Blankets in a living room or bedroom often end up simply draped over the back of a couch or chair, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
There are many excellent ways to store blankets when you’re not using them. Here are 10 blanket storage ideas to get you started…
1. Wood + Wire Storage Tables
To add an industrial touch to your interior, consider wood and wire storage tables. These all have a base of a wire cage, ideal for holding blankets, and a wood top, which can be used for a decorative display, a table lamp, or for your magazines and drinks.
End tables by Wrought Studio – The Mcgowen 2 Piece End Table Set (left), The Mcgonigal 2 Piece Nesting Tables (right)
Basket End Tables by Williston Forge – The Oakridge Basket Table (left), The Plainfiel 2 Piece Nesting Tables (right)
Accent Tables by Kirkland’s – The Caged Accent Tables (top left), The Industrial Basket Table (top right), The Large Metallic Basket Table (bottom)
2. Side Tables And Coffee Tables
Most living rooms have side tables and coffee tables, so why not choose a design that does double duty? A table with built-in storage can either keep your blankets on display or hide them away.
The Bluxome Tray Table by Trent Austin Design
The Hideaway Coffee Table with Storage from CB2
A decorative ladder is a great way to store your throws and blankets, especially if you want to have them on display. The ladders can also be used to store magazines, and can be placed against any wall where you have room.
The Pyramid Skinny Ladder by DesignAtelierArticle
The Modern Blanket Ladder by NewAndNostalgicCo
For a casual storage idea, a simple but effective solution is a basket. You can keep it in the corner of the room, and when needed, a blanket can be thrown into it, without the need of keeping it folded.
Woven blanket baskets by TheTrendSpotter
The Mitchell Basket by Gracie Oaks
The Felt Storage Bin by Mack & Milo
5. Mobile Bins
Mobile storage is an easy way to keep your blankets and pillows organized, plus they are quick to move to another room if you have people coming over and need more floor space.
The Rolling Metal Basket Set by Gracie Oaks
Benches are a great way to store your blankets when going unused. The benches, which often have a lift-up lid or drawers, make it easy to access the blankets when needed, and are also ideal if you have a space in a hallway, entryway, or under a window that needs seating and storage.
The Charter Oak Ermont Storage Bench by Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse
The Acorn Parocela Storage Bench by Foundstone
Ottomans with hidden storage are perfect for keeping blankets within an arms reach, but they’re also a way to store other living room items, like remote controls, books, magazines, etc…
The Distressed Saddle Storage Ottoman by Foundstone
The Duvet Storage Ottoman by CB2
8. Low Credenza
A low credenza is a good option if you want to store your blanket in addition to other items, like books, decorative items, and plants.
The Harvey Credenza from Urban Outfitters
9. Coat Rack or Clothes Stand
A coat rack is an unconventional way to store your blanket, however, if you can find one that has long arms, you can then fold the blanket and drape it over one of the arms, or loop it through a coat hanger, which can then be hung on the rack.
Tree of Life Wall Mounted Coat Rack by Vsons Design
The Skinny Clothes Rack by DesignAtelierArticle
10. Blanket Shelf
If you don’t have any floor space, a great way to add extra storage is to look at your walls for room. A blanket shelf attaches to your wall and holds your blankets, rolled up, until you need them. This is also a great way to show off your blanket collection.