As we all know, fashion trends come and go. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with what’s in style and what’s not.

But don’t worry, I’m here to help! In this blog post, We’ll explore the current trend of blanket ladders and answer the most popular questions about blanket ladders so you’ll go away with the knowledge and design tips to make your first (or next) blanket ladder the envy of your neighborhood!

So, Are blanket ladders in style? And should you invest in one?

The answer is just below!

Are blanket ladders in style?
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Hi, I’m Ashley. I’m an interior designer with 7 years of experience working with clients to create beautiful country décor for vacation properties and country homes. I graduated from one of the leading interior design schools in the country and write for Today’s Cottage Living where I share my design skills to help readers take their dream homes to the next level.

Let’s get into it!

Are blanket ladders in style?

The answer is Yes! Blanket ladders are definitely in style right now. If you’re looking for a stylish way to store your blankets or add accent colors to your room, then a blanket ladder is the perfect solution. After all, easy, inexpensive ways to cozy up a room never go out of style!

Why are they popular?

Blanket ladders have gained popularity in recent years because they are both stylish, functional, and affordable. They provide a place to store your blankets while also adding a decorative touch to your home. They can brighten up a drab wall, or add vertical height to help balance a room.

Blanket ladders are available in so many styles, colors, textures, and finishes that you’re bound to find the perfect ladder blanket to complement your living room, family rooms, bedrooms, or bathrooms.

They are also one of the least expensive decorating tricks to add country charm!

Should you invest in one?

If you’re looking for a stylish and functional way to store your blankets, then investing in a blanket ladder is a great idea! They are also an inexpensive way to add some color and texture to a room’s decor by selecting blanket fabrics that complement the look you’re after in your room.

In fact, why not buy a couple of blanket ladders? You can find blanket ladders for well under $100.00 nowadays, so why not have one for your guest room, and one for your family room? Once you see how displaying your cozy blankets adds a whole new level of warmth and texture to your rooms, you may be back shopping for more!

What are blanket ladders?

Pinterest – Blanket Ladder with Steel Pipe Steps

Okay, let’s start at the beginning and make sure we are all on the same page when it comes to what are blanket ladders.

The simple answer of course is a blanket ladder is a decorative way to store your blankets. They typically have four or more rungs and are made of wood or metal. You can find them in a variety of different styles, shapes, colors, and finishes.

You can use them to hold blankets, throws, quilts, or even towels. Some people have also found blanket ladders to be ideal for hanging baskets, even display decorative knickknacks, and so much more – see below for other creative uses for blanket ladders.

How to Use a Blanket Ladder in Your Home Décor

There are many ways that you can use a blanket ladder in your home décor. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Hang a quilt or throw it over the ladder for a cozy decoration.
  • Use the ladder to display towels in your bathroom.
  • Hang blankets on the ladder for easy access.
  • Use the ladder as part of your holiday décor by hanging stockings or garland over it.
  • Add some greenery or flowers to the blanket ladder for a pop of color.

They are also a great way to add some height to your décor.

Are blanket ladders functional?

Yes! In addition to being stylish, blanket ladders are also functional. They provide a convenient place to store your blankets within easy reach of your bed or couch, while also adding color and texture to a room.

Where can you buy a blanket ladder?

You can find a great selection of blanket ladders online at stores such as Amazon, Wayfair, and Etsy. Or retail shops such as Pottery Barn and Lowes.

You can also turn your blanket ladder into a DIY project for a fraction of the cost of buying one. See the video below for an easy-to-follow guide.

What is blanket ladder styling?

Blanket ladder styling is a way to decorate your home by using a ladder and placing colorful blankets on it.

Or, to add a touch of greenery to your room, purchase a blanket ladder with flat steps (rungs) so you can place flower pots on each step.

The blanket ladder shown here on the right has an interesting tapered shape, wider at the bottom, and tapering up. This is ideal for taller ladders and adds to the overall stability.

Some examples of this are: having the ladder as a part of your Christmas decorations, using it as a way to display your quilts, or even using it as a way to add some extra color to your home by hanging some brightly-colored throws.

