Woven baskets have been used to store things for thousands of years, so it’s fair to say that it’s a successful concept. What Dunelm brings to these vessels is a renewed sense of style, utility and beauty – plus lots and lots of choice. If you’ve got a picture of a storage basket in your mind, there’s a good chance we have got exactly what you’re thinking of, probably in a variety of sizes so you can get a theme going.
Choose your basket material
What do you want your storage basket to be made of? The instinctive answer would usually be some kind of wicker, the classic technique for basket making. But even within that category, you’ve got plenty of options. A smart seagrass weave is a hard-wearing one, which allows for neater edges. There’s also rush, a darker, coffee-coloured material that’s tough and pretty. You can go for a tight weave or a loose weave, smartly finished or with an artisanal twist, and with accessories, lining or other features. As you can see, there isn’t a single definition for the wicker basket – it can be one of many styles.
Fancy something a little different, though? The basket world doesn’t stop at wicker – we’ve got baskets in a range of materials to match your domestic decor. As you’d expect, metal baskets are hard wearing, but did you know they can also be so pretty? Because wire and stamped metal can be extremely fine and still strong, you can have delicate lattices and intricate patterns, perfect for a Moroccan style basket.
And don’t be put off by plastic baskets – they can be functional and inexpensive, but they can also look great in the home, thanks to the use of good quality plastic – and we stock lots of recycled products, so you’re doing your bit for the environment, too. Also check out our ranges of fabric baskets for a real homely feel. The soft finish lends the baskets a touch of luxury, and they’re perfect in bedrooms and living rooms where there’s a softer edge. Wood baskets or bamboo baskets give you something a little harder without sacrificing the rustic charm of the basket, but they are no less attractive.
… or pick a style
If you prefer to choose your style of basket over the material, you can easily arrange the page so it only shows your favourite. So if you want a plain basket , simply filter out the other styles and you can choose your ideal one. If you like your basket geometric , you’re spoilt for choice, and if you want to go for a traditional woven basket , look no further. They’re all beautiful and high quality, so you can’t go wrong.