Gone are the days when artwork or photographs were the only acceptable things to hang on a wall. Nowadays, rugs, plates and even plants can be found adorning home walls. One of the biggest trends lately is basket walls, a humble and budget-friendly way to add some personality to flat walls.
If you have a blank wall in a room that is sticking out like a sore thumb and you’ve been meaning to give a makeover, say hello to a budget-friendly decor idea that is a great alternative to gallery walls: basket walls. Now, if you’re wondering what a basket wall really is, just like the name suggests, it is a collection of baskets grouped together and hung on the wall. Basket walls are a continuation of the gallery wall trend, a favourite among designers and novices alike to create a focal point in a room.
Basket walls look great in any style, as you will see here, be it bohemian, minimal, traditional or rustic. They are inexpensive to create and totally doable with basic and everyday home items. If you have a wall in your house that could do with some sprucing up, Berger Paints design and colour experts have curated tips and tricks on creating the perfect basket wall for your home.
Creating a basket wall using household items
You can easily find woven baskets in almost any Indian kitchen, most commonly used to clean pulses or grains and store dry items. Get creative and use them to create a perfect basket wall for your home. The real beauty of this trend is mixing and matching, the more the colours, patterns and textures, the better. If you change your mind about the basket wall, all you need to do is put back in the kitchen.
Add texture to a room
Since baskets have a natural, woven texture, they add a great visual appeal to plain walls. Against a crisp and clean background, basket wall decor brings out a nice contrast. Using a variety of baskets in various styles, colours and textures is a great way to create a unique wall of your own.
They work well in any room
Most of the images that we have seen on this blog showhow versatile this wall trend is.Basket walls can be used in any room, be it a living room, bedroom, dining room, entryways and hallways or even kids room!
How to create a basket wall
Look for baskets with interesting woven patterns or colour-blocked designs. If you have unused baskets lying around the home, feel free to use them. Choose an assortment of sizes and textures (rattan, rope and jute) to give it a unique look. Once you have collected the baskets for your wall, begin by figuring out the placement. Use the biggest one as a focal point (similar to what you would do with a gallery wall). If you are feeling unsure, browse for inspiration on Pinterest. Once you have your placements planned, hanging the baskets is the easiest part. Try to follow a loose triangle on the wall and frame your baskets. To mount your baskets, you can put a small nail through them. Alternatively, you can secure them to the wall using a picture-hanging adhesive for an easily changeable and removable display (not likely to mar the beauty of your walls!).
The best wall colours to complement a basket wall
It is essential to integrate your basket wall with the right wall colours. The boho-esque art piece on the wall will make a great impression when it is surrounded by colours. If you are wondering whether to go neutral or add colour, remember this: colour brings out colour and white and black tones bring out detail. So, it only makes sense to carefully plan your wall colour to complement the basket wall. To play it safe, you can never go wrong with a neutral hue to give your basket wall the attention it deserves. Without any colour competing behind it, the arrangement is sure to become the focal point of the room and draw all the attention. To create a dramatic effect, select a darker hue like grey, black or cocoa brown. If your baskets are in a neutral or light tone, it is likely to stand out best against a deep wall colour. A bold shade of blue reinforces the room’s entire colour scheme of grey, white and brown tones, as seen in the picture above. For wall colour inspiration, we have curated a number of designers-approved shades featuring Berger wall colours, browse through a range ofdesigner finishes, interior emulsions, distempers and ceiling paints.
Things to remember
- The number of baskets you use will entirely depend on the size of the wall you are working with. But as a general rule, stick with odd numbers like 3, 5, or 7.
- Deeper baskets will stick out too far and might end up looking like a nuisance instead of a decor element.
- Group baskets in an asymmetrical arrangement leaving some white space in between.
- Alternatively, you can simply line up three baskets from largest to the smallest or make the most of an existing artwork or decor and style the basket around it.
- You can lay down the arrangement on the floor and figure out exactly what shape and style you want your baskets to be before hanging them on your chosen wall.
Basket walls are a great way to add colour, texture, contrast and custom art to your space. It can be an easy and inexpensive DIY project for when you are stuck at home during the lockdown. We hope these tips and tricks help you recreate a perfect basket wall for your home. Don’t forget to tag us on your photos if we have inspired you to create this eye-catching arrangement.