Organic Accents: Branches Used As Decor
Recently admired in several compelling interiors, we are drawn to these bare branches’ functioning as home accessories. Here are a few ideas on how it might work in your living space.
Above: A hanging branch adds rustic appeal to this interior photographed by Lincoln Barbour.
Above: To recreate the look of this simple children’s room in the Netherlands, source a gnarled branch from your local hiking path and add other inexpensive elements, such as a Pearl River lantern and a vintage map.
Above: German designer Katrin Arens has a passion for reusing organic materials, giving them an unexpected second life. Her clever low-tech Vine Branch and Rope is perfect as a bathroom towel rack and can be easily replicated with a salvaged branch, a length of rope, and a couple of hooks.
Above: To make your own branch towel rack, consider using the stainless steel Swing Hooks from Sugatsune; $39.95 at Alema Hardware. A less expensive option: Koch Forged Shoulder Eye Screws; $5.14 each from Amazon. Above R: Natural Hemp Rope; 50 feet for $24.95 at Amazon.
Above: A reclaimed branch handrail in this Netherlands home lends an organic note to a simple, white stairwell.
We’d love to see your creative uses for branches.