Chris Patey for MyDomaine
If your shoe collection exceeds your square footage and storage space, you might be onto something (just look at Carrie Bradshaw). And better yet, we have the ideal shoe storage idea for anyone who loves interior design as much as they love their favorite heels, sneakers, oxfords, and sandals, no closet required: Instead of tucking them away or throwing them on the floor, you can display them on any piece of furniture that boasts shelf space. Think floating shelves, a bookshelf, a bench, a console, or even a side table in the bedroom. An organization trick that doubles as fashionable décor? It doesn't get any easier (or clutter-free) than that.
With open shelves, you'll have easy access to your shoes when picking out an outfit and running out the door in a hurry. Plus, having everything out in the open reduces the risk of a disorderly pileup on the floor since you can't just throw them in a bin when guests are coming over. So click through the furniture items for 11 clever shoe storage ideas to try at home.
With each shelf in a different shade of black and green, this stylish bookshelf will add just the right amount of color to your space. Use it as a makeshift shoe rack in your bedroom.
When you have no more room on the floors and have run out of creative surface areas like windowsills and mantels, don't panic. Instead, get handy, and take advantage of wall space by installing some floating shelves for your shoes. Opt for simple wood grain shelves in a casual space, or make it sophisticated with marble. A shoe gallery just might be the next photo gallery.
Surprisingly, benches are some of the most versatile furniture items around. Slide this midcentury-modern–inspired bench at the end of your bed or near the front door, and place your shoes under it, as well as on the bottom shelf.
If you only need room for a few extra pairs of shoes and don't have much space in your closet or bedroom, this sleek and nondescript narrow cubby set will suit you well.
This tapered three-tier console table is great for displaying anything from plants and photos to accent pieces and shoes. You can also use each shelf for something different.
Use a stylish side table to display your shoes, and stack a few more pairs underneath. If you put your best pair out on top alongside some statement-making jewelry, they'll double as décor.
Here's a great option for anyone who wants to use a bench for shoe storage but is working with less square footage. Small but mighty.
Here's an easy all-in-one option that will blend into a variety of environments while also delivering a ton of extra storage space. Keep it out in the open, or place it inside a coset that doesn't have any built-in shelving.
We made one exception for a closed-door storage option because how could we pass this one up? Plus, this dresser is super easy to get in and out of and provides a ton of extra shelving space for clothing, accessories, and shoes, making it perfect for a studio.
This media console offers up a lot of surface area for all your favorite shoes, and yet it's acrylic form makes it an understated, modern option. It's also on wheels in case you decide to roll it out of sight.
Have you caught on that we love benches with storage space? Place this chic, streamlined bench at the end of your bed or in a hallway as a cubby for all your shoes, books, scarves, and more. The faux crocodile leather and brass base will make your shoe collection look even more stylish and keep your home clutter-free.