How To Choose A Decorative Basket

Baskets can be an excellent addition to your home for several reasons. Their main purpose is to be used as a storage unit; however, decorative baskets can bring so much more by brightening up a dark room and bringing your living space to life.

There is a huge variety of materials and styles for you to choose from. Read our guide to explore these features and help you decide on the perfect decorative baskets.

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What Type of Decorative Baskets Should I Choose for My Bedroom and Living Room?

There are so many things that can cause clutter in your bedroom and living room, such as magazines, blankets, DVDs, and all those cables you hate looking at. Sorting all these things with some stylish baskets promises to cheer you and your room up. Depending on your home interiors, there is an abundance of materials to match any bedroom and living room décor.

  • Cotton and felt baskets will look best in modern and traditional styled homes. Use a cotton basket for your magazines next to the sofa and have them handy for when you want to browse through them. 
  • As for rope and wicker, they will suit a boho-chic or cottage interiors. In a wicker basket, you can store wood next to the fireplace, whereas a rope basket will be great for keeping spare blankets during the winter months.
  • Knit & crochet decorative baskets are minimalistic and will match Scandinavian styled rooms.
  • Metal is typically associated with industrial style home, but you can find rustic wired metal baskets that can match your vintage décor.
  • For an extra bit of appeal and functionality, you can find decorative baskets with stitched on labels, which will also help you find things easier.
  • Another precious possession can be a shallow brown wicker basket, which can be used as a tray for breakfast in bed or when you have guests over.
Brown Classic Fabric Decorative Basket
Brown Modern Wicker Round Basket
Brown Classic Rattan Rectangular Basket
Black Stylish Cotton Rope Decorative Basket
Contemporary Metal 3 Piece Decorative Baskets
White Stylish Rattan Round Basket

How to Pick a Decorative Basket for my Kitchen?

The kitchen has always been the one room, where you never have enough space. Having several baskets sprawled around would not be as effective in organizing your supplies unless you have oversized counters.

  • Your best bet is to find a set of stackable baskets if you are struggling with space.
  • Most commonly decorative baskets for the kitchen will be wired metal ones since they are easiest to maintain when used every day.
  • For vintage kitchens, look for rustic metal baskets in a mix of two colors, such as gray and black.
  • Modern and industrial décor will most benefit from single colored baskets. Contemporary colors can be anything from white to black, depending on your color scheme; however, industrial décor should stick to dark gray and black.
  • You can also add storage space with a metal wire basket that is mounted on the wall as a shelf.
  • If you are looking for a single basket to be more of a decoration, a great choice would be a heart-shaped seagrass basket for bread storage, for example.
Gray Industrial Metal 3 Tier Basket
Brown Modern Plastic Rattan Basket
Silver Modern Metal Stackable Pantry Basket
Gray Classic Wicker 6 Piece Stackable Baskets
Silver Contemporary Metal 3 Tier Hanging Baskets
Black Modern Metal 2 Tier Kitchen Basket

Which Decorative Baskets Should I Select for My Bathroom?

With so many tubes, bottles, and cleaning supplies, a bathroom can become messy at times. A few baskets can not only organize them, but they can brighten up a dark-colored or small bathroom.

  • Small baskets are great for under the sink for your cleaning supplies or other small toiletries, but you need to remember to choose metal baskets because they can withstand the moisture from the pipes. You can add larger baskets in a cupboard to store your towels and sheets.
  • Depending on your bathroom interiors, the materials should match the current style. Seagrass and rope baskets look best in zen styled bathrooms.
  • Scandinavian and other minimalistic styles beg for mesh and wired metal baskets in either white or black.
  • Cotton and felt decorative baskets that are simple in design, look most attractive in traditional bathrooms.
  • You also need to take into account the material depending on what you will be storing. Wooden, wicker and rope baskets are perfect for dry items, such as toilet paper and towels. Metal and plastic are better for things that retain water such as sponges, soap and cleaning supplies.
  • The benefits of baskets made of fabric is that you can wash them and they will look new again.
Gray Industrial Metal 3 Piece Baskets
Silver Classic Metal Rolling Laundry Basket
White Traditional Plastic Stackable Baskets
Silver Classic Metal Wire Decorative Basket
White Elegant Wicker 2 Piece Baskets
Gray Modern Metal Decorative Basket

Which Type of Baskets will Go Well in the Kid's Room?

Keep your little one's room neat and tidy with several decorative baskets. This is your opportunity to be imaginative and find creative designs to incorporate your kid's fantasies.

  • Some of the charming designs you can come across are animal-shaped baskets - dinosaurs, foxes, teddies etc.
  • Look for already arranged sets and those with lids to prevent spilling of toys.
  • Depending on the toys' size, you can find storage baskets with dimensions of 26x26x27 to store small items such as Lego. If you would like to storelarger toys such as plush toys, choose one with measurements of 55x36 with attached handles, so you can move it around easier.
  • Think of maintenance as well since some kids like to be messy. Make sure you choose materials that are machine washable such as woven cotton.
  • Other items you can easily organize in a nursery with decorative baskets are your baby wipes and creams. For such products, it is not a good idea to use rope or wicker baskets because they are harder to clean. Instead, choose materials that can be hand or machine washed to keep your nursery sanitary.
  • Additionally, you can keep your kid's shelves tidy by storing their books, games, and teddies in decorative baskets. You can choose fabric ones with labels on to ensure your child knows where each thing is or choose wired metal baskets to display their possessions.
  • It is always a good idea to choose bright-colored baskets for a kid's room because it helps them develop their imagination. However, when decorating with bright colors, you need to have a neutral color too to pair it with.
  • An all-white kid's room is the perfect neutral base to make any bright colors pop. A color palette should be limited to two or three bright hues plus one neutral. Pale and neutral furniture can be brightened with a pop of green and purple or yellow and blue.
Blue Modern Plastic Rectangular Basket
White Stylish Rattan Beluga Basket
Pink Elegant Mesh 2 Tier Basket
Brown Contemporary Rattan Decorative Basket
Black Modern Metal Wire Cylinder Basket
Pink Stylish Fabric 2 Piece Baskets

How to Use Decorative Baskets as Accessories?

  • Utilizing your baskets as pots for your plants has become very popular because it brings a lot more style than a basic pot. For big plants, it is best to use a thick woven wicker basket. Find one with sturdy handles to move the basket around your home.
  • An eye-catching decoration are air plants in a wire metal basket. They will look great above your study desk or over the sink to refresh the space.
  • An innovative solution will be to transform a wire basket into a wall-mounted shelf for a hallway or kitchen to keep things you want to have on hand;
  • Additionally, you can hang baskets as works of art, especially ones that are custom made or represent different cultures. Use shallow baskets in a range of sizes and patterns to hang above your sofa or in the entryway to create a gallery wall.

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