8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray

Every once in a while, our family makes the two-hour drive to Branson Missouri. Branson is full of fun things to do for families, but I mostly look forward to going to 417 Vintage Market & Supply Co. At my last visit, we were short on time, but I was able to snag a beautiful round basket for $17! I wasn’t sure exactly where I’d put it or how I’d use it, and that was when I realized all the different ways this basket could work. I could have come up with possibly a dozen more ways, but I stopped at 8 ways to decorate a basket tray.


8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray

One of the key things I want to point out is that each basket tray design has functional items, decorative elements, or both. I like to create homes for things around the house – it helps everyone know where to find the remote, for instance – and baskets are great for storing things. However, they’re also so great for displaying things. This basket has such a unique shape that I think it can also hold its own without containing a thing. I guess you could say my biggest problem is deciding where it gets to live and how long before I move it again.


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Without further ado, I’ll show you 8 ways to decorate a basket tray. The truth is, you can put some stuff in a basket, and not think about it again, but I think you’ll enjoy the aesthetics of it more with just a little thought and effort. My basket designs are simple, themed, and easy to pull your own inspiration from. I’m sure you already do this, but I wanted to inspire you to decorate a basket, once again. You know I love the color and texture that baskets provide in a space, and spring time is a great season to get things cleaned up and decluttered – using baskets for function and decorative purposes are a win-win!


8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
The basket is on our dining table full of crafting supplies to play with. My youngest daughter is drawn to this and will just dig in and start creating!

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8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
The basket is purely decorative in this instance. It sits on an accent table and contains three decorative elements of varying heights.

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
The basket is on the kitchen island, full of washed oranges and some napkins to encourage a healthy snack option. The faux fern adds greenery and height.

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
We love fresh fruit in our home, but we also love our carbs! The basket presents some after school snacks in a new way – meaning not rummaging around the pantry!

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
The basket is purely decorative in this instance – unless of coarse I was planning on reading from this stack. If your student has a reading list over the summer, collecting them in a small basket may be a fun way to set this goal. For me, I love displaying the colorful spines in an otherwise neutral setting.

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
I can’t be the only one who gets tired of not being able to find the remote control~ The basket works nicely to contain remotes and game controllers – oh and a little sugar as if my kids need any more energy!

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
This time, the basket gathers my shaving essentials – by the tub of coarse.

8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray
Last, but not least is the basket containing a tea station. The tea bags, sugar, and spoons are all together with the mugs around the edge. I also layered the basket inside a fun metal tray.

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8 Ways to Decorate a Basket Tray

There’s one thing that every basket design has in common… did you spot it? Each design has a plant (real or faux) and that’s intentional. Plants add life, texture, sometimes height, and they can really dress things up. Even if the plant doesn’t make it inside the basket, having one close by adds to the ensemble and really elevates the look. Try to picture any of these designs without a plant – it’s just not the same. Anyway, I’d love to know which basket tray design would work best in your home – how would you purpose a round basket tray? Leave me a comment here or on Instagram. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive more decorating and DIY ideas – just one email a week~

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