Building a DIY shoe rack can be the perfect solution to store your shoes in limited space when you don’t have enough room for bulky cabinets. Here are over 60 great project ideas that will cover all your shoe storage needs while improving your home decor at the same time.

Shoes can get anywhere around the house if you’re not keeping them organized. And needless to say that’s not a good decor decision at all. To avoid making decor eyesores and chaos with shoes, you have to keep them organized as much as possible. But that can be tricky if there’s a lot of them at home, owned by all family members.

You can get a cabinet or another storage unit dedicated to shoes but that may not be as simple if you have limited room space. This is where clever DIY storage solutions come in. They are functional, often have multiple purpose and don’t take much space at all. You need at least one of these solutions at home and you can build it yourself.

Artistic DIY PVC Pipe Shoe Rack

Let good designing come to your home, and have a look at this extraordinary shoe rack, made entirely out of PVC pipes! In terms of easiness, this DIY project is a true showstopper, but it is also affordable and offers a great storage space as well. To make it, you will need PVC pipes, cut in half or further, depending on your space. The trickiest part may be the assembling of the pipes alone, but nothing too major or difficult for anyone to try it. This shoe rack will perfectly complement your hallways, giving people a reason to admire it!

Creative DIY Wood Shoe Rack

If you are keen on tidy and clean storefronts, especially in the shoe department, that we are bringing a related project closer to you. This lovely DIY shoe rack project is perfect for every technical and willing handyman who has a few days to spare on creating it.

The shoe rack takes an unusual and oval shape, and uses wood plank partitions to create levels and divisions between each pair of shoes. This may be a technical task to handle, but by following the tutorial accordingly, you will have no problem doing it. Ultimately, this shoe rack is the epitome of quality and practicality!

DIY Cardboard Shoe Rack

Effective hallway designs are lurking on every corner, and this DIY shoe rack is affordable and easy to do.

Fairly simple, this shoe rack is made entirely out of cardboard which is twisted and adjusted to fit in a shoe. Know that while this design was intended for a single-shoe placement only, you can always expand it and make it fit for a pair.

What you will need is obviously a piece of wide and long cardboard, measuring tape, and a great way to decorate the cardboard’s exterior. Super fancy and cost-free, this DIY shoe rack design is the one to try!

Unique DIY Copper Pipe Shoe Rack

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Shoe racks have always taken the cabinet shape, but if you are using a small space, this genius idea might come in handy. Take a different approach on your shoe rack and use copper pipes instead of shelves, thus creating space and playfulness at the front door.

A set of copper pipes are attached to the wall, and can be additionally sprayed or painted. Of course, you are free to choose a shade of your own, but this copper shade truly caught our eye!

Leveling the pipes will help you deliver practicality, making your unique shoe rack a glowing copper stunner.

Closet DIY Shoe Rack

Giving your chaotic closet a new name is more than necessary, so why not start with this innovative DIY shoe rack idea? What you will need is a solid half or corner wall in your closet, a set of wall brackets (gold shades work amazingly for darker closets), and bright wood shelves to attach additionally.

Working with bigger surfaces requires some knowledge in the field, and the same goes for your cutting and aligning skills. However, the tutorial is simple and clear, giving you the chance to truly compose a practical and modernistic shoe rack right inside your closet.

Garage DIY Shoe Rack

In case you have a big a garage space, but still, no shoe cabinet, let us introduce you with a fabulous DIY project that will have you working on it instantly! This is a great take on the classic shoe closet, with a bit more practicality and functionality.

What you will need is a wood board to serve as both the rack’s frame and shelf space. The shelves are slanted on purpose, moving your shoes out of the way and still offering a great deal of storage space.

The project may take more time to polish and complete, but it is quite the sight, isn’t it?

Ladder DIY Shoe Rack

A ladder can be used for with many purposes, and a shoe rack is just one of them! Focusing on this very design alone, here comes a DIY project that is beyond worthy of your time!

All you need to carry out this project successfully is building a ladder, which is later to be polished-up and redecorated to resemble a modernistic, yet rustic piece.

Choose wood pieces to stand as the shoe rack’s frame and shelves, and keep your dimensions just enough to fit your shoes vertically and horizontally. You can play with shelf levels in accordance with your space, finally achieving a shoe rack dream!

Column DIY Shoe Rack

If someone told you this fashionable shoe rack is actually cheap and very easy to do, would you be interested? Assuming the answers is yes, let’s talk about supplies. This rectangular shoe rack is made of a handful of long sticks, all of which will be used for the frame and shelves of the rack.

Start up with a ladder-like design and form a box in which your shoes will acquire a whole new look. Finally, what better shoe rack shade to open your hallways than plain ole’ white? Perfect to occupy a smaller corner in your house, this shoe rack is both impactful and clean.

