You can’t beat a traditional blanket box for storing bed linen and a solid wood piece should last for ages. Not only are they ideal for storage they also make a handy bench and some are available with a padded seat, which is a bonus. Solid wood boxes are ideal but some will have veneer panels to keep the cost down. Boxes which come ready assembled are a plus and will often prove to be better quality.
Things to look out for are safety hinges so the lid doesn’t slam shut, especially if you have toddlers running around. And, because it’s traditional to place a blanket box at the end of the bed, dimensions will be important too.
Mercers Furniture Corona Blanket Box – another Mexican style pine box with a slightly different finish but similar in size. W92 × D44 × H45 cm. £76.35 from amazon.co.uk
Corona Single Ottoman – classic Mexican-style pine chest with black metalwork. W91 × D50 × H46 cm. £106.99 from very.co.uk
Hortence Distressed Wooden Blanket Box – a Mexican Corona style pine chest with black metalwork and a waxed finish. W91 × D51 × H46 cm. £105.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Steens Richmond Ottoman Storage Chest – pine chest with moulded panel. Cream with natural pine lid and feet or all pine. W84 × D40 × H45 cm. £119.99 from amazon.co.uk
Takhat Blanket Box – this solid sheesham box also has black ironwork and a rich sheen finish. W90 × D47 × H52 cm. £179.99 from amazon.co.uk
Hastings Blanket Box – – a ready assembled unit with a solid wood frame and mdf panels. H50 x W120 x D45cm. £199 from marksandspencer.com
Witham Oak Blanket Box – a solid oak box with hinged lid, fitted with soft close dampers. W90 × D45 × H45 cm. £322 from notonthehighstreet.com
Asha Trunk – a rustic storage chest, with soft-close hinged lid, made from solid mango wood. W110 x D45 x H50 cm. £350 from johnlewis.com
Shalstone Storage Bench – long bench with cushion seat and twin storage compartments. Made from solid oak and oak veneers. W129 × D46 × H48 cm. £675 from johnlewis.com
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