The first, and probably the easiest, step to using baskets as decor in the home is by introducing woven baskets as planters. If you already have living plants within your home, you must already be aware of all the benefits they offer. And if you don’t, then you should probably consider a few to be used as decoration, and even functionality (depending on the plants you have, some can also be used for cooking and other health benefits). Once you’ve chosen the plants to arrange within your home, consider their sizes, as well as the size of the pots, boxes, and vases which they are placed in. Then, buy a basket which can comfortably hold the pot in which the plant is housed, and use it as a unique planter to display your greenery and take your decor to a whole new level.
My Tasteful Space makes the case for basket planters, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, no matter what size of plant you currently have in your home — whether the plant is tiny, like a baby cactus, or a large fig tree — there is a basket out there that can suit your needs. Secondly, size may not be a massive factor, but you must ensure that the material for the basket you end up using is durable. Woven baskets, particularly wicker baskets with handles, are popular. These tend to be long lasting and able to withstand the weight of both light and heavy plants.
To prevent damage to the basket, do not forget to also add a saucer underneath the pots, so that water can drain efficiently without soiling the basket. Consider these woven tote baskets from World Market — they are made using natural hyacinth and reinforced to be airy enough for ventilation, and strong enough to carry heavy weight. Having said all that, if you are still on the fence about this decor, see how DIY Beautify used some as planters for mini Christmas trees, which she spread across the room as opposed to having one massive tree for her home. This will surely be the turning point for you.