I’ve had an odd design topic on my mind for the past week… really, ever since moving into our new home. I’ve never had to think about more than one bathroom, and we already have two separate sets of house guests scheduled to arrive before Christmas. That led me to frantically dressing the bathrooms in preparation for company. You know- shower curtains, toilet paper, towels, bath mats, waste baskets, the works. I had enough extra everything EXCEPT waste baskets. I have one lonely bathroom trash can from our previous bath (pictured above) that certainly can’t be in multiple places at the same time. This isn’t Harry Potter’s waste basket, after all. It led me down a shopping rabbit hole for waste baskets. I realized these pesky and necessary bath accessories are more difficult to source than expected. I ended up saving a bunch before making the purchases and thought I’d share my top choices with you- click through to check them out (and to see which ones I bought)!
The one shown below is from McGee & Co– but spoiler alert, that’s not the one I landed on… although the shagreen is gorgeous!
Waste baskets can be used in a number of settings… bathrooms, powder rooms, an office, a laundry room, etc. I found a bunch of great options, so I ended up purchasing four. I figured I’d end up using them somewhere. My general rule of thumb is to avoid anything too specific (nautical, themed, etc). Those always feel a little on the tacky side to me and with so many bad options on the market, it’s a safer bet to choose something classic instead. You can’t go wrong with any of these!
Click directly on each waste basket to shop, or use the numbered products below.
01: light gray waste basket // 02: striped waste basket // 03: woven waste basket // 04: prism glass waste basket // 05: hammered waste basket // 06: two toned waste basket // 07: taylor waste basket // 08: rattan waste basket // 09: fine lines waste basket // 10: white rattan waste basket // 11: brass faceted waste basket // 12: black marble waste basket // 13: seagrass waste basket // 14: marble waste basket // 15: ribbed glass waste basket // 16: walnut waste basket // 17: trent waste basket // 18: woven mesh waste basket
Any guesses which ones I landed on? Ok, ok… I’ll tell you! I bought numbers 2, 9, 14, and 18. That might give you a clue as to what direction / aesthetic I’ll be designing in our new house! Which ones are your favorites?
When in doubt, woven baskets are timeless and can blend seamlessly into any style… like the example shown above from the talented Amber Interiors.
It’s also fun to mix metals! I love this vanity example from Alice Lane Home. The waste basket looks lovely paired alongside a brass vanity stool.
Now I’m just waiting for them to arrive, then I’ll wrap up the bathrooms for my guests. One more spoiler… sometimes a house tells you where to start when it comes to renovating- in this case, due to plumbing issues- we’ll begin our renovation with a bathroom overhaul. Look for more info about that soon! Everyone have a great week.