Bringing the Outdoors In // Decorating with Branches

decorating with tree branches
Lake House Pinterest Board via French Grey

I have been known to, on more than one occasion, spy an amazingly large fallen tree branch while outside, decide it’s perfection, drag it home, wash it, and use it as decor in my own house. Note the word “fallen”, as I would never cut a tree and steal its limbs for my own use. I see them everywhere now in decor, but back then, I was made fun of quite often… though it did nothing to lessen my love affair with branches and decorating with them. I only wish I had old photos to show you of my favorite branch I had wedged in an open stairway in a house I lived in well over ten years ago. In all honesty, I wish I still had that branch. It was massive.

white girl afro curls, french bulldog

In the first condo that the husband and I lived in back in 2004, I found a medium sized branch outside that I loved, dragged it in, hot-glued tiny flowers all over it so it resembled a cherry blossom tree and hung it on a wall in one of the stairwells. I used it in this little photo shoot I set up on our roof deck for my afro curls tutorial & this hair tutorial as well {seen above}.

I love the natural color of the branches after they dry, but painted in any number of colors would be beautiful as well.

And of course I am feeling branches again in the new house, and though the trees here are a bit different, I did happen to find a nice branch out on a walk the other day… here’s the husband carrying it home for me {via VINE find me at “love Maegan” ; It’s hanging in my shower at the moment to dry out and creating a massive mess in the mean time.

Decorating Ideas Using Branches…

Below are some of my favorite decor ideas using branches which I’ve found around the internet. Some I’ve used before many times and some are new.

decorating with large branches

1. Forever love
2. Amy Merrick olive branch via pinterest
3. Tree branches as wall decor above bed
4. Manzanita Branch $14.95
5. Branch centerpieces

decorating with floral branches

1. The Green Dandelion
2. branches in boots
3. Design Sponge
4. Interiors by Studiom

decorating with branches, lighting fixtures

1. Forever love
2. My Pinterest {can’t find og src}
3. branches with lights… via pinterest
4. Forever Love

Also loving…

Eucalyptus in the shower

Eucalyptus in the shower via Apartment Therapy

Also see…

* Branch Wall Stickers


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Jennifer

    February 25, 2013 |

    I love this idea! I’ve been looking into using branches and lights for my wedding!

    xo Jennifer

  • Anonymous

    February 26, 2013 |

    Kind of off topic — your big, puffy curls tutorial was what got me started following your blog. I still love it 🙂

    I like the branches idea too — you choose some great example.

  • Emma Finlayson

    February 26, 2013 |

    Love all of these photos. They are so whimsical.

  • Trissta {Living on the Chic}

    February 26, 2013 |

    I definitely love these ideas. A great way to decorate, and CHEAPLY! Seriously, I’m in. Not to mention, sometimes a branch or something from nature carries more emotion in it that a great big painting or something. Great post!

    Much Love,


    February 26, 2013 |
  • Home and decor

    February 26, 2013 |

    Great post! A great way to decorate, and CHEAPLY! Seriously, in it that a great big painting or something.

  • Adiel Cloud

    February 26, 2013 |

    Love this. One week I found blossom-filled branches at my local farmers market. They looked so, so, so good (, but I haven’t seen them since!

  • Kat M

    February 26, 2013 |

    love it♥

  • Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~

    February 26, 2013 |

    i have them all over my house – great design element!

  • Kayla Gilbert

    February 26, 2013 |

    I love branches too! I love them hung above a dining table! Thanks for sharing all the great ideas! : )


  • Paula Shoe-fiend

    March 4, 2013 |

    Ooh – great inspiration! We had an insane lemon tree and I cut off a branch with fruit on and used that as decor once! I thought it was a good idea 😉

  • Christa Grover

    May 28, 2017 |

    Great pictures. I also think branches will fit well on hung above the dining table. 🙂

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