Laundry baskets

Laundry baskets

I place great emphasis on finding good storage solutions: once I’ve acquired a new box or basket, I take pleasure in sorting things into them (most recently, some pastel coloured boxes from Tiger became a new home for batteries and lightbulbs – all the more pleasing as they are stackable).

Laundry baskets are a storage element that can be overlooked – I mean, they are, after all, a place to put dirty clothes. However, a well-chosen laundry basket will not only be a useful functional addition to a room, but can give a stylish accent to a space.

I recently came across Designers Guild’s new range of baskets and particularly like their navy striped one, which would be great for storing laundry. Inspired by this navy and neutral palette, I’ve curated a selection of my favourites.

Silver/grey handwoven laundry basket, from £100, Cologne & Cotton
Silver/grey handwoven laundry basket, from £100, Cologne & Cotton

There’s something very pleasing about this woven basket which would fit into a wide range of rooms.

Wooden laundry bin in walnut, £230, The Conran Shop
Wooden laundry bin in walnut, £230, The Conran Shop

Beautifully slick and smooth to the touch, this has an understated feel which could work well in contemporary spaces.

Rattan laundry basket, £125, Cox & Cox
Rattan laundry basket, £125, Cox & Cox

Textural and with plenty of rustic charm, this may appeal to those with a country house or shoppers building up spaces with a relaxed, earthy vibe.

Navy handled stripe large cotton basket, £60, Designers Guild
Navy handled stripe large cotton basket, £60, Designers Guild

The classic pairing of navy and white has been given a contemporary feel with the addition of fine vertical stripes.  A fetching option for a house by the sea perhaps?

Leyton laundry basket with lid, £100, Habitat
Leyton laundry basket with lid, £100, Habitat

Habitat’s textural offering combines attractive looks with a practical shape.

Rattan round laundry basket, £225, Lombok
Rattan round laundry basket, £225, Lombok

A versatile design which would look beautiful in a space decorated with soft, chalky colours.

Imago laundry basket in blue, £140, Naken Interiors
Imago laundry basket in blue, £140, Naken Interiors

For lovers of pared back style this felt basket should tick all the right boxes.

Open felt laundry bin, £59, The Holding Company
Open felt laundry bin, £59, The Holding Company

A slim-line option which would be particularly good in small spaces.