Baskets are a decorating wonder. Their texture and color add lots of interest and beauty to any room they live in. They corral and organize and hide things in our home. Here are 5 easy tips for decorating with baskets.
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 tips for decorating with baskets in your home!
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I am almost obsessed with stylish containers! Woven, wire, lucite, wood, tortoiseshell, and more. I’ve never met a basket I did not want to use in my home.
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 first and let’s talk about what baskets will work best in your home!
Choose Different Styles
There is a basket made for your personal style and every job in your home. The variety of baskets is endless.
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 baskets and how I use them…
Round And Rectangle Basket 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. And baskets are a major part of these decorating powerhouses.
Think about using sturdy baskets with low sides. Handles would be nice too. Start collecting both round and rectangle baskets to use in your vignettes.
These low sturdy baskets are also great for organizing magazines and books and papers. They look pretty and neat and give things that tend to get messy or disorganized a tidy home.
Tall Sided Baskets
I can hardly pass up a basket with tall sturdy sides! The possibilities to organize to stash things out of sight are countless! Collecting things in baskets makes my life so much easier when I want to find something.
When I’m decorating with baskets these baskets are the most versatile, pretty, and functional!
And these baskets look amazing when they are grouped together, en mass! Think about adding tall, sturdy-sided baskets to a bookshelf or under coffee and end tables!
I have a gaggle of square baskets I use to organize things. We put these baskets under our banquet and they are filled with cookbooks and coloring books and crayons and markers and crafts. When my grandchildren come it is so easy for them to dig into these baskets and find things.
Baskets With Lids
I use baskets with lids to organize and hide things I want to be out of sight but easy to find. I have tall lidded baskets for bedding and towels in my bedroom and linen closet and I have small rectangle baskets on my nightstand for lotion and the remote control. These useful baskets come in so many sizes.
Other Baskets You Might Want To Collect
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.
MAKE BASKETS PART OF A VIGNETTE
A vignette should be something every home decorator should know how to put together! 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 decorating with baskets is a bonus too!
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!
Isn’t that a fun way to decorate with baskets?
PUT PLANTS IN THEM
Plants and baskets are a match made in heaven! Grab a big open basket and plunk a plant down in them. Just make sure the plant is in a sturdy container!
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!
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