Store all your favourite shoes in style with these DIY shoe storage ideas. From underbed storage to modified benches, many of these ideas incorporate accessible materials. Here are 20 ideas you can tackle as weekend craft projects.
1. DIY Underbed Storage with Wheels
This underbed shoe storage has a simple construction. The drawer-like shape, handle, and wheels make it easy to draw out and push in. This design is perfect for any studio apartment or small bedroom.
2. Easy Ladder Storage Space
This ladder-style shoe storage makes an attractive piece of furniture. It allows the shoes to get fresh air without dirtying the floor. It also creates a great shoe display, perfects if you have a wide range of footwear.
3. Simple Wooden Crate Shoe Organizers
DIY wooden shoe storage can be as easy as these old crate boxes. These boxes are great for individual storage spaces, which you can arrange near the door. Perfect if you must have the right shoes ready every time you go out. Polish the surface for a neat look.
4. Simple Double Shoe Rack
This simple rack has straightforward construction, which consists of two wooden panels. You can place it near the door or in the mudroom to store ready-to-wear shoes. It also prevents dirty shoes from staining the floor. A picture frame above it creates a nice decorative touch.
5. DIY Shoe Cabinet with Oval Design
This shoe cabinet looks like a regular furniture item. However, when you draw it, you will see oval-shaped shelves that bring the shoes closer to you. This design also makes it easier to grab the shoes you want. You can use scrap wood to make it.
6. Padded Bench Shoe Storage
This shoe storage bench looks like a modern sofa with beautiful paddings. The storage spaces are white and sleek, almost seamless. The construction is simple but gives you a perfect space to store shoes, toys, and other stuff.
7. Floating Metal Shoe Organizers
These floating metal organizers are installed underneath a low table or bench. You can place this item in a mudroom or near the entryway. The top part is perfect for bags or keys, while the bottom keeps your shoes.
8. Molger Storage Bench
This two-level bench is based on Molger product from IKEA. The simple form makes it easy to replicate. It can be placed near the door, in the mudroom, or near the bathroom. It stores everything, from shoes to bathroom supplies.
9. Simple Vertical Rack
This simple vertical rack can be attached on any small, unused surface. You keep the shoes by inserting the tips to the small slits between each wooden strip — a perfect solution for any small home or apartment.
10. Angled Vertical Shoe Rack
This vertical shoe rack consists of white panels attached to the wall. The panels were built in angled positions, so the shoes face each other. The result is an interesting display on the wall, and solution to prevent the shoes from staining the floor.
11. Simple Meshed Wire Shoe Rack
A simple mesh wire panel can be a great rack for heels. This grid wire is perfect for keeping your heels organized perfectly. They also keep the floor from being stained or scratched, especially with stilettos.
12. Short Shoe Rack Bench
Another simple rack bench, this easy construction makes all the shoes accessible. You can take one pair before wearing them sitting down. Place it under the coat rack, near the door, or in the mudroom to organize shoes that must be put on quickly.
13. Individual Underbed Organizers
Individual shoe organizers are similar to underbed drawers. However, they are more manageable and easier to make. Each box is equipped with wheels, so you don’t have to pull out everything to take a pair of shoes.
14. Shoe Rack from Copper Pipes
This pipe shoe storage is made of copper pipes, attached to the walls with metal anchors. The copper pipes are light but strong, and the color makes the rack pop. A floating rack like this also keeps the shoes from dirtying the floor.
15. Cubby-style Shoe Storage
Cubby closet is perfect for kids shoe storage, especially if you have many children at home. The simple construction is perfect for a weekend project by experienced home handymen. The shoes are well-protected, and they don’t stain the floor.
16. DIY Cardboard Shoe Rack
This DIY shoe rack was made entirely out of cardboard boxes. The steps are easy, and you can use duct tape to create the triangle shape. You don’t even need to cover the cardboard. Just use colorful tape and make sure the taped sides face the front.
17. Rustic Short Shoe Cabinet
This rustic shoe cabinet doubles as decorative spot. The distressed wood appearance and soft grey color give a vintage vibe. You can keep shoes safely and don’t need to reach far into the cabinet to take a pair. Place beautiful lamps and trinkets on top to add a decorative touch.
18. Peg Shoe Rack
This wall rack uses pegs to hang shoes far above the floor. You can install it on any height you want to grab the shoes easily. You can install several of these racks on different spots on the wall, to make them accessible for family members with different heights.
19. Floating Metal Racks in the Mudroom
Install floating metal racks in a vertical row to create open, accessible shoe storage. Family members can place shoes based on their heights. The racks are perfect for a mudroom, but you can install these anywhere to reduce floor stains.
20. Heels Display from Picture Frame
This heels display was made of the sides of a picture frame. Painted and attached to the wall, this “rack” is great to display your best heels and protect them. To create a focal point, place a small table with decorative elements under the rack.
These DIY shoe storage ideas are not complicated. They can be made of recycled objects or simple, readily-available materials. One of these inspirations will be a great addition to your home or apartment.