Interior Design: Using Baskets for Storage

using baskets for storage in your home

With kids back in school, and the holidays on the horizon, the natural urge to purge and organize kicks in. I you’re looking for an inexpensive and stylish way to add more storage space and organization to your home, baskets may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Baskets in the Kitchen

ideas for using baskets for storage in the kitchen

via Huffington Post and BHG

Baskets on a kitchen counter can collect mail, frequently used spices and kitchen gadgets, and give otherwise cluttered looking counters a stylishly organized feel.  Use flat baskets to anchor countertop collections like these cute plants.

ideas for using baskets for storage in the kitchen

via Southern Hospitality Blog and Homedit

Baskets become cute and clever storage for fruits and vegetables when added to an island or pantry.  Don’t know what to do with overhead cabinet space? Add lined baskets to hold rarely used, but hard to part with kitchen gadgets, linens and such.

ideas for kitchen storage

via apartment therapy


Baskets in the Entryway

ideas for using baskets in the entryway

via Domino and House Beautiful

Without a doubt, the entryway becomes a catchall for shoes, jackets, umbrellas, blankets, and keys. Easily corral loose items and encourage kids and adults alike to store their shoes and such with large baskets stored under a console. Big baskets maintain an open, airy look, while staying polished and don’t require a lot of organization.

ideas for using baskets in the entryway

via Smart Furniture

ideas for using baskets in the entryway

via Decorpad

By creating an instant drop zone, it’s easy to keep the entryway neat and organized. Add baskets for shoes under a bench to create an instant mini-mudroom.

cozy cottage cute

via Cozy Cottage Cute

Baskets for Bathroom Storage

ideas for creating extra storage in the bathroom with baskets

via Apartment Therapy and My Sweet Savannah

If your bathroom lacks storage options, use colorful baskets behind the toilet, under sinks and on counters to add storage and decoration. Wire baskets used to store extra towels, toilet paper and magazines make them easy to see, while maintaining an organized look.

Baskets are a great way to add color, texture and style to any space.  The best part is that they are inexpensive and readily available, so as trends change, you can switch them out to quickly and easily update any space.  Here are some of my current favorites…


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Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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