13 Creative Ways To Organize Your Shoes, Inspired By Pinterest

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    You may not have a fantasy walk-in at your disposal (yet!), but with some creativity on your side, a dream shoe closet is not far off. In fact, we found 13 wow-worthy ways to organize your favorite footwear, no matter the size of your apartment or home. From gallery-esque displays to smart storage tips, keep reading for all of the awesome tricks. 

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    PHOTO: Image by Brittany Ambridge for domino

    Shelf Life
    Instead of hiding your beautiful shoes behind closet doors, place them on shelves around your room—they are works of art, after all!

    Tip: Keep the shoe styles consistent on each shelf and space them evenly so they don’t appear cluttered.    


    Image by Brittany Ambridge for domino

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    PHOTO: Pinterest

    Picture Perfect
    Storing your shoes in boxes will not only lead to a more organized closet overall, but ensures your footwear remains in pristine condition. 

    Tip: For easy access, take a photo of the pair of shoes and tape it to the front of the box. 

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    Outside The Box
    This colorful storage idea has “DIY expert” written all over it. Just grab wood crates at your local hardware store or make them yourself.

    Tip: For a dimensional effect, try different sized boxes.   

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    Front To Back
    This organizational tip is particularly handy for those with ceiling-to-floor shoe shelves. By having one shoe facing forward and the other backwards, you can see the style and heel height at glance.

    Tip: For a visually pleasing outcome, organize the shoes by color. 

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    Glass Case Of Emotion Shoes
    If you don’t have much closet space, be creative with any extra furniture you may have. A glass cabinet can easily double as a shoe closet.

    Tip: To avoid overcrowding, only showcase seasonally-appropriate footwear and put the rest in storage.    

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    Lateral Thinking
    This unconventional display is great for showcasing statement heels and serves as a chic décor idea for a vintage-influenced bedroom.

    Tip: Look for a wooden ladder at the flea market. 

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    PHOTO: Pinterest

    Mix and Match
    Make like The Coveteur, and fill your bookshelf with a hodgepodge of stylish goodies, including shoes, bags, jewelry, and fashion books. 

    Tip: The display should serve as reflection of your personal style, so if you’re a neutrals-only kind of gal, stick to black and white hues. 

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    Living Spaces
    If your shoe collection is worth showing off, take it out of the bedroom and into the living room. Note: this really only works if you have built-in shelving.

    Tip: Incorporate household items into the mix to give the space some artistic flair. 

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    Left Hanging
    Boots, especially winter styles, can take up a lot of space in your closet, which is why we recommend hanging them. This method helps free up floor space, while also storing your boots safely and compactly.

    Tip: Head over to The Container Store for various boot hangers.  

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    The Stiletto, The Boot, And The Wardrobe
    We love the idea of taking a conventional armoire and making it a surprise shoe closet.

    Tip: If you’re going to stack the shoes, make sure you put the bigger styles in the back and flats up front. 

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    Everything In Its Place
    If you tend to rotate between a few pairs of shoes, keep them in an open bookcase display by the door, so you can quickly grab them on your way out.

    Tip: Avoid clutter by assigning a maximum of two pairs to each cubbyhole. 

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    Up The Wall
    Not a fan of bulky shelves? Try hanging your heels on crown molding. This space-saving storage trick is chic and unexpected, earning major points in our book.

    Tip: Sorry, but this is not for the wedge-loving gal. 

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    Come Full Circle
    ​This easy DIY project involves gluing multiple PVC “cells” together to create a shoe rack.

    Tip: Make sure the diameter of the PVC is bigger than the height of your tallest heels.

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