Extra blankets literally pile up as time goes by. When new bedding is purchased, old coverings are often saved because they are too good to give away or discard. Extras are great to have on hand for guests. They do not have to be stacked on a closet floor or kept on a closet shelf. Closet space is prime real estate, and it should be reserved for other items. Blankets can become part of the decorating scheme, or they can be hidden from view in very creative and practical ways.
Easy and Decorative Storage Solutions
Hide Extras Beneath Sagging Couch Cushions
Do you have a couch that could use more support? Store extra blankets beneath sagging cushions. It will feel far more comfortable, and the blankets will be out of the way. Add one or two carefully folded covers. Stack too many and they will not make the cushions more comfortable. On the contrary, they will make the cushions too high, and they will be visible.
Store Rolled Blankets in a Big Basket
A big basket is a fantastic storage solution for extra blankets. The basket and the contents will add to the decorating scheme. Neatly roll covers that coordinate with room colors, and vertically place them in the basket. They will be close at hand when needed, and they will not take up much needed space in closets or other areas for storage.
Decorative Storage on a Wooden Ladder
If you have a number of extra blankets that are worthy of display, repurpose a wooden ladder for open storage. Paint the ladder in a hue of your choice, lightly sand and stain it or leave it in the original condition. Neatly fold the fabric, and drape it over the rungs. You will be able to show off quilts and other covers that will add color, beauty and style to the decorating scheme.
Repurpose a Large Trunk
A large trunk can be used to store several extra blankets, but it can also serve another purpose as a stylish and practical home furnishing. Consider turning a large trunk into a coffee table. Trunks are available in many styles, sizes and colors, and you can find one that will work in your living room, family room, great room or den. No one will know what it holds.