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Home Decor

29/08/2019
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Time To Breathe: September Home Organisation

Phew the summer holidays are over. As you look back fondly on the wonderful memories you’ve made with the family, you can breathe a sigh of relief as you get back on track with your routine and also prepare for some exciting September organisation. It’s also time to prepare for a change of season as the Autumn Equinox is on its way. As we transition into Autumn, nothing says hygge quite like big knitted throws, jumpers and big mugs of indulgent hot chocolate in front of a crackling log fire.... Read More

23/08/2019
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How To Prepare For The Autumn Equinox

Here at The Basket Company, we are preparing for the arrival of the majestic Autumn Equinox, which takes place on 23rd of September 2019. We can’t wait to dig out our wellies for fresh, crisp walks across blankets of gold and auburn tones and snuggling deep into the sofa, with a soft cotton blanket and a good book on rainy days. We bet you didn’t know this… The word “equinox” is derived from Latin and means “equal night”. On the day of an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal... Read More

15/08/2019
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Bohemian Décor Ideas For Your Home

The innovative bohemian décor trend is filling our homes with authenticity, bringing the rooms to life with character and seamless blends of vintage taste. The beauty of bohemian décor is that it doesn’t have to be styled a specific way and in fact, the more sporadic the layout is, the better! Which would you choose? Could it be “driftwood boho” for a light, coastal bohemian feel. Perhaps your favourite is “gypsy boho” filled with an abundance of materials, silks and rugs cascading with colours and patterns. Why not transform your... Read More

29/07/2019
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The August Edition

“Fashion changes, but style endures” – Coco Chanel. It’s time for some new fresh ideas for your home. Including style, trends, texture, colours and all things your home needs this August. Treat your home as an escape from daily life. Your home is your safe haven and once you’re inside your space of tranquillity, gently shut the door to everything outside, enjoy the aromatic notes of a subtly scented reed diffuser and admire your peaceful sanctuary. It should be tailored to your personality and your traits, so what better place... Read More

28/06/2019
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5 Easy Ways To Go Plastic-Free This July

Plastic. The vital and revolutionary invention that has played a huge part in our lives for decades. We are surrounded by plastic. From plastic bottles to our hand-held mobile devices and materials used in hospitals, the convenience of plastic has adopted our general way of life in a positive way. However, it’s what happens to plastic afterwards that’s causing an increasing direct effect on marine life, our land and ourselves. Some information about plastic you should be aware of Plastic is made to last forever and according to “Plastic Pollution... Read More

12/04/2019
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Storage for your “joy-sparking” items

If you are inspired by Marie Kondo and our recent blog “The 6 basic rules for tidying up – The KonMari Way” you are in the right place for to help you with the last rule of tidying, which is finding storage for your “joy-sparking” items.  Once you have sorted everything category by category and you have decided which items “spark joy” the next step is to keep everything you want to keep neat and tidy so you know where to find everything next time (and that’s where we can... Read More

19/03/2019
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A “Garden Buffet” To Feed The Pollinators

Pollinators visit flowers and harvest the pollen and nectar, transferring them from plant to plant and fertilising them. This plays a vital role in the reproduction of flowers and agriculture. This includes everyday foods such as fruit, nuts, beans and coffee (yes, your coffee) Let’s talk about the pollinators According to “Friends of the earth” the pollinators need 3 things to thrive – food, shelter and water (just like us humans!) “Bees forage from flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen. The nectar contains the sugar they need for... Read More

03/03/2019
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6 Basic Rules Of Tidying – The KonMari Way

We are huge fans of Marie Kondo here at The Basket Company. We love her spirit, her optimism and of course her life-changing tidying up methods. If you have watched her show on Netflix, you will know that she has 6 basic rules of tidying and how to bid farewell to items (in a way that doesn’t make you feel guilty and makes tidying up enjoyable) 6 basic rules of tidying Tidying the “KonMari” way will give you a fresh perspective and you will experience uplifting changes. Here are the... Read More

27/02/2019
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Wicker baskets: 2019’s Biggest Interior Accessory

Who would’ve thought that wicker baskets would be 2019’s biggest interior accessory? And the question is why? We have the answer for that. It’s because wicker baskets are a durable, sustainable and stylish way to maximise space and minimise clutter in your home. Wicker baskets completely transform your home, enhancing elegance and adorn interior space as opposed to simple plain plastic storage. (It Seems We’re Not The Only Ones Who Are Basket Mad!) The best thing about wicker baskets is their versatility. They come in different materials which suit various... Read More

25/02/2019
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What’s growing in Catherine’s English Garden: Pink Sedum

We are counting down the days here at The Basket Company until the Spring Equinox arrives and our director, Catherine, has taken full advantage of the fresh air and the sunshine by planting in her beautiful English garden. Gardening is a favourite pastime in Catherine’s family and her Auntie Rosemary, who also has a beautiful garden, gave her this lovely Pink Sedum as it’ll fit in with the colour scheme of pinks, blues, violets and whites. Plus, it also feeds the pollinators! In our latest YouTube video, “Catherine’s English Garden... Read More