11 Decorating Ideas With Woven Baskets and Woven Planters

Saffron Marigold - Updated: July 17, 2023

Woven baskets and woven planters can be used to incorporate a touch of color, texture, and natural beauty to any room. The ones with intricate patterns and designs make them a captivating and eye-catching addition to your decor, although solid-color baskets may be the best for you if you prefer to decorate with patterns through fabric, instead. If you’re on the fence about woven baskets, here are 11 decorating ideas to help convince you to take the leap!

Set of three woven African baskets

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Why are African woven baskets so popular?

Woven African baskets are popular for several reasons. Weaving is a tradition passed down through generations of artisans, making woven baskets inherently valuable. This means that each basket is unique and has its own distinct personality, reflecting the cultural and artistic heritage of the region or culture. Woven African baskets come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and colors, making them versatile and suitable for a range of uses, from storage and organization to decorative accents.

Additionally, many woven African baskets are crafted using sustainable and eco-friendly materials, such as sisal, grasses, and recycled plastic. In lieu of plastic or other synthetic materials, they are a popular responsible and ethical choice for the eco-conscious. African woven baskets possess a unique beauty, versatility, and cultural significance, and they can be a meaningful and impactful addition to your home decor.

Benefits of decorating with these decor items

Decorating with a woven basket can add a touch of warmth, texture, and natural beauty to any space. Woven baskets are often made from natural materials such as rattan, seagrass, or bamboo, and their organic textures and patterns can create a sense of harmony and balance within a room.

Baskets offer many possibilities. They can be used to store and display a variety of items, from blankets and throw pillows to plants and flowers, making them a versatile and functional decorative accent.

Woven baskets can also be used to add a pop of color or pattern to a room and match any decor. They are a great way to bring a sense of coziness and homeyness to any space, while their simplicity and natural beauty make them a timeless addition to your decor.

11 Decorating Ideas with Woven Baskets

Woven baskets come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you can create a customized arrangement that fits your style and the layout of your space.

Wall decor

By hanging woven baskets on your walls, you add a touch of warmth, texture, and natural beauty to your home. Additionally, woven baskets can be used to add a pop of color to a room.

1. Hanging woven baskets on the wall as a unique statement piece

Woven baskets are lightweight and easy to hang, making them a practical and hassle-free option for those who want to decorate their walls without drilling holes or using heavy artwork. Use one to complement your gallery wall, making sure the colors you choose harmonizes with your existing pieces.

2. Creating a woven basket gallery wall

If you gravitate towards patterns, try creating an interesting basket gallery wall with bold patterns in similar colorways.

Photo: Chloe Dominik

Storage solutions

Arguable more aesthetically pleasing than your standard cubbies or drawer units, woven baskets can be used for a variety of storage solutions.

3. Using woven baskets as storage for miscellaneous items

Whether you choose to store your stationery, craft supplies, toiletries, or cosmetics on a woven basket, it will add a rustic touch to your space.

4. Using woven baskets as storage by entryway

Keep your wallet and keys accounted for by strategically placing a woven basket on your entryway table. No more hectic mornings spent hunting for your lost items!

Photo: Neepa Hut

Table decor

Woven baskets come in a range of sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can choose one that complements the style and color scheme of your table or desk decor.

5. Using woven baskets as centerpieces for a rustic look on coffee table

Natural materials imbue your space with an organic feel. Fill a woven basket with casual items like notebooks, fresh flowers, candles, etc.

6. Using woven planters to display succulents or small plants on a bookshelf or desk

Bring some green and joy to your work space by filling up mini planters with a succulent. Arrange a few in a row or intersperse them throughout the room.

Hanging woven planters and baskets

Hanging woven planters are the epitome of trendy boho and global decor. It’s also a strategic choice for spaces with little space.

7. Contrast between foliage and the basket

You might pick up a few colorful baskets in colors that contrast against verdant foliage. Baskets can be used in tandem with hanging hardware in case you want to upcycle your non-hanging baskets for planting use.

woven baskets used as planter pots for a pop of color

8. Creating a vertical garden with woven planters

Trailing plants in hanging woven planters create a lush, inviting atmosphere. Arrange a few in varying heights for more visual intrigue. We highly recommend the Boston fern, donkey tails, any indoor ivy, spider plant, or peperomia for a relatively low-maintenance plant.

woven baskets used as hanging planters for rustic decor
Photo: Lloyd E Comer

Planters for the dinner table

Charming and adds warmth. Natural materials lend themselves to a variety of design styles: farmhouse chic, rustic, contemporary, bohemian. Lower environmental impact than plastic planters—and just way more aesthetically pleasing!

9. As a utensil holder for table (extra forks or for napkins)

Use a woven utensil holder to enhance your table setting. When paired with a white table cloth and gold accents, your dining table looks instantly more elevated.

woven basket idea for the dinner tbale

10. Using woven pieces as napkin holders for a bohemian touch

A playful woven napkin holder like the one pictured here adds an element of youth and boho vibes to your table setting. Get creative with your dinner napkin choice, or stick to trustworthy floral napkins for a timeless look.

11. Using woven planters as a centerpiece for a natural and organic look

Display vibrant fruits on a woven bowl for a nature-inspired vibe. Use a table runner in a matching or complementary color to bring your table setting together.

Set of three woven African baskets

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