Maybe you’ve seen folks decorate the big wall over their sofa with woven baskets? If you haven’t, it sure is a really cute, affordable idea that can be worked into any decor style. But! Have you ever seen a corner decorated with baskets? If the answer is, “No!” You hit the basket jackpot 😊. I’m going to show you how to create a beautiful (and very affordable) Thrift Store Basket Wall Corner and let me tell ya, it is very easy. Lucky you, you’ll also see 9 more BRAND NEW THRIFT STORE MAKEOVERS from The Thrifty Style Team.
Thrift Store Basket Wall Inspiration
It all started when I laid in bed staring at this corner wall in our master bedroom…I was going to hang a big plant there, but I have too many plants and they are taking over the joint. So, I just let it rest for a while and used it for therapy. Thinking up decorating ideas keeps my mind healthy, does it do that for you?
TIP: SEE ALL 10 THRIFT STORE MAKEOVERS FROM THE THRIFTY STYLE TEAM AT THE END OF THIS POST.
Then I got this catalog in the mail, and fell in love with the woven patterns on these large round over lapped wall art pieces. I though hmmmm…those are pretty cool, but I didn’t want to spend $149! Can you believe it-each one costs $149 bucks. They are pretty, but that’s a lot of money.
Then my two rascal grown kiddos asked if I wanted to go to the thrift store one day, and I never turn down a thrift store run, especially with my favorite peeps. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular (I had forgotten about the corner), but when I came across this woven tray below I nearly fainted 😆. Isn’t it just gorgeous with that lovely woven pattern? There were 3 of these trays all different sizes. I kicked myself for only getting one for $4.99, and even went back for the other two, but some smarty beat me to it.
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Clever Peep Hole Cover
When I got home, I cleaned it off with a disinfectant wipe, and hung it right in that corner I showed you in our bedroom. It looked okay, but it didn’t look complete. My mind wandered and you won’t believe it, but this big woven tray didn’t even end up in our bedroom in the “Thrift Store Basket Wall Corner”. Crazy as it might seem, it’s now hanging on the back of our apartment main door, and I’m using it as a clever “peep hole” hider. Check out how cute it looks added to our “Apartment Entry Makeover” I did a few weeks ago. I hung it with a magnet hook like this one that I use for wreaths on the front of the door. Here’s our yellow Daisy spring wreath this year in case you missed it. If you look close, the little hole in the middle is just the right size to look through our peep hole. Anybody out there???
Thrift Store Basket Wall Finally Comes Together
Okay, so now that we love our new peep hole cover, what about that empty corner in the bedroom that I was supposed to be decorating? Well, when I went back to the thrift store to try and get the other two woven trays I left behind, I ended up scoring a few other pretty patterned baskets for the basket corner I was now envisioning. I was literally shocked at how many baskets I found that were worthy of “the wall”…
What do you think of this thrifty basket corner? Is this wall art something you could envision somewhere in your own home? I decided to take it all a couple steps further by adding a few artificial greens to a few of the baskets. The large plants are all real (mostly from Home Depot), but the fake hanging greens I pulled out of a pot I purchased here. I also threw in a few fake air plants.
I must admit that my favorite part about this whole corner, is how it tones down my rather glam taste. The vintage gold black-out curtains, silver crackle glass rod, and jeweled tie backs really simmer down next to these woven baskets. You might even notice the “You & Me” wood sign that I recently came across while sorting through some very old greeting cards from our 29+ marriage. I gave Rick, my husband, a card with that wooden sign glued to it many years ago. I ripped that baby off and saved it for our room 😊. I think it adds a little interest to the entire- dare I say “Boho” collection. Here’s a closer look…
How to Hang Baskets & Arrange for a Basket Wall Corner
After I gathered my thrift store baskets ranging in many patterns/sizes, I still felt like I needed a few more baskets so I could go all the way up to the ceiling in our apartment. You see, when you go all the way up to the ceiling in a rather small space you take the eye further which makes the space appear larger.
You’ll notice below where I found the non-thrift store baskets ranging from my own stash of decor, to Amazon. Check out this set of 3 wicker baskets I found on Amazon that really helped bring this all together.
HANGING TIP: I used tiny nails to hang the baskets just by poking through the basket. Before I hung them I sorted them out on my bed and ended up with something completely different 😊. It was easiest for me to start with the big one from the thrift store, and then add to that just by using my eyes and having my husband occasionally hold one up to see if it looked right. You really can’t go wrong with this in my opinion. No measuring required, just have some fun with your basket wall corner.
Well guys, I hope you enjoyed this little corner of our life here in this cute apartment. We are still enjoying this “break” from home ownership and we are watching that buyers market like hawks. Stay tuned for a full video tour of the entire apartment (I’m almost ready for it-just working on my closet office). Before you go, please visit a few of my friends below who work hard on our Thrifty Style Team 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
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I love your thrift store basket wall, Julie! And, I like how you’re having so much fun decorating your new space. Everything has come together so beautifully! xo
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Love your basket corner. A great eye-catching way to use wall space. Thanks for sharing. Glad to see many of your baskets are thrifted.
By the way, Ilove the little “redhead” logo you have perched in the corner of your photos!
Thank you, Barbara!
Wow! It’s truly amazing what a few baskets all grouped together can do to warm up and add style to a room. I love the mix of different colors and textures. Beautiful!
Thank you, Kim!
I’ve been thinking about a basket wall recently and you’ve inspired me! Taking a day to hit up several thrift stores looking for baskets/trays is my kind of fun for sure! Thanks for sharing, yours looks great!
Have fun Vicki!! I bet you’ll score a ton!
Always love your ideas especially when they’re affordable for someone with my kind of budget. Thank you for sharing. Oh, btw, often I see a picture on your wall and on your posts that has a black background and white dress. I’m in love with that. Where did you score such a beautiful and interesting piece? Fingers crossed it’s really available.
Hey Cathleen! I found it at a furniture store here in Michigan many years ago. It use to be available as a print but I’m not sure if it is anymore. Here’s a link to that post I wrote about: https://redheadcandecorate.com/2017/01/wall-art-love/
It looks so good Julie what a great idea for a boring corner!
Yeay! Glad you like it!
Love your basket wall decor. I did the same thing a few years ago and used command strips. The command strips were not working. I liked your idea of tiny nails.
I love command strips, but I was thinking it might be risky. Thank you, Maria!!
Julie, you’ve done it again, girlfran! You’re the queen of clever and this corner can’t be beat. Love, love, love it!! xoxo, kristi
Thank you! Your bathroom wall of plates definitely inspired me!!!
Julie, I love how you decorated the corner of your bedroom with thrifted baskets. It looks so designer, like the Grand in Road catalog but with more interest. The addition of plants was the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for hosting another fun hop. Pinned!
I never thought to do this with baskets if any kind. You nailed this project. I love how beautiful everything turned out. Thanks for sharing.
Wow Julie I just love this idea! I may even have to steal it for the corner of my bedroom, which is currently empty. I definitely need to check out my local thrift store for baskets. Hanging the baskets up to the ceiling was such a great idea thank you for the inspiration and for hosting! Happy spring. 🙂