Do you have a pile of throw blankets with no way to store them? Use these blanket storage ideas to protect your blankets and keep your home clutter-free!
I don’t think anyone can ever have enough throw blankets. There’s nothing better than cuddling under a soft chunky knit blanket during family movie night! Plus, homemade blankets make any home feel cozy, and they make great DIY gift ideas.
The downside to throw blankets is having them thrown all over the place, making your home look cluttered. They may be great to use on cold winter evenings, but what do you do with them during the day (or during the warm weather months)?
Having some solid blanket storage ideas will make a difference between torn-up blankets and a cluttered house versus maintaining your neat space while still having those cozy blankets nearby when you want to snuggle under one.
If you’re wondering about creative ways for how to store blankets in your home, I’ve gathered 11 creative blanket storage ideas that will keep your home tidy but your blankets close. I’m featuring some everyday short-term storage solutions as well as some practical long-term storage ideas that you could use during the warm weather months.
Short Term Blanket Storage Ideas
These everyday storage ideas are designed to simply put blankets away when you aren’t using them during the day to protect them (and keep your home clutter-free!).
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The blanket ladder is optimal for displaying decorative or beautiful blankets in an organized way. It’s literally a simple ladder with rungs that leans against the wall, and you hang a blanket on each rung.
This blanket storage method is ideal for beautiful handmade blankets that you love looking at, such as quilts or knitted blankets. I love that it’s a practical yet stylish storage solution that enables you to display your beautiful blankets at the same time!
Over the Door Blanket Ladder
Think of this as the blanket equivalent of the over-the-door shoe holder – except it’s prettier! The over-the-door ladder is essentially a blanket ladder that hangs on a door and is adapted from a towel rack idea for the back of the bathroom door.
This idea is perfect for anyone who lacks the floor space needed for a typical blanket ladder. It would also work well for families with small children who might be likely to pull a blanket ladder down on top of themselves.
And, it’s a versatile enough solution that you can hang it in plain sight or find a more hidden place, so the blankets are completely out of view.
Large Decorative Basket
This is my personal go-to method for blanket storage because it hits that happy middle ground between my desire for keeping the house tidy and my husband’s desire for a quick and easy way to put the blankets away (usually without folding them!).
I have two large knit baskets that we put our blankets into each evening when we go to bed. We use fabric baskets, but you could use any type of basket that you like.
Just make sure it’s big enough to hold at least a couple of blankets!
I love furniture that does double duty, like ottomans that have built-in storage space. That space is perfect for holding throw blankets!
You can find a huge variety of options to choose from, and I feel confident that if you acquire an ottoman like this, you’ll never regret it.
This idea plays on the blanket ladder idea, but it’s a simple decorative rack that’s permanently attached to your wall. When it’s empty, it just looks like a piece of art on the wall.
To put your blankets in it, simply roll them up and slide them in!
Long Term Blanket Storage Ideas
Now that you have some ideas for storing blankets, how can you store blankets that you won’t use for a season or two in a way that protects them and keeps them out of the way? Here are some practical solutions you’ll love.
Chest Or Trunk
No matter what you call it, steamer trunks have been around for ages because they make a simple but very effective storage solution for all kinds of things. With many beautiful options to choose from (that can double as a coffee table or bench), a chest can be your perfect storage solution for your throw blankets (or pillows)!
Bonus points if it’s cedar-lined for extra protection for your knit blankets.
Under the Bed Bins or Bags
I often think of that space under the bed as useless space. Why not put it to use by storing your out-of-season throw blankets? You can use hard plastic storage bins or see-through plastic blanket bags that zip closed.
Both options afford you the ability to store blankets long-term, so they stay protected from critters.
We used to live in a house that had a good-sized linen closet. I used to put our blankets in blanket bags to protect them and then put those on the shelves of the linen closet. They were protected but also out of sight and out of mind.
For anyone with a collection of hand-knit quilts, an antique cabinet makes a beautiful storage closet.
Large Plastic Blanket Bags
Don’t have room under your bed or in a linen closet? A blanket bag is still super helpful and can hold several blankets at once, all while giving you a clear window to see what’s in it without opening it up.
Without a large linen closet, I now use blanket bags and put them on a shelf in my small general storage area. This way, they’re protected and out of sight.
Clear Plastic Storage Bins
- They’re easy to find and affordable.
- Each one can hold several throw blankets (even my big chunky knit blankets!).
- They keep the critters out to protect your blankets.
- You can stack them out of the way in a closet, an attic, or a storage area.
- You can see what’s inside without needing to open them.
Final thoughts on Blanket Storage Ideas
If you have a large number of throw blankets like I do, I hope you find these blanket storage solutions helpful and inspiring! You can keep your home clutter-free and enjoy your cozy blankets, too!