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So many shoes, so little space

It’s easy to let a lack of storage space dictate life at home. But we see storage possibilities in places and ways you might never have considered. Here are a few for your ever-growing shoe collection, whether you want to hide it away or put it on display.

 Side view of a shoe-filled rolling box that’s peaking out from under the bed.
 Side view of a shoe-filled rolling box that’s peaking out from under the bed.
Shoes stored on black hooks mounted on a white brick wall under the stairs in this hall.

1. So you don’t have a lot of floor space for shoes. That’s fine! We all have walls, so why not use that space instead? Try using hooks (we went with HJÄLMAREN because they’re on the larger side). Because they’re flush against the wall, it won’t take up much space.

2. Find inspiration in the most unlikely places. Our interior designer, Anna Cardell, was inspired by sneakers thrown over telephone wires. String a curtain wire with wooden balls (this is a cool decoration in itself), drape across your walls, and hang your favorite sneakers over.

Shoes on display in SYNAS light boxes on top of a light grey bench.

3. It’s all about the shoes. Even when you’re not wearing them. Put your favorites on display in a SYNAS light box. Because let’s face it: they’re just too good to hide in the closet.

Shoes sit on shelves and in frames on a wall in this living room, making them decoration as well as footware.

4. Shoes can be utilitarian pieces of artwork, so why not treat them that way? These wall shelves are the perfect size to display them along with the rest of your wall art.

A rolling box that fits under the bed in this white and pink bedroom is filled with shoes.

5. Rather tuck your kicks away? To create this solution at home you can use any kind of flat board. We’ve used a VEDDINGE kitchen cabinet door (use rounded deco strips or moulding to make the sides). Then all you need to do is attach some wheels to the bottom. Done!

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.