Decorating With Baskets
Chances are if when looking around, you likely have a few baskets here and there proudly displayed around the home. In many styles and shapes to storage space and longevity, baskets are versatile accessories making them a great choice to use in any room. Appealing enough to sit out and be used and displayed in any space, they do the job of keeping your stationery or books organised, laundry hampers, or as an extra storage solution. A sturdy statement piece in every room. The perfect resting spot for those things you need on hand.
Simple, sleek, and reliable, a perfect hideaway for magazines, a home for your faux plant, or a storage solution that delivers.
Woven baskets for storage and styling ideas
Use Baskets as Attractive Planters
Using baskets as planters make for a stunning decorative feature to house a gorgeous tree. Baskets are lighter than typical planters, making it easy to move from room to room. Place the pot directly inside or replant the contents using a liner to protect your basket. You might also want to be sure you remove the plant and clean the stand with a dry cloth occasionally.
Organise Your Bathroom
A gorgeous basket can keep things unseen, like dirty laundry.
Roll towels, organize products, or store soaps and lotions. Tuck them away on a floating shelf in your bathroom to hold other handy but cluttery knickknacks to keep your space tidy. Baskets also work well in the bathroom for hand towels or in the closet for smaller accessories.
Storage You Want To Put On Display
Keep a basket next to your couch for cozy throw blankets.
There is no shame in wanting your blankets out for others to see especially throws with different textures and colours. Using a basket gives you easy reach to your throws in a more modern, compact way instead of looking too cluttered. Easily roll them up into a little batch and tuck them inside your basket. This also makes the basket double as a leisure decor piece.
Add Some Style
Baskets on an entryway table could be the ideal resting spot for those things you need to grab on the way out, such as keys, phone, and sunglasses. Keep coffee table books or photo albums next to your sofa instead of on your coffee table. Some baskets come with a lid or handle, making it a show-off piece first and an organizational piece second.
Organise Your Office
A lovely rope basket would work well for items like desk accessories or entryway organization to organize candles, pens, and other tabletop items. It could hold special notes or mementos, a piece used as a display item and an organizational item. Keeping organised to easily see and find what you are looking for is ideal for the modern office.
Keep Toys Out of Sight
Put it to work by adding a few storage baskets for your child's room, from holding toys, books, and clothing that need a place to go. Using baskets allows an easy way to find and reach what they need while still looking fresh and sleek.
What to Look for in a Woven Basket
Size and Weight
Woven baskets come in endless shapes and various sizes. If planning to use a woven basket to move from room to room, to hold toys easy for young ones to lift on their own-to-house cleaning supplies, you will want to opt for a smaller, lighter basket. If for storing off-season clothes in a closet or a basket that will remain in one place for a while—it can be heavier and bulkier in size.
Select a woven basket that best fits your existing decor and your style. Seagrass baskets tend to lean coastal or boho, whereas Hyacinth baskets are more of the conventional side. Natural materials such as palm and rattan give your space an airy feel, and rope baskets can help store things while blending in with almost any décor. Of course, selecting a basket that is a new style to you can be a great way to change up the aesthetic in a room.
As some baskets are pricier than others, determining their purpose before investing is a great option. A basket in the bedroom may experience extra wear and tear, whereas if placed in the living room to hold coffee table books or photo albums may lean more towards luxe.
In that case, opt to mix and match different baskets with durable construction of tightly woven rattan and rope.
How do you clean woven baskets?
Wiping them with a thin cloth or duster is recommended to clean woven baskets. For stubborn stains that will not come off, wet a cloth with warm water and a small amount of soap. However, each woven basket is unique, so check your baskets care instructions for proper cleaning guidance specific to the material.