Shoes vs Space Battle: 5 Solutions

I am a shoe-addict. No shame in saying it. If you know that 'you-can-never-have-too-many-pairs' feeling, or can't stop yourself from buying another pair when you don't need them, but 'oh well they look so good!' then you will totally get this!

I have just got three more pairs of shoes while on holidays (the I-don't-need-them-but-they-look-so-good type!), and I had been thinking for a while about sharing some really cool and practical shoe storage solutions with you, so here it is!

Regardless of how many pairs you have or how much space is available for you to store them (which normally isn't a lot of space in the average home), you know you want a defined space to keep your shoes tidy and looking good even when you're not wearing them.

But before we get into the reality of the shoes vs space battle, have a look at these stunning shoe closets (should I call them displays?) that you can achieve if space is not an issue...

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They look stunning and are probably every girl's dream, but what do you do if you don't have that much space available for such shoe indulgence? I've listed five solutions below that will help you sort that out!


This clever shoe cupboard from Dwell is both practical and stylish! I love the door design and the glossy white finish.



Here's a good idea for a hallway shoe organiser. That's space saving at its max. If you'd like to make your own, there's a step by step guide here.


Stacked by Muuto is a super flexible storage solution for every corner of your home, and it can be a great shoe storage unit if placed in the hallway or dressing room/bedroom by creating an interesting display and keeping them organised at the same time.


Here's one that will fit anywhere! You can store several pairs in this storage bench by and still have a perfectly organised space, no shoes on sight if that's your thing. Perfect for those gym trainers or dog walking boots that you don't want to keep on show.


If you like number one above, but find it still a bit too big, then you can go for the slim Daxton shoe storage unit from Habitat. And with this design, it is highly customisable with a can of spray paint or adhesive wallpaper... just saying!

Want to see more? Check out my Pinterest board, but before you go leave a comment below to say what's your shoe storage style!