5 Creative Ways to Utilise a Blanket Box
Traditionally used for storing blankets and spare sheets, the blanket box is a nifty storage solution often found at the foot of the bed. Little did you know, the blanket box is useful for so much more than storing your bedroom sets. Here are a few ideas to show you how this versatile piece of furniture can adapt and change to suit your needs.
Adapt to your Space
Blanket boxes come in different shapes and sizes so you can pick and choose accordingly. For example, if you’re looking to place one at the foot of your bed, opt for a slim, longer model to make the best use of your space. Covering the top of your blanket box with a comfy cushion will soften hard edges, allowing for easy manoeuvre and protecting you from knocks and bumps.
Cosy Window Seat
Create a soft, inviting nook by utilising a blanket box as a cosy window seat. Avoid the need to install a fitted seat and tuck a comfortable upholstered blanket box under the window in your bedroom, functioning as a quiet place to sit and a place to store your things - a win-win!
Upholstering your blanket box also allows you to add a pop of colour and play with patterns and textures and suit it to your personal style.
Convenience in the Hallway
Create a practical place in your hallway where you can store all your shoes away, as well as having a comfortable perch to put on and take off your footwear.
With the multiple purposes of a blanket box, why just have one? Placing blanket boxes side by side in your hallway makes for creative seating and discreet, extra storage space. Also, if you ever need to move, your blanket boxes can be easily packed up and taken with you.
Style your Living Space
Use a blanket box as a side table to add some extra storage as well as style to your living room.
It can provide storage for all your bits and bobs that need a home in the living room - games, books and magazines to name a few. Or a place in front of the sofa to prop your feet up after a long day.
A Parent’s Dream
A blanket box has the perfect use in a nursery for storing baby paraphernalia, then later it can be used as a toy box or clothing storage as your child grows. If it gets handed down from one child to another, it can easily be adapted to different styles with a lick of paint or decorative stickers - it’s a long-lasting investment. Once it’s served its purpose in a child’s bedroom, this crafty piece of furniture can be picked up and moved to the next room to be used as extra storage in the hallway or wherever it's needed.