There are lots of shoe storage cabinets on the market these days and it’s difficult to know where to start. Some cabinets match a wider range of bedroom furniture and some are stand-alone units, for a hallway perhaps? Then there is the issue of price. Self-assembly units usually offer good value for money but don’t always last long. Solid wood units are better, but can be expensive – so sometimes it’s just down to your budget.
I’m looking here at solid wood units because, to my mind, they offer better value over the long run. I’ll cover units under £100 another time because there’s much more choice and it will take time to pick out some of the best. For now let’s look at units on offer for between £200 – £400.
Lindley Shoe Cabinet with 3 Pull-Down Doors – rustic-style pine shoe cabinet with 3 sections, complete with antique-style metal handles. Available with a dark or light oak stain finish. W50 × D25 × H105 cm. £245 from laredoute.co.uk
Malvern Grey Shoe Storage – features a pair of drop-down storage drawers plus a drawer above with a trio of compartments to help you organise stuff like keys and such. Tastefully finished in French grey with a polished wood top. The small, round silver coloured handles are a nice touch too. W90 × D30 × H103 cm. £299 from next.co.uk
Bronx Shoe Storage – add a touch of rustic industrial chic to your hallway with this slimline cabinet featuring 2 shoe storage sections and a drawer. Mounted on black metal legs with matching drawer handles. W79 × D29 × H119 cm. £299 from next.co.uk
Mayor Shoe Tidy – a white-painted cabinet with 3 louvred door shoe drawers plus a side cupboard. Also available with a natural wood finish. W97 × D26 × H106 cm. £299 from laredoute.co.uk
Alba Low Shoe Unit – an attractive, contemporary shoe cupboard with a soft-grey painted finish and oak veneer top. Inside are 3 height-adjustable shelves which can be laid flat or tilted. Holds up to 12 pairs of shoes. W100 × D38 × H80 cm. £329 from johnlewis.com
Mobel Oak Shoe Cupboard by Baumhaus – a solid oak unit, in a contemporary style. Comprising of 4 shoe shelves each designed to store up to 4 pairs of shoes, together with a useful accessory shelf for hats or whatever. With the doors closed you can see the modern brushed aluminium fittings add a modern finish to this light oak unit. The doors close with a magnetic catch and the hinges are traditional door type – not those kitchen style things that never fit right. At 33 cm deep the unit will sit well in most hallways. Total height is 87 cm and its 65 cm wide (34″ x 26″ approx). Priced around £329 from amazon.co.uk
Mobel Double Shoe Cupboard – this extra large cupboard stores up to 20 pairs of shoes and also has a narrow compartment for umbrellas, as well as a cubby for odds and ends. Made from solid oak. W120 × D40 × H100 cm. £619 from amazon.co.uk
Mobel Oak Tall Shoe Cupboard – for tight spaces this tall solid oak shoe cupboard may be just what you need. With 7 shelves in all and a wicker basket in the base it’s a nice looking unit and will hold up to 16 pairs of shoes. The lower shelf can also be removed to make room for tall shoes and boots, if required. Around £459 from amazon.co.uk
Ashford Slimline Shoe Cupboard – handmade shoe cupboard with a subtle painted finish and polished oak top. Available in 2 sizes and a choice of colours including subtle shades of grey and white. You can also opt for a contrasting colour for the inside of the cupboard. W100 and 120 x H85 x D40 cm. From £675 via notonthehighstreet.com
Baumhaus Mayan Walnut Shoe Cupboard – with a rich, deep grain and made the traditional way with dovetail joints. Finished with a tough, clear lacquer. Holds up to 20 pairs of shoes. H85 x W75 x D 35cm priced from £456 via amazon.co.uk
La Roque Mahogany Shoe Cupboard – a 2 door cupboard in rich coloured mahogany with 3 tilted shelves. Holds 12 pairs of shoes. W68 × D39 × H90 cm. £325.99 from wayfair.co.uk
That’s just a small selection of what’s on offer but, I’m sure you’ll agree, for around £300 you can buy some decent quality shoe storage that will stand up to some everyday punishment and provide good value for money, and with so many styles available you should be able to find something to suit your taste?
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