Decorative Baskets: Bringing Functionality to Your Decor

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If you read my post a few weeks ago about woven lamps, you’ll already know that I am a huge fan of incorporating woven textures into my home decor.

I’d been looking for a basket to put on my antique chest for a while and found the above basket at Target. I used styrofoam on the inside and just filled with a little greenery. While this basket functions purely as a decorative piece, I can easily take it all out and use it as storage.

Another great place for a basket is in your entryway. I keep one on the side of my entryway table as decor, but it’s a great place for me to keep a blanket. It’s functional and decorative at the same time.

Adding baskets around your house can complete the look of a room. Think of them as accessories to a look. Place on the floor next to a chair in the living room, on a shelf on your console table, next to the fireplace with extra firewood, or in the entryway as I did. These are all great ways to ‘finish’ a room.

I’ve put together a few collages of baskets based on how they could be used around the house. I’m curious to know which one is your favorite!

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Woven seagrass basket (shop here)
  2. Wicker woven basket (shop here)
  3. Tulip basket (shop here)
  4. Weave basket (shop here)

These options would be great as eye-catching decor pieces in your entryway. They are small enough that they could be tucked against an entryway table. But as always, read the measurements of each item before ordering to make sure it will work in your space. (They would also be cute placed on the floor next to an arm chair or a side table in your living room).

Use them as wall art or for organization!

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Woven basket (shop here)
  2. Leather strap basket (shop here)
  3. Woven planter (shop here)
  4. Small hanging basket (shop here)

Hanging baskets are another great way to incorporate woven texture into your decor. They don’t all have to be for outdoors either. You can try a hanging basket with faux flowers on the wall instead of traditional art. Or use one of these on a wall in a closet to organize loose items like socks, or even small toys.

Use them as planters!

Another great way to utilize a basket is as a planter for your plants and trees. (If you are using real trees or plants, make sure you purchase a waterproof liner to go inside). There are so many great faux tree/plants these days that if you lack a green thumb, you can still jump on the greenery trend in your home. Here are a few options that I love (including the one that I own) that would be great for any kind of greenery arrangement.

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Natural cane basket (shop here)
  2. Hyacinth basket (shop here)
  3. Natural cane basket (shop here)
  4. Zig zag woven basket (shop here)

Stack woven boxes on tables & shelves!

A great alternative to a woven basket is a woven box. These are so cute stacked on shelves in your living room, or on an entry table. These are decorative in nature, but can also help store items you might need that aren’t so cute to display. I keep a little woven box on my nightstand with lotion, lip balm, and my phone charger inside.

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Rattan box (shop here)
  2. Hyacinth basket with lid (shop here)
  3. Seagrass storage box (shop here)
  4. Box storage basket (shop here)

As always, I’m including a few extra options for you to shop. There are so many cute items to choose from. Which one is your favorite?

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