How To Style A French Market Basket

3 Materials
$40
10 Minutes
Easy

Do you have a French market basket?

They’re so practical and easy to incorporate into your decor!



Here are some great ideas for styling your French market basket:

KEEP EXTRA BATH TISSUE ON HAND


Quick tip: fill the bottom half of the basket with plastic bags or paper, then you only need to fill the top half with rolls of tissue.

THROW IN A THROW AND A PILLOW


Make sure you’ve got everything you need to be warm and cozy right next to you.

DISPLAY SOME VEGETABLES


Shop the vegetable bin in your fridge or the local Farmer’s Market for veggies that would make a colorful ‘bouquet’ in your French market basket. Extra points if you take the basket with you to the market to bring the vegetables home in!


(This is another place where you’re going to want to fill the bottom of the basket with plastic bags or paper so you don’t have to fill the whole basket with veggies.)

STORE BATH TOWELS


Keep the look simple and spa-like with rolled-up towels and sprigs of lavender.

KEEP BOOKS WITHIN REACH


Keep your books, journals, iPad and reading glasses within reach right next to your favorite chair or your comfy spot on the sofa.

HANG IT ON A LADDER


I love this look! Hang your French market basket anywhere — on a ladder, a stair railing, a door knob, a coat hook, or over the back of a bar stool. It just adds a simple, casual vibe to the room.

ADD FRESH FLOWERS


There’s nothing like the look of fresh flowers hanging out of the side of a French market basket!


And it’s so easy to create!


Here’s what you do:

Find a plastic container that will fit inside your basket


You want to be sure to use plastic because glass will add too much weight. I use a plastic container that my protein powder comes in. Fill the container with just enough water for the stems to reach. Don’t add more water than you need — that will make it weigh too much too.

Put your container into the basket


I usually pack some plastic bags around it to keep it from falling over.

Clip your stems

Then add your flowers to the container


Start with your greenery and longer stems so they drape over the side. Then add the flowers. You want the whole arrangement to look like you just bought the flowers and laid them in the basket and brought them home.


Now find the perfect place to put your French market basket filled with flowers!

Like on the entry bench

Get ideas for quick and easy Spring and Summer decorating HERE

Or next to the metal table


Get quick tips for how to hang drapes HERE

Or at the foot of your bed

Or on the floor in front of the armoire

Or on a stand under a French stenciled vintage mirror

I hope I’ve inspired you to see how versatile a French market basket can be in your decor.


So even if you can’t live in the French countryside,

You can bring a little of the French countryside to your home!

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