5 Ways To Decorate With Baskets – Some Of Them Might Surprise You!

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Decorating with baskets is one of the easiest ways to add style, show off your personality and add texture and beauty to any room!

Vignette in a wicker basket tray.Pin

Baskets aren’t just for using as trays or for filling with plants. You’ll love these 5 easy ways to use them throughout your home. Some of them might surprise you!

Baskets are one of the #1 items that I recommend keeping in your Home Decor Wardrobe. They can be very affordable and come in an almost endless array of shapes, sizes and colors!

When I’m out shopping and run across a pretty basket that’s different from anything I already own, I’ll usually pick it up to add to my stash because I know that I’ll eventually use it somewhere in my home.  😀


Looking for an affordable alternative to a side table? A basket, that has been turned upside down is a great solution that I’ve used several times in my own home! It also is very unique!

Basket used as a bedroom nightstand.Pin

Front porch decorated for spring with an overturned basket used as a table.Pin


Baskets with low sides make great wall decor! They can be grouped together or displayed individually and are a great alternative to a traditional piece of artwork.

Neutral master bedroom bedding and furniture and a basket on the wall as decor.Pin

They’re also perfect for tucking into a small spot where you need just a little something.

Beach style living room furniture and decor.Pin

I love to use long hanging baskets, filled with greenery or summery florals on my walls too!

Wicker basket filled with faux florals hanging on the wall.Pin


If you have a bookcase or a cabinets that seem just a little too low, adding baskets to the top is a great solution. Not only are they decorative, but they can actually be functional if you don’t need to access what is stored in them very often.

Laundry room with white cabinets and white appliances.Pin

Gray bookcases with baskets on top and decorative accessories.Pin


When creating a centerpiece or a vignette, I always recommend using something to act as a structure or base and to visually corral the items together.

Placing your items in a basket will immediately draw the eye and give the display a sense of importance, especially when combined with the rest of the decor in the room!

Spring vignette in a wicker basket.Pin

Spring centerpiece in a wicker tray.Pin

Coastal vignette in a round basket with a blue ceramic vase and starfish.Pin


Using a basket to disguise something unsightly in a room is a great decorator trick!  For example, I accidentally hung these draperies too high (they’re several inches off of the floor), but since they’re really only visible from this end of the window, a strategically placed basket hides the problem.

Gray and white arm chair with a large basket beside it filled with blankets and pillows.Pin

When we added remote controlled gas logs to our fireplace, I was super disappointed to find out that the receiver had to sit outside of the firebox.

No worries though – I simply make sure to keep a basket of some sort in front of it to hide the ugly little black box. You’d never know it’s there and the remote still functions just fine.

White fireplace with spring decorations.Pin

Do you have any unique ways that you use decorative woven baskets around your home?

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  1. Great tips! I have lots of baskets in my home and you gave me a couple ideas that I hadn’t thought of. I will definitely be using baskets on top of my cabinets for decorative storage. Thank you for that idea! I also will keep in mind the way you are using tipped over baskets as side tables. Looks like I will be on the hunt for some new baskets, just when I thought I didn’t need any more!

    1. Glad you found some new ideas!

  2. Peggy Forney says:

    I LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE your blog. I can spend a lot of time looking at you decorating ideas, they are so down to earth for those of us who dont’ have lots of money but still want our homes to looking inviting. When I decorated for Easter, I went from room to room and found it exciting to see thinks I could use from from different rooms to give a new look. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Peggy! It’s amazing how moving things around can make it look like you splurged on a shopping trip. 😀

  3. I use a small basket in the kitchen to stash pens and notepads so a quick list can be made. Love their texture!

    1. That’s a great idea! I need to do something like that for my husband’s wallet and keys that currently just get thrown on the kitchen counter.

  4. Angelia Harris says:

    5 stars
    Recently I’ve really been falling for baskets of any size and texture. Loved seeing how you used them and you made me smile when you admitted to hanging your curtains a tad bit too high. It’s nice to know it happens to the best of us and I’m not alone. LOL!

    1. Yes – it absolutely does! You are not alone! 😀

  5. Great post on the use of baskets. I also use them as pots for some of my plants. I just make sure to line them with a sturdy plastic bag, so the rattan doesn’t get any moisture. Enjoy your day! 😉

  6. Always love reading your posts. Very down to earth, and helpful.