Decorating with baskets is an oh so pretty way to add beauty, personality, and texture to a room. And one of my favorite quick-trick ways to decorate! Do you love baskets as much as I do? Then you will love these 5 easy ways to use baskets in your home!
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I am almost obsessed with stylish containers! Woven, wire, lucite, wood, tortoiseshell and more… lots and lots more! I love them all!
A big stash of them collected over decades waits 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!
Today let’s narrow our focus and talk about baskets. But first, let’s talk about what baskets will work best in your home!
CHOOSING DIFFERENT BASKETS
Our cat Hobbes knows a good thing! And never misses a photoshoot!
Not all baskets are made of wicker, have tall sides and a handle! There are as many types of baskets as you can almost imagine!
Start collecting baskets. They are inexpensive for the big decor punch they offer and can be used in so many ways!
Here are my favorite types of the basket and how I use them…
ROUND OR RECTANGLE BASKETS WITH LOW SIDES
These are my go-to baskets for vignettes! They will corral items nicely, and the contents of the basket are very visible!
I especially love them for creating vignettes. These little decorative powerhouses need a confined space and a low sided basket does just that!
Here are my favorite basket trays…
STURDY SIDED BASKETS
I can hardly pass up a basket with sturdy sides! The possibilities to organize are countless! Collecting like things in baskets makes my life so much easier when I want to find something.
When I’m decorating with baskets these are the most versatile, pretty and functional!
And these baskets look amazing when they are grouped together, en mass! Think about adding sturdy sided baskets to a bookshelf or under coffee and end tables!
Here are some of my favorite baskets with sturdy sides…
BASKETS WITH LIDS
Baskets with lids hide what I need at hand but don’t want out in plain sight! These baskets are perfect for hiding the remote controls or toilet paper or laundry or collecting mail or office supplies or other important but less than pretty home essentials!
Here are some of the lidded baskets I use in our home…
OTHER BASKET TO THINK ABOUT COLLECTING
Think about collecting baskets that are wire too! They add a whole different look to a room.
And really any basket you love is worth collecting!
I found this basket while looking for great baskets to share with you and just could not pass it up for $48.00! See it HERE.
Here are some of my favorite baskets that are other than wicker…
Here are some tips and ways to use the baskets we love!
MAKE BASKETS PART OF A VIGNETTE
A vignette should be something you have mastered! Because they add an instant focal point to any room.
And my favorite way to create them is in a basket!
A basket gives them a defined space and lots and lots of pretty texture. Oh, our eyes really love a well-curated vignette!
Over the years I’ve collected quite a stash of amazing round, square and mostly flat-sided baskets to call into service as the foundation of a vignette!
USE THEM TO CORRAL ITEMS
Baskets are beautiful things! They create texture and interest in home decor and can also corral, organize and hide items out of sight! If you have space on a shelf or table or even the floor, think baskets!
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!
Here are some things that can find a home in a pretty basket…
HANG THEM UP
Many baskets are just too pretty to lay flat! Don’t forget to go vertical! Open-faced baskets make beautiful wall art especially if they are interesting and even a bit unusual!
PUT PLANTS IN THEM
Here are some pretty baskets just begging to give a plant a home…
USE BASKETS AS A TABLE
If I am stashing things away I really love lidded baskets! They look neat no matter what’s inside!
And the quintessential lidded basket for maximum storage is a basket that also doubles as a table!
Here’s where I keep extra pillows and blankets for snuggling!
Now grab a basket, set your timer and style it one of these 5 ways!