23 Pretty Ways to Use Baskets As Extra Storage in Small Spaces
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23 Pretty Ways to Use Baskets As Extra Storage in Small Spaces

It’s always nice to find pretty organizational hacks to help make your small-space home feel that much more efficient. Whether you weave one from scratch or personalize some from your favorite retailer, versatile and practical storage baskets will lend personality to your closet or desk. Because stylish storage options can be hard to come by, we’ve put together this list of 23 DIY and inspirational basket storage ideas for you. We dare you to pick just one…

1. Customizable Wire Basket: If the industrial yet rustic look appeals to you, try making your own organizational caddies out of wire mesh. You can customize this DIY, not just with paint and handles, but even by making them in different sizes and dimensions. (via A Beautiful Mess)

2. Fabric Coil Bowl: Brighten up your nook with these woven coil bowls in any colors you like. These cuties also make the perfect handmade gift and are an excellent way to upcycle old t-shirts or sheets. (via We Are Scout)

3. Hanging Baskets: Save your counter space with this hanging wire basket DIY. It’s an excellent way to keep your favorite fruits out of the reach of kids and pets. (via Passion Shake)

4. Copper Desk Tidy: Keep your desk neat and organized by giving a wire cutlery basket a makeover. Your pencils and notepads will stay handily in their place. (via Burkatron)

5. Gold Woven Storage Bins: We created these cute gold-dipped woven storage bins as reusable flower-friendly centerpieces. But if you want to head straight to storage land, just chuck shoes, cables or washi tape into them and set them on the shelf. (via Brit + Co)

6. Color Block Coil Basket: Rope projects are fun to make and lend a nautical air to any corner. These color-block coil baskets work as a catch-all or even just a pretty piece of decor. (via Design Sponge)

7. Bookcase Makeover: Get inspired by this bookshelf reorganization project. Hints of color liven up the look, while neutral baskets hide unwanted clutter. (via Style by Emily Henderson)

8. Geometric Basket: Geometric designs add a modern edge to a plain basket. Choose paint colors to match your room’s current decor or work from a fresh new palette. (via Brit + Co)

9. Cozy Blanket Basket: How to make your living room more inviting as cold weather approaches? Keep throw blankets in an open basket near the sofa for easy access. (via Magnolia Market)

10. Entryway Bin Organization: Galvanized steel adds industrial flair to more traditional wooden furniture. These bins are large and rugged enough to stow your muddy shoes or rain boots. (via Cherished Bliss)

11. Bathroom Makeover: This organized master bath makeover is inspirational. Pretty jars and seagrass baskets corral all the necessities. (via Shades of Blue Interior)

12. Ferm Living Sofa Tables: This inspo is every geometric lover’s dream. Adding a wooden top transforms a Ferm Living basket into a small coffee table with plenty of storage. (via Only Deco Love)

13. Chic Metallic Baskets: Small baskets are perfect for sorting toiletries into brands or types of product. Metallic ones look good no matter what colors the labels use. (via Kate Lavie)

14. Upcycling Baskets: A blanket basket next to your sofa is a practical way to keep coziness on hand. A lick of paint makes that utilitarian piece beautiful. (via Laura Ashley)

15. Pantry Jars: Take organizing your pantry to an entirely new level. Pretty glass jars for spices and pasta are almost expected, but gathering oils and other less attractive staples into baskets of related items? Genius. (via The Home Edit)

16. Teenage Dream Room: This lovely bedroom adds cute touches like inspirational art and feminine bedding. Cube storage with wire and fabric bins make a place to gather up all the miscellany a 17 year old accumulates. (via House of Rose Blog)

17. Recycled Potato Basket: This blogger put her grandmother’s old potato basket to good use. It’s big enough to stow a few comfortable pillows and blankets, ready for cozying up by the fireplace. (via Millas Hem)

18. Neon Rope Baskets: So you’ve seen a slew of rope baskets and bowls, but this set is super mind blowing. Just look at those fun shapes! The video tutorials walk you through the basics. (via The Work Is Getting to Me)

19. Nesting Rope Bowls: For a neutral or even beachy feel, give these natural rope baskets a try. The mix of neutral and primary colors is ultra-minimalist and doesn’t compete with your color-dipped accents. (via Brit + Co.)

20. Geo-Painted Woven Basket: You can never have too much geometric decor. Add these baskets to your home for a boho look and plenty of storage. (via The Marion House Book)

21. Metallic Baskets: Give your basic baskets a bling makeover. Copper, bronze or silver spray paint lets you duplicate this look with ease. (via Martha Stewart Living / Remodelista)

22. Painted Berry Baskets: Metallic spray paint is literally DIY gold. It can add instant glam to nearly anything, even these repurposed berry baskets that can now hold your office supplies with pride. (via Lovely Indeed)

23. Embroidered Basket: This grid basket got a major makeover and went from dollar-store boring to totally boss. Add a bright tassel for flair because *style.* (via The Red Thread)

What’s your favorite way to stay organized with baskets? Follow us on Pinterest for more organization DIYs and inspos.