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Blanket Boxes: The Stylish Storage Solution You Need

A blanket box provides the ideal, stylish storage solution for any home. Also known as a ‘hope chest,’ ‘cedar chest,’ or ‘trousseau chest’, they provide an attractive and elegant feature to any space they adorn.

These handy trunks are typically large and rectangular-shaped, but they can also be found in square and rounded versions, which means that they will suit an area of any size.

Ideal for keeping your home tidy and organised, blanket boxes are perfect for storing not only blankets but also toys, books, throws, pillows, cushions, board games, and basically any personal items you wish to keep in a safe place.

There are an array of gorgeous blanket boxes on the market that can work as a style feature in your home, or you may choose one that blends in seamlessly with the other furnishings in your space. Either way, this functional piece of furniture allows you to showcase your personal taste and style.

In this blog, we will consider the benefits of blanket boxes as well as the different styles and materials used in the manufacturing of this versatile piece of furniture.

We will also discuss some tips on how to select the perfect storage box for your bedroom, so that you can make a confident choice when selecting the perfect one for your home.

Benefits and features of blanket boxes

As we are living in an era where smaller living spaces are becoming more popular, there is no doubt that having additional storage options is very useful.

A blanket box is not only great to look at, but is also ideal for storing away items such as bulky blankets, throws, and cushions. It’s also multifunctional, as it can double up as a bench to sit on or as a shelf to host toys and books, and can even be used as a coffee table.

Grey-fabric-tufted-blanket-box-with-cushion-and-blanket.Typically, they are designed with one large storage compartment unit or with several sectioned drawers. Most come with a removable or hinged lid, and some have locks for security.

Several newer models feature a safety mechanism to prevent the lid from slamming shut, therefore eliminating any potential injury.

The versatile blanket box will be a game changer when it comes to storing items that you want to have on hand, and at the same time, it will work wonders for storing items you’d rather keep out of sight!

Whether you are a ‘toss it in and go’ type of personality or an ‘everything has its place’ individual, these useful storage boxes will help to eliminate clutter in the home.

By keeping spaces mess-free and becoming more organised, you will be promoting positive energy throughout your home, allowing the space to flow more freely.

Different styles and materials of blanket boxes


There is a huge range of blanket boxes on the market, and they can be found in every design imaginable, so you will have no problem finding the perfect one to suit your space.

Originally made of cedar, because of the wood’s moth repellent qualities, they are fashioned from a variety of materials these days, with a wide range of featres, including boxes with built-in ventilation holes to stop stored items from becoming musty.

If you lean towards a more traditional style of design, then you may opt for a storage box made with wood, such as oak, teak, or pine, or one with traditional finishings and ornate features.


On the other hand, if you’d rather a more modern look, you may select one that is made of metal with sleek lines and a minimalist design. There are also many designs featuring rustic or shabby-chic styles, with features such as buttons, mirrors, frills, and feathers.

And, of course, you have the option of adding your own personal design touches if you are feeling creative!


You can also find lots of blanket boxes with quirky and fun features, such as vibrant colours, patterns, and decorative handles. These will work well in a variety of homes as a stand-alone, artistic statement piece, or they will add warmth and character to a space when placed below a large hanging mirror, or underneath a painting, or a windowsill.

They are also ideal for children’s bedrooms, playrooms, and living rooms. Pick one clad in fabric or quilted upholstery for a comfortable perch for reading, relaxing, or just hanging out!


A gorgeous blanket box will also work wonderfully when placed in a hallway. In this case, they are ideal for storing shoes and other items. This is particularly useful in busy homes with children who are constantly on the go.

For example, you can store sports shoes, tennis rackets, footballs, schoolbags, and other day-to-day items in them. There is no doubt about it: no matter what your storage requirements are, this trusty and versatile storage box is a must for every home.

How to select the best blanket box for your bedroom

An ideal storage solution for a bedroom of any size, blanket boxes look smart and stylish when placed at the end of a bed, adding an element of luxury and organisation to any space.

They also work great in a smaller bedroom;  doubling up as a storage unit and a seating area. Or simply as a perch for clothes and other items.


Here are some factors to consider when selecting the perfect blanket box for your bedroom:

Measure your space

Before selecting the best one for your beadroom, measure the space available to you. A box that is too large will overpower the room, and one that is too small will be lost in the space. If you are tight on space, then look for a tall and narrow box that takes up minimal floor space.

Alternatively, if you have a large room, you may opt for a larger, wider box that will act as a focal point for your bedroom.

Match your décor

Choose a blanket box that will complement your décor style. A wooden box will work perfectly with a variety of traditional styles, and a mirrored blanket box will suit a more art deco vibe.

You may wish to select contrasting styles so that the boxes works as a statement piece; however, keep in mind that it should still act in harmony with the existing furniture in the bedroom to ensure that everything flows seamlessly.



Go for high quality materials that within your budget. Good materials will ensure that it lasts longer. And you won’t have to spend your hard-earned money replacing it.


Materials go hand in hand with budget. Opt for a sturdy box that is made from top-grade materials. It should not sway or creek. Test it out and ensure the handles and other features are in working order. 

And don’t forget the safety features, such as a hinged top that opens and closes safely. This is particularly important if you have young children with inquisitive hands.


Eco-friendly options

There are many eco-friendly blanket box options available; these are made from environmentally friendly materials, such as, wood, natural materials, and repurposed textiles. You also have the option of purchasing a second-hand blanket box and painting or varnishing it.

You will be putting your own design twist on it while also reducing waste and helping to support a better environment.

Personal preference

Whatever your design style is, select a blanket box that you love and one that resonates with you, as you will be using this staple piece of furniture for a long time to come.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with the size, colour, texture, and design of the blanket box you choose, as the aim is for both functionality and fabulousness!


A blanket box will add a touch of style and flair to any room it graces. It provides the perfect storage solution for a bedroom of any size, and it is ideal for storing an array of items, be they essential items that you want to have on hand or last season’s clothes or blankets.

With a wide range of shapes, sizes, designs, and styles available, choosing your dream blanket box has never been easier. A well-chosen box can help elevate your space. It will keep your personal treasures safe, and it will give you the perfect opportunity to showcase your individual design style and personality. Enjoy selecting the perfect one.

Nicola O'Sullivan

Nicola O’Sullivan

Nicola O’Sullivan holds the position of PR Manager and Interior Design Writer at Corcoran’s Furniture, where she applies her sharp eye for interior design. She is in the process of earning a diploma from the globally recognised Interior Design Institute, further enhancing her expertise in the field.

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