Welcome to a new edition of Small Home Style, a series of blogs that share ideas for maximizing small spaces. For new readers, I started the series to celebrate the Little Houses. As a little housewife, I have a penchant for sharing creative ways to help my colleagues # SmallHomeDwellers.
Today, at Small Home Style, we’re talking about baskets! I love how functional baskets create small spaces and are not just an accessory in a room. My favorite baskets are made from natural materials; they add color, visual interest, and texture.
Adding a basket in a small space is a cornerstone. I love the way they keep “things” organized around the house and out of sight. They also make cleaning time with the kids easier. Today I am sharing my favorite ways to use baskets as I use them in my home to keep everything clean. I’m also sharing my ultimate and beautiful basket summary.
WHERE TO USE THE BASKETS
Living Room // Use baskets to store children’s toys under side tables and coffee tables and add hidden storage space for bookcases. I also like the baskets in the living rooms to store extra pillows and bedspreads so that everything is tidy
Kitchens and toilets // Use baskets to store cookbooks, table linens, cutlery, towels, cleaning supplies, fruit, and bread. The list is still long. You can also remove lower kitchen cabinet doors and add side rails to create basket drawers. Small kitchens aim to present and make baskets functional, not just decorative.
Bedroom and bathroom // Use baskets to store towels, hair care products, under bedside tables, to store books and bedspreads, plants (make sure there is an insert in the basket! ). You can also use baskets with lids for storage under the bed and help maximize a small space.
Nurseries and children’s bedrooms // Use baskets to store all children’s items, organize clothes in wardrobes, on bookcases to store books, and “children’s papers/artwork”.
Where I use baskets in my house
In my room, I put a basket under my bedside table to put books and bedspreads. The woven seaweed basket is so pretty and brings additional contrast and texture to this corner of my room. When I put it under my nightstand, I feel like I have an extra drawer without it being heavy.
In my laundry room, I use baskets to store paper towels, toilet paper, dish towels, and extra towels. At IKEA I found a nice wire basket with a wooden handle for small cleaning supplies. To learn more about my laundry room, click here.
In my bathroom, under the sink, I have an open space that is perfect for baskets. I used two Modern Weave Harvest baskets, one with towels, and the other with bedding and toilet paper. They slide, which makes them easily accessible.