6 Creative Places To Store Shoes

Try these 6 creative shoe storage ideas to organize your shoes and cut down on clutter. 

Also see 10 more shoe storage ideas for small spaces and 20 storage trunks to hide just about anything

6 Creative Places to Store Shoes

Shoes are something that everyone has and needs, but if you are not careful, shoes can really start cluttering up the areas of the house.

Finding a shoe storage system to keep all the shoes in one place is a great way to cut down on the clutter and guarantee that you don’t spend precious minutes looking for your other shoe in the morning.

Sure you can buy a shoe rack at most any retail store to keep all the shoes together. But what if you want something that better matches your decor, shows off more of your personality, or just plain looks different?

Of course, coming up with creative and practical ways to store shoes can have it’s challenges.

Here are 6 creative shoe storage ideas (and see 10 more here). Now all your shoes will be tucked away in one stylish storage solution until you need them.

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1. Store shoes on hooks or racks.

This is a great way to re-purpose an item. Simply get a rack with hooks normally used for hanging coats, kitchen utensils or tools, and you now have an easy to use place to store shoes.

Brilliant boot storage idea!



2. Store shoes on hangers. 

This is another creative way to keep shoes together. Hangers can be bent to better hold the flip flops or use pants hangers to keep boots stored in one place. Use altered clothes hangers like the tutorial below, or pick up a set of hangers here or here.

hang flip flops @ remodelaholic


hanging boots @ remodelaholic


Amazing boot storage idea! This could be life-changing


3. Store shoes in cubbies

Cubbies are great for storing anything small, so why not shoes? You can purchase a shoe cubby bench like this or build one with our building plans below!

shoe cubby benc organizer

This rolling shoe cubby bench is perfect for a small entryway — roll it out when you need a seat, and slide it back when you’re ready to roll out the door! Get the building plans here. 

If you want something a little more decorative, try this shoe organizer inspired by a vintage mail sorter. You can easily make it wider or narrower to accommodate your entryway and shoes. Learn to build your own here.

vintage mail sorter turned shoe cubby, Sincerely Sara D on @Remodelaholic


4. Store shoes on shelves. 

Move beyond shelves lined up straight on the wall. Use a pull out rack in the closet, or even just use the whole closet to store shoes. Another more decorative way to showcase your shoe collection is to store the shoes on the shelves of a china cabinet. This is a great way to showcase your personality and fit your shoe storage in with your decor.

pull out rack in closet @ remodelaholic


slanted shelves of shoes @ remodelaholic


 china cabinet with shoes @ remodelaholic


shoe closet @ remodelaholic


This rotating shoe shelf (get our plans to build it here) is a great solution!

DIY rotating shoe rack on Remodelaholic.com


 5. Store shoes using molding.

Get creative with the space and tack molding to the wall. Shoes with heels can be easily hung on molding and kept out of the way until needed.

molding on wall with shoes @ remodelaholic


molding on the ceiling @ remodelaholic


colorful shoes hanging on molding @ remodelaholic


6. Store shoes in a hidden space.

And for those times when you just don’t want to see your shoes, find unused space, and add drawers to tuck shoes out of site. If major construction is not possible, an ottoman with space for shoes can be used.

hidden shoe storage @ remodelaholic


shoes in ottoman @ remodelaholic

Get this shoe storage ottoman here
or another similar ottoman here
or the round ottoman (below) here

round shoe storage ottoman

in the stairs shoe storage @ remodelaholic


See more of our favorite storage trunks here. 

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