The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

If you are one of those who enjoys the greenery, fresh air, sun … then continue reading! Because today we let in a piece of a forest at home with some cool ideas. Decorate with trunks and branches. You will be amazed at the wonderful things we can do with wood!

Natural wood has become an essential element in our homes in recent times. We see it in all versions and in all types. The strength of the Nordic decoration and the rise of handcrafts, this material come back to importance within the houses.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

we increasingly recycle and give new life to aged pallets, fruit boxes or wooden coils and now we also begin to see that the trunks, branches, and sticks can be great allies to decorate our home. Do you want to know more?

Raw Trunks

A trunk can be a great raw material for creating furniture for our home. It is a resistant material and warm. We can work in many different ways, which opens a wide range of possibilities.

For a coffee table, it is a great option. Just with sanding and preparing it well, it doesn’t take much more. The unique shape and beauty of natural wood speaks for itself. Although as always, we can go beyond painting, combining various materials, incorporating wheels or giving our personal touch.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

A combination of trunks with different sizes and shapes can look great in a large room. We can also choose a wooden seat and legs of another material. A base with recycled paper and wooden legs. Or a single table made from 3 slices of a trunk as shown in the pictures.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood
The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Even add wheels or tie a set of logs with a belt to get a different effect:

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

A stool is a relatively simple piece because the shape of the trunk already helps us a lot. If we sanded well and prepared it to be able to sit without sticking a splinter in our backside, it can be left as is. It will look great in a kitchen with a more rustic or natural look.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Another option is to shape the wood or add some comfortable and beautiful cushions as in these images:

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Natural Countertops

Wood for countertops and tables is another proposal to introduce wood into our home. A bathroom or a kitchen with a beautiful natural wood countertop will amazing.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Shelves are also something that we can easily build with logs. We can make some shelves by cutting the trunk vertically, use branches in a V shape as support or use a trunk a base and add some shelves of another material … the imagination sets the limits!

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

If we have stairs and we find a trunk with an attractive shape and an adequate size, we can also use it as a handrail. I love it!

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

And finally, we can cheer up with a nice log headboard. A simple idea that will give our bedroom a very special touch.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

 Trunks to illuminate

you can make Candelabra and lamps too. We find models for all tastes … To me, one with the bulbs has me fascinated!

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

A classic, original and very practical: trunk-hangers!

Trunks and branches are ideal elements to hang things because they offer us many possibilities. We can choose branches or slices of the trunk for our hall or kid room, a horizontal branch will be perfect for our dressing room but if we prefer we can work a towel bar for a very natural bath.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

And for our dressing table we can play with small sticks and branches and organize all our accessories in this original way. What do you think?

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Wood crafts to decorate walls

A good handful of branches, a little skill and imagination and we can do great things !

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Enrich your table with a natural touch

Put glasses, placemats, centerpiece, cutting board or tray… It can give a very natural and rustic air to the table. It seems to me a great solution.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Green with brown, what a nice combination!

How about changing our pots with trunks? We won’t only multiply the natural effect that we are looking for, but we can also get original planters like these:

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood
The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Decorations with thin branches

We have already seen that trunks and branches can give a lot of play. That we can do almost anything with them. So I couldn’t miss something very simple which is great. Decorations with thin twigs there are options for all styles! natural, nordic, bohochic

We can paint them, cover them with crochet or complement them with paper decorations, felt, fabrics, clay, natural elements or recycled materials and get really beautiful pieces.

The forest at home: branches, trunks and crafts in wood

Well, you can see what a simple stick can achieve! I have already pointed out some ideas to take practice and as always: looking, searching … I have been left with many fabulous ideas to teach, so if you have come here, you liked the article and still want more … Then don’t hesitate to visit my Pinterest! And if you liked this article then stay tuned for more posts like this. You can subscribe to get every idea to your mail. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook. If you want us to write about a topic, we always welcome comments and ideas, feel free to write them below.

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