Do you remember back in the 80s the popularity of basket parties? My mother would invite over a bunch of girlfriends, and they would purchase bread baskets that would line our kitchen walls. While they were well crafted, the style was pretty country kitsch. Now the basket trend has returned but in a new and sophisticated way that celebrates the beauty of global design and bold graphics.
I think the fun of decorating with baskets is exploring the amazing variety. Whether your focused is on color or graphic design, you can choose baskets from countries like Rwanda, Ghana or Zambia to start your own one-of-a-kind collection.
Mixing and matching baskets in a neutral shade can create an over-the-top focal point.
These pieces from the Bootstrap Project are absolutely gorgeous and affordable. The chevron design is so contemporary and on trend. (The Bootstrap Project supports artisans in third world countries and promotes centuries-old crafts.)
West Elm is another place to find baskets to hang as wall decor. The size of their Ikat and Spiral baskets are grand and make quite an impact.
Baskets like those from the Macy’s Rwanda Path To Peace project help to support the artisans who craft these handmade works of art. The baskets make a gorgeous addition over a dining room buffet or mantel.