At its core, a basket is something you can put items in, and in some cases, tote them around. Still, there's no denying a basket’s decorative appeal. Walking the line between functionality and aesthetics, virtually every home can benefit from a few good baskets.
Figuring out what to store in baskets, where to place them and how to style them can be tricky, but you might just need some inspiration. Ahead, basket storage ideas, basket decor tips and guidance on the best ways to organize baskets throughout your entire home.
Bedroom Basket Decor Ideas
You can expect to see lots of baskets when browsing interior design hashtags on Instagram and Pinterest. But if you're looking for a more curated, tasteful collection of basket storage ideas for your bedroom, you'll find them here.
A Place to Throw Your Throw
Blanket storage might be one of the most obvious decorative basket ideas, but it's popular for a reason. Instead of tossing your throw on the floor when it's not in use, you'll have a clean spot to store it.
Check out our Guide to Quilts, Blankets and Coverlets for a breakdown of the different types of bed covers and throws.
And Your Pillows Too
A pillow storage basket is a great functional yet visually pleasing addition to your sleeping quarters. You can use it to store decorative poufs or extra bed pillows you don't actually sleep with.
See our guide on How to Choose the Right Pillow to find the best option for your sleeping style.
If you like to have your laundry basket easily accessible but don't want it to look like a laundry basket, consider a lidded hamper. This hand-braided beauty is made of 100% palm leaves, a sustainable, renewable material.
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Smaller containers make great basket decor too. The hand-woven jute Minikin Bowl is a perfect size for your nightstand, offering subtle texture and a place to keep reading glasses, hand cream and anything else you want within reach.
Want more inspiration? We rounded up the Best Nightstand Decor Ideas and Tips in our blog.
End Cap for Your Bed
If you have an empty corner to fill in your bedroom, consider adding basket decor. It could be an indoor tree, a tall lidded basket or something a little more whimsical.
Check out these 37 Bedroom Decorating Ideas for additional inspiration.
Storage When You Need It
If you're unsure what to put in baskets for decorations or can't find any basket storage ideas that make sense for your bedroom, don't be afraid to leave them empty. Woven bins look beautiful on their own, and you can always fill them later.
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Ideas for Baskets in Living Rooms
How should you organize baskets in your living room? Find sharp basket decor ideas for enhancing your shared living space below.
Stylized Blanket Storage
Some of the best basket storage ideas double as decorative accents. For instance, a jute-woven bowl can be both a coffee table centerpiece and a designated spot for your TV remote.
Check out these 27 Ideas for Decorating a Coffee Table in Your Living Room for more tips.
Braided baskets can also work as indoor planters — just be sure to use an additional ceramic or plastic container on the inside to prevent water leaks.
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Reading Nook Essentials
One of the best basket storage ideas for living rooms is to stash essentials for your reading nook. You can keep throws, pillows and even books next to your favorite spot to curl up.
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If you have a fireplace at home, consider using a woven basket as a firewood holder. You can tidy up your hearth and keep logs within reach, all while enhancing your decor.
For tips and guidance on incorporating natural elements throughout your home, take a look at these Feng Shui Interior Design Ideas.
A Home for Magazines
Baskets also make excellent magazine storage. You and your guests will have easy access to the latest issues, and your living room will look much more organized.
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Basket Uses for the Bathroom
There are many decorative and practical ways to use baskets in your bathroom. Scroll down for some creative bathroom basket ideas.
No Cabinets? No Problem
If your bathroom is short on cabinetry, you can organize baskets on open shelves or underneath your sink. This gives you a place to keep hair tools, toilet paper and other everyday essentials out of view but within reach. Not only that, but you'll enhance the look of your space with organic textures and a down-to-earth appeal.
Here are 56 more Bathroom Decor and Styling Ideas to explore.
Guest Bath Go-Tos
When visitors stay overnight, you want to make sure they have everything they need. In the bathroom, it's nice to keep extra towels and toiletries within view so your guests know they're up for grabs. These Cotton Canvas Bins can help keep things accessible and orderly.
For more basket storage ideas in the bathroom, read our blog, Guest Bathroom Essentials.
If you like to keep a towel hamper in the bathroom but don't want to, well, hamper the decor scheme, go with a tall lidded basket. It'll look stylish and keep dirty bath linens out of sight while freeing up space in your clothes hamper.
Read our article to learn How to Wash and Properly Care for Towels.
Wondering how to organize baskets with shelves? The containers don't have to match exactly, as long as they look cohesive. For instance, this bathroom features two square bins and a round basket of a similar color.
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Organizing With Baskets
In addition to basket decor, there are lots of excellent basket storage ideas that lean a little more practical. But don't worry — they're still plenty stylish.
Next-Level Linen Closet
If you're a Type A person when it comes to storing and organizing household items, you'll appreciate this ultra-tidy yet aesthetically pleasing linen closet. It's cohesive but not too matchy-matchy, with plenty of space to stash the essentials.
Feeling inspired? See our blog about Linen Closet Organization for step-by-step guidance on storing bedding and towels.
Are you drawn to color-coordinated pantries with designated zones for snacks, baking essentials, canned food and dry goods? This one's for you. If you're not too keen on plastic bins, woven baskets are a great alternative.
You're bound to have a few things to put in a basket each time you walk through your front door. Whether it's keys, sunglasses, a cloth mask, a dog leash or a hat, Palm Leaf Nesting Baskets are an easy way to keep your entryway orderly while adding a touch of style.
Looking for more entryway inspiration? Explore the How to Create a Modern & Inviting Entryway guide.
A Cubby for Each Family Member
You can also organize baskets underneath a bench or use them as cubbies for an open shelving unit. This is a great idea for households with multiple children, as each family member can have their own spot for things like shoes, hats, gloves and backpacks.
For more tips, see our article, Getting Organized with Parachute.
Home Office Goals
Look how these organized baskets offer not just storage but also a systemized solution for files , supplies, and home office accessories. You can even add labels or tags without compromising the aesthetics of your home office.
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Canvas in the Kids’ Room
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