If you're looking for new ways to add a touch of charm to your home, using wicker baskets is a great option. They come in all shapes and sizes, making them perfect for a variety of applications. Here are 12 creative ideas on how you can use wicker baskets around your home. Enjoy!
If you're looking for new ways to add a touch of charm to your home, using wicker baskets is a great option. They come in all different shapes and sizes, making them perfect for a variety of applications. Here are 12 creative ideas on how you can use wicker baskets around your home. Enjoy!
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Today we are talking about how to decorate with wicker baskets because recently I have been in love with decorating with baskets. Well, actually I have had a love affair with baskets for many, many years. LOL!
But you might be wondering why I love my wicker basket collection so much. Well, they are charming, provide extra storage space, add instant character to your home decor and you can find them cheap when thrift shopping.
Okay so now that I have confessed and hopefully gotten you on board with decorating with baskets let's look at different ways you can decorate with wicker baskets in your home and how to style them.
How to Decorate with Wicker Baskets
The best places to decorate with wicker baskets are
- Coffee tables
- Fireplace mantels
- Dining tables
- On top of tall furniture
- On top of cabinets
- Kitchen decorative storage
- Bathroom decorative storage
- Hanging on hooks
There are so many options for decorating with baskets but let's break this down even more and show how you can style them in your home decor.
Decorating with Wicker Baskets on Coffee Tables
You have many options when it comes to your coffee table. For example, use a wicker tray to sit books inside or other decorations. You can also consider using a wicker basket on a side table for remote controls for easy access. A wicker basket is also a great alternative to a magazine rack.
And you can even layer smaller baskets inside large baskets as we did here with this small white-painted basket in our living room. I share how to paint wicker baskets in another post if you would like to give your old basket a fresh new look.
Wicker Baskets Decorating Ideas for your Fireplace Mantel
Another great place to decorate with wicker baskets is your mantel as I did on our spring mantel. You can sit smaller baskets on the mantel shelf or hang them on the front as we did for fresh or faux flowers.
I love hanging baskets so much that we also hung a smaller one on the wall above the mantel.
Years ago in the fall, we hung many baskets over the mantel and created this fall decor mantel. Wicker baskets really fit the fall look. In fact, they fit into any season very well and are an easy way to create new looks. This shallow basket and flat baskets are easy to hang for beautiful wall decor.
Wicker Basket Centerpiece Ideas
Wicker baskets of all shapes and sizes are an easy way to create centerpieces. Consider adding a pitcher of water inside of a pretty basket and making a floral arrangement as I did here.
Your options are endless for dining room table decorations.
Bookcase Decorating Using Wicker Baskets
Probably one of my favorite places to decorate with baskets is a bookcase. Baskets add so much character and charm to a bookcase like these large wicker baskets. And you can store things inside of them. A tall basket is perfect for storing extra towels or cozy blanket.
Add baskets to the top of your bookcase or furniture, especially vintage and antique baskets like my bushel basket. I got this basket while antiquing and thrifting. I share more about decorating from thrift stores in another post.
Also, consider placing a picnic basket on a bookcase. A sturdy basket like this is the perfect hidden storage compartment and it looks pretty.
Add a small wreath on top of the basket for another decoration.
Also, using a lidded basket such as a picnic basket as decoration makes getting ready for a picnic easy. When you get ready to pack all you have to do is grab it and go. We used this basket in our vintage tea party picnic post if you would like a picnic idea.
Kitchen Decorating with Wicker Baskets
The kitchen is the one place that needs baskets. Remember, baskets are pretty and you can use them for storage. This basket over my refrigerator looks like it is a decoration but I actually store kitchen towels in it.
Who would have known? Right?
And if you need to organize your cabinets, wicker baskets provide the perfect solution. They look so pretty!!
In addition to storage baskets, there are more organizing tips in my how to organize your kitchen post. There are more creative and pretty ways to organize.
Wicker baskets are also a practical storage solution for your home office to store office supplies and organize important papers.
I also love hanging baskets as decoration. Here is a great example of using tiny baskets for your decorations. And it is handy if I want to use it on our dining table for dinner.
Another hanging basket idea is this french market basket which is one of my favorite. This decorative basket gets used a lot and it looks amazing hanging in my kitchen. One of my favorite ways to use it is to add fresh flowers to it now and then but for the most part, it is empty because I use so much.
Bathroom Decorating and Storage Using Wicker Baskets
Now let's head to my bathroom where I use these beautiful baskets from Ikea as storage. They are a great idea to act as a decoration and are a perfect way to solve a storage problem I have in our small bathroom.
If you have a console table by the front door a wicker basket can be a great place to drop your keys so you know where to find them.
Hanging Pendant Light Wicker Basket
Not all baskets sit on shelves or furniture. You can even make a wicker basket light and hang it next to a bed, over a desk, or next to a chair in a reading nook.
This is a great way to add lighting without losing nightstand or desk space. And this DIY basket pendant light is so easy to make.
I think by now you are seeing that there are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating with wicker baskets. There are so many different materials used to make baskets which give you many options when it comes to decorating.
Here is my best advice when shopping for baskets. You can buy new baskets from stores. My favorite places to shop for baskets are Walmart, Target, Homegoods, Ikea, and Amazon. For used baskets, I look online on Etsy for wicker baskets and locally at thrift stores and garage sales. For old vintage antique baskets, I shop at antique stores and keep my eyes open at thrift stores and garage sales.
When you buy an old used basket, think about cleaning it. I have a post on how to clean a wicker basket that shows two ways of the best methods to clean them. You will be surprised at how much brighter a vintage basket will look after cleaning it.
Okay, so now you have all kinds of ideas for decorating with wicker baskets and tips on shopping for them. Decorating with baskets can be a cheap way to add decor to your home. Baskets can also be very expensive too but remember, you don't have to pay a lot to add wicker basket charm to your home decor.
Now grab some baskets and start decorating. If you are new to wicker basket decorating, feel free to ask any questions below. And, last, do you have a favorite wicker basket in your own home? If so I would love to know what it is and how you decorate with it or use it.
I hope you have a wonderful day!