Thursday, December 11, 2014

Elegant Branch Decor For The Non-Rustic Home...

We are all familiar with the natural branch decorating trend that has been around for the past 4 years. Even though, according to design critics, the look is passé and rustic is being replaced by modern, people tend to still like using elements that remind them of nature and tree branches are an inexpensive way of doing just that. If rustic decor is still your thing, I say "carry on". However some of you would like a more elegant way of displaying the best that nature has to offer.

The purpose of his blog post is to assist you in incorporating an updated look using branches and twigs for a home that isn't rustic in design. Gone are the days of just hanging branches on walls or using them as curtain rods. But tastefully placed in a gorgeous vase.....well that's another story. Today's decorative branch is being painted, lighted, gathered into statement making floral designs, and made of metal. Just think of it as "branching out" into a more updated look.

When creating a floral accent from branches, the more interesting the shape of the branch, the more eye-catching the design.

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The brass etagere, side table, and mirror resemble tree branches but are updated and stylish.

This branch inspired metallic room divider is fabulous.

 Updating a tired chandelier is one use of natural  twigs and branches I still like.....especially if you adorn them with crystals.  

This room does have a natural branch chandelier. However it is trendy enough to be considered eclectic instead of rustic.

Here the seriousness of an antique sunbust mirror and Georgian style mantle are softened by tall, clear vases full of white blossomed branche bouquets.

This wonderful table features tree branches that are updated to a stylish gold finish.

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Seasonal branches gathered as a bouquet and displayed in a tall vessel is an easy way to instantly add style to your kitchen.

Bellevue Furniture & Accessories

The addition of these brass branch inspired candlesticks can launch a vignette into perfection.

Another pretty branch bouquet.
The iron branch floor lamp brings an element of playfulness to a classically designed room.

There are wonderful metal branch chandeliers to choose from if natural twigs and branches are too rustic for you.

Add a natural element to any room in your home with brass branches. Don't you love this branch inspired fire screen?

A nice break from framed pictures, this striking overscale piece of artwork made entirely from branches is definitely a chic statement piece.

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Beautiful metal branches surround a mirror in this sophisticated sitting room.

Just want a hint of the natural? There are many lovely side tables available with branch inspired bases.

Vases of oversized branches make beautiful focal points on tables in foyers or landings.

Birds are still a popular design element. Coupled with branches and  painted with metallic paint, a mirror like this is the perfect accessory.

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In a bed surrounded by large birch branches, who wouldn't have sweet dreams. Rustic yes.....but in an elegant way.

Side table at Horchow. An openwork ring of slender branches supports the clear glass top of this elegant side table. Handcrafted of iron with a hand-painted golden finish.

One would feel like a woodland fairy princess awakening each morning in this iron, tree branch inspired, canopy style bed.

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A tall vase with long stems of branches can liven up a corner.

Stylish branch lighting is very trendy right now.

Try some metal branches as hardware on your favorite cupboard.

Finding a beautiful a container for your branch bouquet has never been easier.The hard part is deciding which one. Flowering quince is a good selection for spring branches.

Contemporary Kitchen by Richmond Architects & Building Designers Birdseye Design

This cool branch motif room divider creates just the right fusion between organic and industrial.

 Eagle Interior Designers and Decorators and Studio 80 Interior Design

A natural branch is still a lovely accent to any room if you display it well. Even if your room is not rustic, modern pieces of furniture in a contemporary, neutral, living room look great with branches.

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And don't forget how pretty branch bouquets are during the Holidays.

So what do you think?  Too much?

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