockets can typically accommodate many more pairs than a standard rack or cupboard, making them a great choice for storing the bulk of your collection out of sight inside a cupboard or behind a bedroom door while you leave your everyday shoes by the front door. This soft grey option looks modern and practical, but if you want to turn your storage into a style statement, it also comes in pink.

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Lightweight and easy to hang over a door without any need for fixtures or wall mountings, pocket storage has to be one of the simplest and most versatile ways of organising your shoes.

Coat and shoe storage unit

Habitat Turner Clothes Rail with Shoe Rack

When hallway space is at a premium, why not combine shoe and coat storage in one handy unit. Clothes rails have become a trendy alternative to bedroom wardrobes and hallway coat stands in recent years - evoking the stripped-back urban minimalism of Brooklyn loft living - and the good news is that many models come with one or more built-in shelves to hold shoes, hats or any other outdoor apparel.

Double Hanging Shoe Storage

Double Hanging Shoe Storage

If you're short on floor space and adding in a new storage unit for your shoes just isn't an option, you need to think creative! Take a peek inside your wardrobe and see if you have some unused space inside - if so consider hanging storage shelves like these ones from Argos. They're lightweight, collapsible and can be quickly attached to a pole or rail using their attached velcro handle.

Under-stairs storage unit

HOMIDEC Shoe Storage 16 Cube Shoe Rack

If you have a space under your stairs and you're keen to make use of it, these stackable cube shoe racks from Amazon might be the answer!

The 16 interlocking boxes in this set can be arranged in any format to suit your space, and each box is large enough to comfortably accommodate a pair of shoes, or other outerwear such as scarves, hats or gloves. Available in black, grey or transparent plastic, with a metal frame.

Spiral shoe rack

Premier Housewares 3-Tier Revolving Shoe Stand

A revolving shoe stand is a convenient and fuss-free storage solution, enabling you to easily grab your favourite pair on the go.

A shoe stand like the one above, from Robert Dyas, also won't take up a lot of floor room, making it a practical choice for narrow or awkward hallways. Its three tiers can hold up to 18 pairs of shoes at a time, meaning it's sure to help keep your entryway clutter-free.

Wall-mounted shoe rack

18 Pair Shoe Rack Wayfair

A wall-mounted shoe rack is a slimline, space-saving alternative to a shoe cupboard, offering open shelving attached directly to the wall. Although the installation might take a little more effort than some of the storage options we've outlined, the result is a secure storage unit that can hold heavy boots without issue.

This set of two nine-pair units from Ebern Designs, available through Wayfair, is particularly versatile, as they can be mounted in any arrangement - one above the other (as pictured above), side-by-side or in totally separate places.

Storage boxes

Underbed Shoe Storage Tray

The space below your bed is a totally underrated storage opportunity - in fact, we wrote a whole guide to underbed storage - and it's the perfect place to store out of season footwear or those heels you only wear a few times a year.


This storage tray from John Lewis is divided into nine compartments, so it can comfortably store four pairs of shoes, or eight if you're happy to stack each pair - and why not use the extra compartment to hold shoe liners or stray socks?

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