Getting the proportions of a storage basket just right is essential. Assess exactly what you would like to store, then factor in if you need a larger or smaller basket, or perhaps even a set. It will also be worthwhile to consider if you prefer your basket to have a lid, for the maximum banishing of your trinkets, or if you would prefer an open-top so you can add items as you go.  A smart and sturdy storage basket is the first thing you should consider when it comes to brainstorming storage ideas for your home, and you should find luxury options below to hold anything from shoes to throws, kids’ toys plus more. Alternatively, use a magazine rack for holding your latest Homes & Gardens issue elegantly – and on display.

9 storage baskets to make all the difference in your home

This set of striking baskets from The Citizenry has been handwoven by 25 artisans in Guapi, Cauca. Made in a fair-trade environment and from two types of natural fibers native to the region, they are made with higher standards since artisans are paid twice the average fair trade requirement. We’re in love with its quirky pattern, and this paired with its sturdy construction makes it hard to not add this set to our baskets. They come as a pair, one smaller than the other, and they can be used to carry or hide just about anything inside your home.  Should you be searching for a rattan basket to hold your throws, shoes, toys and whatever else you’d rather not be on display in your home, then this option from Serena & Lily might just entice you. With a square base, its strong design means it can hold a myriad of items, plus it has thick handles for easy moving from one spot to another. We think it’s the perfect storage basket to place in the corner of a room, or you could house it beside your sofa to complement this room and add warmth. It’s even made from sustainable seagrass and rattan.  These leather baskets from Ballard Designs are the perfect match for living rooms that need a set place for those loose newspapers, books or toys. With two different sizes available, these baskets offer something a little different compared to a traditional basket and are sure to catch attention in your space. We love the toggle details on the sides, and think it would suit any literature lover well to smarten up their array of books or magazines. Plus, they’re handmade from sturdy leather. Ceramic might not be the first material that springs to mind when it comes to storage baskets, but this pick from 2Modern might just change your mind on that. Combining the classic woven style with handmade pottery, this basket is a work of art that will have a practical purpose in your home.  Available in two different sizes and two stunning colors – indigo and off white – this basket is a versatile piece that can be used for fruit, plants, stashing your trinkets or adding a touch of color.  You don’t have to worry about your things protruding from your basket when you have guests over with this practical yet classic seagrass option. Woven into a cylinder shape, and with plenty of space for toys, blankets and throws, and more, this basket also has a handle for easy maneuvering. This can add a rustic feel to your space, and has the all-important lid design that so many people crave in their home. These excellent felt baskets are a subtle, sustainable way to store things in your home, with a wide range of color options to accommodate to lots of different tastes too. The felt texture can break up different areas of your home, and give you a space to designate all of those less decorous items to storage when you’re entertaining. Best of all, these baskets are made from recycled plastic bottle fibres, making these an environmentally-conscious purchase.  If you need to get a little more creative with your storage options due to being tighter on space, then these hanging baskets allow you to use what you’ve got vertically. We think these would look great within your existing bathroom ideas or mudroom, and elevate your storage credentials in an instant. They would also be great for storing plants or dried flowers, for a lovely decorative touch. This ottoman is the perfect way to make your living room furniture choice a little more functional, with so much space for storing your essentials. Great for living spaces and bedrooms, you can take advantage of this ottoman as a side table, and still delve inside for everything you need to store. All in all, the seagrass material keeps things classic whilst the design offers something a little different.  This wire basket is a handmade delight, with an intricate design that is sure to complement your living room. Designed as a storage idea for blankets, wrapping paper, umbrellas and more, this basket has twist handles to help you carry it around when you need to, which is extremely handy. We think that this basket can spruce up a space straight away, and is sturdy enough to keep around for a long time.

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Regardless of what you want to store, or how large you need your baskets to be, there’s bound to be a timeless piece out there for your home. If you haven’t found your dream basket just yet, then head to our favoured retailers for more:

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