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Montage: 18 Rooms with Bare Branch Arrangements

Two years ago, after a trip to Copenhagen, I posted 22 Rooms with Scandinavian Holiday Decor. Although this post is not about the winter holidays, it is about decorating with branches and twigs in their bare, natural state in wintertime. While it can be nice to splurge on pretty, colorful flowers to brighten a room, especially during the depths of winter, bare tree branches are an easy (free) alternative. Tree branch arrangements add drama and interesting shapes and texture to a room. Stick them in a pot or clear glass vase with water. If you want a bit more embellishment, try branches with berries, pussy willows, flowering branches, or branches with a few leaves still intact. Here are 18 Scandinavian style interiors with tree branch arrangements.


“Snow in Japan” print by Phil Noller – bare trees in a snowy landscape.
The bare tree branch in clear glass cylinder jar echoes the scene.
The sheepskin rug and fur throw add coziness.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay


A handful of bare skinny twigs plucked from a city tree.
Gray linens by Bedouin Societé


Pussy willows in brass jug vase.
Vintage elm wood table from Danish home brand Bloomingville.


Sweeping branch and photos of food in the kitchen of Fjeldborg blogger.
Note the sky blue tile counter.


Tree branch arrangement in funky black vase.
Copenhagen apartment of Majbritt Meng & Jesper Johansson
Photo by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer or Gaelle Le Boulicaut  •  Bo Bedre
Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner (1963)


Makeover of a home that’s a 1930s church.
The tree branch arrangment in the big black pot adds height.
Styled by Judith Dekker   •  Photo by James Stokes  •  Vt Wonen


Reclaimed wood table, wire chair, sheepskin, bare tree branch arrangement.
Anna Malin  •  a Skona Hem blog


Bare branches in glass vase in Scandinavian style apartment in Amsterdam.
via Homedit

branches-Stacked Shelving system by JDS Architects for Muuto

These branches still have some green leaves attached.
Stacked shelving system by JDS Architects for Muuto.


Marimekko pillow, Muuto table, books on a ledge, bare branches.
Styled by Rikke Graff Juel / Ellen’s Album


Wood style tile flooring by Topps Tiles.


Twiggy arrangements in metal vessels in the home Annalena’s Hem blogger.

branch-photo-helen bogan

Alseda stools from Ikea, Eames chair with sheepskin throw,
and tall branches in home of Norwegian blogger Tonje Boganes
via Dream Home Decorating


Extra tall bare branches on wood dining table in front of a wooded view.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay


Flowering branches in white pitcher.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay


Bare branch arrangement on walnut dining table with black Eames chairs.
Styled by Louise Kamman Riising  •  Photo by Pernille Kaalund 


Tree branch arrangement sporting pink flowers.
Boucherouite rug from Beldi Rugs
Home of  SF Girl By Bay blogger Victoria Smith


Gnarled bare branches in clear glass vase.
Neon heart available at Penny Farthing Design House.

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Montage: 38 Rooms with Long-Armed Sconces

A few years ago it was the bare bulb.  Now everyone’s hanging these super spindly sconces in unexpected places (and sometimes they even have bare bulbs). Over sinks and sofas, from beams, and reaching straight across kitchens, they’re an interesting element, and certainly functional. Some have a mid-century Italian twist, others are more industrial work horses. I guess I like them, though it’s not exactly easy to install a sconce on a whim. I wonder if those who are incorporating them into current projects will feel like they’re trendy/dated in a couple of years. Time will tell. In the meantime, I like them, even if they look like they might reach out and grab you.

Photographer Inger Marie Grini  – Bo Bedre

Kelly Behun

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

via Design Traveller

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Photographer Nathan Kirkman

Photographer Pernille Kaalund

Tamzin Greenhill

via Blood and Champagne

Paul Caddell of Abingdon 12




Photographer Peter Margonelli

Ron Marvin  –  Traditional Home

via Blood and Champagne

via Blood and Champagne

Elle Espana

Photographer Andreas Mickkel Hansen – Bolig Magasinet

Elle Decoration South Africa

Piet Boon

Dimore Studio

Shelton Mindel & Associates


Photographer Armelle Habib

Photographer Toby Scott  –  Est Magazine

Norm Architects Copenhagen

via Mi Casa Es Su Casa

via Lello

Shelton Mindel & Associates

 Alketas Pazis in Athens

Atlanta Homes Magazine

via Blood and Champagne

Photographer Magnus Anesund

Elle Decoration

Home of gallerist David Gill – Photographer Ricardo Labougle

Bolig Magasinet

Photographer Magnus Anesund


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