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20 Brilliant Blanket Storage Ideas To Keep Them Handy And Tidy

WRITTEN by CHRISSY, LAST UPDATED ON July 19, 2022

& FILED IN Home Organising 


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There are so many different ways to store blankets in your home. You can use baskets, boxes, or even furniture. But with so many different options out there, which one is right for you? Check out these blanket storage ideas to find the best way to keep them accessible and tidy.

20 Brilliant Blanket Storage Ideas For Your Home

Whether you like a cosy blanket on your bed, on your sofa, or on your lap when working in your office, or thin blankets to add layers to your decor – it’s always a great idea to have a few dotted around the house.

Let’s look at the different storage options available. You will want to pick your storage based on the following:

  • What is the style of your home?
  • Which room do you want to store blankets in?
  • How many blankets are you wanting to store?
  • Do you want to see them (add to the decor) or keep them hidden away?
  • What space have you got available that you could use?

Once you know the answers to these questions you can more easily pick the storage that works best.

For example: You like blankets to cosy up with on your sofa at night. You’d like to be able to see them so that they add some colour and texture to the room. Because you use them daily, you want to be able to grab them quickly and put them away easily.

#1 – Use A Blanket Ladder

If you have an unused ladder around your home, put it to good use with this blanket storage idea.

Simply drape the blankets over the rungs of the ladder and prop it up against a wall.

This is a great way to store blankets if you have limited space. It also looks great with most decor – just pick a style that suits yours.

Best for: Living rooms, Bedrooms, Hallways, Family Rooms – that have wall and floor space available.

Blankets On A Blanket Ladder

#2 – Use A Blanket Box

A blanket box (or a toy chest that you no longer need for toys) is a great way to store blankets while keeping them out of sight.

These boxes are perfect for storing summer or winter blankets when out of season, or those that you only use occasionally. Plus, they come in a variety of styles to match your home decor.

Best for: At the foot of the bed, or in a bay window.

Blanket Boxes At End Of Bed

#3 – Add Blankets To A Basket

One of the simplest ways to store blankets is in a basket. This is perfect for when you use your blankets a lot as they are really quick to grab, and easy to put back.

Best for: Bedrooms and living rooms with floor space.

Blankets In A Wicker Basket On The Floor

#4 – Put Blankets Away In A Storage Coffee Table

This is a great idea if you have seasonal blankets that you want kept more out of the way when out of season.

The reason for this is that you won’t want to necessarily move things from the top of a coffee table daily to access them.

For example – you may have some thicker ones for winter, and lighter ones for the summer.

TIP – Make sure you wash / clean the blankets before storing so they don’t have any dirt or moisture that could cause issues when stored away.

Best for: Living rooms and family rooms

#5 – Store In A Storage Footstool / Storage Ottoman

Also worth thinking about is whether you need to add an extra seat to a room – because a sturdy storage footstool could add that as a double purpose (with the blankets inside).

Best for: Living rooms and family rooms

#6 – Add Blankets To A Side Table With Storage

This can be a great option when the side table has a lid that can have a lamp or space for your drink etc… on.

You could get an actual storage table, a wire one is a great idea to show the blankets, or you could get a solid one to hide them. Or why not simply add baskets underneath an existing table for the same effect.

Best for: Living rooms and family rooms

Blankets Under Coffee Table In Wire Baskets

#7 – Hang In The Wardrobe

A great option if you have a lot of extra and unused hanging space going spare.

Blankets can be neatly folded and hung to avoid too much creasing – just don’t hang ones that are too heavy (especially things like weighted blankets) as these could be stretched out of shape if you’re not careful.

Best for: Guest bedroom with extra wardrobe space

Blankets Hung In A Wardrobe

#8 – Hang On A Coat Rack

In the same way that a wardrobe could work well – why not pick a coat rack and add that as a feature in a room?

This is a little more unusual and could be a great talking point!

Best for: Living rooms and bedrooms.

#9 – Fold And Keep On The Sofa

There’s no reason why you can’t store your blankets in plain sight! If you like to use a blanket when you’re sitting on the sofa at night, add a few to the back of your sofa (or on an arm) and you can easily grab when you want them.

It also adds to the decor, softens a large sofa, and breaks up the expanse of colour that a sofa can have.

Best for: Living rooms.

#10 – Store Away In Storage Boxes

This is a great idea when you’re storing out of season blankets or sentimental ones such as baby blankets you want to keep.

If you want to maximise storage space, consider using a vacuum bag to pack the blankets away as that can save lots of space while still allowing you to keep them all.

Especially useful for a thick blanket, or multiple blankets.

Best for: Cupboards, wardrobes, loft, garage or if you’re short on space.

#11 – Store In Your Storage Bed

Blankets can be bulky and so finding enough space to easily store them can be an issue. If you have a storage / ottoman bed, then you may want to store them away in part of this.

Best for: Bedrooms

Storage Bed Open And Ready For Adding Items

#12 – Use a Decorative Wall Towel Rack

Why be forced to use storage as it was meant to be used? Why should towels have all the fun?!

Some towel racks would work just as well in another room with blankets rolled up in it.

Of course you’d have to have your less bulky blankets in it – but it’s worth thinking about, right?

Best for: Living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms.

#13 – Use A Log Rack

As with the previous option, this is another use for a common item – and a log rack can work brilliantly well when you have a few blankets to fill it.

Best for: Living rooms

#14 – Use A Magazine Rack

Another one that can be used in a different way very well is a magazine rack. Perfect for keeping an extra blanket handy by the sofa or armchair.

Best for: Living rooms

#15 – Hang On The Back Of The Door

Whether it be on a hook or a rack – the back of the door can be a great storage space for large items such as blankets.

Best for: Living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms.

#16 – Fold On A Shelf

Whether it’s a fitted shelf, or a bookcase – adding a blanket that’s neatly folded up can look great.

It can soften the look, add some colour and texture – and make it easy to grab when needed.

Best for: Living rooms

#17 – In A Suitcase

If you have suitcases stored away in the loft or garage, then there may well be space inside them to store things as well.

Why not use it for blankets?

Just remember they’re there!

Best for: Wherever you store your suitcase!

#18 – In A Storage Bean Bag

This is a great storage solution, and I’ve used one in my daughters room for years.

It’s been stuffed with both soft toys AND blankets depending on what season it is.

Best for: Living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms.

#19 – In A Tallboy / Linen Cupboard

I love the idea of having a cupboard with glass doors where you can see a variety of folded blankets neatly stored.

There’s something very organised and decorative about it – and it would be the perfect storage option if you had a lot of blankets to store.

Best for: Living rooms, landing, and bedrooms.

#20 – In A Storage Bench

Storage benches are a really versatile item of furniture in a home, they can be used for a hallway, seating at a dining table, or at the end of a bed. And that’s just for starters!

So – if you’ve got a storage bench in your home, you may want to consider using it for storing your blankets. This is a great option if you’re using the furniture in the same room you need your blankets.

Best for: Living rooms, landing, and bedrooms.

Get Your Blanket Storage Now…

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20 Brilliant Blanket Storage Ideas For Your Home

And there you have it – lots of brilliant ideas for how to store blankets in any room of your home.

Which will you choose for your blankets?

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