A Quick Overview of the Top Trends this Year…
As you watched that ball drop on New Year’s Eve 2019, did you ever imagine how this year would turn out? None of us did. We proclaimed our resolutions for 2020, just like we do every year, and gave ourselves the grace period of the first quarter. And then, everything changed. No, we weren’t “stuck at home”; we stayed “safe at home”. And most of us are still staying home. Baking, gardening, housekeeping, DIYing in our garages and basements, spending time with our families and our pets, and of course, giving our beautiful homes even more beautiful makeovers! Have you seen all those pictures of gorgeous wall décor? And drooled over those fascinating displays of natural, handmade items and indoor plants? If your creativity is sparked from browsing online galleries, then you definitely want to get your hands on our exquisite Zenzulu baskets.
As you go about decorating your home, here are some key trends to keep in mind for 2020:
- Decorating using Baskets
Baskets have always been easy to incorporate into your décor or theme. This year make a statement with handcrafted baskets in unique shapes, sizes and colors to add character to your home.
- Wall Décor
Wall décor is one of our favorite ways to decorate because it doesn’t take up any space. It’s ideal for smaller rooms and it’s always eye-catching!
- Baskets not Bins
This year swap out storage bins and containers for baskets. This makes even storage look beautiful and decorative, so you don’t need to hide away your things behind closed cupboards. You can go for a traditional woven basket for a rustic look or a solid colored basket for a more contemporary feel. Choose from our stylish collection of Zenzulu baskets.
- Basket Centerpieces
Baskets are finally being recognized for the skill and beauty in how they are crafted, and this is the perfect opportunity to use them as centerpieces. They can be filled with candles, decorative potpourri, and curios, or they can be used just by themselves.
- Flowers and Greenery
Lush greenery is a wonderful way to decorate your home. Plants and flowers can add brightness and color without clashing or competing with any other colors in your décor. Add life to any room with a leafy fern, soft pink peonies or small and sweet succulents. For unique planters in your indoor oasis, why not choose handwoven baskets?
You’ve Got Home Décor in the Bag! Or Should We Say Basket?
We love the contemporary yet traditional look that baskets add to the home and you can use them in a way that creates a luxurious feel. The best thing about baskets is that they come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors, which is what makes them so easy to incorporate into your home décor.
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite pieces that are so easy to use.
With these stunning crocheted trays, the possibilities are endless. These trays are hand woven by craftswomen in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, making every piece unique and of the highest quality. These trays can be used as serving platters for important dinners and brunches, or a centerpiece on your table that holds your favorite fruit. Available in red, blue, yellow, beige, and black, they will also look beautiful on your desk or vanity holding mail, jewelry, and keys. The bold, solid colors of the trays make them easy to place anywhere, but the undeniable beauty of the craftsmanship is what brings luxury into any room.
Crafted from fragrant and dried vetiver grass, these true pieces of art look gorgeous placed throughout your home. They can be used as a centerpiece by themselves, used to hold fruit and fresh produce in your kitchen, or you can use them our favorite way and put them on the wall. By combining a group of these baskets on your wall, you now have a contemporary statement wall that is an eye-catching, conversation starter. Don’t just admire your home; go on and talk about it. Even your walls are worth showing off!
Extraordinary designer Marisa Fick-Jordaan and her team of weavers created this gorgeous, bright platter as a representation of when modern design meets traditional skill. This highly prized telephone wire design is hard to replicate and will be a unique attraction in your home this year. It can be used to hold mail, fruit, and centerpieces, or you can hang it on the wall for a whole new look. You can hang just one or buy more and create an entire wall of artistic beauty.
Browse our collection online today to find décor to fit your home or to gift to someone special. When you visit our website, you can also learn more about the Mdukatshani Craft Project and how your purchase of our handcrafted gifts will help South African artisans gain access to a better life.