A step through the countryside or the forest can provide you with endless resources to decorate your home. Branches and trunks, for example, become a decorative element by themselves that we can also provide with a practical sense. Are you beginning to be interested in the idea of decorating your home with trunks and branches?
Most of us find it difficult to see an opportunity in these natural elements, but this is not the case with the most creative people. Today, we try to get under their skin to offer you different ideas to make these branches and trunks useful as a lamp, coat rack or a merely decorative object.
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Plant a branch in a pot or vase
The branches are very decorative and do not require maintenance like plants. Nor do they provide their freshness but everything cannot be! The large branches are an excellent alternative for decorate contemporary spaces. Present them in a neutral ceramic pot and you will achieve a very striking set.
Looking for something more discreet to decorate a side or console table? Choose a glass vase and places a small but numerous branch inside it. If you combine this set with easy-care green plants you can create a fantastic green corner in your home.
decorate the wall
Placing branches in a vase is not the only way you can decorate your home with trunks and branches. You can too use them to decorate the walls. How? Using them as a support for your crafts, for your plants or simply hanging them from these as if it were a painting.
Watch out! This last option, that of hanging the branches directly from the wall, is not the easiest alternative. You will have to choose not only a branch with an attractive shape but also with a suitable size if you want it to look on the wall as if it were a work of art.
Create coat racks and hangers
As we already told you, it is also possible to give a use to the branches and trunks beyond the merely decorative. Creating a coat rack or a hanger is one of the easiest ways we have to do it. Who doesn't need one somewhere in the house to maximize storage space?
In the dressing room or the hall you can use a branch as clothes rail. You will only need some ropes and fixings to make this project a reality. A hanger of this type can also be useful in the kitchen to hang rags and kitchen utensils using butcher hooks.
As for standing coat racks… you may have to work a little more to create them. It will be essential to prepare a base and finish off the tips of the branches well so that the clothes can be hung easily and are not damaged.
turn them into lamps
Something more complicated can be to create a lamp from scratch if you do not have basic notions of electricity, but not impossible thanks to the many tutorials available on the net. The simplest alternative is to hang some lamps with candles but this is more of a specific proposal to give warmth to interior or exterior spaces during a party, for example.
If you want something permanent, the ideal is to get a cable, some sockets and some light bulbs and screw the first one into the branch, letting the sockets with the bulbs hang slightly from this. You can create both ceiling lamps and floor lamps in this way.
And if it is also possible to also create floor lamps from logs. Ideally, these are hollow and you can insert a rod into them that later supports the cap and the tulip. This type of lamp is fantastic in modern spaces to which they provide a natural and warm touch. We weren't lying when we told you that there are very attractive options to decorate your home with trunks and branches, right?
Use the logs as a side table
We have seen this proposal and will continue to see it in numerous decoration publishers. Why? Because in addition to being a simple way to equip any room with a side table, gives it a lot of character. And they don't have to be a country-style room to fit in it.
You can use the logs as a bedside table, as a side table next to the sofa or as shown in the image above, combine two logs of different sizes to create a set that serves as a coffee table in the living room. And if you want to increase its surface, you can always use the trunk as a leg and place a crystal on it.
Do you like our ideas to decorate your house with trunks and branches? As you may have seen, each project requires branches or trunks with specific characteristics. Do not start collecting branches just because you know they can be used. First take a look at the different ideas and then, only if you consider that any of them could improve the functionality or aesthetics of your home, start looking for the appropriate piece for said project.