8 Clever Ways To Use Your Blanket Chest

Is it any wonder we love blanket chests so much? They’ve been around for hundreds of years, but are still a firm favorite in many of our homes. Probably because they’re just so very useful! You can use them in all sorts of ways; as a storage bench, a trunk or just an end of bed accessory. At this time of year, it’s great to have somewhere to store all of your cosiest throws – when you’re not snuggling up beneath them on cold fall nights, that is!

Our blanket boxes and chests come in all shapes, sizes and finishes – but they’re definitely not just for blankets. These versatile items can be used in basically every room in the house, in all sorts of ways! Read on to find out how our blanket chests can fit perfectly into your home decor.

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1. The toy box

If you’ve got little monsters running about the house, a blanket chest is the perfect place to store all those toys and games that inevitably end up all over the place! Or for younger ones, a blanket chest will look perfectly at home in the nursery -so if soon-to-be grandparents want to buy a present for a new arrival, what better than one of these? It’ll make clearing up super easy at the end of the day!

2. The home organiser

Do you like having everything at your fingertips? Genuinely get a buzz from seeing all of your files neatly organised in sections? Have a read of this article – you’re gonna love this idea! With just a few simple additions your blanket chest can become a mini home office, complete with hanging files and notice board. How cool is that?!

Click here for more advice on creating your very own home office.

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 3. The dressing up chest

For kids who love to play dress-up, there’s just nothing better than digging through a treasure chest full of hats, scarves, coats and all things sparkly. So whether you’re filling your blanket chest with cast-offs, fairy tale costumes or hand-me-downs, they’ll have endless fun letting their imaginations run wild.

4.The craft box

If you love a bit of DIY and enjoy home craft, you’re probably always on the look out for places to store all of your equipment. Knitting, needlepoint or boxes of beads, trims and sewing equipment all over the place? Let a blanket chest come to your rescue! Our Kemble Rustic Blanket Chest would be perfect for storing all your crafty creations – it’s plenty big enough without being cumbersome, and you could display some of your amazing handmade items on the top.

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 5. The coffee table

If you need a coffee table in your lounge but you also need storage, a blanket chest will do the job perfectly. Our blanket chest have plenty of room inside for storing books, magazines and all those other bits and pieces neatly. Or just thrown in quickly when those unexpected guests appear!

6. The bedding box

If you’re lucky enough to have a guest room, a blanket chest is exactly what you need to store all your spare sheets and linen. And, when visitors leave, you can return everything all freshly laundered – ready for your next lovely guests!

country cottage bedroom set and blanket chest

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7. The keepsake box

We’ve all got those precious memory bits and pieces we don’t want to let go of – baby’s first booties or family photos stacked in every conceivable place around the house! Don’t risk losing them – keep everything safe and organised in one of our blanket chests. Then, whenever you feel like taking a trip down memory lane, everything will there waiting for you.

 8. The garden box

Do you already have an old blanket chest lying around? If it’s seen better days, treat yourself to one from our extensive range and put the old one to good use outdoors! Blanket chests are great for storing gardening equipment and anything else you might need, such as outdoor dining accessories. Finally somewhere for all that BBQ stuff!

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Have you come up with a novel use for your blanket box? Had one in the family for years? Or perhaps you’re in the market for one of your own? We’d love to know!

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