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Favourite Right Now: The African Basket Gallery Wall


There's been so much talk about rattan on here lately that I've neglected to mention another rustic bohemian item that's been rocking the home world over the past few years: African baskets. From kitchens and sitting rooms to staircases and bedrooms, these beautiful decorative handwoven pieces are giving traditional 'print' gallery walls a run for their money and adding plenty of warmth and texture to boot! Here's a round-up of some of my favourites.



There are tonnes of different types of African baskets. Binga baskets from Zimbabwe tend to be popular for walls due to their flatter shape and light weight, but there are many other beautiful handwoven designs which make beautiful decorative pieces too. They're widely available online - I like The Basket Room, Paulski Art* and Sekai baskets* (the latter sells baskets in sets which are great for gallery walls!).

To hang them, all you need to do is thread some multi-purpose fishing line through the centre of the basket, creating a loop at the back. Baskets tend to be fairly lightweight so a small tack / nail should be enough to bear the weight. Some people also nail baskets directly to the wall using a slightly longer nail, but be aware this will damage the basket in some way. 





1.  Anna Malmberg (see the full home tour of her lovely, natural home here) 2. Avenue Design Studio (see the rest of  Holly's sitting room here) 3. The Design Files 4. Can anyone help with the credits for this wonderful pic?!  5. Simply Chi Vintage 6. I'd love to know the credits for this picture too! 7. Chicville USA 7. Madam Stoltz 8. Couleur Locale 

What do you think? Could you imagine creating a basket gallery wall in your home?

I think they make a great addition to prints and paintings!

I'll be back tomorrow with a very exciting home tour! See you then!

Niki 

*contain affiliate links



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  1. One of my favorites ever! I am happy to have your same tastes! Great summer to you and your family! laura, creativeordinette.blogspot.com

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  2. One of my favorites ever! I am so happy to have same tastes as you! A great summer to you and your family!

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  3. Yay - I'm so happy you enjoyed this post. Great minds think alike :) Happy summer to you too Laura! Niki

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  4. FAVOURITE indeed. A beautiful and inspired post. Every basket a joy in its own right.....annnd even more beautiful alongside its partners. Baskets speak eloquently of the folk who crafted them. I love them all.

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  5. Beautiful accessories on the walls, I like them a lot. They are quite unusual in homes but here they look great. This lamp in the style of hm .. retro? Also nice.

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  6. Wicker baskets, pitchers and decorations on the walls. Only a real enthusiast of this style has something at home. I envy the interior, beautifully presented, so familiar and pleasing to the eye. Best wishes

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