Shoe Storage.

When Josh and I first moved in to our new flat the first problem we encountered was a severe lack of space for shoes. Josh actually owns more than the average number of shoes and I’m sure it’s not hard to imagine that my collection filled two (or three) packing boxes. We had a clear out as an interim solution, but as time went on, more and more shoes were being lined up down the hall way, or pairs just being dropped in various corners of the house. When I say this you probably imagine something off of Pinterest – shoes dropped on top of magazine stacks or book cases. But it was never that pretty.

When we went to Ikea I had a firm idea of what I wanted for shoe storage. Everyone thought I was mental, but I was set on the white ladder shelves (most commonly displayed for use in the bathroom) to store our shoes. I’d wanted these shelves for so long anyway, and was a tad disappointed when we moved in and I realised there wasn’t the wall space for them in our bathroom – but the hallway? In the words of Despicable Me: “Lightbulbbbbbbbb”.

The shelves worked perfectly for our shoes in the end (phew – I’m now an interior genius, instead of crazy) as some shelves are longer and some shorter – perfect for the size 11/size 4 divide. There’s a lot of space between the last shelf and the floor, so there are a few taller pairs shoes under there as well – leaving plenty of space for plants. 

I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy with shoe organisation – Mumma October would be proud.

64 Comments

  1. 18 Sep 2014 / 7:43 am

    This looks great! We have the same problem with shoe storage at the moment, I just seem to find shoes all over the house. Maybe a trip to Ikea is needed. 😉

  2. 18 Sep 2014 / 7:44 am

    Yay! Such a genius idea Suzie. Your photos are Pinterest worthy. Xx

  3. 18 Sep 2014 / 7:48 am

    Love this shoe storage, especially with the white walls and shelving it looks so simple and bright! Great decoration ideas!

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  4. 18 Sep 2014 / 7:49 am

    Such a good idea! I think most girls can relate to having many pairs of shoes 🙂 x

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  5. 18 Sep 2014 / 8:24 am

    I love this idea! It looks so great x

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  6. 18 Sep 2014 / 8:35 am

    Those heeled boots are gorgeous!

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  7. 18 Sep 2014 / 8:43 am

    The storage! I have found a complete copy of the topshop gold heel boots you have pictured here! They have even had the seal of approval from Amelia Liana!

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  8. 18 Sep 2014 / 8:52 am

    I have this problem, my shoes are dotted everywhere they will fit. I need a trip to ikea….
    x

  9. 18 Sep 2014 / 9:06 am

    I never thought that shoe storage could look so tidy and nice! Ikea has the best modern ideas for problems like that.
    Xx
    PeMi
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  10. 18 Sep 2014 / 9:13 am

    I've been looking for something like that in ages! What are the shelves called? 🙂

  11. 18 Sep 2014 / 9:40 am

    Love this! Such a cute way to store them 🙂 x

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  12. 18 Sep 2014 / 10:13 am

    This is so cute, i love it! x

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  13. 18 Sep 2014 / 10:16 am

    looks super cute!x

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  14. 18 Sep 2014 / 10:28 am

    I have my shoes all on display too! No point hiding them! Ikea is the best!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

  15. 18 Sep 2014 / 10:59 am

    I've been a shoe hider my whole life, but this actually looks super cute!

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  16. 18 Sep 2014 / 11:37 am

    This is such a fantastic idea, currently my shoes are all crammed into my closet but I'm running out of room!

    Bramble & Thorn

  17. 18 Sep 2014 / 11:44 am

    Love this idea!! Haha, Liiiightbulb… Loved that reference x

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  18. 18 Sep 2014 / 11:50 am

    Such a great idea, I love it xx

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  19. 18 Sep 2014 / 11:59 am

    genuinely love this! something to bear in mind when i move out i think! looks really nice, calm and cool with the plants too!

  20. 18 Sep 2014 / 12:47 pm

    ah it's lovely! So now if those shelves won't fit in my future bathroom I now how to get a use out of them!

    x Giada | Miel Café

  21. 18 Sep 2014 / 12:49 pm

    This is a really good idea Suzie – I will keep it in mind if I'm ever struggling for shoe storage!

