Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Decorating with Branches

Hello everyone!

As much as I love using flowers in my home, I also love using branches.  I like the texture they bring to a space and the unique shape they have.   Best of all, I can go outside and pick them right out of my own yard.  We have a lot of trees in my yard, so branches are plentiful.  

I wanted to share some inspiration pics as well.  There are a lot of great ways to use them.  






Don't they make a statement?!

So, I set off to do the same in my home in my dining room.  I brought up an urn from my basement and filled it with some oasis.  I used some curly willow branches mixed in with some from my own yard and arranged them in the oasis.  Then I covered the base with spanish moss.  







The good thing about this kind of project, is that it doesn't have to be perfect.  Branches on trees aren't, so mine don't have to be either.  


It's just another way to add texture and interest to a room.

So, next time you're picking up twigs etc from your yard after a storm,  don't throw them out so quickly.  If they have an interesting shape.  Save them and make a branch arrangement of your own!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

34 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I agree with you, I love to use branches. They has such character and I love the simplicity of them. Gorgeous pictures.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Hmm...you've got me thinking about using branches now. I'm sitting here looking out my back windows at all the different branches out there. :) I love the natural look of it and your arrangement looks so pretty.

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

I have a table that needs something fun on display and your branch idea will work just fine.

Have a lovely spring day.

Gail said...

Hi Kelly, I use branches too! In fact I just gathered a few from the yard yesterday and I placed them in my dining room. Yours looks beautiful. Enjoy your day, Gail

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Love the look of branches. Yours look great and the inspiration one with the butterflies was so fun.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I agree... luv to decorate with branches. They add such movement to a vignette.
Hugs,Gee

Wanda said...

Kelly, what a statement they make.

When we lived up North in "Almond Country" I had a big tree in the back yard, and used branches all year long...they were especially beautiful when full of white blooms.

Now you got me thinking,....excuse me, but I'm heading to the back yard to see what I can find. Tee Hee.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love to use branches in an urn...your arrangement looks so pretty!! Love the whole vignette.

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Believe it ir not with all the trees on the property I have yet to find pretty branches...perhaps I am looking for perfect. I need to stop that.

imsovintage said...

I always love decorating with branches too, Kelly. Yours look great. xo Laura

Ron said...

Great inspirational photos. I love using branches on my entry table. You are right! It is so easy!

chateau chic said...

Love using branches in your decor. Adds so much great texture and interest.
Mary Alice

NanaDiana said...

I love twigs and branches, too. That looks great in your dining room, Kelly. I love curly willows.

I once re-did a coffee house and dragged a HUGE limb in that had fallen off after a thunderstorm. It still had a bird's nest in it.

They thought I was nuts but I put it on one main long wall and shot uplights into it. They got LOTS of comments on it over the years.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that look. Hmmm, I need to go clean up sticks.

Bonnie said...

I like your moss filled urn with branches. It looks great where you put it. You do have the knack.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love using bramches or sticks too. I often add them to an arrangement for interest, height etc. But alone they are just as beautiful! So glad to be home and back to visiting and blogging!!!

Anne said...

Kelly I love the simplistic and elegant look of the branches in your beautiful urn!
xx
Anne

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
Love the branches. So pretty. Love love love that lamp with the button shade too. Too sweet.
Kris

Judy said...

i've got some "sticks" i use in urns/vases from time to time too...don't you just love how organic they look? i have some curly willow branches i got years ago at HB that are kinda plastic (not looking but feel plastic) but i can bend and shape them very easily.

how is your son doing? i think about him from time to time...hope he is doing better now that he's home.

My Forever Changing Home said...

So pretty Kelly! Funny I just commented about falling limbs on your earlier post... I guess I need to make an arrangement. Your arrangement looks very pretty on the cabinet!

Debbiedoos said...

I love the look too Kelly. I sure have plenty of branches and sticks in the yard to do the same.

Katie Mansfield said...

I love the textural quality of branches. I wish I had some decent flowering ones.

A Pocketful of Blue said...

Your arrangement looks wonderful, Kelly. Branches are such a great way to create a large focal point without spending a lot!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kelly,
I like to use branches too :) Like how yours look in that great old urn. Just can't beat FREE!

Blessings,
Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the branches!! I think I need to go outside and get me some branches for an arrangement. Hope my puppies won't chew on them or bring me a branch to throw, so they can go fetch it. LOL...
hugs,
Cindy

Olive said...

Brilliant!

Dee Lapin said...

Your branches look beautiful in the flowerpot urn.
I love decorating with branches too. I think that's why I love pussy willow so much.

Cynthia said...

Kelly this looks so great and I love that pot you chose.

Cynthia

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Branches are such a fun way to add texture to a room…love how you arranged the branches in your pretty urn.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Branches are a favorite of mine. I love how they bring nature inside with plenty of texture.

Linda said...

Great idea! I also love that pretty lampshade with the buttons and ruffle! How have I missed that before?





Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful look, love it! I'm crazy about branches!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love using branches and love your beautiful container that you created!!!....

Doreen@househoneys said...

Branches and twigs can easily be just as beautiful as colorful flowers. It's all about artfully arranging them but from the look of your display, you already know that ;).