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10 Best Decorative Storage Baskets UK 2022

Keeping your space neat and clean can be a challenge and home storage is often not the prettiest or most stylish. That's where these beautiful decorative baskets come in. Large or small, they're perfect for laundry, fabrics or children's toys and provide a tasteful interior design touch that is whimsical and bohemian. 


We have searched John Lewis, Argos and Amazon for ten delightful baskets to adorn your shelves, tabletops and corners; some with handles, others with lids, all with plenty of space to tidy your home and make it feel fabulous. No matter the budget, we have selected a range to suit all homes and once you have begun your collection, you won't know where to end. 

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  • Last updated: 25-08-2022
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How to Choose Decorative Storage Baskets in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. Consider a Size and Shape That Suits Your Style and Space
  2. Opt for Durable Natural Materials or Budget Friendly Manmade Fabrics
  3. Choose Handles or Grab-holes for Easy Transportation
  4. If You Are Prone to Untidiness Baskets With Lids Can Hide a Multitude of Sins

1. Consider a Shape That's Practical and Suits Your Tidying Style

1. Consider a Shape That's Practical and Suits Your Tidying Style

If You Want a Basket That Easily Fits Into Room Corners or Under a Bed to Save Space, Choose a Rectangular Basket

First, consider the shape you'd like. The two main options are round and rectangular, though you'll spy one or two more uniquely formed baskets on our list too – your pick will depend on your tidying style and tastes, what you will be using the basket to store and whether or not you want a lid to hide what lies inside. 

The key benefits of a rectangular basket are the ease with which it fits into the corner of a room or under a bed – there's something very satisfying about lined-up edges that the tidiest among us just love! They also allow the user to not only store things like books, papers and shoes more easily, but also to organise the things inside into convenient sections, perhaps using a space divider. 

Pick Round Baskets to Blend Beautifully With Laid-Back Decor Styles

In contrast, the biggest appeal of round baskets has to be their aesthetics; depending on the style, they can transport you to South East Asia or rural France in an instant. While on average they offer a little less space – unless you pick an especially large one – they make a tasteful, bohemian-inspired addition to your home and their soft edges blend beautifully with laid-back décor styles.

Use a Novelty Basket in a Plainer Room to Make a Statement

To make a statement, you might want to select a more unusually shaped basket. There are some really fun and quirky options, as well as other more subtle, tasteful variations that buck the trend without being too bonkers. An unusually-shaped basket can become an eye-catching feature of a room, or perhaps serve as a way to tempt your family into using it for storage, rather than the floor.

2. Select a Durable Material Like Seagrass and Rattan, or a Cheaper Option Like Woven Cotton

2. Select a Durable Material Like Seagrass and Rattan, or a Cheaper Option Like Woven Cotton

Traditional grasses like seagrass and rattan are a beautiful material for baskets. They not only make a change from man-made rubbers and plastics, but they are also smooth to the touch and extremely durable, though they'll cost more on average. A cheaper option is woven cotton or plant-derived jute, neither of which provide quite the same visual poetry as grass but can be washed easily. 


For an even more cost-effective and durable option, you might want to consider a polymer like resin or silicone, woven to create the appearance of a grass basket. While it doesn't look as delicate or evoke a Mediterranean farmhouse, it should withstand the kind of bashing and bruising standard in busy households where children are in charge of tidying up. 

3. Keep an Eye on Handles and Grab-Holes That Make Tidying and Transport Easier

3. Keep an Eye on Handles and Grab-Holes That Make Tidying and Transport Easier

A clever addition to any decorative storage basket is a set of handles. They make it easier to move around the house – a particularly helpful extra if you are shopping for a bijou laundry basket, say. You might want to select a storage basket with separate loops attached, or alternatively, one with holes to make it easier for grabbing! Both are handy and it really is just a matter of taste which type you go for. 

4. Check for Baskets With Lids to Hide Mess and Keep Things Organised

4. Check for Baskets With Lids to Hide Mess and Keep Things Organised

Many of us want a stylish embellished basket to make our home a prettier place, as well as keeping it organised. But if we are aiming to make things look good, a big pile of junk or dirty laundry doesn't fit the bill. The answer? Storage baskets with a lid! Lids not only shield your guests from your mess, but they also provide a surface, meaning you can stack more baskets on top. 

Compare the Best Decorative Storage Baskets

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:


  1. INDRESSME - Woven Black and Tan Laundry Basket for £31.99
  2. John Lewis - Elephant Storage Basket, Natural for £31.50
  3. LIVIVO - Set of Three Resin Woven Hamper Baskets for £23.95
  4. BlueMake - Woven Sea Grass Belly Basket for £14.99
  5. Sea Team - Soft Storage Baskets for £13.99

For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of decorative storage baskets available and understand how our ranking was determined.

This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.

