Natural-fibre baskets have become an essential element in our homes. Made of wicker or rattan, you can find them in all forms and colours imaginable. And it’s undeniable that they possess a special attraction that they transfer to any room where they’re located. Let us reveal to you all their charms and why you should have them in your home (if you don’t already).

Believe it or not, the art of basketry goes back centuries. It’s one of the oldest artisan practices that exists and is based on natural fibres such as wicker and rattan. Its star piece is the basket but it can also be used for all types of furniture such as armchairs and tables, which saw their glory days in the 50s and 60s.

Jurney to the past

Its long history evokes a bygone era when the natural and artisanal prevailed. And it’s precisely this naturalness that has us completely enchanted. Nowadays, it’s become the perfect complement to everyday objects and gives that desired warm and cosy touch to our decoration.

All in one

If there’s one thing baskets can boast of, it’s their multifunctionality. If you’re a plant lover, you’ll know that for a couple of seasons they’ve replaced conventional plant pot stands and have become a must-have (read about it in our post 5 ideas for decorating your house with plants and 2 fantastic books).

But that’s not all, their uses extend to unexpected limits. They’re also perfect as additional storage as they help to organise smaller spaces without leaving aside aesthetic considerations. In many occasions they become the container for everything we don’t know where to store.

July 9, 2020, 9:38 a.m.