When you are ready to start putting those blankets away, these blanket storage ideas will help make your even small homes feel cozy and tidy, all at once!
Blankets are one of those things that most of us have, but we don’t always know what to do with them.
We know space is tight, so we’ve come up with different ways to store and organize your blankets in a way that’s both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
So whether you are doing your annual Spring Cleaning, or trying to declutter, get some great blanket organization ideas below!
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Blanket Storage Ideas & Organization
We tend to get our blankets and throws out in the fall season. It makes the home cozy during the fall and winter. Plus, when it gets cold we love curling up in a blanket with a good book or some tasty hot chocolate.
As we usher out the colder fall and winter months, it’s time to usher in spring and summer. That means, it is time to store our comfy blankets and throws.
If you are working with a small space, these blanket storage ideas are easy and clever.
How do you store blankets?
This is a question we often get asked, and it’s not always an easy one to answer. There are so many different ways to store blankets, and it really depends on your personal preference and needs.
Personally, we primarily store our blankets in large wicker baskets for throw blankets we use in the living room and folded on a shelf in the hall closet or put away if it isn’t a frequently used blanket.
However, we’ve compiled a list of fifteen blanket storage ideas that should help you find the perfect way to organize your own blankets.
In an open basket
A simple, yet effective way to store blankets is in a basket. This is perfect for those who want an easy way to grab a blanket when needed, but don’t want them to be taking up too much space.
Basket with a lid
Maybe you like the look of baskets but your blankets don’t match the aesthetic of the room? Try a basket with a lid instead.
You can find round baskets with tops or go for a picnic-inspired wicker basket where you can tuck away your blankets while adding texture to the room’s decor.
In a closet
If you don’t have any extra space in your bedroom, consider storing your blankets in your closet. This is a great way to keep them out of sight, but still easily accessible.
Hang them on velvet hangers to keep them from snagging on plastic ones, tucked into baskets, or folded on the shelf over a hanging rod.
In a cedar chest
A cedar chest is a great way to store blankets and other linens, as the cedar helps to keep them fresh and free of pests.
On a shelf
If you have some extra space on a shelving unit, this is a great way to store blankets. They’ll be out of the way, but still easily accessible when you need them.
Pallet Storage Box
Pallets are made to create this Pallet Storage Box, which is perfect for small spaces.
In a dresser
If you have some extra room in your dresser, consider storing your blankets in there. This can help to keep them organized and easily accessible.
In a cupboard
If you have a small cupboard, this can be a great place to store blankets. They’ll be out of the way, but still easily accessible when you need them.
Under the bed
If you have some extra space under your bed, this is a great place to store blankets. They’ll be out of the way, but still easily accessible when you need them.Just be sure to put them in a bag or other storage container to keep them clean under there!
In a trunk
A trunk is a great way to store blankets and other linens. It’s a great option if you have limited space, as it can also double as a coffee table or end table.
Wooden Storage Box
We love this Wooden Door Storage Box. This blanket storage idea uses wooden doors to create a unique and stunning small space storage box.
In a suitcase
If you have an unused suitcase, this is a great way to store blankets. They’ll be out of the way, but still easily accessible when you need them.
On a coat rack
If you have a coat rack in your entryway or mudroom, this is a great place to store blankets. They’ll be out of the way, but still easily accessible when you need them.
In a bin
If you have some extra space in a closet or cupboard, consider storing your blankets in a bin. This can help to keep them organized and easily accessible.
On a hook
If you have or add few extra hooks in your bedroom or living room, this is a great way to store blankets. They’ll be out of the way, but still easily accessible when you need them.
In a fabric bin under a console table
A fabric bin is a great way to store blankets and other linens. It’s a great option if you want something that’s both decorative and functional.
On a ladder
If you have a ladder in your garage or attic, this is a great way to store blankets. They’ll be out of the way, but still easily accessible when you need them.
Or alternatively, if you have space for a decorative blanket ladder that is an aesthetically pleasing option that will enhane your room decor!
