Bringing in natural elements into home decor, adds not only interest, but texture, color and sometimes surprise. Birch trees are one of my most favorite trees. Used often in the landscapes where I grew up, they could grow to impressive size, and with their thin arching branches, it could create a ready made place in the shade. Their leaves turned a glorious shade of yellow in the fall, and their bark, like many crepe myrtles, add incredible beauty to the winter landscape. So when a birch tree parishes, why not bring some of it into the home? Below are ways to utilize the beautiful and uniquely colored trunks and branches in the home.
I always hope that a tree lives out it’s normal life, or is managed in a sustainable way. When birch wood is available, it makes beautiful furniture, floors, cabinetry as well as useful and decorative items. Let’s look at how you can use available birch in interesting ways in your homes decor.
I am going to finish up here, because as I write there is a fast approaching severe thunderstorm. Here’s hoping it goes by without any damage. Thanks for stopping by. Laters, charisse
“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them”. ~Bill Vaughn