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We've put together a ton of practical shoe storage ideas to keep the rest of home clutter free, too. Key to most sensible hallway storage ideas to ensure your space stays good looking and is far from a tripping hazard too. When you choose a shoe storage shelving unit it needs to feel part of the space that it's going to live in. It is possible to choose pieces that are both practical and stylish and this is ideal with its slimline design that features four shelves and coat hooks.
We asked Rachal Hutcheson, Retail Manager at Sharps (opens in new tab) for her advice on investing in key shoe storage: ‘When it comes to bedroom storage, our individual needs are unique, and functional solutions will need to consider both the type of items you are looking to store and the space you have to fill.
From a practical and aesthetical perspective, fitted wardrobes offer the most effective and efficient way to make use of the space within your bedroom.
Dedicated shoe racks can be tiered, with the ability to cascade, or consider incorporating boot rails for awkwardly shaped footwear.’
When all of your wardrobe shelving is full of clothes and accessories, it can be hard to find a place for your shoes. Going up is one of the best solutions - a unit like this one from The Dormy House (opens in new tab) is ideal for storing shoes, wellies and baskets for each member of the family.
Shoe storage needn’t be dull, in fact you can invest in pieces that totally encompass your interior style. Take this industrial storage made from solid metal and mesh, it’s edgy and contemporary and will suit a modern hallway. Black goes with any existing color scheme too – and you can style it up with a lamp, vase and a print or two, then use the cubes to store all of your shoes. We love this Tromso shoe storage unit (opens in new tab), which looks like a stylish console table when closed up and is the perfect spot for a hallway lamp or for placing your keys at the end of the day. Despite its slimline style, each compartment in this shoe storage cabinet has double rows, allowing enough space for the whole family's footwear. Designed with space efficiency in mind, it only comes with front legs and can be positioned flush with a wall, making it the perfect addition to a narrow hallway.
Ladder style units are an on-trend storage solution often found in bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms – so why not bring them into the hallway too? Hinge-lidded baskets are a great alternative to more conventional shoe storage solutions – and give you a quick clean-up rate.
They make a lovely feature in a hallway or can be easily stored beneath a console table.
They are made up of different modular components that you can build up and evolve as much as you want, choosing from shelves, cabinets, drawers and more.
While large shoe storage cabinets with tilted shelves are designed to maximise space, a more conventional cupboard would work equally effectively and make a stylish addition to a hallway. We love the country-feel of this Shoe Storage Cupboard (opens in new tab) from Wooden Furniture Store.
If you live in the countryside or a regular dog walker, wellies may be part of your everyday life. We'd recommend a hallway bench as shoe storage, as it provides a spot to sit down (we all know the struggle of trying to take of wellies while standing up.)
If you'd like your shoe storage to serve more than one purpose, something worth considering if your hallway is short on space, opt for a more versatile unit.
Sometimes it can be worth considering shoe storage ideas that offer more than one option, particularly if you're short on space or want to hide your belongings away to create a more minimalist look.
If you think you can keep your hallway neat and tidy (forever) then a open shoe storage solution could be for you. It's ideal if you have a modern scheme and provides ample space for shoe storage for all the family, in addition to room for bags, brollies and wellies.
Opt for a nifty unit with a combination of storage solutions if you're looking to organize the whole family’s shoes, coats and bags. They're designed to keep everyday essentials on hand and ease the frantic feel of Monday mornings. Position by the door for ease and a spot to store everyday pairs of shoes. Pop dirty pairs upside down on the spokes and store by the back or front door for drying and easy access.
This Morton welly store from Garden Trading (opens in new tab) looks lovely enough to keep by your back door and will mean no muddy boots get traipsed through the house – and they won't be taking up a ton of room under the stairs. The Morton range also includes an outdoor shoe storage box if you want something that's extra weatherproof.
If you want to ensure that you're maximising space when designing a hallway, a built in floor-to-ceiling shelving unit certainly does the trick. Organise household bits and bobs in stylish wicker baskets, to ensure that daily essentials are on hand at all times. If your style is more industrial-inspired, this on-trend wire shelving is a great option for storing and displaying shoes.
Add interest with books, accessories and indoor plants displayed with little uniformity.
Renowned for its sleek and stylish finish, Mid-century style furniture is a great option if you're thinking about storage and can make a real design feature in a larger hallway. Stylish and practical, an ottoman bench or chest is a great shoe storage idea that will keep the clutter at bay.
Make the most of it and stay organised with the addition of a handy under-bed storage draw. We love the slimline Scandi-feel of this under-bed unit from Cuckooland (opens in new tab).
Their fabric finish means that little space is lost, while shoes remain clean and protected. Consider adding a tag describing the pair inside the bag so that they're easy to find in a rush.
Find this Dalmatian Spot Shoe Bag at The Contemporary Home (opens in new tab). If you like being able to see your entire wardrobe at once (and trust yourself to keep it tidy) a customisable open-style storage unit could be for you.
Build a unit that meets your needs, with space for storing heeled shoes, storage draws for everyday flats and boxes to stow away footwear that's out of season. We love the adaptability of the Algot Shoe Storage Unit (opens in new tab) from Ikea.
Similar to how you go through clothes – make two piles, one for those you wear often and one for those you haven't worn for over a year. Keep the those you wear the most near the front of your storage unit, for pairs that are for special occasions it can be worth investing in some shoe bags to keep them clean and dust-free.