Mid-size wicker baskets with handles that work to store extra blankets and throw pillows usually measure approximately 16 inches long by 14 inches wide and 17 inches tall. Suzanne Kasler suggests that when you're looking for wicker baskets with handles to use as serving trays or to set on a coffee table to keep drinks safe, ones that are between 18 to 20 inches in diameter with a lipped nesting area make the most sense. For wicker baskets with handles that are all the same size and will fit nicely under a coffee table or in a storage closet, square baskets that are 12 inches by 12 inches give adequate room for daily essentials. And for wicker baskets that you can showcase on any countertop and quickly stow away clutter, a basket that measures 13 inches wide by 15 inches long is ideal.
In order to achieve the most natural look which works seamlessly in Scandinavian-inspired home spaces, raw and unfinished wicker baskets with handles are a great choice. To bring a little something extra to living or bedroom space, wicker baskets with handles that are painted a light brown with a macrame lace overlay along the top add both dimension and intrigue. Kelly Behun notes that you can really work to complement your home space's main color schemes by opting for a two-toned finish, such as wicker baskets with handles used for storage that are deep navy on the bottom and a creamy color on the top. Another option is to incorporate wicker baskets that really work to showcase the weaving by having a dark black finish with white stripes displaying the natural weaving of the baskets.
If organization is always top of mind, Frances Merrill recommends finding wicker baskets with handles that come with integrated compartments that will help you keep things in order. If you tend to move your baskets around or use them for laundry or heavier items, wicker baskets that come with reinforced handles help to keep them intact and useful for longer periods of time. For those who live in two-storey homes, wicker baskets with handles that are specifically designed to fit on stairs help keep clutter organized between floors. To use in children's bedrooms or for other special occasions, you can also add personalization to fabric inlays to some wicker baskets with handles. It can also be handy to buy multiples of the same style that come in different sizes for various uses. And to completely hid any daily mess, there are also some wicker baskets with handles that come with lids.