Decorating with baskets

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Home Improvement

If you love to collect baskets and have them around your home, then you should know that there are lots of different things that you can do with them for decorating.  They are not only great pieces for decorating, but they also have great uses when it comes to being handy around the house.  There are so many things that you can do with baskets that you already have.

Baskets come in all kinds of shapes and sizes.  They make wonderful decorating tools and can add style and texture to any room.  Most baskets have a lot of character and can accent your furniture and décor nicely.  Baskets can be expensive or cheap.  You do not have to spend a lot of money on a great looking basket.  If you want to buy the expensive baskets for your home, then you will be able to find some great antique looking ones to decorate your home. 

The uses for baskets in your home are endless.  There are so many ways to use them throughout your entire home.  You can stack baskets in any room to create a very interesting display. You can also use them to hide things in and to store important things like documents, candles and yes-even tools in the playroom.  Most baskets are heavy duty and will be durable enough to with stand most kinds of abuse. 

You can use baskets throughout your home to make great displays on things like mantels, tables, and shelves.  They are great to put small things like buttons, marbles or even flowers to make a great decoration on any wall. 

You can use baskets in the bathroom to hold your hair accessories like barrettes, combs, brushes, and even make up.  They are decorative and you can find most sizes to accommodate your items.  You can store them on the counter, in the cabinet or even display them on a shelf to add style to any bathroom. 

A great way to hold magazines is in a basket.  There is lot of larger baskets that you can use to achieve this goal. They are nice in a living room, den, or even bathroom.  You may be able to find different colors and themes to match your rooms décor. 

A nice way to use baskets is to hang them on the wall.  You do not necessarily have to put anything in them to have them on the wall.  They will make nice accents on a wall in a living room, dinning room or even on a front door. You can hang them from the front door and put some seasonal flowers or decorations in them for a nice welcome feeling for your home.  You may want to hang them on a wall a put pictures in them for a nice conversation piece for guests that come to your home. 

Baskets are nice in the kitchen too.  You can use them to hold your goodies either in the cabinets or on the counter.  This is a way to keep things organized and neat instead of lying around and looking cluttered.  You can find all kinds of baskets to enhance any kitchens style.