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Trend Alert: Driftwood in Home Decorating

Trend Alert: Driftwood in Home Decorating

When I was growing up, I lived in a lake community way out in the middle of the country. We decorated with a lot of natural accents, many of which we would pick up during our family walks. I specifically recall my Mom using accents of driftwood throughout our home, so it’s been fun watching the resurgence of driftwood in home decorating. And even though it’s becoming hugely popular, this decor accents has been around for a long time. ¬†So today, I’ll show you that one doesn’t need to own a lake or beach house in order to enjoy this gorgeous home styling trend.

A more permanent statement can be made by incorporating beautiful, earthy driftwood as a focal point. Like this gorgeous mirror adorned with driftwood in the powder room:

Beach Style Powder Room by Northport Architects & Building Designers ADL III Architecture

Beach Style Powder Room by Northport Architects & Building Designers ADL III Architecture

And in this gorgeouse entryway against a bright, white backdrop:
Beach Style Entry by South West Photographers Colin Cadle Photography

Beach Style Entry by South West Photographers Colin Cadle Photography

And this perfect piece above a fireplace in this “non-beachhouse” setting. You can definitely incorporate this look into any home.
Transitional Living Room by Tacoma Kitchen & Bath Designers Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

Transitional Living Room by Tacoma Kitchen & Bath Designers Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

You don’t always need to “go big or go home” when embracing a trend. Subtle accents will do just fine, and is often easier on your budget. If you love repurposing with natural accents, driftwood is a perfect answer.
Spaces by San Diego Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Singing Gardens

Spaces by San Diego Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Singing Gardens

Can you spot the subtle touch of driftwood below?
Beach Style Porch by Amelia Island Architects & Building Designers Starr Sanford Design

Beach Style Porch by Amelia Island Architects & Building Designers Starr Sanford Design

And if you love the look of driftwood, you can always repurpose a piece of furniture emulating the effect, as seen on this mirror in this gorgeous foyer.
Beach Style Entry by Santa Rosa Beach General Contractors Grand Bay Construction

Beach Style Entry by Santa Rosa Beach General Contractors Grand Bay Construction

Here is a tutorial that I did on my blog on how I achieved the effect on a repurposed table. Although there are many, many methods available on the web, so be sure to search around for what works best for you.

Tutorial found at SnazzyLittleThings.com

Do you love the resurgence of driftwood and grey tones found in home decor nowadays? Have you limited yourself by thinking that driftwood is reserved only for beach home decorating? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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About Jeanette

Jeanette
Jeanette is the owner of SnazzyLittleThings.com, an inspiration and e-store site for home improvement, craft and interior design enthusiasts. Jeanette is a self-taught creative soul, and with the help of her husband, she can be found making her own wall art, sewing her own slipcovers, making or restoring old furniture, or in the woodshop using power tools. She is also a customer of Best Laminate. She and her husband have five children, and have a passion for being creative and love sharing ideas with their readers.

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