1. Travel was in the air in the 19th century - figuratively, not literally. Often it was by train or ship, long journeys that involved spacious forms of luggage with now-forgotten names such as rail baskets and hand trunks. A steamer trunk with bamboo overlay is a nostalgic wicker storage accent for the history-minded decorator.
2. Hand-woven banana leaf wicker trunks straddle disparate eras with their eco-friendly construction and traditional style. Their cocoa and golden honey colors and rope-like weaves are natural textures and tones that will bring tropical warmth to the chilliest of contemporary interiors.
3. Stylish, space-efficient storage is a challenge in apartments and houses alike. Wicker storage baskets made from natural woven rattan are a beautiful solution, turning quotidian necessity into a stackable style statement.
4. Creative decorators will often use wicker storage trunks as decorative coffee table substitutes in travel-themed interiors. But Bassett has done them one better: they've turned wicker storage into authentic tables. Bassett's storage trunk-style wicker cocktail tables and end tables are distinctive rattan accents with Old World features such as leather handle pulls and bronze hardware.
5. Maybe we're biased (this is WickerFurniture.com) but we think wicker storage chest sets are the best storage/accent piece combination available to tropical, rustic, and international decorators. You can stack them empty as a decorative display, use them as end tables, or split them between two rooms for a visually consistent theme.
6. It doesn't require a voluminous storage trunk to bring wicker's texture into bathroom and bedroom decor. Measuring nine to twelve inches wide, lidded storage boxes made from rattan and metal are small enough to fit on a cabinet or dresser top.
7. Jeffan International's Funstripes collection of indoor wicker furniture includes some of the funkiest furnishings at WickerFurniture.com. Convenient and colorful, Jeffan's striped wicker storage stools make kids bedroom storage fun.