Storage is an issue that every home organiser faces, whether it is brought on by having too many pairs of shoes (we women all want that “perfect” pair of shoes in every size and colour, don’t we?) or whether you have kids who come home from school and leave an untidy trail of abandoned shoes (and bags and coats) in the hallway behind them (surely, you want to end that time consuming search for the post-school strewn shoe). Do you struggle to find space for your trainers, boots and wellies (that under the stairs cupboard is just never quite big enough to accommodate those extra activity shoes) or do you just need more room for your everyday shoes?
We all find ourselves searching for the right shoe storage solution for our hallways and bedrooms. So, here are our top ideas for shoe storage in your home.
If you have a hallway or porch that’s big enough to accommodate a hall tidy or shoe bench, then here are some excellent solutions for you, some of which allow you to sit comfortably to put on your shoes rather than making the experience similar to a shaky tight rope-yoga balance move.
If you prefer something which is more distinctive than the simple oak and walnut varieties, try this painted Vancouver Hall Tidy, which comes with bench shoe rack storage, a coat rack and seating bench. It is a bestseller and comes in a beautiful painted two-tone finish which will definitely make your hallway more inviting and welcoming.
Here it is in another design, with a seating bench and storage, which is ideal if you prefer to just toss in your shoes after a busy day and hide away the untidy clutter. If the two-tone painted finish is not your thing, here it is in the classic Oak version.
If hallway space is a premium in your home, then you might like the Hallway Shoe Organiser with 3 drawers, in which you can simultaneously store your hallway clutter. At £295, this solid oak piece is really affordable and a space saving investment.
Coming in a narrow width to fit easily in a hallway, this solid oak Mobel Oak Shoe Bench offers hidden storage with a cupboard to keep your shoes in and a bench to sit on, which lifts up for additional storage.
These hidden storage cupboards have become very popular and are really impressive. We have had one in our hallway for years and nobody would ever guess it’s where we store our every day shoe clutter. They are fashionable and practical pieces of furniture, which double up as hallway cupboards so that you can accessorise the tops with your ornaments and photos.
In the on-trend walnut shade and a unique curve design, you wouldn’t believe the Shiro Walnut Shoe Cupboard can accommodate up to 20 pairs of shoes! If the curved design is not to your taste, then see the Mayan Walnut contemporary Shoe Cupboard. For a solid Oak version, see the Mobel Oak Shoe Cupboard. If you are looking for a white shoe cupboard, take a look at the Hampton Shoe Cupboard.
If you have a large family or have an abundance of space, then we have solid Oak and Walnut large shoe cupboards, which provide oodles of extra storage. First up is the Mobel Oak Extra Large Shoe Cupboard, which offers two large cupboards for shoe and accessories storage and has additional features such as a pull-out rail for hanging umbrellas. If you prefer a darker look, then you would be spoilt for choice between the Mayan Walnut and Shiro Walnut Extra Large Shoe Cupboards, the only decision you need to make is whether curved or straight is your design of choice. Finally, if you prefer a slender design which doesn’t take up too much floor space, look no further than the Mobel Oak or Shiro Walnut Tall Shoe Cupboard. Literally offering you a full length extra cupboard to fill up with shoes to your hearts content.
Basket Storage & Blanket Boxes
If, like many others, you prefer to just drop your shoes into a basket, which you can separate for work, school or leisure, then storage chests with baskets are ideal. Here are some of our favourites at Style Our Home. A space saver, the Vancouver storage chest with 3 basket drawers would be perfect for your hallway or bedroom. For a larger chest storage in white, see the Whitehaven Painted Sideboard with 6 rattan baskets.
Many of us have the entire bottoms of our wardrobes littered with occasion shoes, which we don't use regularly. Why not pick up a blanket box to match your bedroom décor, and use it to pack away those occasion shoes, to be retrieved when you need them, and leave plenty of wardrobe space for your full-length dresses. Choose from our best-selling blanket boxes which are soft closing and include our popular two-tone colour ways, soft grey, cream and all over classic Oak.
Boots and Wellies
For your boot or utility room, why not try the very reasonably priced Vancouver petite oak welly and boot holder. There is no longer any need to make any mess with this solid oak boot holder. The holder includes 4 tall stands for your larger wellies and also 4 shorter stands for your other boots to keep all your shoes tidy and clean!
Take a look at all our shoe storage solutions at Style Our Home and see if you get inspired about possibilities for your own home.
For uber contemporary shoe storage solutions, watch out for our further blog later this year.