We’re back today to share 15 different ways to decorate for Fall with baskets!
A special thank you and shout out to the always creative and sweet Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting the Bountiful Fall Basket Tour Blog Hop with this fabulous group of inspiring ladies.
If you’re coming over from The Painted Hinge welcome, we’re so glad you’re here. Doesn’t Michelle have such a pretty farmhouse style? I could seriously be her shopping buddy any day of the week!
One of our favorite things to do is spend a lazy and uninterrupted day scouring our favorite thrift stores, charity shops, estate sales and antique malls for treasures. While we usually have a list of things we’re hoping to find, there are always a few pieces we never seem to be able to pass up no matter how hard we try.
Things like ironstone and tarnished silver, vintage plates and horse trophies, breadboards and baskets.
Do you guys have a list like that?
Sometimes I stand in the aisle thinking, “Do I really need this?” and you know what always sways my decision one way or another? If it’s functional and can be used in multiple ways, which is why I rarely turn down baskets.
We love decorating with baskets because they are both pretty and functional in any season, including Fall. Here are a few ways to use bountiful Fall baskets to decorate your home for a warm and inviting seasonal feel…
#1 As Wall Art – This tobacco basket hangs in our dining room and reminds me of all the funny stories my Mom used to tell us about her childhood on the farm. While authentic tobacco baskets seem hard to come by these days there are plenty of reproductions that can help give you a farmhouse feel.
#2 To Create a Tablescape – So many people tell me they dread creating tablescapes because they don’t know how to make a centerpiece.
If centerpieces stress you out, no worries at all, consider using seasonal flowers, plants or herbs in baskets for a quick and easy solution.
#3 To Hold Seasonal Plants and Flowers – Adding plants and flowers to baskets is a simple way to add pops of color to your table and porch décor. You can usually find vegetable picking baskets for a few dollars at thrift stores and charity shops. Not only are they good for seasonal decorating, they’re also sturdy for organizing after the holidays are over!
#4 To Decorate a Hutch – If you have a large hutch in your dining room but don’t necessarily have a lot of dishes or tureens you might want to try using various sized baskets to help fill up the empty spaces until you can find just the right pieces.
If you’re pretty well stocked up on pieces for your hutch, consider using baskets to display seasonal items like apples, pumpkins, pecans, pine cones, or moss balls to add a soft layer of texture.
#5 To Decorate Above Cabinets – We have a totally awkward space between our kitchen cabinets and our ceiling. There’s too much space to leave it bare but not enough space to do anything that would make it completely functional either so these neutral pieces of ironstone and wall art baskets help to bridge the gap and make decorating above our kitchen cabinets easy peasy.
#6 On the Front Porch – If you guys had to a chance to check out our Fall Front Porch Tour you already know our love for mums this time of year knows no bounds ha ha. You don’t have to have matching containers or lots of pots to make your front porch feel festive, decorating with baskets will do the trick.
#7 As a Filler on Coffee Bars and Dessert Tables – If you’re creating a fall coffee or dessert bar for a few family members, neighbors or friends you’ll likely want it to look festive without having to buy a lot of extra food. I know this can be a tricky balance especially where desserts are concerned. Fruits and vegetables piled high in baskets always make a pretty filler. And bonus, you can eat them whenever you’re ready.
#8 To Create a Welcome Basket for Holiday Guests – Holidays plans almost always include traveling or hosting guests. Make them feels as comfortable as possible by leaving out a basket of treats for them.
My parents have a lot of visitors over the holidays and my Mom leaves a basket of goodies on the bed for easy snacking, a basket of fresh towels and toiletries in the bathroom, a basket of activities for the littles and even a basket filled with pet toys and treats downstairs. While you don’t need to leave out as many baskets as they do, setting out even a little something special is a thoughtful way to welcome guests.
#9 As Open Storage in the Living Room – There are so many seasonal items that baskets can help you store in plain sight from wood for the fireplace, to cozy blankets, to books and magazines for leisurely reading.
#10 To Hold Games for Family Game Night or Activities for the Littles – If you don’t have a lot of extra space or drawers to corral games and activities for the littles consider using picnic style baskets specifically designated to hold these items. It will make them easily accessible and simple to clean up as well.
#11 To Keep Your Kitchen Clean While Cooking for the Holidays – There’s nothing better than spending time cooking or baking in the kitchen with your favorite people especially during the holiday seasons. Taking the time to organize your kitchen and refrigerator with baskets now will help to cut down on the stress of looking for the lid that matches the stock pot you use for special occasions when your kitchen is filled with people that are hungry looking to “help.” 😊
#12 To Keep Your Pantry Organized – One of THE best investments we’ve ever made has been using baskets to create a functional storage system in the pantry. It’s easy to put away items after grocery shopping and easy to grab exactly what we need for lunches, snacks or to make dinner.
#13 To Keep Your Linen Closets Stocked – Keeping your linen closets stocked and tidy always makes things easier no matter what time of year it is. That being said, when your hosting Fall events or guests for the holidays making sure your baskets are stocked with bathroom and guest room essentials is a must.
#14 To Keep Shoes or Pet Supplies in the Entry Tidy – We have two senior dogs who both love to be outside even at 16 & 17. Given their age we stay with them while they’re “exploring” our property, but they track in a lot of dirt and grass and it’s almost always when my hands are full. Keeping their pet supplies in discreet baskets under the entry bench makes it easier to tidy them up before they get too far in the house.
In addition, when the littles come to visit they are constant losing their shoes so the best way to keep up with everything is to have them leave their shoes in a separate basket right by the door. That way, we can quickly find them when it’s time to leave for a Fall party or the pumpkin patch.
#15 To Make Seasonal Memories – Fall is such a great time to make memories with those you love most because you don’t have all the pressure or hustle and bustle that comes from the holidays. This picnic was taken at our pecan grove and even after all these years it’s still one of our favorite places to be!
I hope these 15 tips for decorating with Fall for baskets have helped! They’re so pretty and functional we’re kinda obsessed 😊
The next stop on the tour is Heather from Beauty for Ashes You’re going to love her elegant and neutrals inspired style. Be sure to check out how these creative ladies are decorating their homes with baskets this Fall too…