Even the tidiest of folk will admit that rows of shoes in the hallway can be unsightly and, also, something of a hazard. A purpose made shoe cabinet can be the ideal solution and you don’t have to spend a fortune either. Self assembly units can be picked up from around £30 or more and, some of them, aren’t bad value either.
Home Source Shoe Storage Cabinet – a budget bench-style cabinet with 2 shelves for shoes plus a lift-up lid with a shallow storage space underneath. Available in 4 finishes: oak, walnut, white and dark wood. W80 × D40 × H40 cm. £36.80 from amazon.co.uk
Shoe Cabinet by Urban Designs – a modern shoe cupboard with 5 internal shelves and a drawer. Capacity for up to 20 pairs of shoes. Available in white or oak. W89 × D37 × H120 cm. £216.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Lilien 40-Pair Shoe Storage Cabinet – this tall shoe cupboard will hold up to 20 pairs of shoes and has the added benefit of a full-length mirrored door. Available in 5 finishes. W84 × D36 × H180 cm. £118.99 from wayfair.co.uk
If you fancy something a bit more solid, and good looking, you may want to invest a bit more in a solid wood unit. You don’t need to spend a lot and you can also compromise a bit by selecting a cabinet made with wood veneers. There’s a fair choice out there but these are some of the most popular options…
Alba Low Shoe Unit – these Alba units come in oak veneer or painted soft grey with oak trim. This 2 door cupboard has a pair of height adjustable shelves and will store up to 12 pairs of shoes. W100 x D38.5 x H80 cm. £329 from johnlewis.com
Alba Tall Shoe Unit – this tall cupboard comes with 6 height adjustable shelves so is great for a mixed collection of boots, heels and flats. And, again, it comes in oak or soft grey. Stores up to 14 pairs. W60 x D38.5 x H190 cm. £479 from johnlewis.com
John Lewis Tall Shoe Storage Cabinet – a tall, 3 door unit with a capacity of up to 15 pairs of shoes without the need to take up all your floor space. W67 x H138 x D26 cm. £350 from johnlewis.com
Baumhaus Mobel Oak Tall Shoe Cupboard – a tall cupboard in solid oak with 6 slanted shelves. In the base is a flat storage shelf and a wicker basket. W50 x D40 x H180 cm. From £439 via amazon.co.uk
Baumhaus are a UK manufacturer of solid wood furniture and you’ll see these cabinets just about everywhere. Prices vary quite a bit though so it’s worth shopping around. You’ll find a number of their designs at amazon.co.uk
Arden Solid Oak Shoe Cupboard – solid oak shoe cupboard with 4 sloped shelves. Holds up to 16 pairs of shoes and includes an extra flat shelf at the top. W68 x D34 x H118 cm. From £289 via amazon.co.uk
Shiro Walnut Range Shoe Cupboard – a 3 door cupboard in solid walnut with capacity for 20 pairs of shoes. W120 × D40 × H100 cm. £659 from wayfair.co.uk
These stylish shoe cabinets come in a range of finishes to suit all tastes and are the perfect hallway shoe storage solution. The top glass panels add a touch of decorative effect and make a convenient occasional shelf. Constructed from MDF covered with a tough melamine, plastic handles and metal fixings.
3 Door Cabinet – drop leaf shoe cabinet with room for 24 pairs of shoes. 89W x 128H x 23D cm. In matt black, high gloss black and metallic black gloss. £134 from amazon.co.uk
4 Door Cabinet with Drawer – a taller cabinet with room for 32 pairs of shoes and there’s a pull out storage drawer in the middle for keys, letters and such. 89W x 178H x 23D cm. Also available in matt black, high gloss and metallic black gloss. £165 – £207