This season, those seeking the inspiration of nature are embracing a natural, woodsy approach. Incorporating branches into floral designs for home or event décor delivers the theme and is a popular trend in Europe from what I saw during one of the world’s largest horticultural fairs in Essen, Germany earlier this year.

Branch Wall Hanging - Photo by Sharon McGukin AAF, AIFD, PFCI

Photo by www.sharonmcgukin.com

While often perceived as lacking in color, the texture, grain, or fiber of branches and other wood elements can actually highlight a collection such as the popular light to dark shades of green, soft green-blues, subtle to earthy browns and natural whites color palette.