One of the simplest ways to warm up a room is by layering textures. Toss pillows with interesting details, throw blankets in nubby knits, and woven baskets are all great ways to add some interest to your space. Throw blankets have the added advantage of keeping you warm, which certainly is welcome in homes located in cold climates.
When not in use, most people fold up their throws and drape them over the back of a chair or sofa. This is a fine solution if you only have one or two throw... blankets, but what if you have several? They could begin to look sloppy. As an alternative to the drape-over-the-couch method, you could choose an interesting vessel for storing multiple blankets.
On the other hand, some blankets are too pretty to hide and can add style to your space. For instance, a collection of plaid throws is on-trend for fall. Woven blankets with global or tribal prints have a boho feel, while quilts, of course, have farmhouse appeal. Yes, you can hang a beautiful blanket or quilt as a large piece of wall art, but that's not very practical if it's one you'd like to use occasionally.
Instead, choose one of these clever ways to showcase your collection of quilts or throws, yet still keep them within reach when you want to bundle up.
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Blankets in a Basket
Store blankets in a large woven basket if you want to hide them away, or choose one with an open weave, like this industrial metal basket. The cool metal tones of the basket look perfect with flannel plaids. The handles make it easy to move from room to room.
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Blankets on a Vertical Ladder
A ladder propped against the wall can be used to display several colorful quilts or a collection of neutral throws in a variety of textures. Kept next to a couch for easy grabbing, a display like this also acts as art.
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Blankets on a Horizontal Ladder
Here's a new twist you may not have considered. Hang a ladder horizontally for a shabby chic way to display your blankets and quilts. This would be great in a bedroom.
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Blankets in a Wine Rack
For slimmer blankets that can be rolled up, such as baby receiving blankets, try using a wine bottle rack. This clever storage solution is perfect next to a changing table in a nursery.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Blankets in a Laundry Basket
A wire laundry bin like this one has a vintage appeal and looks beautiful piled with colorful mismatched quilts and pillows. Put it in a guest room, then use it to wheel bed linens to and from the laundry room.
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Overhead Blanket Storage
Store blankets above the bed or couch in a vintage basket, or repurpose a hay bin like this one for a dose of country charm.
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Blankets in a Firewood Carrier
Firewood carriers like this one can be picked up at flea markets or thrift stores for just a couple of bucks and are perfect when repurposed as a perch for folded blankets. This one looks especially great piled with Aztec prints, adding to the boho vibe of the room.
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Blankets in an Open Cabinet
Open shelves or even a small bookcase like this one are perfect for displaying collections, of course, so why not display your collection of blankets? This vignette has a decidedly feminine, cottage look but you could use the same idea using a mid-century modern piece and throws with more modern motifs.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Blankets in a Crate
Vintage crates are one flea market find that can be used for so many things. During colder weather, use one to corral throws and extra pillows next to the couch, or slide one underneath a bed or side table.
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Industrial Blanket Storage
Finally, here is a blanket storage solution that riffs on the ladder idea, but gives it an industrial spin. This storage solution adds display space to more urban or contemporary spaces.