The neutral palette of this contemporary dining room becomes the ideal foil for the homeowner's colorful artwork, which pops off the gray and white walls. An imaginative tree branch chandelier sparkles above the table.
This charming nursery creates a sweet atmosphere of playfulness and curiosity. Hot air balloons float across an accent wall; clouds dance across a pink rug sky; books tuck neatly into the tree branches of a bookshelf.
This soft, dreamy bedroom pairs together a neutral color palette with vintage decor, like the candelabra chandelier and the traditional gold mirror above the bed. Neutral wallpaper with a tree branch design covers the wall behind the upholstered headboard.
Many artificial tabletop trees are sold with replacement branches. Use scissors to cut the branches into 4-inch strips, then wrap them around napkins. For embellishments, add jingle bells to the branches with twine.
The rustic style of this living room gets a dose of contemporary whimsy with wallpaper depicting a log pile and fabric featuring squirrels perched on tree branches. And is that a gold pendant light hanging in the corner...or a pinecone?
When ice covers trees and shrubs, ditch the temptation to shake branches. This can actually damage plants. Branches should return to normal position once ice melts. If branches break under the icy weight, prune only what’s necessary to prevent further damage—and wait to do it when conditions are safe. Pruning with ice underfoot is never a good idea.
This thankfulness tree was created by arranging thin branches in a vase and cutting leaves from colorful construction paper - either use a stencil or trace actual leaves. Upon arrival for Thanksgiving dinner, invite guests to jot down what they're thankful for and hang on the tree.
Colonnade® Bolero apple trees will produce even if you have only two square feet of garden space. The juicy, yellow-green apples have a orangish-red blush; they're borne on a tall, straight leader and numerous side branches. The crispy fruits are ready to pick by around mid August.
Celebrate the winter season with a nature-inspired Christmas tree. Mix in a variety of pine cones, leaves and birds throughout the branches, as well as a few metallic elements to add interest and sparkle.
Put a modern spin on traditional holiday door decor with cardboard letter forms and tree cuttings. Wrap each branch around the letter form, securing the two together with floral wire or hot glue. Once the entire surface of the form is covered, add ribbon along the top and hang.
Visit your local craft store for an array of silk flowers, like garden roses, hydrangeas and magnolias. Scatter the flowers throughout the branches and then top the tree with richly textured ribbon and a few well-placed ornaments for a high-end designer look.
Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a native tree known for its towering size (70 to 100 feet) and yellow, tulip-like blooms that open in summer. ‘Little Volunteer’ brings that stately beauty down to a size that fits modern gardens. Leaves offer an unusual shape and shimmer in the wind. Look for gold fall color and cup-like fruits made of seeds. It’s a medium-fast grower, reaching a size of 12 feet tall by 6 feet wide in 4 years (starting with a 3- to 5-foot sapling). The strong pyramidal shape looks elegant in winter, especially when wet snows stick to branches. This is one tree you won’t regret planting. Size: to 20 feet tall by 9 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Purple flower clusters (8 inches long) cover this small tree all summer long. Blooms beckon pollinators of all kinds—it’s a great plant for a bee or butterfly garden. Gray-green leaves have purple undersides that complement blooms. Look for other chaste tree varieties with flowers in shades of pink or white. The branch structure is very architectural and adds good winter interest to a landscape. If your chaste tree develops lots of twiggy growth and starts looking more shrub-like, prune it in late winter. Remove all smaller twigs along five or six major trunks to create a tree-looking plant. Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 6-9.
Floor-to-ceiling cabinets ensure there's plenty of room to store all of your kitchen necessities, and a large kitchen island offers a place to prep and dine. We love the tree branch detail found in the marble backsplash behind the oven.
A bold wallpaper in a smaller room can sometimes make the space feel more intimate. In this dining room, a graphic blue-and-white pattern jazzes up the wall above the wainscoting and is a dynamic pairing with the white tree branch chandelier.
We love the white on white look in this design by David Stimmel. White cabinets and white marble countertops provide a fresh, updated look for this kitchen. The simple, yet beautiful backsplash features a tree branch design that perfectly complements the clean design.