By Cynthia Dermody for Reader’s Digest

The latest trend in baskets? Vertical shapes and all kinds of new materials, like cloth and metal. Jennifer Litwin, author of Furniture Hot Spots, found us the perfect bin for every room:

1. Living room
Aiko oval baskets from; $15-$25. “I love the shape and versatility-great for storing the remote, pens and pads, and DVDs,” says Litwin.

2. Bedroom
Abaca 3-drawer storage chest from; $50. It looks nice enough to be displayed, and the drawers slide open and closed easily.

3. Kitchen
Canvas stacking baskets from; $15-$18. “The cloth lightens the look of baskets you usually find in kitchens,” Litwin says.


4. Bathroom

Ito magazine rack from; $35. “The metal weave gives this basket an updated look, and the vertical shape fits in tight spaces,” she says.


5. Kids’ room

Sabrina baskets, available in several colors,; 2 for $44. Good for the “little stuff,” as well as bigger toys as kids grow.


Jennifer Litwin