I loathe the idea of walking into a bathroom, guest room or home office and seeing a garbage can full of trash. It just looks dirty, but emptying a wastebasket every hour isn't realistic either...so, what's the solution? In rooms where I am not able to tuck a trashcan out of view, I use light weight metal umbrella stands. They are tall, so trash settles to the bottom out of sight. Here's a fun Kelly green zebra striped one!
Here is another one that is in our half bath.
Now, my absolute favorite garbage "tote" is the one designed by Bunny William's line of home furnishings, BeeLine Home. I'm ordering this one to use as either a magazine holder in our living room or in my office for debris, still deciding! This "tote" makes a stylish statement regardless of which room it is placed!
Not only are the above options functional and stylish, they are also practical...just wipe them clean with a rag. I'd love to hear what you use so that garbage is not in plain view upon entering a room!