Blanket Boxes Buying Guide
A Brief History
Blanket boxes have been a vital means of storage for bedding and similar items for hundreds of years now, having once been one of the few furniture items in lower class homes.
How and where do I use a blanket box?
As its name suggests, a blanket box is traditionally used as a means of storing blankets and bedding - although, today, there are many other items that they customarily store, including DVDs, CDs, clothes and books. Blanket boxes tend to be placed within the bedroom, usually at the foot of the bed, although they are also an increasingly common sight in other areas of the home.
In addition to its internal storage capacity, a blanket box can be used as display storage, perhaps as somewhere to place the TV in the bedroom if you don't intend to retrieve or place items within the blanket box very often. Blanket boxes can also serve as accent pieces, adding a homely and traditional touch to the bedroom.
Features of a Blanket Box
Blanket boxes come in a very wide range of shapes and sizes, as is reflected in the range here at Furnishing Homes. We offer both large and small blanket boxes, as well as both rectangular and square blanket boxes, to ensure that you find the one that best suits your own bedroom.
Choosing a Blanket Box
There are various factors that it is worth bearing in mind when you are choosing a blanket box. These include...
- Its size. You want a blanket box that is neither too small to store your essentials, nor too bulky to fit into your room without being something of an obstruction.
- Its wood and style. You'll doubtless want your blanket box to fit in well with the rest of your bedroom's decor without any unsightly style or colour clashes.
- Whether you want, or are prepared to, assemble the blanket box yourself. The blanket boxes that we offer here at Furnishing Homes include both flat pack and fully assembled blanket boxes.
How to look after a blanket box
You can keep your blanket box looking good by cleaning it with good quality beeswax. It's also vital to keep your blanket box away from bright sunlight and avoid placing it in front of, or next to, a radiator. Placing your blanket box next to this kind of heat can result in it shrinking, as well as in its joints and veneers loosening.
How to assemble your blanket box
If you purchase a flat pack blanket box, it will naturally need to be assembled - in which case, you should pay attention to our top tips.
First of all, you should lay down a blanket to ensure that your blanket box doesn't sustain any scratches or other damage during the assembly process. Then, you'll need to lay out of the pieces, as well as the necessary tools such as a screwdriver and hammer, before laying out and identifying the various panels and getting to work!