This past year, our multi-purpose homes have become do-it-all spaces that host a lot of life and activity. With so many extra functions, we need to bring in additional storage and organization solutions to help them from becoming cluttered chaos. If things have gotten a bit (ahem) out of control this past year, it’s ok! The new year is the perfect time to get organized and clear your home (and mind) of clutter.

There’s no better way to get your space organized than one of our favorite storage ideas—baskets! These little cuties are not only stylish but they also add warmth and texture to any room, and make corralling clutter a breeze. Talk about a win-win-win! (There’s a reason why we consider them one of our best home storage solutions.)

Ready for some easy ways to incorporate sneaky storage ideas into your home? Read on to learn our favorite ways to add basket storage in every room of your home. (And for some great ideas of cute baskets you can buy!

basket decorBasket Storage Ideas for the Living Room

The cutest living rooms on Instagram and Pinterest all seem to have one thing in common: they pile on the pillows and throws like there is no tomorrow. This layered look is oh-so-chic, but does beg one question: Where does all that stuff go when you’re actually, you know, sitting on your sofa?

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Organize Your Decor

Enter one of our favorite living room storage ideas! Gather a few baskets around your living space for an easy place to tuck pillows, throw blankets, and even coffee table books when you need the space. A living room basket is a better alternative to simply tossing pillows on the floor—and it’s also one of those great blanket storage ideas, as baskets are the perfect way to keep extra blankets handy.

white brick fireplace with two honey-toned wood bookcases on either sideAdd Bins to an Open Bookcase

We love open shelving as much as the next design blog, but admittedly it can be a high-maintenance storage system. When all your shelves are exposed, so is your clutter! That means frequent dusting and organizing to make sure everything is looking great and in its place.

But bookcase styling doesn’t have to be exhausting! Simply add a few baskets to your open shelving unit and voila! You’ve got an instant way to make your bookcase look organized. When you opt for a bookshelf with baskets, guests will never notice the mess that’s hiding in plain sight right inside those baskets.

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Keep Your Coffee Table Clutter-Free

You can also use baskets as storage for your coffee table. Find one with low sides, similar to a tray, and use it to corral remotes, matchbooks, candles, and any other coffee table knick-knacks you have lying around. This will instantly make your coffee table seem more organized and also doubles as an easy way to clear it off for family game night or cocktail hour! If you have a coffee table with a lower shelf, you could also use a basket or two there to corral books and magazines.

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Corral Kids’ Toys in a Pinch

If you’ve got young kids, you may know that more often than not your living room functions as a playroom. To help make clean-up quick and easy, consider adding some big baskets into your decor scheme. Tucked in the corner, these guys are out of the way but easily accessible for play time. For toy storage, we especially love baskets with lids, so you don’t have to look at mountains of toys once everything is put away!

Read This Next: 7 Sneaky Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Basket Storage Ideas for the Entryway

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Easy Shoe Storage

Probably the most obvious place to add a basket is in your entryway! The space in your home that sees the most foot traffic, a few well-placed baskets can help keep this area clutter free.

Try tucking a few rectangular baskets under a bench for an easy place to stash shoes. A taller basket can be a perfect place to store umbrellas or anything else you might like to keep handy in your entryway. Have a super small entryway? Check out these 5 hacks for small entryways.

Basket Storage Ideas for the Bedroom

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A Place to Throw Your Pillows

Styling throw pillows on your bed is cute—but when it comes time to go to sleep, they have to move somewhere. Instead of tossing your throw pillows on the floor, add a basket to the foot of your bed for an easy place to stash them at night.

More bedroom basket storage ideas? Tuck one on the bottom shelf of your nightstand and use it to hold half-read magazines, midnight snacks, or anything else you don’t have room for in your drawers.

Finally, for the classic bedroom basket standby, give your laundry bin a stylish upgrade by swapping it out for a cute basket. You can find ones with handles for easy transportation, or even a lid to keep the dirties out of sight.

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Add Under-the-Bed Storage

If you have a smaller bedroom, or just need some extra bedroom storage to stash clothes, shoes, or your collection of action figures, try a few storage baskets under your bed! Get ones with handles to make sliding them in and out extra easy.

This is a great way to make the most of an unused area of your bedroom. It’s also a great alternative to getting extra storage if a proper storage bed frame is out of your budget.

Basket Storage Ideas for the Home Office

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Organize Office Supplies

The final room we love to incorporate basket storage into is the home office. Another obvious space, your home office should be a productivity zone, and that usually means keeping it clutter-free and highly organized.

Add a basket under your desk as a waste can (or recycle bin), or try a few on a bookcase to organize documents, office supplies, and other bits and bobs. We really should be asking where you can’t use baskets in a home office!

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15 replies
  1. Kathleen says:

    I really like the idea of using baskets as a way of organizing things. I don’t know if it’s a Virgo thing but I really like being organized and knowing where things are when I look for them. Love your post!

    • Modsy says:

      Thanks, Kathleen! We don’t know if it’s because of your star sign, but we can relate to being tidy. We love a well-organized space.

  2. kafeimai says:

    I really appreciate the writer of this wonderful post. Now, have even gained more. I thought i had known it all. Thinking there is nothing to use a basket for apart from letter keeping, umbrella stands, children toys, laundry bags, and so on. But now, the idea of basket for decluttering sounds well. I think it’s time i get my stuff together.


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