As a messy & disorganized human, baskets are my true love.
Not only do they add texture & a touch of cozy, they're also the perfect place to stash odds & ends.
Now, in the January spirit of organization and fresh starts, you should absolutely get yourself amped up to declutter.
But let's be real, there are a lot of little things that might be keepers but don't deserve to be out and on display in your house.
What is a trimmed basket?
Trimmed baskets are just like they sound — baskets with trim on them. Baskets with tassels, poms, or other trim add extra interest and elegance to your space.
Trimmed baskets uplevel ordinary basket storage by turning a functional piece into one that makes a statement.
Baskets trimmed with tassels and pom poms are super trendy right now so they're super easy to find shopping (like this large tassel one, this small pom one, or this small tassel one in the NSB shop) or you can even make your own.
Let's get to my top 5 tips for using trimmed baskets to organize your space — but don't forget to pin this post for later.
Pick contrasting & complimentary styles
Using multiple baskets is a must, but opting for same-same baskets can leave your space feeling too uniform and uninteresting.
Choose baskets that coordinate but aren't the exact same style. This creates visual interest and helps the space look tied together without being too matchy.
Things to think about when choosing complementary styles — look for baskets that compliment each other in color, vibe, or features like matching handles or material.
Mix Shapes and sizes
Just like you want to try to vary styles, you also want to try to vary sizes and shapes.
Now, same-sized baskets have a place — lining them up on a shelf can look super organized and is visually pleasing.
If you are not putting the baskets next to each other in the space or if they are going somewhere other than a shelf or in a piece of furniture, it's usually best to vary the sizes of your baskets to keep things interesting.
Think large basket on the floor for a plant or your throw blankets and a smaller version of the same style for a tabletop or console table to hold things like remotes, coasters, chargers & cables, etc.
Put them on display
Baskets are absolutely functional, but trimmed baskets with texture and interest are just made to be put on display.
They can help your space feel super cozy and inviting with their textile details.
Don't hide chic baskets behind a cabinet door or inside your furniture — use your baskets as a focal point for decor or accent piece in your space.
Whether that means they are clearly out in the open or displayed behind a glass door on your console table, use your baskets to make a gorgeous statement without the need to add extra pieces to your space.
Add some sub-organization
Not going to lie, my main "in a hurry" cleanup strategy is to just throw it in a basket — it looks organized but takes literally no effort. Yes I know, I'm just hiding the mess, not solving it, but hey it looks nice.
The solution? Add some sub-organization to your baskets so they stay a little more pulled together and take away the temptation to just throw stuff inside them.
From little trinket boxes, to smaller baskets and bins, to even plastic bags — you can basically use any smaller organization compartments for sub-storage.
Since it's hidden away in a chic basket, the sub-storage pieces don't have to look cute, they just have to be functional.
Use color to make a statement or tie it all together
Baskets instantly add texture and interest to your space, but you can also leverage color to help add more personality.
You can use color to make a bold statement in your space
Pops of color with accessories are easy to change out which means they're a risk-free way to add bright or bold colors into your space without a permanent or high dollar commitment.
Choose bold colored baskets or neutral colored baskets with colorful trim to use as an accent.
You can also use color to help tie together other elements in your space.
For example, if you have a grey couch and brown wood floors, you could use a basket with gray, cream, and brown tassels to help tie the space together and unify the different colors you have going on in your palette.
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This is SUCH a cute idea!! I’m sooo looking into this for a fun weekday project.
I’d love to see how yours turn out! I stitch my trim on, but honestly, you can DIY some adorable baskets in under 15 min with some hot glue ?