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9 Best Blanket Storage Ideas

Check out these strong, fun and functional ways to store blankets in the living room so you'll always be warm and cozy.

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Where to Put Blankets

A good blanket storage solution ensures your throws, quilts, afghans and blankies are there when you or a loved one catches a chill or just wants to snuggle up.

In case you’re not familiar with hygge (hyoo-guh), it’s the Danish word for “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” This movement, dedicated to simple pleasures, has become a mantra for happiness during quarantine and sheltering in place.

Need some hygge and non-hygge reasons to improve your blanket storage game? Here are a few:

  • Feeling cold;
  • Movie nights;
  • Afternoon naptime;
  • Unexpected overnighters;
  • Emergency power outages

Besides accessibility, other things to consider when buying blanket storage include:

  • Functionality;
  • Attractiveness;
  • Size;
  • Moth and mildew protection.
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Best DIY Blanket Storage

This on-trend, DIY blanket ladder is a smart and stylish way to hang blankets and bedspreads. And you can make in just one day! All you need are wood dowels (available at any hardware or home improvement center), a few simple tools and materials, and a can of matte-black paint. The completed ladder looks much more expensive than its estimated cost to build ($20).

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Best Basket for Storing Blankets

Big enough to hold up to three fluffy chenille blankets, the Goodpick Laundry Basket is woven from organic cotton rope and natural jute that’s soft so it won’t snag delicates. When portability is a priority, the sturdy handles make this basket easy to carry. Plus, it’s machine washable and folds flat so you can take it with you as a laundry basket when you travel.

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Best Hidden Blanket Storage

Is space seriously lacking in your living room? The Songmics Storage Ottoman Bench Chest camouflages its contents beneath a button-tufted lid. When opened, it reveals a pile of warm wraps for cold weather. Closed, and it’s a place to sit or put up your feet, kick back and relax.

Upholstered in light or dark gray, beige or navy blue fabric, it supports up to 660 lbs. (!) and folds down flat in minutes.

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Best Quilt Storage Rack

The Hanging Wall Shelf-Rack & Quilt Hanger has more than one function. Store or display books, family photos and other objects on the three-foot shelf and hang a beautiful quilt on the rod below. It’s good for quilts to be folded flat; storing one on this rod helps retain the quilt’s shape.

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Best Tables for Storing Blankets

Designed for versatility, the Lavish Home Nesting Tables are perfect for compact living spaces. The set of two round, open metal baskets-cum-accent tables feature removable wood-grain veneer lids that snap into place.

Place them at either end of the sofa or in front of it to serve as dual coffee tables. Stack colorful throws or cushions inside to add interest and functionality. These nesting tables are a decorative element in their own right.

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Best Decorative Blanket Storage

The Hashtag Home Nyla Wheeled Camp Trunk stores your blankets with functionality and flair! The fabric-upholstered chest comes in lots of dynamic colors that work with practically any decor. The four locking wheels make the trunk easy to move from one side of the living room to the other.

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Best Blanket Storage Splurge

The Garton Armoire by Everly Quinn ($1,460) not only adds a statement piece to your living room but can just about double your blanket storage. Inside are four adjustable wood shelves to stack folded blankets, quilts, throws and more. The textured starburst design painted in soft tan with a cocoa brown trim is simply stunning.

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Best Under-The-Sofa Blanket Storage

We can always count on Ikea for knowing how to use space that might otherwise go untapped. The FINNALA sectional sofa offers an alternative to draping blankets over the back of the couch. Instead, tuck your blankets and throws beneath the chaise’s seat cushion. The lid of the compartment stays open so you can easily take items in and out safely.

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Best Wicker-Style Blanket Storage

The Household Essentials Wicker Storage Chest is handwoven with a robust, braided paper rope that brings a breath of fresh air to the blanket-storage game. Radiating warmth and a casual vibe, the generously sized wicker trunk’s extra-deep dimensions can handle the puffiest blanket you’ve got!

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.