We’ve already looked at the role baskets can play in creating an organised and blissful home, so now it’s time to turn our attention to the humble blanket box.
Blanket boxes have been around for hundreds of years and they’re still a firm favourite in our homes today – probably because they’re so just so very useful! As soon as the first signs of spring emerge, we start packing away all the cosy throws that have helped us get through winter, ready for the sunny days and balmy evenings ahead. We live in hope!
Our blanket boxes come in all shapes, sizes and finishes – but don’t be fooled into thinking they’re just for blankets. You’ll find these versatile items being used in just about every room in the house, in all sorts of ways. Read on to find out how you could be in with a chance of winning one of our best-selling blanket boxes for yourself…
1. The toy box
If you’ve got little ones scampering around the house, a blanket box is the perfect place to store all their toys and games. Plus it will make clearing up a doddle at the end of the day. Even better, a blanket box will look equally at home in the nursery (link to nursery articles), a corner of the kitchen or even centre-stage in the lounge. If grandparents want to buy a special present for a new baby, what better than one of these?
2. The home organiser
If you like nothing better than having everything at your fingertips and truly get a buzz from seeing your files in neatly organised sections, you’ll love this idea. With a few simple additions, your blanket box can become a home office, complete with notice board and hanging files. What’s not to love?
3.The craft box
If you’re the crafty type and are constantly looking for places to stash your knitting, needlepoint or boxes of beads, trims and sewing equipment, let a blanket box come to your rescue. It’s roomy enough to store all of your yarn and needles, and could even be used to display some of your handmade items. We think our Kemble Rustic Blanket box would be perfect for storing all of your crafty creations.
4. The dressing up box
For kids who love dressing up, there’s nothing better than ploughing through a box full of hats, scarfs, coats and sparkly bits. Whether you fill your blanket box with fairy tale costumes, your cast-offs or bits you’ve picked up at car boot sales, they’ll have hours of fun letting their imaginations run wild.
5. The coffee table
If you need a coffee table in your lounge, a blanket box will do the job perfectly. What’s more, there’s plenty of room inside to keep all your books, magazine and bits and pieces stored away neatly – or just thrown in quickly when guests arrive unexpectedly.
6. The bedding box
If you’re lucky enough to have a guest room or even a sofa bed in a downstairs room, a blanket box is just what you need to store all your spare duvets, pillows and bed linen. And when your visitors leave, you can return it all freshly laundered so it’s ready for your next lovely guests.
7. The keepsake box
If you still keep all your precious memory bits, baby’s first booties or family photos stashed in shoeboxes in every conceivable place around the house, keep them all safe and organised in a blanket box. Then whenever you fancy a trip down memory lane, it will be all there waiting for you.
8. The garden box
If your blanket box has seen better days, why not treat yourself to a new one from our extensive range and put the old one to good use in the garden? Blanket boxes are just fantastic for storing outdoor toys, gardening equipment or even bbq tools. If you’re good with a hammer and nails, you could even turn it into something wonderful like this arbour with integral storage. Happy days!
Have you come up with a novel use for your blanket box? Maybe you’ve had one in the family for years? Or perhaps you’re looking for one of your own..? If you’re looking for a versatile and stylish piece that will stand the test of time, why not take a look at our beautiful blanket box ranges.