With autumn just around the corner now, our thoughts are gently turning to cosier nights and to retreating indoors for the colder months. For those of us lucky enough to have an open fireplace, log burning stove or wood burner at home, a handwoven log basket would make a beautiful, versatile and practical addition to your hearth.
@flawsomehome loves her NDOTO striped basket almost as much as her puppy does!
With over 280k posts on Instagram tagged #fireplacedecor, and 100k for #fireplacemakeover, the fireside is a place that the interiors world is focussing on more and more.
@ginagpotter uses her medium NDOTO (£35) for her essential reading
It's no wonder, perhaps, given that we have spent so much more time at home over the past eighteen months. The fireplace is a spot in the home that naturally draws people together, and is synonymous with comfort and safety.
@flawsomehome's fireside set up with the same NDOTO basket (Large size £59)
Now the beauty of these log baskets is that they’ll work hard for you all year round: in the spring and summer months you can use them for laundry, toys, picnic blankets, houseplants or linen storage before filling them with firewood once the nights begin to draw in.
@hardcastletowers is using her medium JIONI (£35) for her fiddle leaf fig, with an XS JIONI (£16) on the mantelpiece
No fireplace? No problem. Wicker log baskets aren’t just for firewood and kindling – they’re also great for laundry and storing throws, rugs and slippers for cosy evenings on the sofa with a glass of wine and a good book. Bliss!
@myenglishcountrycottage uses her KITAMBAA basket for ferrying laundry to and from her washing line. Come winter it'll be found by the fireside, filled with kindling.
Keep reading to meet our top six wood baskets for the fireplace, from small log baskets to large kindling baskets...
AYFA NATURAL AND WHITE STRIPE SISAL LAUNDRY BASKET £105
WAPI COLOUR BLOCK BASKETS (SIZES S / M / L) FROM £78
UNIQUE GHANAIAN ROUND FLOOR BASKETS (SIZES S / M / L) FROM £79
NATURAL GHANAIAN ROUND FLOOR BASKETS (SIZES S / M / L) FROM £79
LINEAR FUSION STRIPED BASKETS FROM £16