Today I’m speaking about basket decor ideas. In particular, using these in different ways throughout the home and during the fall season.
Baskets are perfect for many reasons in home decor, especially large baskets to fill with throw blankets, faux flowers or branches with colorful leaves, wood for the fireplace, pumpkins, pinecones, and many other pieces we enjoy.
Basket Decor Ideas
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How to Use Baskets for the Home and Family
Using Baskets for the Home in Many Different Ways
The access we have today is amazing.
There are wire baskets, wall baskets, large wicker baskets, and bushel baskets.
For example, wire baskets are perfect to hold a collection of cookbooks to have easy access when making a meal.
These are also great to use in the home office to gather papers.
Add a small basket to an entryway table to hold the mail and keys.
How about using them to hold board games and cards for family game night?
Another example is adding a shallow basket to the coffee table to hold the remote control. This is a great way to always know where to is for family members.
How about making a basket wall with some of your favorite pieces? New or Vintage tobacco baskets work great.
Also, I particularly find them perfect for my craft room. As an example, I use these in creative ways to hold paint brushes, sponge brushes, and all my scissors and gilding waxes. There’s nothing like having a pretty basket to grab supplies for a project.
And then there’s my all-time favorite, vintage baskets from thrift stores and antique shops. Also, Etsy is a great alternative to finding beautiful baskets easily.
How Can I Make a New Basket Have an Old Look
Making a New Basket Look Vintage
Because most baskets are made of natural materials I have a great idea to give these visual interests, and texture to make a rustic basket.
- Raw umber or burnt umber craft paint is another option (affiliate links)
- White wax or off-white paint
- Chip Brush
- Stencil brush
- Paper towel
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This technique is fast and very easy. Add a tiny bit of either raw umber or burnt umber to a chip brush and wipe the excess on the paper towel. Next dry brush the basket all over to add age. Also, be sure to have a little paint on the brush. Also when dry brushing rub the paint into the basket well.
Add Wax to Add More Character
Adding Wax Adds Another Layer of Age
Now using white wax or off-white craft paint continue the same process. When dry brushing there’s no need to wait for the paint to dry the best part. I do this often to all my baskets and it looks perfect. So give it a try the visual interest is truly amazing!
For example, many of these are inexpensive pieces and are from Target. These are very sturdy baskets and notice the difference in the look. By the way, I will be sharing links to these pieces at the end of my post!
Using These Pieces for Many Ways in Decorating
Using These in Autumn Decorating
I enjoy adding baskets to our home all the time they are part of the decor. Look at the charm of this piece holding a French graphic pillow, vintage books, and dried lavender. Dried lavender is perfect for the full or any time, especially in a French-style home. Not to mention the smell.
Also how about tying a satin ribbon in unique ways to the handle? For example, by making the ribbon resemble a necktie.
Here in our foyer is a cute display with an aged basket filled with different sizes of small dried gourds. You can also see a glimpse of an old bucket filled with fall foliage. Incidentally, I will be sharing more details of our foyer in another home tour coming soon with my friends so stay tuned! This is an easy way to keep this collection together for the season.
Last year I purchased this Market basket and one of my favorite ways to display this piece is hanging it from an old door in our dining room. Dried lavender bunches fill this for my personal style. Side note you can see how I decorate this old door for fall and the Christmas seasons. By the way, these are examples of my wreath-making ideas too!
Lastly, for basket decor ideas, this basket is in a favorite spot filled with walnuts in the shell with an assortment of small pine cones.
I hope you find this post for using baskets in a variety of styles inspirational and add lots of baskets to your home too! Let me know how you use these pieces in your home. I’d love to read the kinds of things you use these for in your homes so let me know.