IKEA Has The Perfect, Under $80 Solution for Organizing Your Shoes

published Oct 6, 2022
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If you’re the kind of person who likes to style your home by displaying the things you love, then you probably have a few organizing tricks up your sleeve. For larger items like sneakers and heels though, finding stylish storage can be tricky. Luckily, IKEA has the perfect solution for all of your footwear displaying needs, and it costs less than $80. Intrigued? I am, too, and this particular clever use of an IKEA item actually comes from a recent house tour in England.

Michael Pybus, who lives in a 656-square-foot apartment in Manchester, may have only been in his place for five months, but he has already put his personal stamp on his surroundings with multi-colored walls, large statement art, and funky furniture and decor. “I’ve actually never lived in a brand new place before,” Pybus says. “And I was a little apprehensive that it would be soulless, but it turned out this new place was the perfect smooth blank canvas for me to work with. I have loved every minute of turning what was a very bland white box into what I have now.”

While lots of people flock to IKEA for storage solutions and Scandi-style inspiration, Pybus is particularly invested in the brand. “The 1997 IKEA catalog was a huge influence in my home,” he says. “That specific catalog came to my house back in the mid-’90s and I’d never seen anything like it in my life. I still have it and even managed to source many of the pieces that I really wanted back then for my home now.” It should comes as no surprise then that one of the items in his home that’s equal parts form and function is a LACK wall shelf from IKEA that Pybus uses to store his favorite sneakers.

This simple LACK shelf costs $79.99 and has seven perches; typically, you’d find office supplies, decorative objects, or even books and magazines on one of these units, but why not shoes? The individual shelves are shallow, sure, but definitely deep enough for sneakers.

Like other LACK pieces, these shelving units come in white, black-brown, and stained oak. You can place one shelf out in the open for a colorful display the way Pybus did, or you can put a shelf or two behind closed doors in your closet for stealthier storage. These can also be mounted on the wall if that’s more your speed. However you choose to make this shelf your own, for less than $80, it’s a pretty sweet piece.