A rattan basket can be a great investment because there are many possibilities for how it can be used. First, what is a rattan basket? If you don’t know, rattan is a type of Indonesia palm plant that is not only a cheaper alternative to wood, but it also weighs much less than wood. It has great durability and can last for many years. In the home or office these baskets are sturdy and decorative enough to have several different uses. You can find these rattan baskets at any local home furniture store. Here are just some of the many things that you can do with your rattan basket:
If your home is a mess and you have a lot of things lying around, the rattan basket makes for a great storage container. Because rattan is a very sturdy material, it will outlast any plastic or cheaply made press wood container. You can put books, clothes, or any old junk in the basket. Furthermore, depending on the décor of your home the rattan basket can be a very fashionable addition to your furniture set. Rattan would look great at the centerpiece of a contemporary home. You can place votive candles next to the basket to give your home a warm glow. You will not only be making your home cleaner and clutter free, but you will also be making your home look more stylish for your guests. For this purpose, large oval shaped rattan baskets are suggested.
Like any basket, rattan baskets especially make for an ideal gift basket. You can put candy and flowers along with a gift to bring along on a picnic date to surprise that special somebody. You can also fill it with fruits, a card and a balloon to offer congratulations to a friend who just had a new baby or to offer good wishes to a sick person at a hospital. There possibilities are endless. For this purpose we recommend a medium sized rattan basket with a handle.
If your office is in need of organization, rattan baskets can easily solve your problems. Rattan baskets make great storage containers to hold all your important documents and folders. If you have a shelve you can stack rattan baskets adjacent to each other on each sleeve and then label each rattan basket with the category of its contents. This system of organization not only prevents you from losing track of your work, but it also adds a clean, stylish look to your office. To achieve this look, we recommend rectangular shaped rattan baskets for easy stacking.
If you are an aspiring botanist and are running out of pots to plant new flowers, the rattan basket makes a great substitute. Because rattan is usually weaved, it allows the basket to be breathable. This is great for the soil because the crevices in the basket will let the soil take in more moisture and nutrients from the environment. This will help the plants and flowers grow. For this purpose, any small rattan basket will suffice.