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How to Turn a Storage Basket into a Chic Focal Point

If you’ve noticed a basket revival in the last few years, you’re in tune with one of today’s top trends. The necessity of a storage basket (or 10) is ongoing, but how about purchasing an item such as a seagrass belly basket purely as a decorative accessory?! Anything goes when the baskets are this good! Today we showcase a series of interiors that treat baskets as the main event. Get ready to be inspired… [image below from The Little Market]

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Use a Chic Storage Basket!

The best way to let your storage basket take center stage: be sure the storage basket is worthy of its spotlight. That’s an easy one these days, especially since color-blocked, tasseled and pom-pommed storage baskets are all the rage. [low basket below from Beklina]

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When it comes to pom poms and tassels, these embellishments can take on different looks depending on the color combination. We’re a fan of unexpected or striking pairings, such as the vibrant pink and peach above, or the more subtle blush and natural tones below: [basket from Xinh & Co.]

Seagrass basket with blush pom poms from Xinh & Co.

An ombre effect using various shades from the same color family is also an excellent choice. This basket from Tigertree features the colors of the ocean:

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Pom poms definitely aren’t the only way to go. Check out online marketplaces such as Baba Souk and The Little Market for baskets. We have a hunch you’ll be impressed with their selection! Note the chic silver tone of this painted belly basket from Baba Souk:

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Or go small with a super-colorful woven statement! Need a kid-friendly yet style basket to wrangle toys? This lovely woven bowl from The Little Market is a true focal point in the nursery tour featured below (see more at A Beautiful Mess):

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Woven baskets are the perfect storage option for kids’ rooms, as shown by this pink round basket from The Little Market:

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Remember: even small baskets can provide valuable function by containing a range of items. Thanks to unique selections like this cherry-toned basket from The Little Market, compact pieces can make a big impact!

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When it comes to interesting baskets for every room of the house, the possibilities are endless. Let’s now take a look at how to use them to your advantage at home!

Less Is More

When making a basket the focal point of your interior, you can go with a minimalist approach. In other words, rather than featuring a shelf of baskets, opt for one large basket in a key location. In this home tour of Kip & Co.’s Hayley Pannekoecke, we see a black belly basket take center stage in a beautifully designed powder room:

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In the same home tour (featured at Camille Styles), a basket on the counter and a basket on the floor are major style components that also provide function.

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We now turn our attention to baskets of The Little Market, where each purchase supports organizations such as the Wolof Weavers of Senegal. This Rose Herringbone Basket is a true statement piece for the powder room counter below:

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In fact, powder rooms are a great place to highlight earthy woven baskets, such as this sea foam selection, also from The Little Market:

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In a Row

If you have a lot to organize and store, don’t hesitate to purchase a series pf baskets! By opting for similar designs (or multiples of the same basket at times), you can pack a lot in without a cluttered look resulting. The powder room of A Beautiful Mess founder/blogger Elsie showcases a row of earthy baskets that keep clutter at bay while making a style statement:

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This row of whimsical baskets from The Little Market features hand-woven treasures crafted from cattail stalks and recycled plastic. The woven design’s variation in color adds interest, yet the overall look is tidy and cohesive:

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Just remember: it’s not only which basket you choose…it’s how you fill it! Happy designing, and thanks for reading! [image from The Little Market]

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