These entryway shoe storage ideas are gonna knock your socks off! Declutter your home and get organized with these simple and stylish entryway shoe storage solutions (no more tripping over shoes!).
I used to be carefree about wearing my shoes around the house. Then, I had kids. After seeing firsthand just how dirty those little shoes could make the entire house, I implemented a new rule.
Shoes had to come off as soon as we walked in the door.
Although that kept the rest of my house cleaner, I soon discovered a new problem: the entryway was a disaster of shoes tossed around. And that became shoes and jackets, socks, backpacks, and anything else the family dumped on the floor as they walked inside the house. Ugh!
I imagine you also know the time-consuming struggle of finding a matching pair of shoes when you’re in a hurry to leave the house. And, of course, there’s all the clutter and dirt you are trying to avoid in the first place.
That’s where entryway shoe storage becomes an actual sanity saver. With the right shoe storage solution, you can keep your shoes organized and easily accessible, making your life (and home!) run smoother while you revel in a tidier entryway.
Many different types of entryway shoe storage options are available, from shoe racks to benches to bins and everything in between. The best choice for you will depend on your space, style, and storage needs.
If you’re tired of tripping over shoes and wasting time searching for a matching pair, it’s time to invest in a great shoe storage solution for your entryway.
Why You Need Entryway Shoe Storage
You may not realize it, but entryway shoe storage is essential for keeping your space organized and tidy. Here are a few ways it can help benefit your home:
Keep Shoes Organized
It takes about 2.3 seconds (or less – I’ve timed it!) for shoes to become a mess when scattered around the entryway. Having a designated storage space makes it easy to keep shoes organized and easy to find. No more digging around (creating more mess) to find the needed pair.
Entryway shoe storage solutions can be a great idea, and a simple way to save space in your home. Instead of having your shoe collection scattered around the entryway, store them neatly out of the way in a shoe organizer.
This is especially helpful in homes that have small entryways or mudrooms (or your laundry room, if that’s where you enter your home).
Keep Family Members Safe
Leaving shoes scattered around the entryway can be a tripping hazard, especially for young children or elderly family members. Designated storage space can help prevent accidents.
So basically, I’m doing life-saving work over here. 😉
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Different Types of Entryway Shoe Storage
When it comes to organizing your shoes, there are a surprising number of options available! Depending on your space and personal style, you can choose from shoe racks and shelves, shoe cabinets and cubbies, or even entryway benches with shoe storage.
Some of these are basic, while others provide additional storage space for items like bags and seasonal items like hats and sunscreen in the summer or gloves and scarves in the winter.
Shoe Racks and Shelves
Shoe racks and shelves are a popular choice for a reason. They are efficient and fairly inexpensive to build or buy, and you can choose between freestanding or wall-mounted options, so there’s likely to be one that fits pretty much any space.
Shoe Cabinets and Cubbies
Shoe cabinets and cubbies are another popular option. If you have the room, I’m a big fan of these!
They’re great for keeping shoes organized and out of sight. Plus, you can use them to hide all kinds of other things you don’t want to look at, which is nice.
And, there are so many fun ways you can make up the exterior to match your style.
Entryway Bench with Shoe Storage
Entryway benches are another great option! I like that they provide a place to sit while putting on or taking off shoes (no more hopping around on one foot trying desperately not to fall, yay!).
Plus, you can always use more seating, right?
Entryway Table with Shoe Storage
Or, combine your organizational skills and interior design dreams by finding something that can function as both a console table and shoe storage. There are so many ways to do this, as you’ll see below.
With this solution, you get to have a place to stash your shoes but also a cute console table top to decorate to your heart’s content.
No matter which type of entryway shoe storage you choose, consider your space and personal style. With the right shoe organizer, you can keep your entryway clutter-free and your shoes organized and easily accessible. Win-win!
Things to Consider When Choosing Entryway Shoe Storage
I know, I know. It may seem overkill to have an entire section on what to think about for something that ends up holding gross, stinky shoes. But there really are some things you’ll want to consider before making a decision:
First and foremost, consider the amount of space you have available. Measure where you plan to place your shoe storage before you DIY (or buy)!
And don’t worry if you have a tiny entryway, small closet, or only a small space to devote to your shoe storage area. Ideas such as a vertical shoe rack, tiered shoe rack, or making use of often unused space with a back of the door shoe organizer are all clever ways of accommodating a lot of shoes in smaller spaces.
Do you have a large family with a fondness for footwear? Or are you more minimalist with just a few pairs of shoes? Choose a storage solution that works with your (actual!) needs. I hate to say it, but functionality may be king here!
You heard it here first: shoe storage doesn’t have to be boring!
Consider the style of your entryway (and your personality!) and choose something that fits. Your entryway sets the tone for your home, so it’s worth splurging a bit more on something that you want to show off.
