How to organise your shoes in a creative way

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All busy households seem to suffer from the same thing. Namely, a plethora of shoes cluttering up the hallway! We don't want you to keep dealing with stinky trainers and smelly sandals, so found some of the loveliest hallway storage solutions out there for you to take inspiration from.

Whether you want to display your treasured footwear or hide it away, we've got great ideas for you right here and they're all interior designer approved, too! 

1. For something a little more fun

Coloured lockers give everyone their own storage area.

2. A bench seat with hidden drawers

 Corridor, hallway & stairs by Möhring Architekten
Möhring Architekten

Galeriehaus im Dünenwald— Garderobe

Möhring Architekten

Also containing high-level, wall-mounted cubbyholes to make shoe storage simple!

3. Stylish pull out boxes

 Corridor, hallway & stairs by LAdesign

Mais ou se cachent les jouets?


Your elegant hallway doesn't have to suffer if you choose stylish pull out boxes to hide footwear in.

4. Stealthy under-stairs shoe racks

Storage under stairs:  Corridor, hallway & stairs by Fraher Architects Ltd
Fraher Architects Ltd

Storage under stairs

Fraher Architects Ltd

The ultimate in sneaky, out of sight storage!

5. Keeping things simple

With a pared back hallway storage solution.

6. Disguised shoe cabinets

 Corridor, hallway & stairs by A-A Dimension SARL
A-A Dimension SARL

Commode basse avec miroir (détail tiroirs)

A-A Dimension SARL

Shoe cabinets that look like they have drawer fronts are great! The 'drawers' actually tilt to reveal your shoes.

7. A tall shoe cabinet

'Welcome' Contemporary hallway shoe storage with mirror by Birex:  Corridor, hallway & stairs by My Italian Living
My Italian Living

'Welcome' Contemporary hallway shoe storage with mirror by Birex

My Italian Living

Will allow everyone to have their own shelf.

8. A repurposed trunk

A great idea if you want to stylishly keep your shoes out of sight and out of mind.

9. Modular storage blocks

Look cute and can always be added to.

10. Under-stairs space

Manhattan Micro-Loft:  Corridor & hallway by Specht Architects
Specht Architects

Manhattan Micro-Loft

Specht Architects

Would you consider a set of shoe drawers in your dead under-stairs space?

11. Simple wicker baskets

Wicker baskets add a dimension of elegant style to your hallways storage needs. Just make sure shoes are clean before going in!

12. Display cabinet

For the household with plenty of pretty shoes to shout about, a display cabinet is the best choice.

13. A simple wire racking system

Mish-Mesh storage:  Corridor, hallway & stairs by Loaf

Mish-Mesh storage


Will look stylish and offer easy usage.

14. Shoes on benches

A simple and classic option, but perhaps try an unusual colour for the benches?

For more home organisation tips, take a look at this Ideabook: 21 Organisation Errors That Make Your Home Messy.

Are any of these the perfect solution for your home?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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