Baskets are a common item used in home storage, but don’t think much once they are used and put away in a dark corner of the house. They can do a fabulous job of keeping the clutter in your home under control, but they are never considered a decorative item. Now, it is time for us to change that notion.
Baskets, the great multi-tasking they are, can be a great way to add visual interest, texture, and warmth to any decor, even as they pursue their practical task. storage of items. And what’s more, there are tons to choose from: handles, woven, rattan, metal, lids, shallows …
In this article we’ll take a look at 8 great ways to incorporate these modest yet stylish design cues into your decor and effortlessly increase your home’s style quotient by multiple levels.
1. As decorative accents
Baskets are a great way to fill empty corners and make great decorative pieces no matter which room you decide to use them in!
2. To create thumbnails
You can group items together and create beautiful thumbnails using a shallow basket like the one you see in the image above. You can create vignettes on your coffee table, side tables, nightstand, and just about any flat surface that can be embellished.
3. On the kitchen counter
Keep all of the clutter at bay in your kitchen by keeping all your kitchen essentials close at hand, organized in cute little baskets and displaying them on your open counters and shelves.
4. On the shelves
A great way to make your bookcase look out of the ordinary is to use baskets, whether you line them up with the bottom shelf, to anchor the shelf to the floor, or to mix them with other decor items on the floor. ‘shelf.
5. To view books and magazines
Keep your living room looking cluttered by keeping your favorite books or magazines close at hand, in a stylish large basket. You can place the basket next to your sofa or store it under a console.
6. To display flowers
Usually fresh or dried, flowers, with their organic appeal, can bring decor to life. And baskets can be a pretty charming way to display them!
7. To give your bathroom a spa feel
A few baskets strategically placed around your bathroom can take your bathroom from an ordinary look to that of a spa. You can use these baskets to keep your toiletries out of sight, store magazines, towels, or even for a decorative display of soaps on the counter.
8. To keep the plants inside
What about plants? You can use a thick wicker basket to house a large indoor tree. The baskets are much lighter than the planters, you can move your tree easily for a little change of scenery. All you have to do is make sure the tree is planted in a plastic planter inside the wicker basket, to catch excess water.