As I continue to gradually make changes to my living room, this empty corner was next on the list for a bit of an overhaul.
I’ve wanted to DIY a blanket ladder for a while but wanted to be careful about the plans I used and how I styled it. I’ve seen some rooms with blanket ladders in them and absolutely loved it, and others were it looked a little too country or stuffy.
Blanket Ladder Plans
I eventually settled on these blanket ladder DIY plans from A Burst of Beautiful. I followed the instructions almost exactly, although I used pocket hole screws underneath each rung to attach instead of screwing from the outside in so the screws weren’t visible. Then I stained the ladder in Early American by Rustoleum (affiliate link).
This blanket ladder achieves form over function, as I only have one blanket on it. But an overly stuffed ladder with perfectly folded blankets didn’t have the relaxed and cozy look I was going for.
Most of the blankets we would use to cover up and relax with on the couch are in the basket next to the ladder. This is nice because when we want to tidy up, the blankets can be thrown right into the basket.
I am slightly obsessed with the throw on the ladder from Home Goods. It has a mix of creams, grays, and light pink. I think it adds a subtle touch of spring to the room. Also, how many tasseled throws are too many? Because I can’t seem to stop buying them!
I recently purchased the floor lamp from West Elm during a sale. It was a splurge for sure, but I think the concrete base and unique lines add some interest to the space. I am on the fence as to whether it is too modern to be next to the ladder, but for now, I am going to leave it there.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the sources I used:
- Blanket ladder plans from A Burst of Beautiful
- Early American wood stain (affiliate link) by Rustoleum
- A basket from Home Goods
- Blankets and throws from Home Goods
- Lamp from West Elm
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