Space. That’s always a problem in homes. Fortunately, many of the shoe storage bench models out there can fit in nearly every room and even in hallways. They will look right at home in a large walk in closet, in a guest room by the window, in an entryway or wet room, even the living room. If you go with a shoe storage bench in the living room, you probably want to get a model that has a door that opens outward. When the door is closed, your shoe storage area looks just like your average bench and visitors can use it for additional seating when they stop by. No one can even tell that you have your favorite pumps hidden inside.
The next style you could find would be a shoe bench with cubbyhole style compartments. Depending on the size of the bench you should be able to hold more shoes in a cubby. Once again you can see all your shoes at a glance for easy finding. If you have the budget and the room, then you can get one with storage under a lift up seat. These will typically come with a padded seating area and a deep storage area. With this type of storage you could use it for boots and larger footwear.