Blanket boxes are a tried and tested storage solution that has been helping keep homes tidy for decades. Fairway Furniture’s expertly crafted collection of blanket chests optimises space while adding a touch of style to your home. From classic to contemporary, our range of blanket boxes and ottomans will suit any style of bedroom decor.

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Blanket Boxes & Ottomans

What is a blanket box?

Blanket boxes are rectangular wooden boxes used to store linen. In the 17th century, closets were only used by the upper classes, so most people stored their clothes in chests to protect them from the damp. Richer households had more elaborate chests such as ottomans. In the late 18th century, these low wooden benches from the Ottoman Empire arrived in Europe and were adapted to have hinged seats so the inside could be used for storage. As wardrobes became mainstream, blanket boxes and ottomans evolved as storage for winter clothes, blankets and personal items.

The benefits of blanket chests and storage boxes

Blanket boxes are prized for their versatility. You can store everything from blankets, duvets and spare pillows to toys, keepsakes and shoes. You can use blanket chests in bedrooms, nurseries, playrooms and on spacious landings. They can keep toys and games safely tidied away so your children don’t trip over them if they get up during the night. In the guest room, they can store freshly laundered bed linen ready for your next guests. They also provide a surface to place a change of clothes for the morning.

A selection of blanket boxes in different sizes

We have a range of timeless blanket boxes and ottomans. Choose from a variety of styles, sizes, colours and finishes to suit your existing decor. The French-style Cromwell design is made from solid oak and comes with a choice of neutral paint colours and oak veneer finishes. You can also pair it with the Cromwell laundry basket, which incorporates a removable internal bag. If you prefer drawers, the Coelo model is available with either one or two drawers.

Expertly crafted blanket chests

Each blanket box is made from high-quality wood for durability and comes with a five-year structural guarantee. Our selection of blanket boxes and ottomans feature a choice of oiled or lacquered wood finishes. Most of our blanket chests are delivered fully assembled, so you can start enjoying your new furniture straight away. Place at the end of your bed as a storage bench, against a wall or in a nook. They can also be positioned next to the head of a bed as a bedside table to place phones, lamps, books, and other items. 

The best blanket boxes in South West England

As the largest independent furniture retailer in the South West, Fairway Furniture is proud to offer a selection of high-quality blanket chests in Devon and Cornwall. We have over 165 years’ experience and provide exceptional customer service. Why don’t you see for yourself in person at one of our stores? We display our blanket boxes in Plymouth, Tavistock, St Austell and Newton Abbot. If you’re not in the area, don’t worry. We deliver throughout the UK, so customers nationwide can buy our blanket boxes and ottomans online.