Declutter your life and elevate your space with this year’s top 30+ decorative storage baskets—your key to organized bliss!

Ok, let’s be honest, we all have stuff! Some of us…ahem…more than others! For those of us who fall into the “overabundance” camp, the trick to living happily and peacefully may be in how we store our beloved items. Storage baskets can play a big role in harnessing clutter. Today I’m sharing this year’s top 30+ Decorative storage baskets and how to choose one (or more) that is right for you. Ready to transform your space? Then let’s dive into the world of decorative storage baskets and discover the perfect solutions for your home!”

Decorative Storage baskets under a coffee table holding throw blankets.

The Impact of Clutter on Mental Well-being and Your Solution

For many people clutter = a stressful home and research has suggested that clutter can negatively impact mental well-being. I find that with too much clutter and I become frozen and unmotivated – not to mention cranky! My home becomes visually overwhelming and just drains me of energy. Dramatic? Maybe – however it seems I’m not the only one. According to the NY Times article The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter , a growing body of evidence that clutter can negatively impact mental well-being, particularly among women. Clutter can also induce a physiological response, including increased levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Interesting and concerning but not at all surprising. On the blog today I pulled together the 30 best decorative storage baskets of 2024 to help you find one (or two or three!) that is just right for your storage needs (aka sanity!)

Our chocolate lab puppy in a basket.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

My solution for the vast majority of our clutter is a collection of beautiful baskets where I can easily toss things – out of sight! I have several around the house working hard to control the excess that is our stuff! Often these (rockstar) decorative storage baskets double as decor. Much like rugs, throw blankets, and throw pillows – storage baskets used in a variety of ways can add charm and coziness to a space.

Baskets to Warm up Your Home

The baskets pictured below sit under my coffee table and hold a variety of items – books, extra pillows, blankets, etc. If you’ve been following along, you know I switch up my decor often and sometimes I use these baskets for my off-season decor. In this photo, you would never know that some of my holiday pillow covers are neatly hidden away – mixed in with the usual living room clutter.

3 large assorted baskets under a coffee table.

Storage Baskets Can Be Both Decorative and Functional

Before getting Allie, our 3-year-old Chocolate Lab, and our now 15-month-old Cooper (who thinks all logs are fair game) I had a basket of birch logs on our fireplace hearth. During the holiday season, I would add twinkle lights for some extra holiday sparkle. This basket is at the moment sitting (hiding) in my office where she has limited access to it. However, while I could, I loved being able to store our fireplace logs in this oversized rope basket in a pretty and sometimes sparkle-y way.

basket full of birch logs with twinkle lights.

Baskets to Store Throw Pillows and Throw Blankets

Perhaps one of my favorite ways to warm up a space is to add baskets of throw pillows and/or throw blankets. This photo below is of our cozy white living room however wicker baskets stocked with extra linens and blankets can be found in our bedrooms. Also shown here are a couple of hanging baskets filled with a few blooms to add a springy feel to this corner of our living room. Did I mention how much I love baskets?

living room bench with basket of blankets.

Hanging Baskets: Great For Small Spaces

Baskets aren’t just for floors, shelves, or under coffee tables! Hanging baskets can be both fun and helpful. I love this hanging rope basket with its leather strap. I placed it on a coat rack and filled it with a Mistletoe Cactus plant. Hanging baskets are great options for limited floor space and this type of vertical organization works well in small spaces. Learn more about utilizing baskets in small spaces below.

hanging basket with a plant on a coat rack with throw blankets.
close up a basket hanging with plant.

Ideas for Maximizing Small Spaces with Decorative Baskets

In small spaces, the strategic use of decorative storage baskets can be a game-changer, adding both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Here’s a guide on how to effectively integrate these baskets into your compact living areas:

  1. Under-Bed Storage:
    • Utilize the often-overlooked space under your bed by selecting flat and wide baskets. These are perfect for stowing away extra linens, seasonal clothing, or shoes, keeping them accessible yet neatly out of sight.
  2. Shelving Solutions:
    • Opt for baskets that perfectly fit your shelving units. These can create a cohesive and organized look while hiding smaller items like accessories, electronics, or office supplies. Label each basket for quick identification.
  3. Closet Organization:
    • Transform chaotic closets into orderly spaces by employing baskets for categorization. Tuck away accessories, scarves, or even shoes in baskets that fit snugly on closet shelves, instantly decluttering and simplifying your morning routine.
  4. Vertical Organization:
    • Small spaces often lack ample floor area, so think vertically. Hang decorative baskets on walls or hooks to store items like magazines, keys, or even kitchen utensils. This not only saves floor space but also adds a stylish touch to your decor.
  5. Multi-Functional Furniture:
    • Look for furniture pieces with built-in storage or discreet compartments. Ottomans, benches, and coffee tables with incorporated baskets can serve as both storage solutions and decorative elements, blending seamlessly into your living space.
  6. Floating Shelves and Baskets:
    • Combine floating shelves with baskets to create an open and visually appealing storage solution. This approach allows you to display decorative items on the shelves while the baskets discreetly hold and organize smaller items.
  7. Bathroom Bliss:
    • Small bathrooms can benefit from decorative baskets for organizing toiletries, towels, or even cleaning supplies. Choose baskets that complement your bathroom decor, turning practical storage into a visually pleasing arrangement.
  8. Nesting Baskets:
    • Opt for nesting baskets that can be stacked when not in use. This is particularly useful for occasional items or seasonal decorations, providing a flexible storage solution that adapts to your changing needs.