Shoe Storage Bench

This shoe storage DIY bench is simple but doesn’t lack decor interest at all. We especially like this design in pastel green and beautiful top surface in wood finish. It may not provide a lot of space for storage but it’s perfect for your entryway to keep those shoes tidy.

Easy DIY Shoe Rack

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If you need more space for shoe storage but don’t want the unit to occupy a lot of room, this is a great solution to build for yourself. You can easily place it in a closet or in an empty corner wherever some space is available. It can fit a lot of pairs of shoes.

Easy DIY Shoe Peg Rack

This peg rack is one of the easiest and quickest to build shoe racks you can DIY. Being wall mounted, it doesn’t take up room space at all and it can fit as many shoes as you want. It’s a perfect addition to your entryway or mudroom.

DIY Pallet Shoe Rack

Here’s another shoe rack that you can build very easily. All it takes is cutting up a pallet and you can build as many rack levels as you need. It may not be the prettiest rack for your home decor, but you can experiment with wood stain and paint to make it visually attractive.

DIY Shoe Ladder

A shoe storage ladder is a functional piece of furniture with a lot of decor interest. It’s relatively easy to build and you won’t need a lot of materials. It may not store that many shoes but it will look great in your entryway.

Wooden DIY Shoe Rack

If you need something simple that does the job, this wooden shoe rack is the most simple shoe storage unit that you can build yourself. Its simple design only takes a few wood planks to make and it looks attractive enough to be placed in the entryway or a closet.

Rustic DIY Shoe Rack from Crates

We always prefer interesting rustic design so this brilliant shoe rack is one of our favorites. It’s as easy to build as it is attractive and it gives you ample of storage space for shoes and more. This crate rack will easily become an accent piece in your decor.

DIY Shoe Rack for the Mudroom

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Need something interesting but functional for your mudroom? This DIY shoe rack will be the perfect accent. It will give you a lot of space for shoe storage and it will be an attractive piece in your entryway for your guests to see.

Hexagon DIY Shoe Rack

If you need something more from a shoe rack than just storage space, an interesting design will be a great addition to your home decor. The hexagon shoe rack may be a bit more involved to build as a DIY project but it’s all worth it.

Crown Molding DIY Shoe Rack

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This DIY shoe rack is as much a hack as a project. Crown molding makes a quick and easy solution to store those high heels in a classy way. Not to mention that lines of molding on a wall look whimsical and interesting as far as decor goes.

DIY Shoe Storage Unit from an Old Bookshelf

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And old bookshelf can be used as a shoe storage unit for a quick solution. Make it interesting by applying wallpaper to the backboard and paint it in a new color.

Adjustable DIY Shoe Storage Bench

This shoe storage bench may be an involved project to build but it can be a great addition to your entryway. It will give you enough space to store shoes of every family member and it has an adjustable shelf to adapt to the size of the shoes.

Skateboard Shoe Rack

Here’s an idea of a great repurposing/upcycling project if you can get your hands on a few old skateboards. They make a great shoe storage rack in a room of a teenager.

DIY Shoe Organizer

This DIY shoe organizer looks better than most storage units you can pick up in stores and you can build it yourself. It adds style to your closet and can be used as a cabinet with a tabletop as a vanity.

Farmhouse DIY Storage Bench

We like all things farmhouse and this shoe storage bench is a lovely DIY project to make in this style. The wooden crates providing closed storage is an easy and stylish design decision.

Shoe Rack from Rustic Crates

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Stacking several wooden crates to store your shoes makes a very appealing rustic storage shelf. You can fix simple crates together and even add divider shelves for more storage.

Hanging Shoes in the Closet

There’s no better idea for a small closet than to hang shoes on rods and coat hangers. Install more rods in your closet for more shoe storage space.

Shoe Storage Shelves

Open shelves are great to store shoes and even put them on display. Color coded organization makes a visually appealing and a very convenient setup.

Shoe Storage Baskets

If you want to hide all shoes away from the view, use baskets and tuck them away in otherwise unused space, such as space under the bench. Labeled baskets for each family member makes a very functional and fun storage solution.

DIY Pallet Shoe Storage Shelves

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If you like DIY projects, this shoe storage solution is for you. Using pallet wood, you can create wall mounted shelves that take very little space and are great for entryways.

Shoe Storage Using Ikea Billy Bookcase

Ikea’s Billy bookcase is really very versatile. You can easily use it as a shoe storage unit and put your beautiful shoes on display.

Tilt Out Shoe Storage Unit

A tilt-out shoe storage unit is very functional and convenient. Shoes are hidden away and can be easily accessed when needed.

DIY Shoe Storage Cubby

This DIY shoe storage cubby can store a lot of shoes and it looks visually appealing at the same time. It’s a great way to add some decor interest to your entryway.