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INDRESSME XXXL Woven Black and Tan Laundry Basket 1

INDRESSME

2
John Lewis Elephant Storage Basket, Natural 1

John Lewis

3
LIVIVO Resin Woven Hamper Baskets  1

LIVIVO

4
BlueMake Woven Seagrass Belly Basket 1

BlueMake

5
Sea Team Soft Storage Baskets 1

Sea Team

6
 WOOD MEETS COLOR  Seagrass Storage Baskets  1

WOOD MEETS COLOR

7
John Lewis Fusion Black Patterned Seagrass Storage Basket 1

John Lewis

8
Argos Home Rope Bear Storage Basket 1

Argos Home

9
John Lewis and Partners Rattan Small Round Basket 1

John Lewis and Partners

10
John Lewis and Partners Bowl Basket 1

John Lewis and Partners

Name

XXXL Woven Black and Tan Laundry Basket

Elephant Storage Basket, Natural

Resin Woven Hamper Baskets

Woven Seagrass Belly Basket

Soft Storage Baskets

Seagrass Storage Baskets

Fusion Black Patterned Seagrass Storage Basket

Rope Bear Storage Basket

Rattan Small Round Basket

Bowl Basket

Features

A Woven Cotton Round Basket for Style and Practicality

A Water Hyacinth Elephant to Make Tidying Up Fun

A Smart Set of Three Woven Resin Baskets for Plenty of Storage

A Chic Tassled Rattan Basket for Storage or Plants

Set of Two Cotton and Jute Baskets Effortless Shelf Storage

Keep Things Neatly Hidden Away With This Beachy Seagrass Duo

Large Fusion Basket With Handles for Easy, Elegant Storage

A Cute and Practical Cotton Bear Basket Perfect for Kids' Rooms

A Round Rattan Basket Made to Endure

An Artisanal, Hand-Woven Elephant Grass Option With a Pop of Colour

Price£31.99£31.50£23.95£14.99£13.99£23.99£21.00£10.00£30.00£17.50
ShapeRoundRoundRectangularRoundRoundRectangularRoundRoundRoundRound
DimensionsH 53 x Dia 35 cmH37 x W 30 x Dia. 40cmSmall W 28 x D 20 x H 12.5, medium W 33 x D 24 x H 15.5 cm, large W 36 x D 28 x H 18.5 cmH 29 x W 26 x D 18 cmH 14 x W 17 x D 16 cmH 26 x W 14.8 x D 14.4 cmH 30 x Dia. 46 cm30 x 30 x 30 cm20 x Dia. 20 cmH 12.7 x W 27.9
MaterialWoven cottonWater HyacinthWoven resin on metal frameRattanCotton and juteSeagrassSeagrassWoven cottonRattanElephant grass
HandlesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
LidNonoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
SetNoNoSet of 3No - multiple designs availableSet of 2Set of 2NoNoNoNo
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10 Best Decorative Storage Baskets in the UK

This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.

1

INDRESSMEXXXL Woven Black and Tan Laundry Basket

£31.99

ShapeRound
DimensionsH 53 x Dia 35 cm
MaterialWoven cotton
HandlesYes
LidNo
SetNo
2

John LewisElephant Storage Basket, Natural

£31.50

ShapeRound
DimensionsH37 x W 30 x Dia. 40cm
MaterialWater Hyacinth
HandlesNo
Lidno
SetNo
3

LIVIVOResin Woven Hamper Baskets

£23.95

ShapeRectangular
DimensionsSmall W 28 x D 20 x H 12.5, medium W 33 x D 24 x H 15.5 cm, large W 36 x D 28 x H 18.5 cm
MaterialWoven resin on metal frame
HandlesYes
LidYes
SetSet of 3
4

BlueMakeWoven Seagrass Belly Basket

£14.99

ShapeRound
DimensionsH 29 x W 26 x D 18 cm
MaterialRattan
HandlesYes
LidNo
SetNo - multiple designs available
5

Sea TeamSoft Storage Baskets

£13.99

ShapeRound
DimensionsH 14 x W 17 x D 16 cm
MaterialCotton and jute
HandlesYes
LidNo
SetSet of 2
6

WOOD MEETS COLOR Seagrass Storage Baskets

£23.99

ShapeRectangular
DimensionsH 26 x W 14.8 x D 14.4 cm
MaterialSeagrass
HandlesNo
LidYes
SetSet of 2
7

John LewisFusion Black Patterned Seagrass Storage Basket

£21.00

ShapeRound
DimensionsH 30 x Dia. 46 cm
MaterialSeagrass
HandlesYes
LidNo
SetNo
8

Argos HomeRope Bear Storage Basket

£10.00

ShapeRound
Dimensions30 x 30 x 30 cm
MaterialWoven cotton
HandlesYes
LidNo
SetNo
9

John Lewis and PartnersRattan Small Round Basket

£30.00

ShapeRound
Dimensions20 x Dia. 20 cm
MaterialRattan
HandlesYes
LidNo
SetNo
10

John Lewis and PartnersBowl Basket

£17.50

ShapeRound
DimensionsH 12.7 x W 27.9
MaterialElephant grass
HandlesNo
LidNo
SetNo

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