Today, it can be hard to keep a decluttered look in the home when there are so many things we need to have around. Whether it’s books, movies, office supplies, kitchen supplies, accessories or other miscellaneous items, there are a lot of small things that take up space and are visually unappealing.
That’s why I love baskets. They have become very popular in home decor and organization because of how functional and stylish they are. Want to hide some of the books and movies on your entertainment center? Put them in baskets. Need more space for your filing and office supplies? Put them in baskets. Want to condense how much shelf or drawer space you’re using in the kitchen? Put some of it in baskets.
There are so many uses for baskets and they always manage to make shelving look so much less cluttered, as well as more charming. You can get them in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and styles, so you can always find exactly what will work for your specific taste and needs.
Here are 10 examples of decorating with baskets to inspire you and give you some great ideas.
Decorating with Baskets
Wicker baskets create some nice contrast against the white bookcase and hide away miscellaneous files and items.
Source: Emily Henderson
Metal baskets have a nice industrial look that works great in a modern or farmhouse decor.
Source: The Glitter Guide
A few baskets on the bottom shelves anchor these bookcases and provide some pretty texture.
Source: Bliss At Home
Switch up the type of baskets you use in one area to make it look more interesting.
Source: Pop Sugar
Baskets are perfect for a kid’s room to hide toys in a chic way.
Source: Studio McGee
Baskets are great for hiding paperwork and a variety of other office supplies, especially if your desk is in a public space.
Source: One Kings Lane
Entertainment centers can quickly become cluttered with movies, books, and game consoles but baskets help keep the space streamlined.
Source: Pottery Barn
These baskets provide so much charm and character to these shelves while also being wonderfully fuctional.
Source: Design Sponge
A bookcase works great as a room divider and baskets that fit right into the squares make it look more charming and offer tons of organization.
Source: Made by Girl
For the perfect farmhouse bookcase, you have to have some baskets!
Source: Starfish Cottage