This DIY Blanket Ladder is inexpensive and easy to make using step-by-step instructions.
In a hamper
If you have a hamper in your laundry room, this is a great place to store blankets. They’ll be out of the way, but still easily accessible when you need them.
These are just a few blanket storage ideas to get you started. There are plenty of other ways to store blankets, so feel free to get creative and find what works best for you!
Mounted Wall Ladder
Mounting a ladder is a great way to free up floor space, which is so helpful in small spaces!
You can buy a wall-mounted ladder or DIY this Hanging Ladder for Blankets to keep all your blankets displayed and in view.
Inside a storage side table
A storage side table is a perfect way to keep your blankets organized and within reach. This option is both functional and stylish, making it a great choice for any home.
Storage Bean Bag
Great for Kids rooms, fill a storage bean bag (often sold for stuffed animal storage) with extra blankets and give your kids a fun place to sit!
You can also make one that serves as a soft ottoman too. A little sewing is needed, but it’s easy to make this Easy Ottoman Blanket Storage!
DIY Storage Ottoman
This is another great DIY Storage Ottoman that can be used for blankets and other items.
Use a Magazine Rack
Magazine racks can be a great way to store blankets. They’re typically tall and slim, making them the perfect size for storing thin blankets that are easily rolled. Plus, they’re easily accessible when you need them.
If you have a firewood holder that is no longer needed, repurpose it to hold rolled blankets instead, and keep it out next to the fireplace to make your home feel cozy.
How do you store a large blanket in a small room?
If it is a large blanket that is unlikely to fit in a basket or folded on a shelf or in a closet, then fold lengthwise and drape over the back of a couch or the foot of the bed.
Another option would be to get a bean bag cover, and stuff it with the large blanket when not in use. It would then pull double duty as a comfortable place to sit.
There are many different varieties of this type of cover to match any decor. When shopping for one, also search for stuffed animal beanbag or stuffable ottoman cover.
How do you store too many blankets?
If you have too many blankets, the first thing we would suggest is taking a step back and take inventory of what you have and which ones you gravitate towards actually using.
Are there any blankets that just do not get used because they are too scratchy, thin, or no one likes them?
Consider donating these to a local animal shelter to help pets in need instead! Decluttering and keeping the blankets you truly love is a great place to start.
Once you have decided which ones to keep, divide them into short-term and long-term storage.
A suitcase can be filled with blankets and stored under a bed for long-term storage. This is a great option if you have limited storage space.
How do you store blankets when not in use?
If a blanket is not going to be used for a while (such as spare blankets for guests or seasonal/holiday-themed blankets, then space saver bags are a great investment.
You can easily store lots of blankets in these. To use, simply place the blanket(s) in the bag, zip up, either roll or use a vacuum to get all of the air out.
This makes the blanket much more condensed and can be stored in a closet, in a tub in the attic, or other out-of-the way spot. They can also be used for storing pillows and extra or off-season clothing as well.
Tip: We prefer vacuum storage bags for large comforters or multiple blankets/pillows as the vacuum does all of the work for you!
My Amazon Picks for Blanket Storage Ideas
If you want to purchase a storage ottoman instead of making your own, this lavish ottoman would be a great one to go with.
I love these storage bags. They would be great for thin blankets or throws and would be easy to store. They come in a pack of 3 so that is a good start to see if you like them.
Cotton Rope Baskets
I love the look of these cotton rope baskets. They would easily fit a few blankets or throws and I can stuff them in the closet for easy storage.
Under the Bed Storage Bags
These compact storage bags and be filled with blankets and throws, then stored under the bed until needed.
Dog Paw Collapsible Bin
We have a similar one of these collapsible bins and we use them to store our puppy blankets. Yes, they have their own blankets! They’re spoiled. But, you can also use these for dog toys and regular blankets.
Blankets are an essential part of any home, and finding a place to store them can be difficult. With our tips over over 25 different blanket storage ideas and ways to organize your blankets, you’ll find that this challenge is something you can take care of by the weekend!
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