6 Unique Ways to Decorate with Dried Branches

If you love nature and the rustic style, here you'll find some great ideas on how you can decorate your home with dried branches.
6 Unique Ways to Decorate with Dried Branches

Last update: 24 October, 2018

Having natural elements in our homes can really bring things to life and decorating your home’s interior with dried branches can be a unique idea. Dried branches are really easy to find, especially if you live in the countryside.

Incorporating plants into our homes is common, but there are other natural elements which can really enhance your decor. So, in this article, we’ll give you some really original ideas on how you can use dried branches in your home. 

You can find dried branches pretty much anywhere. If you live out in the countryside away from the city, this will be really easy for you. If not, you can ask for help from a friend or family member, or simply go for a walk through the city – you might find an interesting branch you can use. As well as adding extra life to your home, dried plants can help to create that coveted rustic style.

Choose branches to suit your needs

When you go out searching for dried branches to decorate your home, you should think about what you’re going to use them for. The more delicate dried branches will only really be useful for decoration. On the other hand, really large, thick branches can be used as functional objects that can support a lot of weight.

Once you’ve returned home with the dried branches you’ve selected, try to clean them thoroughly with a damp cloth. If necessary, trim off the smaller twigs you don’t want, or throw them away if they’re in bad condition.

Remember that you are bringing a natural element into your home, so it’s obviously going to be a bit dusty and dirty. However, if you’re thinking of putting branches in a child’s bedroom, you’ll need to be sure to clean them properly. Small children are vulnerable.

Decorating the walls with dried branches

This is a really simple and beautiful technique. If you have branches of different sizes and thicknesses, you can hang them on the walls. It will look like you’ve got a little tree in your house. What’s more, if your branch is thick enough, you could even make a shelf and use it to display ornaments.

Find a dried branch thick enough, and you can even use it as a coat hook.

Paint your dried branches

If you’ve got white or pale gray walls that you’ve recently had painted, these will go beautifully with them. And remember, wood looks best when combined with pale colors.

Add hanging elements

Adding hanging elements to your dried branches creates a really unique look. You can play around  and decorate them little with wool pompoms on strings, for example. A really great color combination is the gray-brown of your dried branches with orange and pale yellow pompoms. This will add a bit of color and contrast to your space.

Add birds or flowers to your dried branches

If you’ve hung your branches on the walls, adding elements like flowers or birds will really enhance their natural look. You can make these elements from paper or fabric and play around with your favorite colors.

Decorating your shelves with dried branches

Another interesting option is to use dried branches to decorate your shelves. If you have a lot of bookcases in your living room, for example, you can really have fun with this. Play around with different elements to make your room look really unique, giving it a rustic and natural feel.

Put your dried branches in vases

If you have a lot of large vases in your house, one interesting alternative is to use them to display dried branches. They will look especially beautiful if you can combine lots of slim, delicate branches of all different lengths. Depending on the color of your vase, you could paint your branches white. Give it is try, and see just how beautiful it looks.

This is a really beautiful and natural centerpiece made of dried branches and little paper birds.

Make a little tree for your home

If you manage to find a branch big enough, you could even make a little tree for your living room. You can decorate the smaller branches with little Christmas lights, which will bring a sense of warmth and light up your room at the same time.

Make a coat rack for your home

As well as decorating with dried branches, you can also use them to make really useful and practical objects. If the branches you’ve found are thick enough, you can make them into coat racks and hang them on the walls or the back of a door in your bedroom or bathroom. Moreover, if you’ve decorated your home with the rustic look, these will fit right in.

Decorating with dried branches will really brighten up your home. It will look unique, and what’s more, you won’t have to spend any money.