Want to know my secret for adding that perfect pop of color, texture and amazing, real life decor to any season? Decorating with tree branches! They are the perfect way to bring any season into your home, all while being free from your yard! And bonus, it’s a great way to give your tree/ shrub/ bush a little healthy trimming.
Oh man. I’ve just discovered one beautiful tree that’s been right in front of my face since we bought our farm about… 5 years ago. Sometimes I am so oblivious. 😀
In keeping with the tradition that is my decorating style, I wanted to freshen up the house since our summer home tour a few months ago. The tree branches had long since died, and my vases were sitting empty. The house needed a little refresh, and we were working on a special new project for the blog & online shop, which I can’t wait to share more about (Woohoo!), so I went outside in search of some new greenery.
Suddenly, it hit me! I grabbed my pruning scissors and cut down several little limbs, and some bigger ones that were outgrown, and out of shape. Just by snipping some limbs for your house every year, you’d be surprised at how well you can keep your trees, shrubs, or bushes trimmed up! Some of our trees look so much better because of it! It’s like a win, win, win!
Once I had the branches inside, I grabbed some of my vases/ containers and created several large, medium, and small bouquets to fill our kitchen, dining room, living room and breakfast nook. It’s completely amazing at how much character, interest, and home-y vibe those branches can add.
They’re beyond beautiful. I adore the subtle green, and silver/gray of the leaves. I need to pay more attention to these trees when it’s closer to fall. I’m curious what they look like… and I completely wish they were growing at Christmas time. I can’t get over how amazing they would look with all my decor. Man, oh, man.
I mean, look at those little tiny berries…
Put a fork in me, I’m so done!
Moral of this post… go outside and clip some tree branches. Put them in a vase with water (and keep watering to maintain their lovely freshness), and enjoy! It’s impossible for me not to love my home a little bit more when it’s full of fresh texture. And if you don’t believe me, just you try it. You’ll be hooked! 😀