Today’s decor topic TIPS FOR USING BASKETS, CRATES AND TRAYS IN DECOR is so very near and dear to my sweet little decorating heart! I am almost obsessed with these stylish containers! Woven, wire, lucite, wood, tortoise shell and more… lots and lots more! I love them all! A big stash of them collected over decades wait patiently in the basement when they are not in use but almost all of the BCT’s (baskets, crates and trays) find a way into my decor regularly! How about you? Do you love baskets, crates, and trays! They are the bedrock of decor! Here are some tips and ways to use them!
ALMOST ANY BASKET, CRATE OR TRAY WILL DO
Baskets, crates, and trays are beautiful things! They create texture and interest in home decor and can also corral and hide items out of sight! If you have space on a shelf or table or even the floor, think BCT… baskets, crates and trays! Be creative and think “outside the box”. Instead of just stacking books on a table top put them in a basket and stack them. Layering decor keeps our eyes busy and happy and interested in what they are seeing!
This gorgeous berry crate is for sale HERE.
FAVORITE CRATES! CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE MORE
Living in a farmhouse I know just how basic and useful baskets are! I take one out to the garden to pick flowers and veggies. Not only baskets but crates and trays too. We keep wood for the firepit in an old crate and I love to serve guests coffee and a sweet treat in bed on a round willow basket.
I have stashes and stashes of BCT’s all over the house!! From galvanized beauties to vintage wooden laundry baskets they find a happy home here at StoneGable!
FAVORITE BASKETS! CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE MORE!
BIGGER IS BETTER
Yes, go big!!!! I tend to love overly large varieties of BCT’s! They hold more and make a really B-I-G decor statement! Big baskets look great on top of a hutch or placed under a side table or desk. How about putting a big basket or crate next to your favorite chair and use to hold magazines? And a big basket can be used at the bottom of a bed or as a coffee table!
They also add lots of texture to a room! And what room could not do with a little more texture!
FAVORITE LIDDED BASKETS. CLICK ON PICTURE TO SEE MORE
STASH AND DECORATE
I am wild about baskets because they are a decor win/win in my book! They look amazing and can hide lots of things inside! I’m not talking “junk” I’m talking about “organizing”. You can organize a myriad of household items in plain sight. When you need to organize do it with baskets! And then use them as part of your decor!
USE THEM AS A BASE FOR A VIGNETTE
If you have been a StoneGable reader for any time you know I love my Cudahy Packing Co. crate! I covered the bottom in a typeface burlap and use it almost all year round! It’s large and warm and substantial and can contain a vignette like no other basket, crate or tray I own! However, it is not the only other BCT I use in my home for vignettes! If I am creating a vignette 99% of the time it is contained in a basket, crate or tray!
FAVORITE TRAYS. CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE MORE
MAKE THEM AN ARTISTIC STATEMENT!
Hang a basket on the wall and you have instant art! Indoor or outdoor art! Aren’t these tobacco baskets from my friend Bre’s gorgeous home perfect for creating a warm fall vignette?
Baskets and even crates or trays when hung on a wall creates instant depth and ours eyes are drawn to them! Be bold and hand a big basket on a wall with a wreath hanging inside of it! What drama!
Do you love baskets, crates, and trays AKA BCT’s? Do you have any decor tips about using them? Please spill the beans here!
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