Putting your best foot forward

From heels to ballet pumps, shoes are always a girl’s best friend. But cramming them all into the wardrobe can prove challenging. And treating your Jimmy Choo’s with the respect they deserve is tricky when they are hidden in the overflow cupboard under the stairs.

From heels to ballet pumps, shoes are always a girl’s best friend. But cramming them all into the wardrobe can prove challenging. And treating your Jimmy Choo’s with the respect they deserve is tricky when they are hidden in the overflow cupboard under the stairs.

On the basis that some of your shoes may be pieces of art in themselves, perhaps the answer is not to hide them away, but make a feature of them, says Eve Kelly, editor of Homes & Bargains.

“Stack them in shoe storage boxes, take some digital snaps, print out, and stick them on the side so you can easily see what pairs are stored where.

“Continue the theme so it looks like a design decision rather than a lack of room. A bold shoe-themed art print, or (for the real footwear fanatics among you) shoe wallpaper on one wall, will help create a real impact.

“Team with some finishing touches, like an embroidered shoe cushion, and you’ve turned a lack of shoe storage into an interior statement.”

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