Last Updated on 17 February 2022 by Alisea Mae
Wicker baskets have been used in the interior of homes since ancient times. Wicker became increasingly popular during the Victorian age and the trend flourished throughout the western world. Keep in mind, the term wicker refers to the skill used and not the material itself. Wicker designs are crafted from wide, flat banana leaves, bamboo, seagrass, elastic willow twigs and the most popular, rattan. If your goal is to complement the look of your natural interior with charming accents, wicker baskets are the way to go.
1. Taking control
Beautiful baskets are a great way to keep belongings organized and within reach. Use wicker baskets to compartmentalize items like incoming mail, remote controls and office accessories like pens, pencils and note pads. Don’t forget your iPad and/or smartphone! Take control and organise by making wicker baskets a practical part of your natural interior décor.
2. Wicker baskets create colour magic
Create colour magic by selecting baskets in a multitude of colours, shapes, and geometric and abstract prints for an exquisite effect in any room. The result is a wonderful conglomeration of eye-catching baskets that will brighten up the dreariest spaces.
3. Holidays in a basket
Wicker baskets are an awesome way to showcase holiday decorations. Add snow and glitter or bleached pine cones into a basket to boost Christmas holiday cheer. During Easter, place coloured eggs in round rattan baskets and watch everyone go hopping mad to find them. Even birthdays can be jolly fun with gifts and cards placed in a decorated basket.
4. Kitchen basket surprise
The kitchen or dining room is where wicker baskets look smashing and functional. Use them for fruits and vegetables, condiments, tiny packets, cutlery, napkins, flatware, and more! Add accoutrements by tying a ribbon or pieces of natural rope like sisal, decorative manila rope, cotton cable cord, natural jute twine, or natural hemp rope. They all work!.
5. Natural Bedroom Touches
Wicker baskets are convenient in bedrooms for storing extra linens and pillows. Depending on the basket size, store everything from small items like cosmetics, books, or clothing. Place baskets under your bed or bookshelf for easy accessibility.
6. Emulate a natural bathroom setting
Creating an eco-friendly bathroom is easy with wicker baskets while enhancing your bathroom’s functionality and style. Hang baskets on the wall for toiletries or set them on the floor to hold toilet paper. A wicker basket placed on a large countertop is great for extra face cloths and towels. Wicker resin is resistant to humidity and intense heat making it ideal for bathroom environments!
7. Living room magic
Set a wicker basket, or two, filled with trinkets or dried flowers on your coffee table to add a winsome touch. Store magazines, kids toys, family craft supplies or logs for the fire in baskets for a more homely ambience.
8. The wall says it all
Wall art is always intriguing if it’s done with creativity and style. Mount a group of wicker baskets in various shapes, sizes, and colours to enhance your hallway or any room in your home.
9. Laundry room chic
Label wicker baskets for laundry room organization. Separate duties by category using a basket for each member of the household, folded laundry and washing detergent. For a fresh scent, use a small basket for potpourri.
10. Give plants a new life
Hide an unsightly planter or place hanging plants in a rattan basket to create a natural theme.
Use spray paint when sprucing up an old wicker basket. It’s easier to get into all the nooks and crannies.