Organize your shoes
These tips will help you create a smashing shoe wardrobe. A girl can't help having a lot of shoes, right?! Good shoes can really make an outfit and there are so many cute options available, so we tend to end up with a lot. :) Store those adorable purchases in neat rows that are accessible to grab on the go.
Our favorite way to store shoes is on shallow open shelves which allows them to be lined up orderly and accessibly. Make the most of the room you have by spacing shelves just far enough apart vertically to fit your shoes. It works best to face your shoes forward toward you so you can see them well. If you're short on shelf space you can alternate one shoe of each pair forward and one backward, squeezing them close together - it still looks neat!
Transform a bookcase
If you don't have good shelves in your closet for shoe storage, transform a simple bookshelf into them! Get a bookcase with shelves that are close enough together vertically or one that has shelves you can adjust to the spacing your shoes require. A bookshelf can make a great looking shoe display!
Cubbies work well for shoes because they make a cute space for each pair! You can use the type of cubbies that are built-in or single stackable units that allow for flexibility along your closet floor. How perfect are tall rectangular cubbies for storing boots?! Just insert boot shapers to make sure your boots don't lose their shape.
Hanging shoe organizers are also good for taking advantage of extra rod space or the back of a door - their small cubbies work particularly well for low heels and flats.
Make a display
Create a pretty shoe and accessory display using large cubbies or shelving! Fill the shelves with a mixture of shoes, bags, jewelry, fashion books, and flowers. This works best with shoes like pretty heels - consider them art! To create visual cohesion, you can arrange items by color - red/pink items on one row, blue on the next, black together, white together, etc.
An armoire or shallow cabinet makes for nice shoe storage. Solid doors keep the shoes for adding to visual clutter or glass doors allow for a display - either way, they'll keep dust off your shoes! A tall cabinet accommodates more shoes, but a low one doubles as a perfect dresser top for your other favorite items such as like jewelry or perfume.
Get creative with your shoes and make a wall display! Standard wood shelves with brackets hold a few ready-to-grab pairs. Rows of crown molding can make a blank wall in a dressing room super functional by holding pairs of heels and some pieces of clothing on hangars while you're figuring out what to wear! For a modern, space-agey take, try a stacked shelf unit that holds single pairs.
Individual shoe boxes can be used for longer-term storage, neatly lined up on shelves. Use boxes that allow for the shoes to breathe - you don't want air-tight plastic. Attach a photo to the front of the boxes so you can easily see what's inside. Or if they're going to be in your main closet, try more fancier, more luxurious boxes that have an openable clear-fronted flap!