  22. 18 Sep 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Love it! Yes, definitely a genius (lightbulb) idea! Plus, the addition of the cute little potted plant is lovely!
    xoxo,

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  23. 18 Sep 2014 / 1:46 pm

    How strange! I have been looking for a unit exactly like this! I found one on amazon is that where u got this? I can't see a link for it xx

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  24. 18 Sep 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Love this idea, looks so clean! x

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  25. 18 Sep 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Storage in a small space is difficult, what a great idea! 🙂 xx
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  26. 18 Sep 2014 / 2:33 pm

    I think this is such a good idea, it looks great! xx

  27. 18 Sep 2014 / 3:26 pm

    This is such a great idea
    all my shoes are in a mess under my bed at the moment
    Im definitely going to try this
    Rachel XX
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  28. 18 Sep 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, love the space you´ve made it looks amazing.

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  29. 18 Sep 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Such a good idea!!

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  30. 18 Sep 2014 / 5:24 pm

    This way of storing them looks so cute, I love it!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  31. 18 Sep 2014 / 5:35 pm

    I love how you organize your shoes! and those succulents are adorable!

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  32. 18 Sep 2014 / 6:51 pm

    This is super cute ! My shoes are just everywhere by the door lol !

    Sara,
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  33. 18 Sep 2014 / 7:42 pm

    This post couldn't have came at a better time, I'm really in need of new storage, definitely going to purchase this, this weekend!

    Nik

    NIKJAMESS | Fashion & Lifestyle

  34. 18 Sep 2014 / 7:48 pm

    This is a brilliant idea! And well, your black boots. Love them!

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

  35. 18 Sep 2014 / 9:22 pm

    Great idea and I love how these pictures have turned out!

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  36. 18 Sep 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Looks like a dream!

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  37. 18 Sep 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Looks great! I love how the white looks!

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  38. 19 Sep 2014 / 3:58 am

    that is an amazing idea!

  39. 19 Sep 2014 / 6:30 am

    Love the idea! So clever, and looks so clean and cute! 🙂

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  40. 19 Sep 2014 / 7:29 am

    Looks so nice 🙂
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  41. 19 Sep 2014 / 4:46 pm

    this is such a good idea!!! looks really cool!
    alice x

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  42. 19 Sep 2014 / 5:41 pm

    it looks really cool, amazing idea !

  43. 19 Sep 2014 / 7:02 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I love it!
    I could definitely use something like this

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  44. 20 Sep 2014 / 10:29 am

    Love how it looks simple and bright against the white wall!

  45. 20 Sep 2014 / 1:39 pm

    I love all your shoes! Especially the boots, top right. It would mean the world if you'd check out and follow my beauty and fashion blog:

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  46. 20 Sep 2014 / 4:20 pm

    Ah the pain of having one too many pairs of shoes. IKEA is becoming this obsession for ladies. You can get simply everything from that one store. It's incredible.

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  47. 21 Sep 2014 / 3:56 am

    Such a great idea for shoe storage! Me and my boyfriend are going to have this issue when we move to our new place in December.. Don't know how I'm going to store my many shoes!!

    Baby Rebel

  48. 21 Sep 2014 / 7:49 am

    so cute and such a good idea!!

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  49. 21 Sep 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Shelves make such good shoe storage, I have mine on a billy bookcase from ikea.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  50. 21 Sep 2014 / 5:13 pm

    I love this as you can actually have all your shoes out and looking beautiful instead of hidden away! Beautiful 🙂

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  51. 24 Sep 2014 / 2:02 pm

    It looks so pretty and neat!
    Maria // Fox and Arrow

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  53. 27 Sep 2014 / 8:48 am

    This looks great, such a lovely idea! H xx

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  54. 15 Oct 2014 / 9:39 am

    I don't doubt that there are cheaper storage options but few are as good facilities. Staff is friendly and trustworthy and provides great advice about storing and moving items as well as about the surrounding area.

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