Learn a few blanket display ideas and how to store your throws and blankets a few different ways including how to make a wall mounted blanket holder for a living room that will keep your collection of blankets or quilts off the floor as well as decoratively on display and easy to grab when needed.
There’s nothing like curling up underneath a soft and fluffy favorite blanket to make you feel relaxed and cozy at home.
If you are a fan of throw blankets, there are many ways to store blankets in your living room, from placing them in a basket next to your sofa to putting them on display using a trendy blanket ladder.
When your living room has little floor space for a blanket ladder, a stand, or trunk – consider a wall mounted blanket holder. It takes up less storage space while giving you display options that can be functional and decorative.
Colorful patterned throws and quilts are like art, faux fur throws add a cozy warmth to a room.
When up on the wall, they add to your decor instead of hidden away in closets or bins when not in use.
My DIY Throw Blanket Holder for a Living Room
I had the perfect wall on the right side of the fireplace in my living room to create a throw blanket holder.
If you are like me and like to change out your throw blankets seasonally, are a major blanket collector or just can’t pass up a luxurious or colorful throw when at HomeGoods or your favorite home decor shop, read on.
This wall mounted wood board with glass doorknobs used as hooks blanket holder is the perfect place to display them.
I like that I can keep my living room uncluttered, the blankets off the floor or getting in the way on a chair or the couch.
I bought the glass doorknobs a few years ago at HomeGoods. At the time I had no idea how I would use them, but liked them and knew someday I would find a use for them.
Other Hook Options To Consider
If you don’t have doorknobs, you can use decorative hooks, Shaker pegs or cabinet knobs to make this wall mounted blanket holder.
Wood Board Options
The reclaimed wood board I used to make my blanket holder was given to me by a woodworking neighbor who no longer wanted it.
If you don’t have a piece of old looking wood, you can paint a board or stain new wood to look old the way I did the boards for the wood top I made for my kitchen table.
Get creative to make your blanket display reflect your decorating style.
I used only one board, but for a different look, you can use two. Lay the wide side of a second board on top of the first to create a shelf to hold decorative objects.
Heavier throws stay on the doorknobs without slipping off.
How Do You Build a Wall Mounted Blanket Rack?
Time needed: 2 hours.
How to Make a Blanket Holder for a Living Room Wall
- Measure Wood
Measure the wall where you want to hang your throws and blankets. Cut wood to the length needed with a saw.
Drill holes in the back of the wood board so you can hang the wood on two screws that are screwed into the wall.
Figure out even spacing on the board for the amount of doorknobs or hooks you want to use.
Use painter’s tape and a pencil to mark this spacing.
- Find Center
Mark where the center of the board is and line up center of each doorknob with this center mark.
TIP: Place a piece of painter’s tape next to each door knob so you can make marks on it without marking up the wood.
- Take Apart Doorknobs
My doorknobs had screw fittings, so I could take the shank out of each doorknob to cut it shorter so they would not extend further than the mounting cover.
Use a hack saw to cut the metal shanks to size.
When I screwed the cut shanks back into the doorknobs, I added hot glue to the underside to make them more secure.
- Attach Doorknobs to Wood Board
Unscrew the glass knob from the cover plate and then use wood screws to attach the cover plate to the wood board.
Screw glass knob back on and use hex tool to place the small setting screw back into the doorknob’s side.
- Hang on Wall
Screw two large screws into the wall that are lined up with two drilled holes on the back of the wood.
What to Do with Extra Blankets?
If you have more throws or blankets than fit on a blanket or quilt rack, you can create hidden storage like I did when I created this living room blanket storage basket.
It is simply a big wicker basket with an inexpensive round wood top that you can buy at the home improvement store.
When this top is placed on the basket – you create a table with a place inside to use as a storage option for extra blankets, but at the same time keep them handy.
How Do You Make a Simple Blanket Rack?
Here are a few more blanket display ideas and ideas to store blankets and throws in your living room when you are not using them.
- Place one or two baskets under a coffee table, console table or end table to place folded blankets in.
- Use a storage ottoman with a lid to keep a blanket out of the way, but easy to access.
- DIY Blanket Ladder you can make.
- Use a decorative towel rack as a blanket holder.
- Install a back of a door hanger on a door in the room to keep throws out of the way, but nearby.