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: An ingenious detail at the Hotel Berge in Germany uses branches as lighting supports. Also see Storage: Hotel Berge Towel Ladders.

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.

For more ideas, check out Remodelista’s posts Holiday Table for Rue Magazine, Clyde Common Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, and DIY: Branch Light.

We’d love to see your creative uses for branches.

56 comments

Helly F.
Past Member 8 months ago

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Kate D.
Kate D.3 years ago

These branches make such amazing home decors! I love hanging branch lights around my house. I got mine from http://www.worldtohome.com/willow-branch-lights.aspx. They're so gorgeous!

susan k.
susan k.3 years ago

Great ideas I love the railing . Thanks for sharing .

Sheleen Addison
Sheleen Addison3 years ago

I use branches, seed pods and all sorts from outdoors in my decor. Nature produces such beautiful decorations. Currently where I am sitting I have dried flower branches from a Coconut Palm hanging from the light fixture above me

Margaret Paddock
Margaret Paddock4 years ago

I used a manzanita branch as a curtain holder with a light green curtain over a roman shade. It made a decorative interesting touch to my living room.

Margaret Paddock
Margaret Paddock4 years ago

Once I used a manzanita branch to hold back my curtain - just on one side. It made a stunning, decorative touch to the room with light green curtain and roman shade.

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe4 years ago

How cool.. i really like the lighting support in the bathroom and the handrail on the staircase.

Kirsty K.
Kirsty K.4 years ago

Beautiful ideas

Laura M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Gorgeous! I especially love the stair handle and the lighting support.

Marie-Noelle Audet

We used long branches to hang curtains in our bedroom, it looked pretty good