Storage and Style: Decorating Your Home With Baskets
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The Benefits of Baskets
"Baskets not only hide a multitude of sins, but they are also a great way to add texture to a room," interior designer Judith Balis says. Available in a wide range of shapes, styles and colors, baskets can be used to add attractive storage to almost any space.
Baskets on Bookshelves
From utensils and gadgets to canned food and fresh produce, baskets are great for storing all kinds of kitchen items. Best of all, attractive baskets can be displayed proudly on countertops or open shelving, keeping your kitchen essentials close at hand.
Here designer Abbe Fenimore places a decorative basket under the center island to provide a home for extra paper towels. This simple and smart solution keeps the paper products within easy reach, and allows you to keep track of your supply.
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In kids' rooms, designating baskets for toys, books, art supplies and clothes makes clean-up easy for both you and your little ones. Consider labeling each basket to help children learn where their belongings go.
Baskets are great organizers for closets. Here two large pullout blue braided utility baskets are placed under the built-in bench offering a way to gather and store larger items.