Guest Picks: A Bounty of Baskets Under $50
You'll have stylish organization in the bag — not to mention art and lighting — with great baskets like these
These days baskets come in all shapes, sizes and textures. Long gone are the days of using baskets only to store things. Yes, they are great for grouping, gathering and organizing, but they also are fantastic as art, serveware and yes, even light fixtures. Here are 20 baskets of all shapes and sizes that serve many different purposes. And the best part? All are under $50 each. — Trina from La La Lovely
This storage basket is everything but boring. I love its texture and tie-dye look. It would be brilliant for gathering hand towels in a bathroom or extra bits in the kitchen. It's the type of piece that can easily move from room to room.
I always get excited about a good wire basket. They're great for blankets, logs or even all your shoes at the door. I particularly love this one's round shape and handles.
Sometimes you can't get any better than simple. These light, airy baskets are perfect for grouping and gathering things in a pantry, closet or cabinet. Plus, at this price point, you won't have to worry about breaking the bank if you buy several at a time.
Everything usually piles up on the stairs, so why not collect it all in one safe place? Whoever invented this is a genius.
A hanging basket for magazines or mail is brilliant. This would make any space look better and more organized. I'd like one hanging over my kitchen desk, collecting all of my random papers and bills.
Baskets aren't just for holding and hiding things; they also make great art. I love the idea of covering a wall with an arrangement of baskets like this.
Baskets are also for shopping. This one with pretty leather straps would be perfect for running to the farmer's market. All it needs is a baguette peeking out.
The breadbasket has been around for a very long time — and I hope it stays. I adore this modern and updated version that's more of a bread bag. It's great for taking meals to a friend's house or just for giving your dinner party modern flair. It's also supereasy to store — good for a kitchen short on space.
OK, I know it's a little over the budget, but I just love this modern take on a basket. The colors and pattern grab attention, and I love that it can be folded up or tucked away when not in use. It would be great for the kids too.
Colorful patterned baskets make such a statement. I love the design of this African version. It would add interest and make a bold statement in any room.
I can't say no to wire baskets. This one stands out due to its pretty oval shape. I'd love to use it under a bench to collect all of my family's hats and mittens this winter.
I like the idea of a hanging fruit basket — there is something appealingly vintage about it. Plus, it is affordable and practical and keeps the fruit accessible.
Sometimes it's the texture that makes something so appealing. This pretty gray basket is made of felt; I'd love to fill one with birch wood and sit it upon my fireplace. So cozy!
Have you ever seen a basket used on a light? A dreamy green vintage basket was repurposed into this really cool lampshade. It's such a clever idea.
This patterned basket is a favorite for children's spaces. Of course it could work in any room, but I love the idea of such a stylish piece hiding toys.
What could be more darling than a little knit basket? I adore everything about this. It's perfect for holding yarn and needles, or any favorite this or that.
This basket is a favorite of mine. I love its soft look. The modern single handle makes it so unique and means that it could work great as art.
A basic tray basket can work wonders. It can be used to collect papers on a desk, group and gather magazines and remote controls on a coffee table, or serve coffee and snacks to friends.
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