Smart Methods of Using Baskets As Home Décor
If you are searching ways to tidy your home décor, baskets are a cute and cheap option to add charm while increasing your available storage space, while keeping it visually uncluttered. Here are a few tips to use decorative baskets to their maximum potential.
Bathroom organizers—use baskets to keep hair brushes, accessories and combs in one place. Nail the bottom of a basket to the wall (with the open side facing out), and use it to store extra hand towels and washcloths. If you have the room, use baskets to hold extra rolls of toilet tissue.
Mail basket—instead of tossing unread mail on the closest flat surface you can find, place a pretty basket on a table, countertop or desk to hold the mail until you can get to it. This not only looks nicer, but it keeps your mail all in one place so you don’t risk losing important bills or correspondence.
Take out menu holder—Take out menus tend to pile up in drawers, on shelves, and on top of the refrigerator, creating unsightly messes and making it hard to find what you’re looking for. Purchase an oblong or rectangle basket and place all your menus in it. The next time you’re in the mood for takeout, you’ll know where to look.
Magazine and book container—give each family member a decorative basket to hold their magazines and books. The next time you come home from the library with a stack of books, your family will have a place to put their own materials.
Hobby container—a pretty picnic-type basket can hold your yarn and needles out of sight until you are ready to get to work. Place it next to your favorite chair or store the basket under an end table. If your kids love to color or doodle while watching TV, store their supplies in a cute kid-friendly basket to keep your living room neat and tidy.
Kitchen helpers—baskets are awesome additions to your kitchen. Use them to hold your leftover condiment packets from fast food purchases, or put small packets of sweeteners and creamers in one next to the coffee pot. Place a tall sturdy basket within reach of the stove and fill it with your most used utensils. Baskets also make pretty holders for napkins and rolled silverware; choose one that fits your dinning room décor and leave it right on the table. You will always have your tableware right within reach.
Home entertainment holders—if you have trouble keeping track of TV and gaming remotes, use baskets to keep them all in one spot. Place an attractive basket on your coffee table and toss all the gadgets in it. You will never have to look for a lost remote again.
Give a quick overview of each room in your home. Identify all messy areas. These are prime candidates to convert into basket storage. Not only will they give you an organization space, but it makes it visually appealing.
The ideas for baskets as home décor are limited only by your creative expression. They not only add beauty, neatness and extra storage space to your home, but they’re not expensive as well, giving your home an elegant look on a budget.
Until next time,