Pinterest – Blanket Ladder Styling

How do you hang blankets on a blanket ladder?

There are a few different ways that you can hang blankets on a blanket ladder. The most popular way is to simply drape the blanket over the ladder. You can also fold the blanket in half and hang it over the ladder, or you can roll the blanket up and tie it with a ribbon or string.

Some blanket ladders are available with the wood rungs mounted on an angle so the corner edge of the rung faces up, allowing the blankets to drape more easily.

Are blanket ladders tacky?

No, blanket ladders are not tacky.

They are a stylish and functional way to store your blankets. However, if you display super-tacky blankets, well, that may slide the tacky meter up a notch 🙂

What is the best way to use a blanket ladder?

There are so many ways that you can use a blanket ladder in your home decor, just let your imagination run wild! Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Hanging blankets
  • Small area rugs
  • Hanging flowers, or greenery
  • Bathroom towels
  • Beach towels
  • In laundry rooms to dry delicates
  • Newspapers! (open to the center of a section and drape over a rung)
  • Wire and wicker baskets
  • Family photos, and photo albums
  • Books (contained in tub-style shelves
  • Christmas stockings

There are so many creative ways to challenge your design and decor talents with something as simple as a blanket ladder and we would love to see what you come up with!

How does a blanket ladder stay up?

Gravity. Most blanket ladders have four rungs and are made of wood or metal. They typically stay up by leaning against a wall or piece of furniture.

If you are concerned about the blanket ladder sliding down, there are several quick and easy solutions to either grip it to the floor better or fasten it to a wall. See below.

How to attach a blanket ladder to a wall?

If you want to attach your blanket ladder to a wall, you can use 3M’s Command strips, a small piece of carpet tape, or any general-purpose double-sided tape. And if you’re concerned tape won’t be secure enough, you can use screws, but recognize that this will leave marks on the wall.

Can a blanket ladder be used outdoors?

Yes, a blanket ladder can be used outdoors. However, it is important to choose one that is made of weather-resistant materials.

What is the best way to prevent blanket ladders from scratching the wall?

If you’re worried about your blanket ladder scratching the wall, you can use Command strips or felt pads. Some ladders feature a tapered edge so it sits flush on the wall. Most ladders are cut square on all ends of the vertical posts so the corner sits against the wall.

How to decorate a blanket ladder?

There are many ways that you can decorate a blanket ladder. Some popular ideas include hanging blankets or towels on it or adding greenery or flowers. But let’s not stop there! Check these creative ideas out:

  • Hang a quilt or fleece blanket over the ladder for a cozy feel
  • Drape a string of lights around the blanket ladder for a twinkly effect
  • Wrap the blanket ladder in greenery or garland for a festive touch
  • Use the blanket ladder as a makeshift bookshelf by stacking books on the rungs
  • Hang a wreath from the top of the blanket ladder for a holiday-themed display
  • Attach photos or artwork to the rungs of the ladder for an artsy touch
  • Tie ribbon or string around the blanket ladder for a colorful look
  • Fill mason jars with small plants or flowers and place them on the blanket ladder steps
  • Place a basket on the bottom rung of the ladder and fill it with cozy throws and pillows

Where to put a blanket ladder?

A blanket ladder can be placed anywhere in your home. Some popular places include the living room, bedroom, nursery, laundry room, poolside cabanas, or bathrooms.

Related Article: 7 Easy Steps To A Cozy Cottage Décor

How long is a blanket ladder?

Most blanket ladders are between five and six feet tall. However, if you’re game for a DIY project you could make your very own custom-size ladder to suit your needs!

How many blankets can you put on a blanket ladder?

It depends on the size of the blanket ladder and the size of the blankets. A good rule of thumb is to use two smaller blankets or one large blanket per rung.

Blanket ladder for nursery?

A blanket ladder is a great addition to any nursery! They are a stylish and functional way to store infant blankets. Plus, they can be used as part of your nursery décor.

