Wicker is one of the most versatile furniture materials available and can be used in various places throughout the home. There are many benefits to using wicker storage in the home. It’s light yet sturdy construction make it a perfect storage solution. Wicker is also relatively inexpensive so it can be a great alternative to more expensive wooden or plastic storage, without the hassle of any complicated assembly. Below are some examples of the best uses of wicker.
1. Storage Baskets
Wicker storage baskets can be perfect for keeping the home or office tidy. They can come in handy in almost any room in the home and are available in various shapes and sizes. They are perfect for storing toys, books, magazines and produce to name just a few. Thanks to wicker being a lightweight and durable material its ideal for packing away any household items for quick storage, they can be stacked to add handy storage to any room, making them ideal for children’s room for storing toys.
Wicker also has its uses in the kitchen. Wicker baskets are great for general kitchen storage and are ideal to keep your fruit and vegetables protected and may just give your kitchen the rustic feel you’ve been looking for. There are a wide range of shapes and sizes available which make them ideal for storing cutlery or condiments that may clutter up your kitchen. Wicker furniture is also very easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for the kitchen.
3. Linen Baskets
Wicker baskets are ideal for laundry; they are sturdy and lightweight for easy lifting and carrying and are ideal for keeping your laundry tidy. They are available in various sizes and come with or without lids to suit your needs. They are available in a variety of colors, so should look great in any style room.
4. Garden Baskets
Wicker isn’t reserved just for inside the home, its perfect for the garden too. Garden baskets can fulfill all kinds of uses in the garden. Home growing fruit and vegetables has become more common in the past few years; wicker baskets are ideal for collecting the latest harvest. Baskets can even be left outside in the elements with little to no worry of rust or water damage. Alternatively why not make your life easier and grow your produce directly in a wicker basket, they make for great flower pots or displays for your garden, and thanks to being lightweight, you can quickly and easily re-arrange your garden with relative ease. As a further incentive wicker is environmentally friendly as it’s made from a natural fibre making it biodegradable.
It’s hard not to mention wicker without talking about Wicker hampers. If you are looking for a picnic hamper or just want a durable shopping basket, hampers are ideal. They come in a wide range of styles to suit all needs. They can also make great gifts as you can fill the hamper with anything from food to toiletries.
Luke Kingston is marketing manager for East 2 Eden, Online homeware and garden gift retailers based in the UK.