Shoe Storage Bench

If you like to hide your shoes away, this storage bench will do just that. While it’s attractive and convenient itself, it puts unused shoes away safely.

Shoe Storage Hook Rack

Install a hook rack low and close to the ground in your entryway for easy access and storage of your shoes. No more clutter of shoes lying around your entryway.

Wire Baskets

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Hanging wire baskets is a pretty clever idea to keep your shoes and it’s quite interesting as far as decor goes. It’s perfect for keeping the shoes of your toddlers together in one place.

Copper Pipe Shoe Rack

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Copper accents make interesting modern decor and you can have the benefits of it in a functional way. Create a copper pipe shoe rack in an empty corner and enjoy visual as well as storage benefits.

DIY Ladder Shelf

If you like to make your own shoe rack, this idea of a shoe ladder is a fun DIY project. Make use of small empty space to store your shoes in a visually attractive way.

Over the Door Shoe Rack

An over the door shoe rack is a great solution for walk in closets.

Bench with Storage Space

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Here’s another excellent bench with plenty of storage for your shoes and boots alike.

Magazine Organizers for Slippers

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Small shoes and sippers can be stored in magazine holders on the shelves. It’s a pretty clever solution.

Hidden Staircase Storage

Hidden space in the staircase is the perfect place to hide your unused shoes. It’s pretty accessible too.

Built-in Shoe Storage Rack

We love elegant built-in solutions that add architectural interest to a room. Such is this clever built-in shoe rack.

DIY PVC Pipe Shoe Rack

PVC pipe is a great material for a DIY shoe rack which you can build together for as many storage space as you need.

Towel Rods for a Shoe Rack

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Install towel rods in a walk in closet for as much shoe storage space as you like.

Industrial Pipe Shelves

Build pipe shelving to put your shoes on display in industrial decor style. It’s certainly a fun and attractive way to do it.

Shoe Ladder

This shoe ladder is simply brilliant. There’s a lot of decor interest created with it and it creates a wonderful display of your most beautiful shoes.

Hanging Closet Shoe Storage

As a simple and cheap solution, these hanging shoe racks are great. Get them if all you need is to put your shoes away in an organized manner.

Under the Bed Shoe Storage

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These under the bed drawers make storing shoes really effective and very organized.

Wall Mounted Shoe Storage Shelf

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This modern and minimalist shoe storage shelf is brilliant. Install it in your entryway for quick and easy organization of your most used shoes.

Wire Basket Shoe Rack

Wire baskets make a great shoe rack to store them in garage. It keeps the mud away.

Cinder Block Shoe Rack

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Using cinder blocks for shoe storage is a creative solution. The industrial decor style is interesting and appealing.

DIY Lazy Susan Shoe Storage Unit

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Installing a rotating lazy susan unit in a cabinet to store shoes is an excellent way to use the space effectively. Even a small cabinet can store a lot of shoes this way with very easy access.

Peg Rack

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A peg rack is another great way to keep your shoes organized in the entryway.

Dollar Store Baskets

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If you’re looking for cheap but interesting ways to organize your shoes, using Dollar Store baskets is a clever way to do it. It’s not as visually appealing as far as decor goes but it can easily be used in a garage or a walk in closet.

Shoe Storage Shelves for Small Spaces

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Here’s another clever way to use small space effectively. Diagonally installed suspended shelves can store a lot of shoes in limited space.

Outdoor Pallet Shoe Storage Rack

Using a simple pallet as a shoe rack is a great outdoor storage solution.

DIY Pallet Shoe Rack with Planters

Here’s another pallet project for a rustic shoe rack and a great home decor accent.

Hanging Shoes in Small Closets

And another simple but effective way to store a lot of shoes in a small closet by hanging them on rods.

DIY Cardboard Shoe Rack

Can you make a shoe rack from cardboard? You absolutely can do it in this stackable triangular form. Granted, each module stores a single shoe only, but it’s an interesting and very simple shoe storage idea to try.

Shoe Boxes

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Storing shoes in shoe boxes may not seem like much of an idea but you can do it in a very stylish way. In this example, all white shoe boxes are used creating a uniform look with labels to keep it organized.

DIY Corner Shelves

Corners are usually dead space so why not use them to store shoes. Install corners shelves as a storage solution.

Glass Door Cabinets

Cabinets with glass doors make for great displays and why not use them to display your shoes. It’s certainly an interesting solution.

DIY Shoe Bin

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Sometimes you should accentuate it for dramatic effect and you can even do it with a shoe storage bin. Bright yellow works really well with vintage pastels.

Round Shoe Storage Bench

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A round bench with shoe storage is a great unit to keep you organized in a larger space.