12 Best Shoe Storage Benches for Every Room in Your House
Streamline your family footwear collection — and create a cozy seating area — with these stylish shoe storage benches.
Shoes seem to have a mind of their own. These free-spirited accessories have a pesky little habit of wandering off from their partner, getting lost without a trace minutes before you need to walk out the door and resurfacing in the least likely corner of your home. And, if history tells us anything, it’s that the likelihood of your shoes landing on your expensive area rug goes up by no less than 70 percent when there’s rain in the forecast.
So, can you train your teenager’s sneakers not to roll around on your living room carpet? Unlikely. Here's the good news: You can teach your teenager to slide them off in the garage before coming into the house after football practice. You can save yourself from trekking grass stains into the dining room after yard work, and you can encourage your kiddo to pick up and put away their shoes at the end of the day. All you need are a few strategically placed shoe storage benches throughout your home
No mudroom? No problem! You don’t need a specific utility space to benefit from a shoe storage bench. If you’re unsure where your household would best benefit from a shoe bench, consider where you enter or leave the house the most and go from there. For instance, if you put on and take off shoes by your front door, that will be the best location to add a new storage bench. The same theory applies to your garage, back porch or playrooms.
Find the best shoe storage benches for any room in your house in the links below, and never lose a loafer again.
First impressions are everything, and your foyer sets the tone for the rest of your home. Swap the pile of tattered tennis shoes, shopping totes and dog-walking gear crammed by your front door with this streamlined shoe storage bench from Pottery Barn. The Folsom Bench boasts crisp, contemporary lines and your choice of a blonde desert pine or moody charcoal finish to suit your style. Each features dual drop-down cubby doors that reveal a roomy interior ideal for storing shoes, backpacks and leashes out of sight between use.
Bring utility and style to your sunroom with the timeless and texture-rich wicker bench from Wayfair. Each one is made from handwoven abaca fiber to yield an organic, ever-changing caramel finish that suits rustic, traditional, coastal and cottage locales. Each bench features a flip top that opens to a roomy 50-pound interior ideal for housing muddy duck boots, garden shoes and rainboots for the whole family.
Cozy up your guest bedroom with this comfy upholstered shoe storage bench from Amazon. Style at the end of the bed or position it beside the door to create a natural place for guests to store their shoes and bags when settling in for the night. Add a plush pillow and a buttery chenille throw on top to create an ultra-inviting vignette in the space.
Desperate for shoe storage that doesn’t distract from your curated midcentury living room or den design? Nestle the Domingue bench against an empty wall or behind your sofa to add additional seating and store shoes out of sight. The shoe storage bench boasts an iconic retro silhouette, a plush foam cushion and four faux drawers — that’s right, faux drawers. Once ready to store your favorite footwear, lift the cushioned top to reveal the hollow interior.
Why not make the most of the utility space you have? The Cabell Shoe Storage Bench from Target is equal parts fashion and function. It comes in three contemporary colors and provides hidden and open-air storage to suit all your shoe storage needs. Our advice? Store your rainboots or go-to slides in the open cubbies and hide your teen's aromatic (toxic) athletic shoes safely within the doored compartments.
Multipurpose pieces are a must for maximizing function in small-space living. Shoe storage benches are no exception. This budget-friendly shoe bench and coat rack from Wayfair checks out. The Willem Wide Hall Tree has a metal frame and stained wood details for an industrial, contemporary, or rustic appeal. A sleek wooden bench seat crowns a metal shoe rack and provides a spot to tie your shoes. Overhead, a matching wooden slat holds five hooks and an integrated grid board with metal hooks, offering storage for coats, bags and seasonal gear.
Snag this locker-inspired storage bench for your home gym or exercise space. The Liddington Metal Storage Bench features three classic locker-room drawers, a sporty silhouette and a contrasting wood bench seat ideal for any athletic utility space. Store your smelliest sneakers within one of the out-of-sight cubby drawers, then fill the remaining two with weights, towels, mats and more.
Streamline your office storage with this sleek storage bench from Wayfair. The handsome white-washed design features matte black hardware and two pull-out drawers that reveal hidden shoe storage shelving. An elegant, smooth bench seat offers a cozy spot to drop your work backpack or travel tote by your office door. It’s the perfect spot to slip off your slides and change into your trusty sneakers for your daily walk date or keep an extra pair of wellies for unexpected storms.
Don’t overlook your upstairs hallway or stairway landing when it comes to possible storage solutions. This airy cushioned bench creates a cozy spot to sit, offers endless styling opportunities and features three pull-out baskets to hide your family’s shoes. Top the pretty bench with a pair of pattern-clad pillows or a draped throw to round out the charming vignette.
Leave your kids’ outdoor shoes where they belong: outdoors. The Hales Storage Bench works overtime to provide charming porch seating and sanity-saving shoe parking for bustling family life. Best part? It’s outdoor-friendly and built to weather the elements for years to come. Nestle between side tables on your back patio or front porch, complete with an outdoor blanket and all-weather accent pillows.
Keep your kid’s sneakers off their bedroom or playroom floor with this classic shoe storage bench. The simple design looks adorable for kids of all ages and comes equipped with 24 cubby slots to keep all their shoes (or toys) in one space. Plus, its low-height, open-slot design makes it easy for your little one to pick up and store their shoes independently — or at least help you do it.
Sleek and simple, this shoe storage bench makes the perfect polishing touch to your mudroom. The white wood frame features a dual-tier shoe rack, plus a larger cubby to store winter boots. A modern gray cushion rounds out the design and provides a plush spot to slide off your shoes after a long day on your feet.