One of my most used accessories in a home is baskets. I love their flexibility and ease for various storage solutions. On bookshelves, in playrooms, mudrooms, pantries… anywhere really! They add such nice texture to a space and make it SO easy to tidy up and keep things separated from each other. Someone on Insta asked for basket round up and I thought it was a great idea, as I do have favorites. I also found some surprisingly affordable options that look expensive! A tip- use baskets with lids to really conceal clutter in family rooms where you also entertain!
I use baskets everywhere for homes with kids, including my own. It makes cleaning up toys a breeze- but you do have to do a monthly edit of each basket to locate smaller items/pieces and pare down your collections as they can get a little lost at the bottom sometimes!
CLICK IMAGES FOR LINKS.
Of note: I have #1 in Henry’s room in large and medium, but beware, the large is HUUUUUUUUGE. #6 and #8 are made of rope, so softer and more flexible. #9 is divided and so it is great for sorting toys! I have #11 in my family room and it keeps toys off the floor and is also SO pretty!
When you have ample shelving, say in a built in or big bookshelf, using baskets is a great way to not only keep things organized but also hide clutter!
(CLICK IMAGES FOR LINKS, EXCEPT LINKS HERE FOR # 11 and #12)
Of note: #8 is great for organizing your pantry where you WANT to see things inside the baskets! We used the IKEA #11 and #12 in our office and in my basement for toys inside IKEA shelving (fits perfectly).
I often plop my trees or larger plants in baskets (look for ones with plastic liners, or add one yourself along with a plastic tray at the bottom to keep basket dry!)
Of note: #2 is actually made of ceramic material, so totally waterproof! #7 is great for larger trees that are hard to move- the wheels make it so easy!
From organizing the pantry to keeping shoes all in one place in the mudroom- baskets are SO helpful.
(CLICK IMAGES FOR LINKS, EXCEPT LINK FOR #1 HERE)
Of note: I have #1 in my living room flanking the fireplace- a lot of you have asked about them. Henry likes to hide stuff in there- I once found a peanut butter and jelly sandwich I thought he ate! I also have #2 in my family room and put larger toys in it. #5 is great for a huge ottoman or under a square coffee table. #10 we use a lot- they look great under an open console. #12 is for under the bed! I need so many of these!
Photography above by Michael J. Lee (1,5) Sarah Winchester (2, 3) and Michael Partenio (4).
Love these baskets. I want to buy one to grow some indoors plants. Thank you for sharing!
This is great! Can you do a roundup of trays that you love?!
haha, the hidden sandwich, love it!
Anyone to recommend: I’m searching for a dog toy solution (that doesn’t have big paws or bones on it) but that isn’t appealing for the dog to actually eat the basket. Actually I’m looking for cat food and dog treat solutions too. just a whole lotta pet organization needed at my house!
I have a wicker basket in my laundry room that I use for scarves and gloves. I noticed when I took out my scarves that they all smell like a musty wicker basket. Any thoughts on what baskets with lids won’t leave their “Basket” smell on gloves and scarves?
Thanks, so many great recommendations!
Fabulous round-up- you can never have too many baskets! They’re how I make my home look clutter free!!
I am such a storage nerd that this is my favorite post ever- ha. There is no such thing as having too many baskets- thanks for the great round up!
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Hilarious! Becoming a mother taught me about the joy of baskets! We love baskets at our house,too.
I have been searching for years for a basket that will hold blankets in my family room. It needs to be big because blankets are big when folded up! I have had the worst time finding anything that is sturdy and won’t fold like a baggy purse (like some rope baskets do if they are too large). Would any of these work for that purpose?
Which basket do you like for putting throw blankets in – in a living room?