With #stayathome orders in place across much of the country, it’s likely you’ve been spending a lot more time at home than usual. Now’s the time to get started on all those home improvement projects and spring cleaning days that were so easy to procrastinate in more normal times — if not now, then when?
After all, when you’re spending most of your time in one space, it can only help boost morale to spruce things up a bit. That’s exactly what a ton of Goodwill thrifters have done these past few weeks, and they documented their progress on their Instagram feeds.
If you haven’t heard of the #BasketWall, you’re not alone. I started seeing posts of basket walls in late winter, when people were starting to redecorate for the warmer seasons, but in the past few weeks, the #BasketWall inspiration that can be found on social media has spread at an incredible rate, and in almost every picture the basket is tagged as a Goodwill find!
I love a few things about this home decor trend, but especially how accessible it is and how it can really change the look of a space. It’s likely you have a basket or a woven placemat already lying around your home that can be repurposed for the task. If not, finding one second hand isn’t difficult to do. With more earthy and bohemian home decor styles growing in popularity, switching up your wall art to incorporate baskets of different shapes, shades and sizes can do a lot for your home aesthetic. And in these unprecedented times when life can be monotonous, why not implement a little do-it-yourself change to your living area?
I love seeing the different ways people have set up their basket walls. There are so many creative ways to organize them, depending on how many baskets you have to work with, or if you want to integrate different media along with them, like plants or mirrors as seen in some of the photos above. I’ve seen other creative walls that incorporate fun broad-brimmed hats into the mix as well, creating a truly boho look.
If revamping your living area helps you get through quarantine a little bit better, set some time aside and go for it! With more than two thirds of Goodwill stores now open with social distancing rules in place, you can search the Goodwill Locator to see if you can make a trip for those baskets today!
If you’ve already redecorated during quarantine and want to spend some time focusing on job hunting or boosting your cache of professional skills, head over to our training and career advancement page to access free virtual tools and resources.
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