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.


  1. Lemon Freckles
    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. ella grace
    18 Sep 2014 / 7:44 am

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

  3. Tori Russell
    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!

  4. Katie Males
    18 Sep 2014 / 7:49 am

    Such a good idea! I think most girls can relate to having many pairs of shoes ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  5. sophiesmakeupblog
    18 Sep 2014 / 7:58 am

    Such a lovely idea! x


  6. steph vallone
    18 Sep 2014 / 8:24 am

    I love this idea! It looks so great x

  7. SugarSweetStyle Blog
    18 Sep 2014 / 8:34 am

    That's such a good idea. Looks super neat and tidy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sugar Sweet Style

  8. Amelia
    18 Sep 2014 / 8:35 am

    Those heeled boots are gorgeous!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

  9. Emily Knott
    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!

  10. Beverley Scott
    18 Sep 2014 / 8:52 am

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

  11. Penny Milou
    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.

  12. Boyana
    18 Sep 2014 / 9:13 am

    I've been looking for something like that in ages! What are the shelves called? ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. ABeautyRomance
    18 Sep 2014 / 9:40 am

    Love this! Such a cute way to store them ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  14. Holl JC
    18 Sep 2014 / 10:13 am

    This is so cute, i love it! x

  15. Taslima Rahman
    18 Sep 2014 / 10:16 am

    looks super cute!x

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  16. Zandra May
    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

  17. nueyork
    18 Sep 2014 / 10:59 am

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

  18. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    18 Sep 2014 / 11:34 am

    I really like the way to keep them! x

  19. Tessa
    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

  20. Ruby Sterland
    18 Sep 2014 / 11:44 am

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

  21. Kelly
    18 Sep 2014 / 11:50 am

    Such a great idea, I love it xx

  22. Izzie
    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!

  23. Giada Correale
    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 Cafรฉ

  24. Claire
    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!

  25. BerryBloomXO
    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!
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  26. Amanda D
    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

  27. Zazie Bibi
    18 Sep 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Love this idea, looks so clean! x

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  28. Nina Zane
    18 Sep 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Storage in a small space is difficult, what a great idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  29. Nicole
    18 Sep 2014 / 2:33 pm

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

  30. BubbleBlush
    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

  31. Michaela Fudges
    18 Sep 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, love the space youยดve made it looks amazing.

  32. Mandy Bajwa
    18 Sep 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Such a good idea!!

  33. Maddy
    18 Sep 2014 / 5:24 pm

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

  34. Sophia Charles
    18 Sep 2014 / 5:35 pm

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

    Sophia |

  35. Sara Chergui
    18 Sep 2014 / 6:51 pm

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


  36. Nik James
    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!


    NIKJAMESS | Fashion & Lifestyle

  37. Gyudy B.
    18 Sep 2014 / 7:48 pm

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

    Gyudyโ€™s Notes Of Beauty

  38. Summer Hanif
    18 Sep 2014 / 9:22 pm

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

  39. Sara Fleming
    18 Sep 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Looks like a dream!

  40. Margery Ho
    18 Sep 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Looks great! I love how the white looks!

  41. Sue T.
    19 Sep 2014 / 3:58 am

    that is an amazing idea!

  42. Mary Jo
    19 Sep 2014 / 6:30 am

    Love the idea! So clever, and looks so clean and cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  43. Zoรฉ Mozer
    19 Sep 2014 / 7:29 am

    Looks so nice ๐Ÿ™‚
    Much love from

  44. alice lester
    19 Sep 2014 / 4:46 pm

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

  45. Laura noir
    19 Sep 2014 / 5:41 pm

    it looks really cool, amazing idea !

  46. Marianna
    19 Sep 2014 / 7:02 pm

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

    Marianna |

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    20 Sep 2014 / 2:09 am


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  48. April
    20 Sep 2014 / 10:29 am

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

  49. Tara Clare
    20 Sep 2014 / 1:39 pm

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  50. MyNamesIram
    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.

  51. Georgina
    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

  52. Alicia
    21 Sep 2014 / 7:49 am

    so cute and such a good idea!!

  53. Laura
    21 Sep 2014 / 12:31 pm

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

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  54. Rebecca Weaver
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Maria Mendez
    24 Sep 2014 / 2:02 pm

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

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  57. Hope Butler
    27 Sep 2014 / 8:48 am

    This looks great, such a lovely idea! H xx

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    09 Jan 2015 / 3:26 pm

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