6 DIY Shoe Storage Ideas To Keep You Organized in Style

published Oct 9, 2019
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Credit: Caroline Burke

Your sneakers deserve better than a pile at the door! Even if you have a small entryway that can’t fit a shoe rack, you can store them in style in other places in your home—and best of all, you can make those storage solutions yourself. Take organization inspiration from one of the awesome DIY setups below.

Credit: Brad Rodriguez

A Double-Duty Bench

Brad Rodriguez of Fix This Build That constructed an awesome shoe storage bench that makes the perfect addition to any entry, since it’s pretty enough to leave out on display. The bottom shelves are the perfect height for two rows of shoes; the top part can be a storage spot for bags, or a spot to sit while you’re putting on shoes. In his blog post, Brad provides a full list of building instructions and materials needed.

Credit: Caroline Burke

Industrial-Chic Heel Hanging Rack

Have a ton of heels to store? A gridded panel is a fab, minimalist way to display them—just mount it on the wall, then hook the heels through the wire, like Caroline Burke did for her collection. We stan a one-step DIY!

Credit: Anika Gandhi

Wheeled Under-Bed Boxes

Don’t forget about all the extra storage space under your bed! We’re smitten with Anika Gandhi’s under-bed wheeled storage. Her lidded organizer keeps shoes dust-free, and it’s fitted with casters so it can roll under the bed and out of sight.

A New Spin on Crates

Jen Woodhouse made her own organization system using crates, which she stacked together in different ways to create a fun visual display. Bonus: Stacked the tall way, they’re great for boots.

A Garden Accessory Hack

It turns out tomato cages are just as good for holding up shoes as they are for corralling plants. Take a look at Tiffany Michey‘s repurposed project, made even more practical thanks to added casters. We love the addition of faux florals on top and the new wheels, which make it easy to move the whole thing around where it’s needed.

Credit: Hey Wanderer

Cool Minimalist Shelves

A pair of wall-mounted Urban Outfitters-inspired wooden shelves frame a dresser to provide plenty of truly fancy-looking shoe storage in this cozy bedroom. Bloggers Savannah and Casey of Hey Wanderer share how to build your own to keep all of your beloved booties off the floor. Add a couple plants and you’ve got max boho vibes.