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

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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.