All in one basket: 10 useful home storage baskets

There’s nothing like proper, traditional wicker baskets for giving a home a cosy feel. They’re attractive as well as practical, and will find uses all over the house. Use in the kitchen to hold fruit and vegetables, in the bathroom to hold rolled towels and spare loo roll, and in the sitting room to store magazines and remote controls.

They’re perfect for using in the garden to hold carry cut flowers or tools, and you can even take them to the shops!

If traditional isn’t your thing, we’ve thrown in a couple of different choices as well.

Here are our favourite finds:

Cosy home guide to storage baskets

1. Hanging wall baskets, Monty’s Vintage Shop

These heavily braided wall baskets are a bit different, and ideal if you don’t have much space and prefer to keep clutter off the worktops and floors. These would be handy in any room, but particularly in the kitchen for storing teatowels and bathroom for toiletries. £12 from Monty’s Vintage Shop.

2. Set of two graphic maize baskets, Idyll Home

The strikingly attractive grey and natural grass diamond pattern, combined with the broad weave construction, makes these baskets stand out from the crowd. They sport leather carry handles for ease, and cost £42 for the set from Idyll Home.

3. Kelp laundry basket, House Doctor DK

This generous laundry basket is pretty enough to keep outside the cupboard. From House Doctor DK, known for their beautiful Nordic interiors, it will make you feel a little better about this regular chore. £35.40 from Sisters Guild.

4. Navajo seagrass baskets, ALSO Home

These unusual, pretty white-washed baskets with lids would make ideal sewing or knitting baskets. Hand-woven by Vietnamese artisans from natural seagrass with a soft white finish, they’d also be useful for holding cosmetics. Prices start at £35 from ALSO Home.

5. Picnic basket, Grace & Glory

Get ready for the great outdoors with this chunky rattan picnic basket. The open top design means you have plenty of room for bottles and containers, and it’s easy to carry them upright. The sturdy design means this basket will last for years. £42 from Grace & Glory.

6. Market basket, Bohemia Design

This rustic market basket has been handwoven in Morocco from sustainable palm leaf and makes a stylish and eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags and storage boxes. Its size makes it perfect for storing shoes, fire wood, newspapers, wrapping paper and any other odds and ends cluttering up the house. Or fill it with towels and suncream and head to the beach. £20 from Postcards Home.

7. Bloomingville baskets in black,

Beautiful and rustic, these baskets are ideal for holding indoor plants or  for storage. Each basket is handmade using natural raffia, woven and twirled around to create a basket shape. Part of the basket is painted in white or black, with the other half showing off the natural raffia finish. £165 for a pair, from

8. Kindling basket, Annemarie O’Sullivan

Make going outside for firewood a doddle with this handwoven willow basket with a fixed hazel handle. The willow has been coppiced after one year’s growth, dried and then re-soaked ready for weaving. £310 from Made By Hand Online.

9. Pair of wire Grille baskets, Loaf

Inspired by the humble shopping basket (but classier), these sturdy baskets are ideal for storing magazines, papers and correspondence. £65 for a pair (one of each size) from Loaf.

10. Natural rattan shopping basket, Marquis & Dawe

A traditional style shopping basket, made from sturdy willow with a grey wash finish, this would be ideal for storing fruit or vegetables or taking to the market with you. £30 from Marquis and Dawe.

By Sara Walker


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