How to Choose the Perfect Storage Baskets for Shelves


Are you struggling with the challenge of arranging storage baskets on your shelves or unsure about which ones are the perfect fit for your needs? In this blog, we'll tackle the familiar problem people face regarding shelf organization and guide you through 5 essential tips to help you choose the ideal storage baskets for shelves.

Tip 1: Assess your storage needs

Every home is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. Begin by identifying what you want to store and display. 

Do you need baskets to organize books, showcase decorative items, or stow away everyday essentials? Understanding your storage requirements sets the stage for informed decisions.


Tip 2: Consider basket materials

Materials matter when it comes to sustainability, especially natural materials. Different materials have varying impacts on the environment. At Artera Home, we're proud to offer a collection of wicker baskets crafted from eco-conscious materials like seagrass and water hyacinth. 

  • Seagrass with rapid renewability: Seagrass is an exceptionally sustainable choice for storage baskets for shelves due to its rapid growth. It can grow up to two inches per day, making it an endlessly renewable resource. 

Additionally, seagrass has high toughness, making it easy to bend to the desired shape for storage baskets or shelves. For example, our Phat Diem Seagrass Wicker Basket is sturdy and portable on any table or cabinet, perfect for holding up many kids' toys or kitchenware.

  • Water hyacinth with biodegradability: Water hyacinth is biodegradable, meaning it naturally breaks down without causing harm to the environment. Water hyacinth is well-known for its thick and large yarn; it creates tight and firm weaving lines, making it ideal for basket shelving storage. 

For instance, our Kim Chinh round wicker basket has distinguished braided weaving lines and sturdiness and can be used as a decorative and storage basket in any corner!

  • Rattan with durability and longevity: Rattan is exceptionally durable and long-lasting. Choosing rattan products reduces the need for frequent replacements, thereby reducing waste. Unlike other materials, rattan boasts light and flexible traits that can feature curved, wavy lines for storage baskets that match the best with boho style. 

Tip 3: Prioritize size and dimensions

One size does not fit all regarding storage baskets for shelves. To ensure a seamless fit on your shelves, follow our tips below:

  • Measure your shelf space: Before purchasing basket shelving storage, measure the width, depth, and height of your shelf space. This will help you determine the maximum dimensions your baskets can have.

  • Consider what you'll store: Think about what items you'll be storing in the baskets. Some items may require taller or deeper baskets, while others may fit comfortably in smaller ones.

  • Allow for breathing room: Don't choose basket shelving storage that perfectly fills the entire shelf. Leave a little space around each basket for easy access and a visually appealing display.


Tip 4: Match style and aesthetics

Storage baskets are not just functional; they are integral components of your decor. As you explore our collection of wicker baskets for shelves, consider the following guide below:

  • Consider color and texture: Take a look at the colors and textures already present in your home decor. Choose storage baskets with shelves that complement these elements. 

For example, if you have a lot of earthy tones and natural textures, opt for baskets made from materials like seagrass or water hyacinth.

  • Match the style: Your home likely has a particular style, whether modern, rustic, bohemian, or traditional. Select storage baskets for shelves that align with this style. 

For instance, woven rattan baskets can add a boho vibe, while sleek, minimalistic designs work well in modern settings.

  • Balance patterns: If your existing decor includes patterns, ensure that your basket patterns don't clash. If your decor has busy patterns, go for solid-colored baskets, and vice versa. This helps maintain visual harmony in your space.

Tip 5: Focus on durability

Investing in durable basket shelving storage is a commitment to sustainability. Well-constructed baskets not only stand the test of time but also reduce the need for replacements, ultimately minimizing waste. 

At Artera Home, we take pride in offering durable wicker baskets that are built to last. These baskets are more than just storage solutions; they are long-term companions on your eco-conscious journey. 


We hope these 5 tips can come in handy with you in finding the perfect storage baskets with shelves. It’s time to declutter your shelves and let our range of eco-friendly storage baskets for shelves assist you, each a testament to our commitment to the environment and responsible sourcing.