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Go minimalistic with multi-use blanket chests

Blanket chests were once a popular household furniture item. The generous capacity storage trunk was where blankets, bedding, and bed linen sets were kept. Modern homes now use practical blanket chests and other antique furniture items for a variety of versatile storage options.

Style variations of practical blanket boxes

Traditional vintage style blanket chests typically have a rectangular shape and a solid construction. These wooden chests feature a lift up hinged lid for easy storing of doonas, bedding, and other items whilst some antique designs have feet. Decorative metal embellishments that match the hinges are another popular design feature.

Handmade blanket chests vary in style and finish. Some solid hardwood blanket chests are so highly decorated that they are often used as an alternative centrepiece coffee table. Pine and other wood tables are timeless and fit in with a range of décors. Popular designs feature handcrafted metal decorations that wrap around the entire blanket chest. Hand carved painted blanket chests are also available and are a cracking multi-purpose storage option for a stylish living room or bedroom.

Padded blanket chests boast typical design features that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s. The fabric covered blanket chests have a sprung and padded lid that is hinged. Wooden bun feet on castors allow you to easily move the chest. As the top is padded this style was often used as additional seating in the living room.

Recycled blanket chests are available in a selection of unique designs. A vintage ammunition box with distressed paintwork and a no-frills metal handle makes a ripper statement piece in a fashionable interior.

Modern blanket chests are mostly made from lightweight MDF and are finished with a wood grain effect laminate. The lid is fitted with high quality hydraulic soft close cabinet hinges. The practical design is ideal for storing seasonal clothing, bedding, and doonas, and also makes a stylish toy storage box.

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