Hanging branches, how we love thee. Let us count the ways.
We first saw this look in a bedroom featured on Emily Henderson’s blog, and wondered how we had never thought of it before! It’s simple, inexpensive and crazy versatile. In summer it’ll look like beachy driftwood, in winter like a bare frosty limb.
The best thing about this project? At most all you’ll have to do is trim some twigs and tie on string. Go for the spray paint if you’re feeling really crazy.
All this being said, hanging branches are the perfect look for the summer-to-fall transition time. Give it a try!
In The Bedroom
Break up a simple mirror with a branchy topper.
Via Emily Henderson.
This project will require the perfect branch, but if you look for a while you’ll find the right one. Tack it to the wall, wrap around a pendant light, and you’ve got a rustic new lamp!
Via Design Sponge.
Grab a big strong limb, anchor it to the ceiling with twine, and you’ve got a coat rack or mini closet addition.
In The Living Room
Who needs wall art when you have a big branch and some dramatic lighting?
Via Transom Design Build.
This tree branch floor lamp may take some engineering, but it’ll totally be worth it. Give it a try with these lamps.
Dress up your mantle with a mossy bough.
Give floaty drapes a rustic edge with tree branch curtain rods.
For The Kids
A tree branch clothing rod in a kids room is a way to make up for a lack of closet space, or show off adorable outfits.
Via Kids Space Stuff.
Give easy access to coats and oft worn clothing with a twisty branch to hang them on.
Via Kelly Donovan.
Make a kid’s bedroom feel a bit more dreamy with a branch mobile with colorful origami ornaments.
Give a nursery some not-overly-cutesy whimsy with birds perched on a hanging branch.
Via Valerie Ribeiro.
In The Kitchen
Give the kitchen island some festive holiday cheer with a rustic branch hung with ornaments.
Via Delight By Design.
Who says storage can’t be stylish? We’d keep stores of fruit and veggies in these baskets-on-a-branch.
Via Forty Sixth at Grace.
This branch and hook set-up keeps oft used kitchen tools within reach. It could also serve as a handy drying rack.
Via Louise de Miranda.
In The Dining Room
Paint your branch white for a more subtle look. Teeny luminaries makes this space feel magical for a special meal.
An intricate branch hung “face down” gives a nautical, coral feel.
Via Apartment Therapy.
Some twine and paper clips turn this branch into a rotating art gallery.
Via Apartment Therapy.
More birds! Whether it’s spring or not, these feathered friends and hanging eggs give the kitchen table a fresh, natural feel.
Try A Variation On This Look!
Last year the design world was completely smitten with rustic wood accents, and they’re still very much in style.
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