Storage baskets are normally used to store small items that can easily get lost around the house. They can be used in any room as long as there's something to store there. Storage baskets for shelves are however going to provide more than just the storage. These designs are very beautiful and can go a long way in giving your plain empty shelves a touch of class and character. Wicker baskets, in particular, can work very well when paired with wooden shelves. However, you don't have to use wicker.