How To Store Blankets and Decor

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15 Minutes
Easy

Today I’m all about

How to store my blankets and decor.

We don’t have basements in So Cal

and this house doesn’t have a lot of storage space.

So I have to be creative

when it comes to storing the blankets and accessories I’m not using at the moment.



This is the armoire that’s in our living room right now.



It went through a major renovation! You can read about it HERE

It was quite a process but I’m so happy with the way it turned out!

I took the doors off of it at Christmas so I could use it for display

and I’ve decided I like it that way for a while.

So when I needed a place to put some of my decorating stuff,

this was perfect because I could still display it!

START WITH A CLEAN SLATE


Take everything out of your armoire.

Clean the shelves and the top.

Get all your things together that you want to put in it

THINK ABOUT THE OUTSIDE FIRST


What can you ‘store’ on top?

I have a branch and a large sea-glass bottle I like to keep on top of mine.

And how about the sides on the floor?

Do you have an identical pair of something?

Large urns… Plants in pots… Vintage stools…

I have these cedar bushes I bought at Christmas but they look great for everyday decor.

They’re perfect on the floor on either side of the cabinet.

START WITH YOUR LARGE PIECES INSIDE


Now you want to start putting things inside.

Start with your largest pieces and put them on different shelves.

There are deep spaces in the bottom of this armoire that are perfect for these large baskets.

The trick to styling a space like this is to use large pieces — it looks best with individual pieces that fill the space on the shelf.

See how to age urns with dirt HERE

ADD YOUR SOFT PIECES


We have lots of blankets, throws and pillows that we keep on hand for snuggling up on chilly nights

I folded the blankets and throws and stacked them neatly in the cupboard.

Now we can just grab one when we need it.

And if I want to use the urns or stone pedestal bowl or baskets, I can take them out and replace them with something else I’m not using at the moment.

ACCESSORIZE


And then I added the smallest pieces last.

Plaster squares… More pillows… More throws…

It looks best if you have a grouping of smaller similar items

See how the three plaster squares and two lumbar pillows work because they’re grouped together?

Eventually, I’ll add a few plants on the top shelf to give it some life but for now, I’m just using things I already have that need to be stored.

You could use a large bookcase or a hutch for this too!

Of course, I could put the doors back on this but I really like seeing everything on display. It adds interest and texture and lightens up that corner of the room.



Suggested materials:

  • Armoire   (have)
  • Blankets, throws, pillows   (have)
  • Misc. decor   (have)

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  • Donna Donna on Jan 25, 2021

    I love this so much! I see another cabinet in the room behind your living room, is that a matching piece perhaps? Your home is beautiful! I bet you haven’t started a zoo filled with cats... 😂

  • Interior Redoux Interior Redoux on Jan 26, 2021

    Hi Donna!

    Thank you!

    The piece in the dining room isn't a matching piece -- it's just another pine armoire (I have a thing for pine armoires!)

    No cats at the moment but we do have a yellow lab

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