If you have too many blankets on your hands, you certainly know how difficult it is to find storage for them all without making your living space look disorganized (especially if you live in a smaller home with no room to spare).
That’s why we created a list of the most creative and space-saving blanket storage ideas.
So, let’s check them out and find the best one for you.
Keep the Blankets in Your Coffee Table
Coffee tables are every living room’s staple piece of furniture. So, why not give them another purpose and use them as blanket storage?
For example, you can go for a coffee table with a shelf underneath where you can place your neatly folded blankets or baskets in which you can store your blankets.
On the other hand, chest–style coffee tables are excellent if you want to keep your blankets out of sight (especially if they’re as decorative as the one presented in the photo).
You can get a pre-made chest coffee table or create your own coffee table/DIY blanket storage by reusing an old chest.
Use a Storage Bench
Using a bench whose seat serves as a lid to a vast storage area underneath is a perfect, space-saving solution for storing your covers, throw blankets, and extra pillows and cushions.
This is an excellent solution for those who prefer minimalism and neat, clean living space aesthetics.
Opt For a Decorative Woven Basket
Large woven baskets can serve you perfectly if you’re looking for decorative, convenient, and cheap blanket storage.
Pick a sturdy monochromatic basket made of natural materials such as jute or cotton to introduce a touch of nature into your living room and get a perfect blanket storage space.
If you add it to a light-colored modern room, it’ll give it some rustic charm and a dose of coziness, thereby making the space much more inviting.
You can place it almost anywhere in your living room, but if you intend to store blankets you frequently use there, we recommend keeping it in an easily accessible place (say, close to your favorite comfy reading chair).
Choose a basket with handles if you plan to move it around a lot.
Box Them Up
Keeping blankets in a box is one of the most practical ideas for blanket storage. But bear in mind that the type of box you’ll keep your blankets in matters both for practical and aesthetical reasons.
Large plastic boxes and bins likely won’t look great in your living room or bedroom, where you need your blankets the most. What’s more, they may trap moisture and promote mold growth, destroying your precious blankets.
This is why we recommend a stylish lattice wooden box. It’ll allow for multiple blanket storage, add a natural touch to your living room, and look great in any space.
Additionally, the holes of the lattice box will allow your blankets will get the opportunity to air out between uses, so they’ll be fresh anytime you want to use them.
Get Some Practical Metal Baskets
Metal baskets can also serve as excellent blanket storage for a living room (or a bedroom).
A simple vintage-looking wire basket will look great wherever you put it, and it’ll even allow you to store a couple of blankets if well folded.
You can simply place it next to your couch or bed, but it can also serve as a practical organizer in your closet.
Decorative Blanket Ladders
Blankets don’t necessarily have to be hidden in wardrobes, boxes, or baskets.
You can also use them as part of your living room decor. So, if you have some stunning throw blankets, simply hang them on a ladder and let everyone enjoy their beauty.
Choose a simple wooden ladder, and throw one or a few blankets on it (don’t fill all the rungs), and voila! You’ve got yourself a gorgeous blanket holder.
Best of all, you can place your unique vertical “art” display/storage combo anywhere you want, as it doesn’t take up much space.
Tip: To keep your room harmonious and tidy, try not to overdo it by hanging too many brightly colored blankets on the blanket ladder. If there’s already much going on in your room color-wise, opt for muted colors for display (e.g., white, grey, etc.), and add only a few textured or patterned blankets as a final touch.
Display Your Blankets on Shelves or Racks
Shelves aren’t only an excellent book storage solution—they can also serve as throw blanket storage! Add a simple shelf or a rack next to your sofa and display your most beautiful throw blankets on it.
They’ll add some texture to the space and allow you easy access to them.
We recommend you avoid using bulkier items, too many blankets, or excessively brightly-colored blankets that would clash with other items in your living room to keep the clean look.
But this doesn’t mean your blanket display has to be plain and boring. You can use some decorative pieces such as plants or tabletop sculptures on the remaining shelves to contrast the blankets and help your living space stay chic.
Utilize Your Drawers
Unused drawers in a living room or bedroom are a great place for storing blankets. They allow you to use the furniture you already own (i.e., they save you money), and they’re also excellent blanket storage for small spaces.
Tip: Fold your blankets vertically, so you can save space and fit more of them in a single drawer.
Treasure Chest for Your Favorite Blankets
High-quality blankets are a real treasure, and you should treat them as such. Get an antique (or antique-looking) treasure chest and place it in a visible place in your living room as a statement piece or at the bottom of your bed for easily accessible blanket storage.
Your treasure chest can hold tons of blankets, quilts, and pillows while keeping the space tidy and giving it a luxurious look.
Get a Stylish Seagrass Basket
Purchasing a seagrass basket is a fantastic way to get cute blanket storage without breaking the bank. They’re generally inexpensive but look great and can help add some farmhouse charm to your living room, as well as a touch of nature.
Unfortunately, baskets like this one can’t store many blankets (they’re only enough for one or two of your favorite pieces). Still, their shape and size enable you to easily move them around and place them virtually anywhere in your home.
We recommend keeping it close to your sofa or a bed to have your blanket within arm’s reach.
Use Your Side Table’s Floor Space as Storage
Side tables are one of the most practical throw blanket storage options since they’re close to your couch. But since side tables don’t generally come with a lot of (or any) added storage, you can use the space under them to store a few blankets.
This way, you’ll be able to keep your favorite throws near you without wasting any precious space.
This is especially useful for tiny houses and apartments with no space to add bulkier storage furniture.
Pack Your Blankets Up in a Vintage Suitcase
Although we typically associate suitcases exclusively with traveling, a well-preserved vintage suitcase can be a great storage option, as well as a piece of decor.
So, if you have your grandparents’ old suitcase lying around in your attic, or you’ve found a unique piece at a thrift store, now is a good time to put it to good use. If the size is right, it can even become large blanket storage.
You can simply place it on the floor, display it on your shelf, or do something much more exciting—create a unique side table/blanket storage combo out of it by installing some furniture legs on it.
As you can see, there are many options for storing your favorite blankets. And, no matter which option(s) you opt for, they’ll help you keep your space tidy and serve as a beautiful decorative piece at the same time.
All you have to do now is find one that fits your needs best!
Is it OK to store blankets in plastic bags?
Regular plastic bags aren’t recommended for blanket storage since they keep the moisture in, and the blanket can easily grow mold in them. On the other hand, vacuum bags keep your blanket safe from mold and save space at the same time.
How do you store too many blankets?
If you have too many blankets, you can put them in a vacuum bag and store them in your closet, attic, or basement.
Keep the ones you frequently use at arm’s reach (e.g., in baskets, wooden boxes, etc.), so you can have access to them when you need them or use baskets and boxes to keep them organized.
How do you store a blanket with little spaces?
If you don’t have enough space in your house or apartment, you can store the blankets you don’t often use in vacuum bags and put them away in your closet.
Alternatively, to save space and maximize your living space’s storage potential, opt for furniture with built-in storage (e.g., coffee tables, benches, couches, etc.) and keep blankets there.
Check out our blanket storage ideas to find more interesting ideas and tips.