A shoe rack is a brilliant storage solution for any home, avoiding the spread of footwear in the hallway, or near the back door. It can help you keep interior flooring cleaner and in top condition by encouraging everyone in the household to shed their outdoor shoes when they’ve come in the door. And while a shoe rack can’t make family members be tidier, creating a place for every pair is a great incentive for everyone to put away their shoes and boots rather than strewing them around. Our shoe rack range includes both open designs that make footwear really easy to locate, grab, and tidy away, as well as designs featuring cupboard doors that keep shoes concealed. We also provide the option to add a bench cushion to the top to make the shoe rack a more comfortable place to take a seat to put footwear on and take it off. A bench cushion is also the perfect way to bring in pattern and/or colour to the space through your choice of fabric.
Selecting shoe storage
When you’re picking shoe storage, it’s worth considering whether it is for shoes alone, or you want to be able to tidy tall boots away, too. Country dwellers, dog walkers, and households with kids can all benefit from a shoe storage design that offers room for wellies and, if that’s the case, our Bruton shoe bench as well as our boot room storage designs can fit the bill with tall compartments that will accommodate the height of boots. Think, too, about the size of the piece of furniture you can fit. For small spaces our Portland bench with doors could be ideal as it’s just 86cm in width but offers two handy cupboard sections inside. With more room to spare consider the 112cm width Portland shoe bench with shoe partitions inside for footwear. Our Bruton shoe bench comes in the in-between size of width 108cm, or a larger 121cm to help you pack away the footwear, while if you need to fit even more pairs, consider our boot room storage options for generous capacity.
Benefits of shoe storage benches
A shoe bench can be a flexible furniture choice for your home. Many of our shoe benches are just 40cm deep, so they’ll fit all but the narrowest of hallways. They can equally fit by the back door to provide space for the shoes and boots you wear in the garden so you don’t have to carry them through the house. Whether you add a storage bench cushion or not they also make useful extra seating for living spaces or children’s bedrooms. Fit one into an alcove or beneath a window where they can provide a place to perch with a view of the garden. Don’t just consider one of our benches for shoe storage either. They can boost capacity for items such as documents, back issues of magazines, children’s toys and games, paraphernalia for pets and so on so you can keep your home clutter-free easily.
Kit out a boot room
If you’re lucky enough to have sufficient space in your home for a dedicated boot room, or you like the idea of making a big hall or a utility room more organised, our boot room storage could be the ideal choice. You can opt for our Somersby boot room design which features a tower of shoe storage along with cupboards to hold all manner of outdoor gear. Alternatively, you can create your own boot room storage design, combining base units and top units from our range for extensive shoe storage plus room for a whole lot more clobber. This is a brilliant option for large rooms, or to fit out a boot room from scratch to get exactly the furniture you need without incurring the high price tag of bespoke furniture.