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We can't wait to show you today how to decorate with baskets. There are so many ways, so many different kinds and so many uses. From planters, to storage, to wall art and even lighting, the possibilities are truly endless. So let's not wait any longer and dive into the options.

How To Decorate With Baskets

Selecting the perfect basket for you is the best place to begin the idea of how to decorate with baskets. Baskets come in so many colors, but if for some reason you can't find the right color, you can paint baskets! We can't wait to show you that and so many other possibilities.

There are so many great places to find baskets – thrift stores, antique shops, discount stores like TJ Maxx or Target or even around your own home you can find baskets that can be repurposed. The natural materials used in making baskets will make any area of your home warm and inviting.

I can't wait so show you some of my favorite ways to decorate with baskets. I'm sure you'll find ideas that go with your personal style.

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How To Decorate With Baskets

Bathroom Organizing With Baskets

How To Decorate With Baskets with bathroom organizing with baskets by Willow Bloom Home Blog

We want to start with somewhere you might expect using baskets when organizing. We however don't want you just to grab baskets and throw stuff in. Storage baskets are so useful but can also be beautiful.

There's a great way of organizing whatever you need in your basket and store it so that your basket appears as a decoration instead of just a storage piece. Your extra towels, extra linens and other items can be blended into your decorating style. It's the perfect way to give your bathroom storage a clean look.

Shawna did that in her blog post, A Quick & Easy Linen Closet Refresh.

Decorating With Baskets with Plants Nestled Inside

How To Decorate With Baskets with baskets with plants nestled in by Life With The McPherson's

Nestling a plant inside a basket is a great and simple way to use baskets in your decor. You can use faux plants or real plants. If you use real plants, make sure you protect the bottom of the basket.

Even better is getting height with the basket by setting it on top of a stool. Megan, over at Life With The McPherson's, did just that, and it looks perfect.

Hanging Baskets on the Wall in a Collage

How To Decorate with Baskets by hanging baskets on the wall in a collage by Danielle Aitcheson

Danielle Aitcheson has created a creative collage with baskets hanging on the wall. With a simple nail and hammer and some imagination and you have a stunning gallery wall in your home. It's the perfect solution to turn the empty space of a blank wall into a beautiful art display.

Basket Wall Gallery

How to Decorate with Baskets with a basket wall gallery by Home Decar

This basket wall gallery with a mirror reminds us of our post, How To Hang A Gallery Wall The Easy Way. Checking out this post will help you create a look similar to what Carly from Home Decar, has come up with in her home. A basket wall gallery is a great alternative to traditional art work and all you need are some shallow baskets in a variety of styles.

Mixing different textures and colors makes this gallery wall a statement piece in her dinning room.

Basket Wall Art

How To Decorate With Baskets using baskets as wall art by Kari Teel

Check out the way that Kari Teel hangs her baskets. She hangs the front and back, facing outward. She also mixes in pattern baskets with simple baskets, and the outcome is a perfect art piece.

Wall baskets are a great idea to make your home feel cozy and inviting and can be found in all different shapes and sizes.

Lighting With Baskets

How To Decorate With Baskets with lighting with baskets by Raili Clasen

When we wanted to show you how to decorate with baskets, we just couldn't wait to show you how lighting and baskets go hand in hand in our woven basket pendant light ideas post. The light patterns that are made by putting a bulb under the basket are breathtaking.

Raili, at Raili Ca. Design, hung her's over her kitchen sink, and it makes the room a showcase area in her home.

Basket Lighting

How To Decorate With Baskets with basket lighting by Via Justine

Justine, at Via Justine, shows a tutorial in her highlights on her Instagram page on how she made this basket light. It won't break your bank and it ties her kitchen together in such a lovely way.

Basket Light Over Dining Room Table

How To Decorate With Baskets with a basket light over the dining room table

Darling Dwelling hung this pendent basket lamp over her dining room table and it is pure perfection. A light like this can be purchased, not just made. This is a character creating piece in a room.

Painted & Waxed Basket

How To Decorate With Baskets with a painted and waxed basket from Our Petite Victorian Home

If you have old baskets that aren't your favorite, you can paint and even wax your baskets. You can see how beautiful it looks on this side table. This idea might be just what you needed to hear to give your basket a new life.

Painted Basket Planters

How To Decorate With Baskets with a painted basket by A Hint Of Mint Designs

This basket looks like it was dipped in white paint just for a second. You don't have to paint your baskets. You can purchase new baskets that have been painted or look like they have been.

Carly's, over at A Hint of Mint Designs, basket is easy to move around and if you check out her Instagram account, you can see the many places she uses this basket around your home for decor.

Basket Storage in Pantry

Organizing a pantry with wicker baskets, wire baskets, glass jars and hidden storage

Baskets are very useful in pantries. It's one of my favorite places to use them and an attractive way to store necessities. In our house, we used different styles of baskets for storage of food, cooking supplies, and kitchen linens.

I especially love using large baskets for bulk items.

Baskets Storage on Bookcases

Decorate bookcases with lots of books and muggle trinket in the Weasley style for a Harry Potter movie night

A clever but pretty way to decorate your bookcases or shelves is with baskets. I love my bushel basket and the bookcase is a great option for placement.

On the top of our bookcases are large baskets that can quickly be brought down and used or on the bottom shelf is a vintage picnic basket that stores decorations we change out each season.

Hanging Basket in Kitchen

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One of my favorite things is picking flowers or greenery in our garden and decorating our home with them. This basket hanging in our kitchen always has garden gloves and sheers. All I have to do is grab my market basket and pick flowers.

This basket is also practical when I go to vintage events, and I need something to carry my purchases. You might say this basket gets used a great deal.

Basket for Blanket Storage

Basket decoration with blankets

Rather than store your blankets in your linen closet, try using a basket to store them in your living room. Large wicker baskets like this one are perfect for storing throw blankets and the hearth is a great place for it. This is a pretty way to keep your blankets close by on cool winter nights.

This decoration gives your living room or den a cozy-looking feeling as well as makes hanging out by the fire or watching tv comfier for friends and family.


As you can see, there are so many unique ways to decorate with baskets. I think we found some of the best places.

When you think about how to decorate with baskets, we think you'll come up with even more ideas. We hope that we just got the wheels turning and that you're now inspired to add some or more baskets to your home.

There's something for every style of home decor. But if you are looking for more ideas, try these creative ideas with wicker baskets.

Now, if you are a vintage decorating lover and have old baskets, I want to encourage you to check out these posts to make your old baskets look amazing. A vintage basket can be a one-of-a-kind show piece for your home.

This how to clean wicker baskets post is simple and will brighten your basket. And this how to paint wicker baskets will show you different ways to paint your baskets if you want a different color.

We still love our post Best DIY Fall Decor Mantel Using Baskets. Check it out! We think you'll love the look too!

Happy Decorating!


Wednesday 16th of October 2019

These are all such creative ideas! Love them all. Thank you for sharing my closet photo.

Linda McDonald

Friday 18th of October 2019

I am glad you love the post. Thank you so much for letting use share your idea!