How to decorate a room with tree branches

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How to decorate a room with tree branches
Tree branches can be used to accessorise your home for no cost. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Decorating a room with tree branches is an inexpensive way to add rustic, earthy and organic touches to any space. Use a tree branch motif peel-and-stick wall mural or wall art on one wall in a room, then accessorise with real tree branch touches throughout the space. Make the natural beauty of the tree branches' bends, curves and growths the focal point of your decor and enjoy a little outdoor life in your indoor space.

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Things you need

  • Tree branch art
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Glass vase
  • Lamp
  • Paper tags
  • Spray glue
  • Glitter
  • Goldfish bowl
  • Willow branches
  • Tree branches
  • String

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    Hang a tree branch art piece, such as a painting depicting tree branches or a metal tree branch sculpture, on the room's focal wall. Use several nails to secure the piece and carry the weight of the piece.

    How to decorate a room with tree branches
    A tree branch wall piece will change as the light and shadows move throughout the day. (Jupiterimages/ Images)
  2. 2

    Fill a tall, clear glass vase with tree branches. Place the decor onto a bookshelf or fireplace mantle.

    How to decorate a room with tree branches
    Use a square or round-mouthed vase to hold your tree branch display. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)
  3. 3

    Purchase a tree-branch motif table lamp and place it next to a sofa. Select a lamp base that is either made with actual branches or has a sculptural representation of tree branches.

  4. 4

    Place a tree branch with many smaller branches on it in a heavy vase on a desk. Write motivational words or sayings on small paper gift tags and hang them from the tree branches.

    How to decorate a room with tree branches
    Small paper tags are the perfect foundation for motivational sayings. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)
  5. 5

    Cover a few tree branches with spray glue and shake coloured glitter onto them. Arrange the glittered branches in a clear glass goldfish bowl and place them a bedroom or bathroom to add some "bling" to the space.

  6. 6

    Update a plain candelabra chandelier by arranging long delicate willow tree branches along the curve of its arms. Interweave branches around the fixture to create a dramatic focal point over a table or in a foyer.

    How to decorate a room with tree branches
    Traditional chandeliers have round "elbows" that can hold tree branches. ( Images)
  1. 1

    Collect two long tree branches that are each 5 feet long, and two that are 4 feet long. Trim off any leaves and loose bark.

    How to decorate a room with tree branches
    Send the kids out to collect branches for your art piece. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Lay the branches out on the floor or ground to form a long rectangle. Overlap the shorter branches on the side slightly with the longer branches.

  3. 3

    Cut a piece of string or raffia that is 2 feet long.

  4. 4

    Bind the corners of the branches at the overlapped corners by criss-crossing the string over and around the crux and securing it with a knot.

  5. 5

    Repeat the tying process with each corner to make a sturdy frame.

  6. 6

    Collect a bundle of branches that are each about 4 ½ feet long. The branches can be bent, twisted or straight. Find enough to span the 5-foot distance of the frame.

  7. 7

    Lay the branches on top of the frame so that they touch both the top and bottom branch parts of the frame. Move the branches around and space them sporadically to add interest and variety to the piece.

  8. 8

    Tie each branch to the frame with string at both the top and bottom for security.

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    Hammer three nails into the wall where you want to display your wall piece and hang it from the top frame piece.

Tips and warnings

  • Collect a variety of tree branches from different trees to add more interest to your vase displays.
  • Don't bring bugs into your home. Brush off or wash off tree branches before using them to accessorise your house.

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