Remember, the key is to select baskets that not only serve a functional purpose but also enhance the overall aesthetic of your space. Experiment with different sizes, textures, and colors to find the perfect decorative storage baskets that align with your style and organization goals in small spaces.

A small white stand with metal mesh baskets with clothes.

Baskets for Shelving

There’s no doubt that open shelving in a kitchen adds charm but if you’re not careful those open shelves can become messy and cluttered with a variety of kitchen items. My good friend Kalyn of Boxwood and Spruce does a great job of strategically placing beautiful dishes and glassware in an uncluttered way that is pleasing to the eye. She brilliantly uses storage baskets for the items she doesn’t want to display, like dishcloths. Another notable feature of Kalyn’s kitchen shelves is how well she uses open spaces to create a clean and unfussy feel to her kitchen.

beautiful farmhouse kitchen with open shelves featuring storage baskets.
Photo credit: Boxwood and Spruce

Office Storage Baskets

Harnessing office clutter can be a challenge! Using storage boxes and beautiful baskets is the easiest way to keep office supplies at hand while keeping disorder to a minimum. Stacy from Not Just a Housewife Blog does a beautiful job styling her office shelves using file boxes, cube storage bins, and wicker baskets. I love how the green accents (both with storage boxes and plants) provide just the right pop of color for these highly organized and visually pleasing office shelves. Office goals for sure!

Laundry Room Organization Bliss

Discover the simplicity of laundry room organization with wicker laundry baskets. Stashed in a pantry closet, they effortlessly sort clothes while bringing practicality and a touch of charm. Plus, on the top of the bench, our baskets streamline dog-walking essentials, making daily routines a breeze. A wicker hamper is used to hide a waste basket. Explore the versatility of decorative storage baskets, transforming everyday spaces into organized and aesthetically pleasing corners.

Leashes hanging from a bench with baskets on top.
A wicker hamper used as a waste basket in our laundry room.

My Tips For Buying The Right Basket

Types of Baskets:

There are so many types of storage baskets to pick from. The key is choosing one that reflects your home’s personality (the neat one that is! ;)) There are several types of natural baskets including wicker storage baskets, palm baskets, wooden baskets, seagrass baskets, grapevine baskets, and hyacinth baskets. For a more industrial look, you may want to consider metal or wire baskets. For a softer look, a cotton rope basket or a canvas basket may be your best bet. There are so many types you are sure to find one that fits your needs and matches your style.

Where to Buy Baskets:

It seems like decorative baskets are available everywhere these days! Some of my favorite places to find them are thrift stores, yard sales, and large department stores like The Container Store, World Market, Big Lots, Homegoods, and Amazon to name a few. I’ve collected 30 different styles available online (see below)

How to Choose the Right Basket:

There are 3 important variables to consider when choosing a storage basket – function, style, and size. Let’s discuss!

Function: What are you storing is the first question you should ask yourself. The answer to this question will guide you in making the right choice. More oversized items require a larger basket, heavy items require a more sturdy basket, and smaller items may need a basket with a tight weave or a liner so things don’t fall through. Baskets holding food items may need to be washable.

Style: Will this storage basket be easily seen in your decor or hidden in a closet or a pantry? Baskets in view should have more emphasis on style, color, and looks. Baskets hidden can focus more on function.

Size: Grab your measuring tape! Where do you plan on placing the basket? If it is on shelves you will need to check how tall, wide, and deep the basket can be. The function of the basket will also dictate the size. For instance, a basket for paper napkins will be smaller than a basket of large bath towels.

Pro tip: Measure the space and then bring your tape measure shopping with you!

Additional Considerations when Purchasing Storage Baskets:

Now that you have determined the function, style, and size you will have to consider whether the storage basket can be an open basket or one with a lid. For instance, if your basket is decorative and you wish to store some pretty throw blankets you may want to buy an open basket. On the other hand, if it’s a storage basket used as a hamper you may want it to have a lidded basket. The answer to this question lies in – do you want to show what is inside the basket? or do you want to hide it?

