Bring a piece of nature into your home with decorative branches and twigs! No other decoration radiates warmth and security. And it is also incredibly versatile: as a spring or Christmas decoration, on the table or at the window. So keep your eyes open on the next walk in the forest! Did you find the perfect copy? We show you how to decorate a branch and integrate it into your room concept. Let yourself be inspired!
Decorate with branches and branches
When it comes to decorative branches and twigs, do you immediately think of Christmas decorations? With colorful flowers in spring and colorful autumn leaves, they enchant all year round! Let your decorating style decide which branch decoration suits you best.
Which branch suits me?
The choice of the decorative branch depends on your interior concept and the season. Summer moves in with a birch branch. With its characteristic white bark, it harmonises with a light interior and blue decoration. The decoration with driftwood that you will find on the beach or on the banks of the river is just as convincing. Give this with a white color the rough used look that is characteristic of the maritime interior style.
The classic decoration at Easter involves pussy willows: the filigree plant with its velvety flowers heralds spring. As a woven wicker basket or decorative branch with self-painted Easter eggs. The pussy willow is replaced by the apple blossom or cherry blossom branch, the white and pink flowers of which enchant without additional decoration.
Rosehip, barbara branches, beech branches and horse mackerel are suitable for the cold season. The rose hips take up the orange of the other autumn decorations, the white Barbara flowers harmonize with elegant Christmas decorations in gold and silver.
DIY: Decorate the branch seasonally
Let yourself be inspired by nature on the next walk and integrate twigs and branches into your decoration. Seasonally flowering plants are the most beautiful decoration for the current season! The decorative branch is too bare and colorless for you? Then decorate it with balls, fairy lights or artificial flowers – depending on the occasion and the season.
Decorate the branch in autumn
Autumn enchants with green, yellow, red and orange leaves. Would you like to enjoy the variety of colors of the Indian Summer at home? Then thread oak and maple leaves on a thin string and attach them to a decorative branch. Put this in scene with a string of lights so that the autumn leaves also come into their own in the evening! The authentic ensemble can complement the wall decoration or attract everyone’s attention above the dining room table.
Decorate the branch for Christmas
The most beautiful way to decorate a branch for Christmas? Classic with Christmas balls and lights! Decorate a pine branch elegantly in silver and white, traditionally in red and gold or modern. You can implement this Christmas decoration with simple paper stars and filigree light curtains. Hang them over the table or to greet them in the hallway. The decorative branch with diffuse light above the bathtub provides relaxation from the stress of the pre-Christmas period!
Are you holding a dinner party? Then arrange the decorative branch in the middle of the table. Whether shimmering pendants in white and champagne colors, with a glittering leaf pattern or in angel form: eye-catching decorations do not go unnoticed here. This is also ensured by a chain of lights that bathes the Christmas table in atmospheric light.
Decorate tree branches in spring and summer
From the flower meadow directly to your home: create a wind chime with a decorative branch and fresh flowers! Fasten the branch with a cord at both ends in front of the window or over the door arch. Either you decorate the branch with Easter eggs or with planted egg shells. You will need Muscari plants, scissors and a hot glue gun. Fix the package cord to the eggshell with hot glue. Plant one Micari onion in each bowl and hang it evenly on the branch. Do certain colors dominate the living space in your apartment? Then decorate the eggshells in advance in the same shade!
Do you love bright colors and holiday flair in summer? Then integrate decorative branches in table and window decorations or in arrangements with a maritime look. White branches display mussels, decorative fish and corals.
Our favorite decorative branches
Decorative branches not only look decorative, they can also perform important functions in the kitchen and hallway. On a branch as a practical clothes rail or kitchen helper, clothes such as kitchen utensils are always within reach!
Branch as a clothes rail
You need: A thick branch, depending on the height of the ceiling, a rope about four meters long, two ceiling hooks, a drill, two dowels and a ladder. Fasten the cord in a double knot on both ends of the branch. Measure how low the clothes rail should hang and the distance between the ropes. After you have drilled the two holes shown and screwed in the dowels, attach the hooks. Pull the rope through it and tie it at the desired height.
The branch clothes rail should be the new eye-catcher in the hallway or bedroom? Wrap them with a string of lights! Warning: Do not overload the stylish clothes rail, as it is only attached to two dowels.
Branch as a kitchen helper
Unique and uncomplicated: the decorative branch as a kitchen helper! It comes with a decorative cord, S-shaped hook, pliers, acrylic paint, clear varnish and a brush. First paint the branch in the desired color. Gold or silver is suitable for the glamorous kitchen, white for holiday flair and untreated for the natural Scandinavian or country house style. If you have painted the decorative branch, fix the result with clear varnish. Now knot the decorative cord with glue at both ends and tie a knot in the middle. The new kitchen helper can be hung on it and does not slip. Now put the hooks on and display your most beautiful kitchen utensils!
Branch as a photo gallery
Photo gallery from nature: turn your decorative branch into a photo hanger! Drape it over your bed or desk to reminisce. Attach a branch to two cords and fix additional cords at regular intervals. Attach a wooden clip to each of the latter to hang notes and photos on. For a melancholic retro flair, print out the pictures in black and white, or you can complement couples with romantic floral decorations.
Decorate tree branch with Westwing
There are no limits to your imagination when decorating branches! Decorate branches and twigs with cute Christmas tags: Rudolph the reindeer, bears and horses make children’s eyes shine. Lovers of the feminine glamor look make tree hangers in delicate pastel shades to dream. Special materials such as feathers and sequins look luxurious and delicate at the same time. Choose white branches for this – those in untreated wood are too rustic.
Those who prefer rustic decoration choose natural colors and materials. This is, for example, a dark green cord, a poplar wood star, or the self-dried pine cone.
If the decorative branch is also responsible for lighting, a chain of lights ensures diffuse light. Arrange them with corkscrew branches in tall glass floor vases or in small copies as table decorations.
Would you like to turn the branch into a dining room table lamp? Then wrap it with a string of lights with light bulbs! Choose a branch from dark wood or paint it in black – the perfect lamp for the industrial home. Is it used in the children’s room? Then colorful lanterns will put you in a good mood!