Bring a piece of nature into your home with a decorative branch or twig! Hardly any other material exudes as much warmth and security as wood. In addition, branches are incredibly versatile: as decoration in spring or summer, in the Advent season, on the table or to hang on the window. So keep your eyes open on your next walk in the forest! Have you already found the perfect copy? Then we will now show you how to decorate a branch and how to integrate it most beautifully into your living style. Let yourself be inspired!
DIY: decorate seasonally with twigs and branches
When you think of a decorative branch and branch, do you immediately think of Christmas decorations? A nice idea! But even after the big party, the pretty branches are welcome to stay. Because with colorful flowers in spring or with colorful autumn leaves they enchant us all year round! So let your furnishing style decide which branch decoration suits you best.
Or you look for inspiration in nature on your next walk. Because seasonally blooming plants are the most beautiful decoration in every season! Is the decorative branch too bare or colorless for you? Then simply decorate it with balls, fairy lights or artificial flowers – depending on the occasion and season.
Which decorative branch suits your style?
Choosing the perfect decorative branch does not only depend on the season, but also on your personal furnishing style.
With a birch branch, summer will come to you. The characteristic white bark harmonises beautifully with a light interior and blue decoration. The decoration with driftwood, which you can find on the beach or on the banks of the river, is just as impressive. With white paint you give the branch the rough used look, which is also characteristic of the maritime furnishing style.
Birch also looks particularly beautiful in a light, calm Scandi style. Here it brings nature and comfort to every room as a minimalist decoration on the window or for hanging. Untreated decorative items are particularly effective in a country house style or a shabby chic look.
Tip: If you don’t find anything beautiful in the forest, you can also use artificial branches and twigs.
Tree branch decorate in autumn
Autumn enchants us with green, yellow, red and orange leaves. Would you like to enjoy this variety of colors of the Indian Summer at home too? Then thread oak and maple leaves on a thin cord and attach it to a decorative branch.
Put it in the limelight with a chain of lights so that the autumn leaves also come into their own in the evening! The autumn ensemble can complement the wall decoration or attract everyone’s attention above the dining room table.
Rose hip branches also look beautiful in the cold season. They perfectly match the orange and red of your other autumn decorations.
Make a Christmas tree decoration
The nicest way to decorate a branch for Christmas? Very classic with Christmas balls and lights! Decorate a fir branch elegantly in silver and white, traditionally in red and gold or modern in black, white or completely different colors.
You then complement the Christmas decoration with simple paper stars and filigree light curtains. Hang them up above the table or to greet them in the hallway. Also nice: the decorative branch with diffuse light above the bathtub provides relaxation from the stress of the pre-Christmas period!
Are you hosting 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 shape: eye-catching decorations here by no means go unnoticed. This is also ensured by a chain of lights that bathes the Christmas table in atmospheric light.
Rose hip, Barbara branches, beech branches and horse mackerel are also nice in Advent and beyond. The white Barbara blossoms harmonize particularly well with elegant Christmas decorations in gold and silver.
Decorate branch in spring and summer
From the flower meadow straight to your home: create a wind chime with a decorative branch and fresh flowers! To do this, fasten the branch with a cord at both ends in front of the window or above the door arch.
Either you decorate the branch with Easter eggs or with planted eggshells. That’s how it’s done:
You will need muscari plants, scissors, and a hot glue gun
Fix the parcel string to the bottom of the egg shell with hot glue.
Plant a Micari onion in each bowl and hang it on the branch at an even distance.
Certain colors dominate the living space in your apartment? Then decorate the eggshells beforehand in the same shade!
The classic decoration at Easter, on the other hand, involves pussy willow: the filigree plant with its velvety flowers heralds spring, whether in a vase, as a braided wicker basket or a decorative branch with self-painted Easter eggs. The pussy willow is later replaced by the apple or cherry blossom branches, whose white and pink blossoms enchant even without additional decoration.
Do you love bright colors and holiday flair in summer? Then integrate decorative branches in table and window decorations or in flower arrangements in a maritime look. White branches show off shells, decorative fish and corals in a particularly beautiful way.
This is how we prefer to use decorative branches and twigs
Decorative branches not only look decorative, they can also take on important functions in the kitchen and hallway. The branch can easily be turned into a practical kitchen helper or a stylish clothes rail.
DIY: Large branch as a clothes rail to hang up
Would you like to hang clothes on your decorative branch? Great idea! We’ll show you how you can make your own wooden clothes rail:
You will need these utensils:
- a thick branch
- depending on the height of the ceiling, a rope about four meters long
- two ceiling hooks
- a drill
- two dowels
- a ladder
That’s how it works:
- Fasten the string in a double knot at both ends of the branch.
- Measure how low the clothes rail should hang and how big the distance between the ropes should be.
- After you have drilled the two marked holes and screwed in the dowels, attach the hooks.
- Pull the rope through this and knot it at the desired height.
Do you want the branch clothes rail to be the new eye-catcher in the hallway or bedroom? Wrap them with a string of lights!
Danger: Do not overload the stylish clothes rail, as it is only attached to the two dowels!
Decorative branches as kitchen helpers
Unique and uncomplicated: the decoast as a kitchen helper! We’ll show you how best to do this DIY.
These utensils are necessary:
- Decorative cord
- S-shaped hook
- Acrylic paint
- Clear coat
That’s how it’s done:
- First paint the branch in the color you want. Gold or silver goes well with the glamor kitchen, white and untreated for holiday flair with the natural Scandinavian or country house style.
- Once you have painted the decorative branch, fix the result with clear varnish.
- Now tie 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 attach the hooks and display your most beautiful kitchen utensils!
The decorative branch as a photo gallery
Photo gallery from nature: convert your decorative branch into a photo hanger! Simply drape it over your bed or desk for reminiscences.
That’s how it’s done:
- Attach a branch to two strings.
- Fix other cords at regular intervals.
- Attach a wooden clip to each of the latter to hang notes and photos on.
- For a melancholy retro flair, print out the pictures in black and white, or you can add romantic artificial flowers to couples pictures.
Even more inspiration: decorate branches with Westwing
You may have already noticed: 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 light up.
Lovers of the feminine glamor look make tree pendants in delicate pastel tones dream. Special materials such as feathers and sequins appear luxurious and delicate at the same time. Choose white twigs for this – those made from untreated wood are too rustic.
Those who prefer rustic decoration, on the other hand, choose natural colors and materials. This is, for example, a dark green cord, a star made of poplar wood, or the self-dried pine cone.
If the decorative branch is also responsible for the lighting, a chain of lights provides diffuse light. Arrange them with corkscrew branches in tall glass vases or in small copies as table decorations.
Would you like to transform the branch into a dining room table lamp? Then wrap a string of lights and light bulbs around it! Choose a branch made of dark wood or paint it in black – the perfect lamp for the industrial home. Is it used in the nursery? Then colorful lanterns put you in a good mood!