If there is one thing about closet organization that can get a little bit tricky, that is how to organize your shoe collection in a functional yet attractive way. Standard shoe racks can be boring and overdone. If you want some tips on how to achieve this sometimes troublesome task in a creative way, then look no further!
1. On the Wall
Generally, if you want something to be organized yet out of the way, one of the easiest things you can do is set up wall shelving. Put your most attractive shoes up here, this way they will also serve as a bit of decoration while also staying organized and in their own place. You can even add a cute little accent art piece above the shelving as seen in the inspiration photo.
2. Seasonal Picks
There are certain pairs of shoes that you do not wear year round, so this form of storage can be really functional. Simple boxes that can be purchased at your local craft store will give you a place to keep the pairs of shoes that you won’t need until the upcoming seasons. Add a custom touch by tagging each box so that you will know which pair is inside without having to open the box.
3. Sliding Tray
If you have any space underneath your bed or even your dresser, try this awesome life hack. Using a large picture frame, you can create your own makeshift shoe tray that can be tucked away out of sight. The frame will keep your shoes contained while also being easily accessible for you to grab a pair.
4. Chuck It in The Bucket
If you have an abundance of sneakers lying around that you don’t want to store in a heaping pile on your closet floor, try using decorative buckets. Not only are they functional, but they serve as a much more attractive solution. You can buy them in any color or style that you like, even paint them or decorate them to your own taste.
5. Lazy Susan
Lazy Susans aren’t only for your kitchen, try using one to keep your shoes neatly in place! This is a nice way to keep things organized, and it has the functionality of being able to spin so you can quickly make your selection. Devoting a small space of your closet to this compact storage will significantly increase the amount of space you have left for other items.
6. Hanging Organizers
We have all seen those over-the-door hanging shoe organizers. What happens when you only have one closet door and three hanging organizers? Try incorporating a room divider into your closet for the purpose of hanging these up. You will be able to triple the amount of shoe storage and everything will be able to stay out of the way.
7. Filing Cabinet
At any given storage container store, you should be able to find compact filing cabinets. Instead of keeping your records inside of them, you can use them to keep your shoes in place. The best thing is that on the outside, you would never be able to guess that shoes are being stored inside. This method is appropriate inside of your closet or even in your bedroom.
8. Budget Pick
Not everyone has extra money to spare on shoe organization. If you are on a budget, try this simple solution! All you will need are some wire hangers, string, and and couple of wall hooks. This method can be applied in nearly every closet. You can customize the hardware and string color if you ever want to switch up the look, as well!
9. Ottoman StorageSource: architectureartdesigns.com
Using an ottoman with hidden storage is a great method for keeping your shoes organized. Not only will you have a clutter-free way to store them, but you will obtain additional seating in your room. This makes for an attractive fix to any messy closet. Your shoes will still be easily accessible, and you can move the ottoman any time you wish. Not to mention, there are plenty of variations when it comes to style. You will surely be able to find an ottoman that makes a great match with your current room or closet theme.
10. Tube DIY
For those who have a hand at DIY projects, try creating this PVC pipe storage method. Use pieces that are appropriate to fit your shoes of all sizes, and arrange them how you would like. If you want to take things to the next level, you can paint the pipes or line them with colored foil tape. This method almost gives a mod feeling to the style of your closet, and it is a fun and unique project to take on.