Blankets are perfect for keeping warm on a cold winter night, snuggling close with a movie on, or curling up with a good book. But cozy throw blankets, especially when they’re beautifully made and fit well with your decor, are great decorative items. They can look messy if they are sprawled everywhere, but when you figure out the right ways to store blankets, your minky blankets can look amazing. They’ll blend into your decor and add texture, color, and a feeling of home comfort to your space.
This guide will help you figure out the best ways to display your minky blankets on your couch and keep them organized and decorative in your home.
1. Wicker Storage Baskets
Fold up your blankets and stack them inside trendy wicker baskets. Baskets are one of the best ways to store blankets. This keeps them organized and out of the way when you don’t need them, and easily accessible when you do. If you often snuggle into your blanket on the couch, keep the wicker storage baskets within arm’s reach. You can put them at the side of your couch, under the coffee table, or on the bottom shelf of a sofa table. You can even use large wicker baskets with lids as a side table or end table.
Pick baskets that are sturdy and won’t collapse as you set the blankets in and out, and make sure they are big enough to hold your minky blankets, or buy several to fit all of them. Take the time to fold your blankets so they fit in nicely and don’t make your room look cluttered. If you don’t have the time or desire to fold nicely every time, look for a basket that has a lid.
2. Wire Storage Baskets
Wicker isn’t your only option for ways to store blankets. Sometimes the metal of a wire basket adds color and coolness to your decor, or matches the colors on the hardware of your furniture. They are also sturdy and great at showing off your favorite decorative blankets while keeping them out of the way when not in use.
3. Folded Neatly on the Couch
Sometimes you have a well-made, beautiful decorative blanket that fits in so well with your decor that you want to show it off. Minky blankets, in particular, are great at adding texture and warmth to a space. Another option for storing blankets is by using them as decor in plain sight. Make sure you pick the right blanket—with a nice pattern and colors that fit in—and fold it neatly. You can place the throw blanket on the couch, either across one of the arms or over a seat cushion, with matching throw pillows to complete the look.
4. Blanket Rack
A free-standing towel or blanket rack puts your favorite blankets on display, and keeps them in arm’s reach when you’re ready for some cozy comfort. One trendy option for a blanket rack is a blanket ladder—these can add to a farmhouse look in your home. Racks and ladders are a great option if you have a small couch and/or living room with several blankets you’d like to display. You can find racks made out of metal or wood to match the feel and decor of your home.
5. Casually Draped on Couch
Along with the neat, folded look of a blanket on the couch, another option is casually draping it over the back. You can drape blankets in the corner between the arm and back cushion, or between two back cushions. This looks best with thinner blankets to avoid a bulky, messy look. Drape the blanket over the back of the couch into the seat, and go for a natural, effortless look—which might involve spreading the blanket out and covering parts that look bulky with throw pillows.
6. Inside the Ottoman
Many ottomans have storage compartments. This is a great place to put your comfy throw blankets, especially ones that are getting a little worn out, or that are bright, fun patterns that make you smile but don’t fit in with your decorating style.
Throw blankets and classy storage options make your room look nice, inviting, and put together. If you’re ready to shop for minky blankets for both style and snuggles, check out our blanket collection.