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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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.