Entryway Shoe & Coat Storage Ideas

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Over in the Design on a Dime Moms group, one mom is looking for a way to store shoes and coats in her entryway. She doesn't have a mud room or coat closet, so she needs to get creative with storage. We found this small-scale Mid-Century Modern Finn Hall Tree and several other options around the web.


Whether you're a socks-only household and need daily shoe storage options or you're just gearing up for all the winter garment shed, entryway storage can be tricky, especially if you don't have a lot of space to utilize. What's great about a lot of these options is they can be DIY'd if you're handy or found used and/or cheaper.

This super minimal idea, found on not martha, consists of hanging a simple coat hanger and a DIY shoe rack below. This is a great way to use a small corner for your shoe and coat storage. If you don't want to DIY the shoe shelves, IKEA has several affordable shoe rack options that could work similarly.

DIY shoe rack coat rack
Not Martha

This Stackable Wooden Cubby Storage is a great catch-all for shoes, coats, umbrellas, gloves, and hats; however, you'll need a little space for this piece.

multi-bin organizer

A simple bench that also doubles as shoe storage, when paired with a simple coat rack or coat/hat rack, can work well to contain all your entryway clutter:

Tjusig bench shoe storage

For a smaller space, use baskets or a large attractive pot to contain shoes. Or stack a couple old but sturdy vintage boxes (see below), crates, or repurposed drawers on their sides for simple shoe storage. Mix-and-match cubbies, boxes, crates, or drawers can be used to create custom-sized stacked storage. Add wheels to create moveable storage boxes.

wooden box
Antique Mystique

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