How to Store Blankets: 14 Creative Ideas

Using a ladder to store blankets

The Spruce / Candace Madonna

When the temperatures dip and the leaves start to fall, it’s time to prioritize making your home as cozy as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to have plenty of fuzzy blankets on hand for those chilly nights. Blankets can work as functional decor pieces, or you can store them out of sight so as not to interfere with your other decor. If you’re looking for a stylish way to store your cozy blankets, check out these ideas for how to store blankets for inspiration.

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    Ottoman Blanket Storage

    A beige plush ottoman with books on top.

    Home Made by Carmona

    Keep your blankets hidden from view with an ottoman with built-in storage. When you’re settling in to watch a movie, get cozy by opening up your ottoman and grabbing a blanket or two. Pop some popcorn, put your feet up, and press play.

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    Wire Basket

    A black wire basket with rolled up blankets inside.

    Instagram / @jdellhome

    Roll your blankets up into neat little bundles and tuck them inside a wire basket. Keep the basket next to your couch for cozy emergencies. Choose blankets with different textures and colors to make the basket double as a fun decor piece.

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    Decorative Blanket Ladder

    A blanket ladder next to a brick fireplace.

    Instagram / @thebluesprucedhome

    Blankets aren’t just for comfort: You can also use them for functional decor to give your space some warmth with added texture. Display your favorite cozy blankets proudly with a stylish blanket ladder. Your blankets will look great, and you’ll be able to easily snag one off of your blanket ladder whenever you’re feeling chilly. Lots of home decor stores sell blanket ladders, but you can also make your own with a few simple supplies.

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    Blanket Basket

    A basket with rolled up blankets next to a fireplace.

    Instagram /

    Cozy up your living room with a cute blanket basket. Fill yours with multi-colored blankets, DIY crochet blankets, and blankets of varying textures. Place it next to your fireplace for the ultimate cozy vibes. Just looking at it will warm you up.

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    Lidded Baskets

    Three woven lidded baskets.

    Instagram / @stefanasilber

    Woven lidded baskets will never go out of style. Like traditional woven baskets, lidded baskets look natural and organic, but they often look tidier than traditional baskets, because the lids prevent you from seeing inside. If you’re not into folding your blankets perfectly after every use, this is a great blanket storage solution for you.

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    Upcycled Planter

    A footed planter filled with blankets.

    Instagram / @humbeabode.decor

    You don’t necessarily have to purchase a bin or basket specifically designed to hold blankets to store yours. Think outside of the box and consider alternative storage solutions, like this cute footed planter. It may not be meant to hold blankets, but it can function that way. If you like its style, go for it.

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    Small Wicker Baskets

    A bright white bedroom with storage baskets.

    Abitare Studio

    Instead of storing your blankets in one big basket, spread them out into smaller wicker baskets. Place one or two blankets in each basket and set them around your living space and bedroom. If you have a lot of blankets, this is a great way to make your home feel more minimalist and simple—and you’ll always have a blanket nearby wherever you are in the house.

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    Hidden Coffee Table Storage

    A big natural wooden coffee table.

    Leclair Decor

    To hide your blankets from plain view, store them inside of your coffee table. Purchase or build a coffee table that's hollow and has a removable top. While some people prefer to use this space to store board games and knick-knacks, you can absolutely use yours to store your blankets. It will keep them out of the way, but always within reach.

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    Built-in Cabinets

    A white living room with round wooden coffee tables.

    Instagram / @houseofharvee

    If you're lucky enough to have built-in cabinets in your home already, use the storage space as a place to put your blankets. Consider storing them in smaller baskets to make pulling them out and putting them away easier.

    If you don't have built-ins, flex your DIY muscles and make DIY built-ins yourself. The end result will be so worth the effort.

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    Ottoman Coffee Table Storage

    A cozy living room with a blue plush ottoman coffee table.

    Louis Duncan-He Designs

    If you have a small space, less furniture is more. Combining furniture pieces and utilizing functional decor is the best way to decorate a small living space. Combine the comfort of an ottoman with the functionality of a coffee table with a longer and sturdier furniture piece, like the one shown here. Find one with storage inside and place your blankets inside so they're ready for movie night.

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    Stylish Storage Bins

    A wooden chair full of fabric poufs next to a fabric basket.

    Instagram / @kanjuinteriors

    Blankets aren't just seasonal items. Store them in a stylish fabric bin like this one and keep them out year-round. In the summertime, grab one on your way out the door to enjoy an evening under the stars.

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    Tidy Blanket Dresser

    Blankets organized in drawers.

    Instagram / @livingsimplysorted

    This idea is especially useful for parents of little ones with a huge stash of baby blankets. Fold each blanket into a neat little square and tuck it inside of a dresser drawer. Arrange them side-by-side, sort of like a filing system, so that you can easily see what's available and grab the one that you want.

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    Understated Blanket Storage Baskets

    A boho living room with a circular white coffee table and beige sofa.

    Love and Renovations

    If you've already got enough texture warming up your space, consider hidden or understated blanket storage. This designer used white lidded baskets that blend in with their living room decor to keep their blankets inconspicuous. The lidded baskets add a nice, unique touch to the room.

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    Blanket Trunk

    A distressed wooden trunk.

    Rocky Hedge Farm

    If you're a savvy thrifter and experienced DIYer, browse your local second-hand shop and find a vintage trunk. Repaint or stain it to your liking and use it to store your blankets. You can give it an antique finish with paint and sanding blocks.