What’s not to love about baskets? They add texture, they’re affordable, and they can organize all the stuff. I’m always on the look out at thrift stores, flea markets, and retail for great looking baskets. Especially the ones that have lids. The more junk I can hide, the better. Actually, I’ve been purging a lot since January and it feels great. Being organized and stylish feels even better! I put together a little round up of ways that I use baskets for farmhouse style and organization.
- Plants and baskets go together naturally. This can really bring the outdoors inside and give a casual, friendly farmhouse vibe to any room. As I’m sure you know, plants also help to improve your indoor air quality. It’s a great relationship. The plants get a little TLC, and you get to breathe easier.
2. Use baskets to hold extra towels in the bathroom or blankets. I don’t have much storage space in my old school bathroom. I keep a large basket under our counter filled with our towels. I only buy white or gray towels. I love the spa feel two it and the added advantage of knowing at a glance when a load of towels needs to go in the washer. Try it, you might like it.
3. This is a no brainer. Use baskets in the kitchen for serving food, holding utensils, or even mugs casually stacked inside. Farmhouse kitchens wouldn’t be complete without a basket or two, in my opinion. Also if you keep a small supply of them on hand, they’re great for putting some fresh baked muffins in for a quick gift. Watch for them on clearance or at thrift stores and you can’t go wrong.
5. Collections. Keeping your collections organized and on display can be tricky. Line up a few shallow baskets on a bookshelf or dresser and you’re all set. Everything from seashells, to jewelry, candlesticks will look more intentional when corraled in baskets.
6. I think this one is my favorite. I’m talking about lampshades. After searching around for a farmhouse style pendant light to go over my stairway, I’m heading in this direction! I haven’t found anything that I love as much as a vintage style basket. Of course the possibility of DIYing for a fraction of the price is always a bonus!