Lately, we’ve been dreaming of some upgrades for one of the hardest-working rooms (or corners) of your home: the laundry room. While there are some obvious essentials you need for this space, there are also ways to add an infusion of style to those same essentials. Today, we’re looking at four alternatives to the standard laundry basket, each of which can add a spirit of fun to your regular wash and fold routine. Here’s to stylish laundry baskets!
This covered hamper has a curvaceous shape and fun lidded top. Handwoven of all-weather wicker over a galvanized steel frame, it’s actually meant for the outdoors — say, around a pool — but that weather resistance means it’s well suited to deal with damp towels that often make their way into the laundry basket. Stored in a bedroom closet or in your laundry room, it will keep your dirty duds under wraps beautifully.
French Wire Hamper and Liner ($159)
We’re positively smitten with this charming little hamper. Thanks to its swiveling casters, it’s a breeze to move from room to room or machine to machine, as need be. Made of steel with an oxidized finish, it includes a cotton liner with drawstring closure. (Oh, and you can also monogram the liner, which in our opinion, would be absolutely darling.)
Thanks to its split compartments, now your household will have no excuse when it comes to mixing light and dark loads. Crafted from hndwoven seagrass wrapped tightly around a sturdy wire frame, its cut-out handles make it simple to transport. It comes with two removable cotton liners, which you can chuck in the wash with your light loads as needed.
Canvas Hanging Hamper ($69)
Short on floor space? Then take advantage of your walls with this clever hanging laundry hamper. Made of sturdy cotton canvas with brass finished grommets, it’s a great alternative for a cramped laundry space. The hamper can also be monogrammed, with either a word or initials. Perhaps one for each member of the family is a good idea — and then each person can be made responsible for his or her laundry. (Wouldn’t that make life easier!)
Have you upgraded your laundry space with a stylish laundry basket or hamper?