31/05/2018 / Editorial staff
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.
JOURNEY 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.
RICH IN FIBRE
Natural fibres, although they don’t look it, are very resistant and durable. Another of their most venerated qualities is that they’re breathable. This is essential if you’re thinking of using baskets to store clothes or textiles such a plaid and cushions. In this way, you’ll avoid bad smells caused by damp. What’s more, as they’re so light, you’re able to move them easily and adapt them to any space without much effort.
PUT A BASKET IN YOUR LIFE
In terms of decoration, the possibilities for baskets are endless. The large variety of models available allows them to adapt to all styles such as rustic, boho and ethnic, where they add a touch of warmth and naturalness. However, they’ve also been infiltrating other more disparate styles, such as Nordic or vintage.
We’re sure that, like us, you’ve been won over by the charms of baskets. And no wonder! Have a look at our selection of baskets, you’ll love them. Let us know what use they have in your home, we’re sure we’ll learn something new.