Affordable Sources for Baskets

Fall is in the air and this makes me think of all kinds of decorating you can do with baskets.

I love to fill one by the fireplace with firewood or decorative birch.  Or, as a trick, I like to fill one with children’s toys, but nestle a throw on top when the toys are done being used, to mask the inner chaos!!  I am sure those of you with children can relate.

I absolutely adore the baskets from Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs, but they can be a bit pricey.

pottery barn main basket image 2 Pottery Barn

I am all for splurging on certain key furnishings.  However, baskets are not an area where I choose to splurge.  I find that if you think out side the box (or basket, if I may), you can find very affordable baskets that are just as chic and high quality.

My favorite sources are:

  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Target
  • Ikea
  • Marshall’s, Home Goods and Tuesday Morning (but their inventory is hit or miss)

Check out these copy cat versions:

First, are the Pottery Barn Beachcomber baskets.  I absolutely adore these and actually have a small one.  They are perfect for just about anything.  For a while, I even had an olive tree planted inside one!

pottery barn beachcomber Potterybarn.com

A large round or rectangular basket at Pottery Barn will set you back $129 bucks.

World Market’s Carrie line of baskets looks very similar and an extra large is only $59.99.

world market carrie

world market carrie round

The Logan basket line at Pottery Barn is great for everyday storage, but is pricey at $34.00-49.00 given the size.

pottery barn logan basket Potterybarn.com

Ikea’s Byholma basket looks very similar and ranges from $7.99- $12.99.

ikea byholma basket Ikea.com

 Finally, there is the Savannah Utility Basket at Pottery Barn, which ranges from $19.00-39.00.

pottery barn savannah

 This Banana Leaf basket from Target is very similar comes in a range of colors and is only $19.00 for a large.

target bannana leaf

 

Some of my other favorites for storing children’s toys are these Jessica baskets from World Market, which come in three sizes.

world market jessica round Finally, you can’t go wrong with this Smith and Hawken basket from Target for $39.99.  I love the chalk board on the front that you could put a child’s name on or simply title “Toys” or “Junk” or something else if you are in a “creative” mood.

smith and hawkin basket

What do you think?  I know you find yourself throwing junk into baskets at the end of the day.  If you have a tip or trick for decorating with baskets to keep your home organized, please let us know in the comment section!

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