Tips and Ideas for your Decor: Wicker

Wicker can remind you of the country, or of a rustic style, but it's not synonymous with being old and out of date.  It's always a fabulous idea to decorate using this very versatile material.
Tips and Ideas for your Decor: Wicker

Last update: 02 October, 2018

Wicker is an element that goes well with the majority of decors. It has a neutral tone that makes it easy to combine with all types of furniture.

As it’s a natural product, it can give a special and authentic touch to your home.

Obviously, wicker is a material that has been used for many years, but only recently has it been seen in homes of different styles. In the following article, we’ll show you some ideas to help you use this material to decorate your home.

Wicker with different decor styles

Wicker fits many styles of decor perfectly. You can find it in vintage, Scandinavian, shabby chic, retro and even industrial style houses.

The finish of the furniture you choose is important, and also the way it’s made, as this will influence the aesthetic of the room. It could add to a rustic look or even a minimalist feel.

Generally wicker furniture is ideal for decor in the living room, entrance hall, bathroom or bedroom.

The color of the material will depend on your taste, since you can buy any shade imaginable. Depending on the style you have in your home you could look for different colors. Although, having said that, we might mention that the most common and widely used colors are beige or maroon tones.

In houses where there is a neutral tone, it could look great introducing a wicker seat or extra table, tinted with color to make a contrast with the existing decor. Another option is if you use the original color of the wicker, and then use cushions in various colors to create an engaging atmosphere.

Colorful wicker seats can be used to decorate

Wicker baskets for storage

It’s getting more and more common to see wicker baskets, containers and hampers to organize and decorate the home.

Stiff wicker baskets are one of the current trends in decor accessories. They’re very useful to organize and store all sorts of things. You can see an endless variety of them in decor magazines and they are very fashionable.

These baskets always look great in any entrance hall, and depending on their size can have different functions. If you would like a bigger basket you could use it to leave shoes in, or even as an umbrella holder.

On the other hand, if you prefer to buy a smaller basket you could put it on top of the entryway table or on a shelf to keep such things as keys, your handbag, cell phone chargers or anything you need to put down as soon as you get home.

Depending on the room where you put your basket, you could use it to store a variety of things. For example, what about using it to keep kitchen utensils, magazines, firewood or even office stationery organized?

Wicker baskets for the bathroom

Many people use a wicker basket as the dirty clothes basket, since this is one of the most common uses. It can also be very useful to organize and arrange the bathroom, giving it a rustic chic feel.

These baskets are frequently used for rooms like the bathroom because they are very resistant and durable. They are an excellent choice because the humidity of the bathroom doesn’t affect them.

One idea to organize your bathroom could be to choose a basket that has divisions inside it, to organize different items that you use in the bathroom, such as for toilet paper or cleaning products.

You could also put wicker baskets below the sink and use them as boxes to store towels and other objects.

Hanging them on the wall is another idea. This allows you to save space and decorate your bathroom.

Wicker baskets can be used to store items in the bathroom

Wicker with plants

Wicker baskets or containers are very versatile. You could use them in in different ways according to your likes and preferences.

For example, another way you could use a wicker basket for decorating your house could be as a flower holder. It would give an original, casual touch that goes well with all styles of decor.

Another idea could be to use baskets to exhibit your pot plants. This is ideal if you want to show off flowers on the patio or in the garden, or even inside. Wicker baskets are the perfect material for displaying your plants and flowers, whether fresh or dry.

One thing you should take into account is that it would be a good idea to put a vase or other container inside the basket. This is so the water from the plants doesn’t ruin the wicker.

Another original idea is to decorate baskets with dry branches or small trunks of wood. If you have a fireplace in your house, this would suit the decor very well.

Wicker for outdoor use

Although wicker is most commonly used for smaller items indoors, an up and coming trend is its use as outdoor furniture.

This is thanks to its excellent durability in adverse climate conditions. You can find it in many patios, gardens, terraces, balconies or decks. It can be used very well as an outdoor sofa, pouffe or even an extra table.

Depending on the style you want to give your terrace, wicker goes well with boho style textiles, such as for cushions, carpets etc. This will give a warm atmosphere to the setting for you to feel totally comfortable.

Use wicker sofas as outdoor furniture

As we’ve seen, wicker is one of the most versatile materials to add to the ambiance of your home. You can’t use money as an excuse since it’s also very cheap.

Are you game to try wicker in your home?