18 Ways to Decorate with Hanging Branches

Abigail Sawyer | 25 Aug 2014 | Trends

Hanging branches, how we love thee. Let us count the ways.

We first saw this look in a bedroom featured on Emily Henderson’s blog, and wondered how we had never thought of it before! It’s simple, inexpensive and crazy versatile. In summer it’ll look like beachy driftwood, in winter like a bare frosty limb.


The best thing about this project? At most all you’ll have to do is trim some twigs and tie on string. Go for the spray paint if you’re feeling really crazy.

All this being said, hanging branches are the perfect look for the summer-to-fall transition time. Give it a try!

In The Bedroom

Break up a simple mirror with a branchy topper.

Via Emily Henderson.


Grab a big strong limb, anchor it to the ceiling with twine, and you’ve got a coat rack or mini closet addition.

Via Curbly.

Hanging Branch Coat Rack

In The Living Room

Who needs wall art when you have a big branch and some dramatic lighting?

Via Transom Design Build.

This tree branch floor lamp may take some engineering, but it’ll totally be worth it. Give it a try with these lamps.

Via Curbly.

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Dress up your mantle with a mossy bough.

Via Shelterness.

Decorating With Branches

Give floaty drapes a rustic edge with tree branch curtain rods.

Via Shelterness.

Tree Branch Curtain Rods

For The Kids

A tree branch clothing rod in a kids room is a way to make up for a lack of closet space, or show off adorable outfits.

Via Kids Space Stuff.

branch closet rod for infant clothes storage idea

Give easy access to coats and oft worn clothing with a twisty branch to hang them on.

Via Kelly Donovan.

tree branch coat rack kids room

Make a kid’s bedroom feel a bit more dreamy with a branch mobile with colorful origami ornaments.

Via Houzz.

Give a nursery some not-overly-cutesy whimsy with birds perched on a hanging branch.

Via Valerie Ribeiro.

In The Kitchen

Give the kitchen island some festive holiday cheer with a rustic branch hung with ornaments.

Via Delight By Design.

Branch hung w/ Christmas balls over the island - like this look, and the kitchen too!

Who says storage can’t be stylish? We’d keep stores of fruit and veggies in these baskets-on-a-branch.

Via Forty Sixth at Grace.

for the love of pie: katie & nathan williams photographed by parker fitzgerald for nikole herriott

This branch and hook set-up keeps oft used kitchen tools within reach. It could also serve as a handy drying rack.

Via Louise de Miranda.

Tree branch pot rack

In The Dining Room

Paint your branch white for a more subtle look. Teeny luminaries makes this space feel magical for a special meal.

Via Ruffled.

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Try A Variation On This Look!

Last year the design world was completely smitten with rustic wood accents, and they’re still very much in style.

Come across another hanging branch we should see? Tweet to us @BlindsDotCom.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw