I was perusing the large and infinite world wide web recently and discovered that there are others that are beginning to bring the outdoors in. Branches, leaves, and driftwood all provide a neutral, yet majestic touch when used in decorating.
I have fallen in love with this twig lantern. It's simplicity and rustic charm are coupled with the elegance of the smooth, bare wood.
This lamp would be so simple to recreate with a small cylinder lamp base, some straight sticks, and twine to hold them together. It would match any color combination and bring a dash of interest to a corner.
This very creative pendant lighting is beautiful and completely unexpected. If you look closely, you'll see the branch being supported in the pot with the pendant lamp cords wrapped tightly around the length of the branch. I can also picture a branch hanging from the ceiling and supporting lighting above a dining room table.
|via diy ideas
I have this picture saved on my computer and every now and then open it just to stare at it. Such a great idea to use a branch as a unique upcycled curtain rod.
|via a la mode
Sunburst mirrors have been making a big splash in the blogging community and here is one that I love. They spent hours on the beach collecting perfectly straight driftwood pieces and their result is beautiful.
I've been inspired to continue bringing the outdoors in in small but unique ways. Perhaps a trip to Goodwill is in order to find a lamp just begging to be wrapped in sticks.