Projects in progress can really mess with your orderly living area. -- Group all your supplies in one shelving unit and tuck it into a corner. -- Cover it with a cut-up coverlet and hook-and-loop tape (cut an additional piece to wrap around the shelf). -- Use the top as a side table and accessorize it to match the rest of your living area.
Use a towel rod on the inside of the linen closet for holding blankets. (this is a good idea for back of guest room door too so if guests need extra blankets or towels, they are easy to find)