How do you use your entryway? Do you need a place to hang your keys or store your bags, or do you already have that covered? If needed, keep an eye out for something that can also house a key or have extra storage space for all the millions of bags and other things you grab as you head out the door.
DIY or Buy
As you’ll see below, there are a ton of awesome DIY ideas for shoe storage that frankly make me want to start over with my own entryway. BUT…if you would rather buy than DIY, there’s no shame there! In fact, I even have an entire section of cute (and practical) options you can buy at the bottom of this post.
DIY Shoe Storage Ideas for the Entryway
Here are some easy shoe storage ideas to inspire your organizational journey. With 13 terrific options, there’s something for everyone!
1. Shoe Storage for Garage Entry
Shoe organization can take many forms! Here’s my very own easy DIY shoe storage idea: repurposed concrete form tubes (also called Sakrete tubes or Sonotubes).
Since we didn’t have entryway space to work with, I put this out in the garage. It may not be the most stylish option, but it was cheap and EFFECTIVE.
2. Modern Shoe Cabinet
Toolbox Divas went the cabinet route, and I’m loving those woven doors that open and close.
Perfect for adding some stylish decor AND hiding shoes! Plus, how cute is that wallpaper at the back of the cabinet?
3. Bench with Hidden Storage
I love this storage bench idea from Driven by Decor because you can hide the shoes. Out of sight – out of mind!
Plus, it lets you have another seating option in your home in case you have extra guests over. You can drag it into the living room or dining room and no one will ever have to know they are sitting on top of a pile of shoes!
4. Shoe Storage Cubbies
Take a page from Love and Renovations‘s book and give everyone their own cubby. Your cubby, your shoes! It’s the easiest way to stay organized and uncluttered.
The baskets below are perfect for grab-and-go items (like gloves).
5. Wooden Crate DIY Shoe Storage
Live from Julie’s House‘s system is rustic and fabulous! Simply stack as many crates as you need to take advantage of vertical space.
The best part is that you can easily turn some vertically so they are tall enough for boots.
6. DIY Boot Tray
Don’t have a shelf? A boot rack tray like this one from Sanddollar Lane does the job! There’s enough room under this little corner bench to accommodate your tall boots, and I love its rustic look, too.
7. Entryway Shoe Ladder
Homemade by Carmona utilizes a ladder shelf for a stylish way to store shoes and other decor items too. This is a great solution for small spaces or little kids’ rooms.
8. Pallet Wall-Mounted Shoe Rack
Do you lack floor space? Use the walls like Natural Living Homestead did with these pallet racks.
You could also put these higher up on the wall to devote the bottom of the wall to something else. I think this is an awesome storage idea for those with pets who have an appetite for devouring footwear (ask me how I know!).
I created a similar wall-mounted DIY shoe rack in my own closet, but my version is for your heels.
9. Small Entryway Shoe Storage Bin
You don’t need to buy anything fancy to create the perfect entryway shoe storage solution at home. Making Manzanita piece-mealed this entryway shoe organization system with a cubby under a small bench and hooks on the walls for keys, hats, bags, etc.
Everything is within easy reach, but this setup still makes a good impression.
10. Labeled Shoe Basket
When you have several family members like Trey and Lucy Blog do, a labeled system is more effective.
These baskets are awesome because they don’t need to be super organized inside, yet it’s all hidden, so you’d never know.
Wire baskets would work as well, and we have an awesome hack to quickly make those rolling, but the downside is that they don’t hide the clutter as well (unless you put a fabric liner inside).
11. Entryway Table with Shoe Storage
Place two small bookshelves together and repurpose them as shoe storage shelves like Vicky Myers Creations did. Add a single cute “tabletop,” and you get bonus table space too!
12. Repurposed Shoe Storage Cabinet
I am loving this old converted wardrobe from Thrifty and Chic! This shoe storage option provides a lot of space, is located in the right place for easy access, and the fabric curtain is both stylish and smart, helping to keep all your hidden “treasures” out of sight.
13. DIY Entryway Shoe Bench
Simple, effective, and a great pop of color. Crafting in the Rain will show you how to make this functional piece of furniture to keep various family members’ shows organized, and with easy access as well.
Organizing your shoes with entryway storage doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right storage ideas, you can find the perfect way to turn your chaotic entryway into a functional and stylish space!
Don’t Have The DIY Desire? Here are Favorites You Can Purchase
If you just don’t have the time to whip up the shoe storage of your dreams, no problem! There are plenty of great items that can meet your needs and be delivered right to your front door.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Wood Shoe Storage Bench with Padded Cushion
- Mid-Century Modern Entryway Shoe Cabinet
- Rattan 3-tiered shoe cabinet
- Corner Shoe Storage Tower
- Shoe Cabinet Storage Bench with Padded Seat Cushion
- Gray Wood Hall Tree with Shoe Cubbies
- Modern white/wood shoe cebinet
- Rustic Brown Tipping Cabinet Shoe Storage
- White Show Cubby Bench with Padded Seat Cushion
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