Roundup : Waste Baskets

Roundup : Waste Baskets - roomfortuesday.comI’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!

Roundup : Waste Baskets - roomfortuesday.comWaste 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?

Roundup : Waste Baskets - roomfortuesday.comWhen in doubt, woven baskets are timeless and can blend seamlessly into any style… like the example shown above from the talented Amber Interiors.

Roundup : Waste Baskets - roomfortuesday.comIt’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.

images: room for tuesday // mcgee & co // amber interiors // alice lane

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  1. Leave it to you to make a waste basket round-up interesting! Unfortunately someone at our house likes eating tissue, so I have an ugly trashcan inside the sink cabinet. Bathroom reno means tile shopping, right?! I’m interested to see cooler tones in the collage above…blue even! Very exciting. Will you tackle both bathrooms at the same time? So much to design; I bet you’re having a blast! Happy Monday.

    1. Haha!! I went on a very fun waste basket shopping spree- which made me think my life is pretty boring. lol! We’ll probably do one bathroom at a time. I like designing one room, finish, then move onto the next… it feels less overwhelming. I will say- tile swatches for bathroom #1 have been ordered! Excited to share more soon. It has been fun! Hope you have a great week Peggi :)

  2. One of my least favorite things to shop for. Recently, my momma told me I need to find ones that have lids so that you do not see whats inside…genius. You did a lot of work and I like the options. Target has some woven with lids that I purchased recently plus I found one at World Market that is supposed to be a lidded basket but I put a trash bag inside to not ruin it!

    1. Yeah, it’s an odd shopping item for sure, Danna! Haha! I kind of have a love / hate relationship with lidded waste baskets. Obviously one part of me likes hiding the trash, but the other part of me is grossed out touching the lid to remove it so often in a bathroom setting. Maybe that’d be a great solution for my office or laundry room :) xo

  3. Would love to see a tissue box roundup (we like the square ones). Why are good ones so hard to find and so expensive?!

    1. Oohhh good idea, Tracy! I’ll add that one to my list.

  4. This can be a funny item to shop for and I, too, searched for a while before landing on one. We have a bathroom trash digger in our house and no cabinet room, so I went to Etsy and found a vintage pewter/metal waste can with a flip up lid that looks so much better in our space than a plain old plastic one you can pick up anywhere. You can step on the pedal to flip the lid up and avoid your squeamishes noted above and I inserted a plastic can liner inside, plus we like to use bags for bathroom trash to make it a bit cleaner to empty. From above, I love 9, 10, 11 and 12/14!

    1. That’s the best of both worlds! Thanks for the insight Michelle :) xo

  5. Melanie Thielke says:

    I picked up a great waste basket at Ikea’s outlet room for discontinued items a couple of weeks ago. It’s a denim blue and natural color woven basket that was, according to the tag, supposed to be a plant container. It’s perfect as a waste basket for my son’s bedroom though since it’s the right size and colors and even came with a washable clear plastic liner, so no need for a messy looking plastic baggie tied around the top!

    1. So smart Melanie! Why have I never heard of the outlet room at IKEA? I’ll have to check that out next time. Thanks for the tip! xo