Another consideration is whether you need baskets with labels. This would be important if you are using the same style baskets for several different supplies (ie. a craft supply closet or a pantry)

Do you need baskets with liners in them? This will be especially important for small items or clothing.

Lastly, how about handles? Is this basket going to be stationary like a basket that holds magazines or will it be a basket you pull in and out of the craft closet where handles will help with easy carrying?

All important considerations when choosing a basket.

A collection of empty wicker, fabric and wire decorative storage baskets.

I’ve collected the 30+ best decorative storage baskets of 2024 to help you find one that is just right for your home storage needs! You will find many different sizes and style options for easy storage solutions for your home office, toy storage, laundry room organization, storage for pantry items, and more.

Shop the 30+ Best Decorative Storage Baskets of 2024

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Top 5 Authoritative Sources to Elevate Your Decorative Storage Basket Wisdom

Pairing external expertise with personal insights elevates our journey to an organized and stylish space. While I offer firsthand experiences, these trusted sources enrich our knowledge and are some of my go-to resources for all things home.

  1. Marie Kondo (KonMari Method):
    • Source: KonMari Website
    • Example: “Inspired by the principles of the KonMari Method, renowned organizer Marie Kondo emphasizes the transformative power of storage solutions for a clutter-free and joyful home.”
  2. HGTV:
    • Source: HGTV Website
    • Example: “HGTV offers valuable insights into home organization and decor trends, providing inspiration for incorporating decorative storage baskets into various living spaces.”
  3. Better Homes & Gardens:
    • Source: Better Homes & Gardens Website
    • Example: “For expert tips on home organization and stylish storage solutions, Better Homes & Gardens is a go-to resource, offering insights into the latest trends in decorative baskets.”
  4. Real Simple:
    • Source: Real Simple Website
    • Example: “Real Simple provides practical advice on simplifying and organizing your life, including creative uses of decorative storage baskets to add both functionality and style.”
  5. Apartment Therapy:
    • Source: Apartment Therapy Website
    • Example: “Apartment Therapy shares ideas on maximizing space and creating aesthetically pleasing interiors, making it a valuable resource for incorporating decorative baskets into small or large living spaces.”
woman folding towels and placing them in a wire basket.

Frequently Asked Questions about Decorative Storage Baskets

Why should I consider decorative storage baskets for home organization?

Decorative storage baskets offer a stylish solution to decluttering, adding charm to your space while keeping everyday items neatly tucked away. They blend functionality with aesthetics.

How can I choose the right decorative storage basket for my home?

Consider the function, style, and size. Think about what you’re storing, where the basket will be placed, and your preferred aesthetic. Our post provides detailed tips on choosing the perfect basket.

Where can I find decorative storage baskets?

You can find a variety of decorative storage baskets at stores like The Container Store, World Market, Big Lots, Homegoods, Dollar Tree, and online platforms like Amazon. Explore our curated list for inspiration.

Can I use decorative storage baskets for different purposes?

Absolutely! From organizing kids’ toys to storing throw blankets to hiding bathroom essentials and cleaning supplies decorative baskets are versatile. They can be both functional and visually pleasing, enhancing various spaces in your home.

Are there specific styles of baskets recommended for certain rooms?

Yes, different materials and styles suit various rooms. Wicker or seagrass baskets can add warmth to living spaces, while metal or wire baskets are an excellent choice for kitchens. Tailor your choice to the room’s decor.

How do I clean and maintain decorative storage baskets?

Cleaning methods vary based on the material of your storage containers. Wicker baskets can be dusted, fabric baskets and fabric-lined baskets may be machine-washed and a wire storage basket or plastic baskets can be wiped clean. Check the care instructions for each basket to ensure longevity.

Do you have tips for organizing small spaces with decorative storage baskets?

Certainly! Hanging baskets, slim designs, and stackable options work well in smaller spaces. Our post offers creative ideas for maximizing storage in compact areas.

Can I mix and match different styles of decorative storage baskets?

Absolutely! Mixing styles can add visual interest to your space. Just ensure a cohesive color palette or theme to maintain a harmonious look.

Thank you for visiting the blog for the 30+ best decorative storage baskets of 2024! I think it is clear that using storage baskets in your home decor is a great way to organize your storage and add charm to your living space. The right basket could be the perfect finishing touch to your latest home project or could help to organize your existing spaces and bring peace and tranquility to your home! How do you use decorative storage baskets in your home? Let me know in the comments!

For more organization ideas visit my Easy DIY Chalkboard Spice Jar post!

Happy Organizing Friends!

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