Pinterest – Blanket Ladder in Nursery
  • A blanket ladder is a great way to organize and store blankets in a nursery.
  • They can also be used to display quilts or other baby items.
  • Blanket ladders are also a stylish way to decorate a nursery.
  • They come in various sizes and colors to match any nursery décor.
  • Blanket ladders are also a great gift idea for new parents or grandparents.

Blanket ladder for living room?

A blanket ladder is a great addition to any living room! They are a stylish and functional way to store your blankets. Plus, they can be used as part of your living room décor.

Can a Blanket ladder be used for towels?

A blanket ladder is a great way to provide additional guest towels and offers a quick and easy way to hang damp towels. By hanging your towels on a blanket ladder, you can save space in your linen closet and keep your towels within easy reach.

Plus, the ladder-style design of a blanket ladder makes it easy to grab a towel when you need one.

If you’re looking for a stylish way to store your towels, a blanket ladder is a great option. Blanket ladders add a touch of rustic charm to any bathroom and can be used to hold both guest and regular towels.

Pinterest – blanket ladder for towels

When using a blanket ladder for guest towels, you can simply drape the towels over the rungs of the ladder. For regular towels, you can fold them and hang them over the rungs. Either way, a blanket ladder is a great way to keep your towels organized and within easy reach.

So, if you’re wondering whether blanket ladders are still in style, the answer is yes!

Consider painting your bathroom blanket ladder in a complementary color to add a splash of style and rustic charm to your bathroom.

Are blanket ladders safe for heavy blankets?

Yes, blanket ladders are safe for heavy blankets. However, it is important to make sure that the ladder is securely anchored to the wall if the weight gets too heavy.

Note: If you have a lot of heavy blankets, consider purchasing a heavy-duty blanket ladder designed specifically for this purpose.

Can blanket ladders be used for Christmas stockings?

One way to decorate a blanket ladder for Christmas is to drape it with a string of LED lights. This will give the ladder a warm and inviting look that is perfect for the holiday season.

Another idea is to hang stockings from the bottom rung of the ladder. This is a great way to make use of extra space and add a bit of holiday cheer to your home.

Finally, you can adorn the ladder with Christmas cards. This is a simple but effective way to show off your holiday spirit.

Whatever way you choose to decorate it, a blanket ladder is a great way to add some Christmas flair to your home.

Very festive!

Pinterest – Christmas decorated ladder

How are blanket ladders used in the corner of a room?

Pinterest – blanket ladder in corner

There are no tricks to using a blanket ladder in the corner of a room. Simply place the ladder at a 45-degree angle with one vertical post on each wall where the two walls are perpendicular to each other.

Placing a blanket ladder in the corner of your room is a great idea and offers a very stable way to prevent the ladder from tipping over if it’s bumped into.

This position can also provide added depth behind the ladder for thick blankets.

Great idea!

Can I use a blanket ladder for my quilts?

Yes, you can use a blanket ladder for your quilts. They are a great way to show off quilts and keep them accessible for cozying up by the fire.

However, there are specialty quilt ladders that may be a better bet if your quilts are large and heavy. Some of these quilt ladders are simply wider, and sturdier than a blanket ladder, while others are more of a double hoop, freestanding design.

Are blanket ladders available with shelves?

Looking for a stylish and functional way to hold books, photo albums, or room décor items?

Many blanket ladders are available with shelves, offering a great way to keep your space organized and looking chic!

Pinterest – Blanket Ladder with 2 shelves
blanket ladder with shelves
Pinterest – Blanket Ladder with Shelves


There’s lots of YouTube videos on DIY blanket ladders but I chose this particular video because of the finished look and rustic feel that can be a great accent piece in any country living spaces. And you can always choose your own color palate to give a truly customized look for your room.

YouTube video for DIY Blanket Ladder – by Pottery Barn

Final Thoughts:

A blanket ladder is a versatile and inexpensive way to add some decoration to your home. With a little creativity, you can use it in many different ways. Be sure to place it in your room along a wall with low traffic so it doesn’t get tipped over.

Do you have any other questions about blanket ladders? Share them with us in the comments below!

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