- Happy Monday! I thought it would be fun to write a post today on decorating with baskets so I ran around my house and started counting how many I have. Seventy!!! Yikes! I am sure that is probably a normal average for most people reading this :). They have become such a staple in my decorating that they blend in effortlessly with my decor.
Now I am a little biased with baskets after having sold Longaberger ones for seven years. Quick advertisement… They are made in America and signed by artist, very strong maple wood used and come with liners and protectors making them super versatile!!! Now that being said they are not cheap baskets and I was able to get mine a big discount having been a consultant but please use these tips with any basket you might have. Thrift stores always have lots of baskets you can get cheap! Even Longaberger ones :). Home Goods is another great place to find nice baskets and containers to decorate with too!
Here’s some reasons why I like baskets so much:
1) Baskets can go in any room! I have mine everywhere! bathrooms, bedrooms, playrooms, the kitchen, even outside.
2) Baskets never go out of style. They always look good! You can always spray paint them to match your decor.
3) Baskets are great choice to hide and organize things in your house stylishly! This way everything has a home.
Here are some room by room descriptions of what I put in my baskets:
In my Foyer
Keys, mail, library books to get returned to the library, sidewalk chalk, umbrellas, and lip gloss (because you never walk out the door without applying lip gloss 😉
In the Living Room
Shells, coasters, newspaper, wood for fires, tv remotes and photos
In my Secretary
Pens, scissors, tape, paper clips and glitter all in separate baskets
In my Dining Room
Fresh Bread, casseroles, napkins, flowers
In the Kitchen
Important school handbooks and numbers, pencils for homework, tea bags, cookies and chips, sponges, utensils, recipe cards, vitamins, medicine, and baskets of fruit and vegetables
In the Bathrooms
Tissue boxes, trash, makeup and nail polish, hair dryer, toothpaste and floss, dirty clothes hamper
In the Laundry Room
Laundry basket, clothes pins, kids art supplies (stamps, paint, play doh), knitting and seeing supplies
Family Room/ Basement
Toys, toys and more toys (puppets, transformers, Mr. Potato head), books, games, house plants, and electronics (wii remotes and DS games)
Wallets, watches, jewelry, socks, toys, catalogs and magazines