Some people prefer hampers that are built into furniture, so as to hide them. They certainly look nice and classy, but the problem is that they are expensive. A less expensive solution, if you don’t mind the look of it, is a simple plastic basket. The advantages of these are that they are inexpensive, light and long-lasting. Perfect qualities if you are going for practicality rather than for appearance.
Two basic models – I like that they don’t take up much floor space:
Plastic laundry baskets with lids pictured:
Left: United Solutions Rectangular Plastic Laundry Hamper with Lid, Two Bushel Capacity, White
Right: United Solutions Round Plastic Laundry Hamper with Lid, Two Bushel Capacity, White
The standard color for a laundry basket is white. They are available in other colors, but be prepared to pay more for those models.