Woven decorative home storage baskets with handles in black, white and yellowIn my recent article about the best storage solutions for small spaces, I mentioned the value of decorative home storage baskets and boxes.

In case you missed the post, I talked about two ways to make storage work well in a small living space.  The first is to have it blend in unobtrusively with your decor for a minimal, seamless look.  The second is to choose decorative storage that creates a considered design statement.  Make a feature out of a necessity and use it to bring colour, pattern and texture into your space.

One way to do this is to choose statement furniture and fixtures such as cupboards, chests of drawers and shelving.  Another approach is to incorporate smaller items such as colourful, decorative home storage baskets and boxes.  Relatively inexpensive and infinitely versatile, you can move these around the house for different storage purposes as the need arises.

So today I thought I’d round up my favourite functional, versatile and decorative home storage baskets and boxes (for every size home).

Contemporary decorative home storage baskets and boxes

Jutlo decorative home storage basket with handles in black and natural woven jute

Made from woven jute in a striking monochrome design, the Jutlo flexi basket from La Redoute is easily portable making it a versatile storage option for items large and small.

Furthermore, storage bags and baskets like this can be hung on (plain or decorative) wall hooks if floor and shelf space is limited.  They’re super practical and make a great display of texture, pattern and colour.

John Lewis decorative home storage baskets and boxes with cleaning tools and products

You can find a wide selection of stylish, contemporary home storage baskets and boxes at John Lewis.  The range includes sturdy knitted cotton baskets, felt and canvas storage boxes, and woven rattan and seagrass baskets and trunks.

Alibaba-style Louna Rice Straw decorative storage baskets with lids

These Alibaba-style Louna Rice Straw Baskets come in a choice of sizes.  The largest is a generous 60cm tall to give some idea of scale.



Decorative home storage boxes by Orla Kiely in multicoloured graphic patternsThis Set of 3 Nesting Orla Kiely Storage Boxes is handy for paperwork and small bits and pieces.  They look gorgeous stacked together, but are equally striking displayed alone.


Handwoven round decorative home storage baskets with lids by Artisanne

Versatile round storage baskets by ethical producer Artisanne who work directly with skilled local artisans in Senegal.


Set of 2 Habitat Garner Cardboard Storage Boxes in grey and yellowSet of 2 Garner Yellow and Grey Storage Boxes, Habitat.

Ferm Living Braided Floor Basket medium size in green and blue

Made from twined paper, the Braided Floor Basket by Ferm Living comes in three sizes and gorgeous contemporary colours.  See them all at the excellent Coverture & The Garbstore.

Made.com metal Daven Storage Boxes with leather closures in teal and grey

Go minimal with a modern take on metal storage trunks.  The Daven Storage Boxes have a sleek silhouette and unfussy leather fastening.  And stacked like this next to a chair or sofa they make a handy side table too.



A4 decorative home storage boxes in blue and red graphic patterns

These hand-drawn, graphic A4 storage boxes have magnetic closures and come in a range of colour options.

Forest and Co woven seagrass storage baskets with handles

Yellow trim adds a pop of bright colour to these handwoven Mustard and Black Seagrass Baskets from Forest & Co.

Muuto Restore Storage Baskets from Heal'sFinally, my favourite minimal Scandi home storage baskets.  The iconic Restore Storage Baskets by Muuto are made using recycled plastic bottles to create a flexible polymer felt.  Available from Heal’s in a choice of beautiful, contemporary shades.

Images: brands and stores as listed above.

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