Blanket boxes are a firm favourite for homeowners all over the UK and they have been around for hundreds of years - probably because they are so useful! Blanket boxes were originally made with the use of storing blankets in mind. However, don't be fooled into thinking that storing blankets is their only use. At The Old Forge, our blanket boxes come in all shapes, sizes and finishes and they are versatile enough to be placed in any room of the house, to be used in all sorts of ways. So, let's take a look at 7 of the most popular uses for blanket boxes.
1. The Children's Toy Box
If you have children scampering around the house and scattering toys in their wake, a blanket box can be an extremely useful storage item. You can use your blanket box to store your children's toys and games - making clean-up time a doddle and helping reduce toy trip hazards around your home. Even better, a blanket box doubled as a children's toy box, is a great addition to any area of the home and will look lovely in a kids' room or nursery. If you're a grandparent wondering what to buy the expectant parents-to-be, why not buy a blanket box? Our small pine chest is a perfect example of this type of blanket box.
2. Use Your Blanket Box to Store Your Shoes
Often, homes in the UK cannot fit blanket boxes at the ends of their beds as is traditional. However, the versatility of our blanket boxes means you can fill that small space in your hallway and store all of your shoes. For most families, the last thing they do before leaving the house is put their shoes on and by storing shoes in a blanket box by the door, the task of finding everyone's shoes is made significantly easier. Not only does your blanket box provide the perfect storage for your shoes but it can double as a seat to help your little ones put them on easily. We have a hall seat box which is perfect for storing shoes.
3. Double Your Blanket Box Up as a Coffee Table
Having a coffee table in your lounge is a wonderful addition to your space. However, at The Old Forge, we understand that many people in the UK have homes with limited storage and so they love furniture that has multiple uses. That's why we recommend doubling up your blanket box as a coffee table in your lounge. Not only will it provide the perfect surface for your morning coffee, but there also plenty of storage for your magazines and those items you need stored away at a moment's notice, when guests arrive unexpectedly.
4. Store Your Bedding in Your Blanket Box
Your blanket box doesn't just have to be used for storing blankets, it can also make the ideal storage box for bedding. A blanket box is ideal for storing all those spare duvets and pillows that often take up a lot of storage room in your home. Storing it away in your blanket box is a great way of tucking it out of sight, whilst keeping your guest room looking spacious and welcoming. We have a beautiful custom designed window seat available on our store.
5. Fill Your Blanket Box with Dress-Up Clothes
If you have kids, you know how much they love dressing up and there is nothing better than having a box full of dress-up clothes readily available for them to plough through. Whether you fill your blanket box with your old clothes, charity shop bits you've picked up over the years, or fairy tale costumes, your blanket box is a great place to store all of those dress-up clothes your kids love. Buy a blanket box today, fill it with dress-up clothes and let their imaginations run wild!
6. Your Very Own Craft Box
Are you someone who loves to get crafty? If you're constantly looking for places to stash your scrapbook materials, your knitting, boxes of beads, or sewing equipment, a blanket box can be the storage you've always needed. Our blanket boxes are roomy enough to store all of your craft equipment in an organised space that keeps them out of reach of your little ones and frees up some cupboard space.
7. Take a Trip Down Memory Lane
Perhaps one of the most popular uses for blanket boxes, aside from storing blankets, is to store photo albums and precious memory items such as letters and baby's first booties. Instead of stashing these precious items around your house, with a blanket box you can store them all in one safe and organised space. Then, whenever you fancy a trip down memory lane, your box of keepsakes will be there waiting for you.
The Blanket Boxes We Sell
Here at The Old Forge, we sell professional crafted blanket boxes that can be personalised to your needs. Whether you're a fan of oak or pine, or you require a specific style, we would be delighted to show you the blanket boxes we have in stock. If you feel as if you'd like a blanket box that is a little bit more bespoke, our team at The Old Forge will do our very best to craft something that fits your home and meets your requirements.
Areas We Cover
At The Old Forge, we have a range of satisfied customers throughout East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent and Surrey, with regular deliveries to Hove, Bexhill, Brighton, Crowborough, Crawley, Eastbourne, Hailsham, East Grinstead, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Heathfield, Newhaven, Tunbridge Wells, Wadhurst, Worthing, Shoreham by Sea, Reigate, Seaford, Polegate and Redhill to name a few!
Give Our Team a Call Today
A blanket box can be used for anything you require! If you would like to know more about the blanket boxes we sell at The Old Forge, please call our team today on 01273 814317! We would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and work with you to create a blanket box that suits your needs. Check out the range of blanket boxes we sell - you're sure to find something you love!