Hampers come in a surprising amount of materials. Below we'll help you know which one is right for you based on your design and organizational goals.
These often have a solid painted wood exterior or a ribbed bamboo texture. Choose wood if you're looking for something that fits in with the furniture and looks understated.
Choose wicker if you're looking to give your space some texture. They tend to go great in rustic or classic spaces. But wicker baskets also have a timeless appeal, especially if they are painted a neutral color, so they can fit in with transitional spaces, as well.
It's also common to find hampers & baskets made out of fabric as the base. These are often supported by wood or wireframes. The main benefit of these is they collapse when empty. Choose this option if you want lighter carrying. Often, you'll find these in polyester, mesh, cotton or a blend. Fabric also fits in well with any room style.
You can also find a classic standby plastic bin. Often, these may have bolder colorings and other designs. Many come in solid white designs. Plastic looks best in casual room designs.
Some hampers and baskets have a variety of materials for added features. For instance, a hamper might have a mesh base that allows you to sort your laundry into three different compartments. Then, for the most stability, the design might have a plastic frame and metal side tubing for durability. Chose a product with mixed materials if function is your first priority.