A few days ago I wrote a post about wicker furniture used indoors as opposed to traditional outdoor furniture, and I mentioned that wicker baskets are a great way to add interest to rooms as well as providing great storage options for toys, magazines, shoes…you name it, any kind of clutter can be successfully corralled in a basket of some kind!
A perfect way to present bulbs or indoor plants..in a basket on a hall table.
I am fairly certain that the above image is Gwyneth Paltrow’s enviable kitchen..I love the storage baskets on the lower shelf of the island.
Even in a more contemporary home, baskets look great..the choice of a more streamlined option rather than a rustic one works better in this environment.
Here Joni from Cote de Texas uses wicker trunks for storage in a client’s living room.. perfect for storing toys and games or seasonal scatter cushions and throws.
A lovely African basket used here to store what looks like onions and ginger…or some kind of seed pod.
This looks like a laundry basket.
Baskets used as kitchen storage, in what would be a wasted space…it also warms up a cool and fairly contemporary treatment of the cupboards.
A gorgeous image of my friend D’s lovely veranda – her baskets hold magazines.
In her kitchen, more magazines and cookbooks in the baskets.
Baskets on an ottoman as part of a stylish vignette.
Baskets are no longer the frilly, cottagey accessories of the 80’s and they have developed into useful and chic additions to any style of decoration.