Blanket boxes can be used for so much more than just folded up blankets! In fact, about six great functions come to mind. If you’re looking to get a little more out of your blanket box, or you’re thinking about grabbing one but you’re not quite sure what you’ll use it for, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for six creative ways to put a blanket box to use in your home…
Hallways and clutter kind of seem like they’re made for each other. So much general, everyday mess builds up in there and it happens so quickly! How? Who really knows! But a blanket box can be your saving grace, especially when it comes to that small mountain of shoes that is building up against the wall (come on, we’ve all got one). Choose a blanket box with a nice inky dark interior so any dust or dirt from shoes is hidden enough, and you’ve got the perfect solution to messy shoes tripping you up at the front door!
If you’re short on space and you’re looking for a clever storage solution in the living room, then you need to give this one a try! Reframing your blanket box as a coffee table is going to give you a space to store cushions, magazines, remotes and general living room clutter – whilst also providing maximum comfort and functionality! How, do you ask? A simple decorative tray or rustic wooden board! Resting one on top of a wood or upholstered blanket box looks fantastically creative and homely. With a candle, coffee table book and a small plant or two, you’d never know it was a double agent!
Kids’ playtime and dress-up time are so special, but oh wow is it messy as well! It’s not their fault, their wonderfully creative minds are busy growing and expressing themselves – but they might need a little help with learning how to store and clean up their kit after playtime is over. A beautiful pastel-toned blanket box is the perfect addition to a child’s bedroom or playroom, plus they’ll know that they can help themselves and clean up easily whenever they like. Be sure to find a soft, lightweight piece to keep small fingers nice and safe at all times.
Filing cabinets don’t have to be bleak, people! Whoever made the rule that office storage had to be so stark and cold, hey? Push back against that corporate look for your home office or professional space and use a blanket box instead. You can install your own dividers to make sure everything is sitting perfectly; it’ll all be waiting for you as soon as you open the lid. Plus, you’re actually installing an extra surface to perch on for meetings or office visitors throughout the day.
Arts and Crafts Station
A creative storage solution for the time you spend being creative? Yes, please! Your blanket box is an awesome space to store your crafty kit. Choose a wooden or leather-bound style and you can actually use the top as your craft table when the lid is shut! Plus, if you choose a box crafted from a wood such as pine or timber, you can ever get a little artsy with the piece itself.
Storing memories such as certificates, cards, poems, letters and photographs preserves them for years to come, and what better place to do it than in a lovely, classic blanket box? Having this in the lounge or spare bedroom will also mean that a whole world of sentimental keepsakes is at your fingertips whenever you like. Far better than keeping everything in a folder on your phone!
Feeling inspired? It’s time to put your blanket box to use, and if you don’t have one at home already, get searching!