If you've been looking around your space, feeling that there’s just something missing - chances are you could benefit from adding tasteful accessories.
Of course, a wicker basket is renowned for being a useful feature, adding a touch of elegance to any space. But, where to start? How do you know what to look for? Well, we're here to help!
Read on to discover what to look for in a wicker basket…
Finding the right wicker basket for you
So, you’re wanting to invest in a lovely wicker basket to go with your home decor. Great choice! However, what to look for when purchasing a wicker basket will likely be different to everyone. After all, we all have different requirements and preferences.
So, we’ve covered the main factors to consider when you’re looking for the perfect wicker basket for your home, and this includes the quality, style, size, design and purpose.
One of the most important things to look out for is, of course, the quality of the wicker basket itself.
A premium wicker basket will need to be made using quality materials, especially if you want it to stand the test of time. In addition, be sure to look for the quality of the wickerwork, as you risk the basket becoming tired and worn prematurely if you were to purchase a wicker basket that’s been made poorly and carelessly.
See below for our top two tips to identify a premium quality wicker basket:
- What’s the wicker basket made from? Keep an eye out for quality natural materials, as these will complement wickerwork beautifully. For example, rattan or seagrass.
- Does the weave appear solid? Wickerwork, after all, is a skill. Premium wickerwork should appear natural and effortless, but solid - no matter the design of the weave. If not, you risk investing in wickerwork that can unravel or split easily.
At Wovenhill, our beautiful selection of wicker baskets are carefully sculpted using the finest natural materials, that are also ethically sourced and eco-friendly. You’ll find beautiful wicker options made from either Kubu Rattan, Seagrass, Bamboo or premium Rattan.
Not only that, but you can rest assured that every single one of our wicker baskets are handcrafted with care so that we can provide our customers with the very best quality on the market.
You don't want to invest in a wicker basket that you’ll end up wanting to hide. So, this may seem obvious, but before you commit to a purchase - ensure you love how it looks!
Ask yourself, does this style of wicker basket suit my home and my aesthetic? For example, some of our customers prefer the way smaller styles of wicker baskets add to the overall look and feel of a room. Think of subtle touches in the form of storage shelf baskets or desk additions.
On the other end of the scale, we have customers who prefer to go all out and invest in a large hamper, perfect for adding a striking focal point to a room. Another popular and more eye-catching style would be a wicker trunk-style storage solution, commonly used as a coffee table replacement.
So, what we're trying to say is that it’ll all come down to your personal style. Beauty in the details or luxuriously striking? You decide!
Wickerwork is highly versatile and can be sculpted to display many different wicker designs. So, our advice would be to look at many wicker baskets at first, as you’ll start to gain a better understanding of what you prefer and which design is best suited for your home.
A simple scroll through the rest of our website will reveal just how versatile premium wickerwork can be. From our fish bone laundry baskets to our signature, texturised designs that are showcased across many of our collections, wicker baskets are certain to appeal to many home decor enthusiasts.
Wicker patterns aside, It’s also worth noting that our selection of wicker baskets are available in different colours, which don’t harm the integrity of the wicker basket. This includes a wide range of rustic bronze finishes and a mixture of contemporary neutrals and greys.
This is more of a practical consideration, as size will matter depending on what you plan on using it for.
For example, it wouldn’t be a good idea to purchase a small wicker log basket if you’re an avid user of the log burner in your home. It’ll be impractical, not holding the amount of firewood you need it to, which will result in you having to (unnecessarily!) traipse to and from your firewood storage area.
So, if you’re planning to find the perfect wicker basket for you, take size into consideration above all else. And, whilst we’re on the topic of log baskets, if you’re not fond of the idea of a large wicker basket, we offer plenty of deceivingly spacious sizes that won't look overly bulky next to your log burner. Almost like magic!
Lastly, you’ll need to identify the purpose of your new wicker basket.
For example, is it for slotting in with existing furniture? Will you use it strictly for storage? Or, maybe you’re wanting a multipurpose wicker basket that can be used for a variety of storage needs.
Once you’ve identified the purpose of your wicker basket, it’ll feel easier to know what to look for. We’ll provide a few common examples below:
- Multipurpose - log baskets and shelf storage baskets are ideal for multipurpose use.
- Adding to existing furniture - depending on the size of the furniture piece, our shelf storage baskets would be an ideal choice.
- Gifting - if you’re preparing a memorable present for a loved one, nothing quite says luxury like our wicker hampers.
- Large volumes of storage - wicker trunks or hampers offer a huge capacity when it comes to storing away voluminous items, making them the perfect choice.
- Toy boxes - depending on the number of toys, our wicker trunks and/or log baskets are a popular choice for this purpose.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our article on what to look for in a wicker basket. If you’re more clear on what it is you’re looking for, check out the rest of our website to find the perfect wicker basket for you today.