10 Ways to Decorate with Birch Wood

Birch, a natural mix of neutral colors, is the blank slate of wood decor … a blank slate we're always eager to reinvent!

With its long standing influence in decorating, it's easy to find beautiful and innovative uses for birch: DIY birch bark projects for the home, trimmed disks for wedding centerpieces, rustic branches and logs as eye-catching accents.

Birch's versatility has been blooming in the decorating industry, complementing the best of styles from modern to rustic. It refreshes designs, drawing in welcome elements of nature.

Our team has collected a few of our favorite ways to decorate with birch for your inspiration and projects. We hope you find these ideas and materials as charming as we do!


1. Brightened With Birch

With a pair of scissors and glue, it takes no time at all to create this bright accent for your modern space. The squirrel agrees.

Via Dream Green DIY

With a pair of scissors and glue, it takes no time at all to create this bright accent for your modern space. The squirrel agrees.

Birch Strips | Lamp | Twine

2. Bundle of Joy

We are obsessed with weddings (can you tell?) and can't imaging a better way to celebrate the newly weds for a woodland lodge wedding than with this addition.

We are obsessed with weddings (can you tell?) and can't imaging a better way to celebrate the newlyweds for a woodland lodge wedding than with this addition.

Birch Log Bundle | Chalkboard Heart Stakes | Billy Buttons | White Roses | Pink Roses | White Ranunculus | Parsley | Cherry Blossom Branch | English Boxwood

3. Naturally Designed

Who says lettuce can't be an elegant decoration? Pair it with birch tubes and you're right in business for creating a lush and unforgettable centerpiece.

Via Huffpost Weddings

Who says lettuce can't be an elegant decoration? Pair it with birch tubes and you're right in business for creating a lush and unforgettable centerpiece.

Birch Tube | Evergreen Branch | Lettuce | Hydrangeas | Moss | Olive Branch | Cabbage

4. Centered in the Woods

Wood logs can be made into so many things, so we made it into a faux vase. We used realistic floral for this table decoration but feel free to drill a hole at the top of the log to fit real flower stems into.

Wood logs can be made into so many things, so we made ours into a faux vase. Simply drill one large or several small holes to accommodate your clipped stems. We used our realistic florals for this piece, but fresh flowers work as well. Just be sure to create an opening large enough for floral foam or a small vase.

Birch Log | Pink Roses | Billy Buttons | Dusty Miller | Tulips | White Roses | Mercury Glass Bottle | Mercury Glass Vase | Mercury Glass Genie Bottle | Antique Grey Compote

5. Springing With Delight

Sometimes, you just need a wreath that isn't round. We fell in love with this DIY hanging birch wreath at first sight!

Via Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Sometimes, you just need a wreath that isn't round. We fell in love with this DIY hanging birch wreath at first sight!

Birch Strips or Folded Birch Vase | Tulips

6. Simply Glowing

Cut out a heart, a star, monogrammed initials, or your own pattern for these birch inserts in glass vases.

Cut out a heart, a star, monogrammed initials, or your own pattern for these birch inserts in glass vases.

Birch Strips | Square Glass Candle Holder | Tea Light Candle

7. Ready Made Birch Planters

No time for DIY? These modern planters hold your favorite florals and perfectly pair with moss mats.

Large Birch Planter | Small Birch Planter | English BoxwoodFlowers | Moss Mats

8. Popping With Color

Paint is one of our favorite accessories to DIY; we recommend the brightest and boldest colors to make this birch stand out against hobnail candle holders.

When it comes to DIY, colorful paint is a game changer. We recommend the brightest and boldest colors to make this simple birch stand.

Small Birch Rounds | Hobnail Candle Holders | Tea Light Candles | Paint

9. Say Your Name

This idea is the easiest part to planning your wedding! Cut thin slits into a log to place name cards in for your guests.

Via Seattle Bride

This idea is the easiest part to planning your wedding! Cut thin slits into a log to create a place card holder for your guests. So pretty.

Birch Logs | Place Cards

10. Comfy + Cozy

A fairy light fireplace just makes sense when a real fireplace isn't quite possible. Add this ultra chic combination to your home for the best in guest reactions.

A fairy light fireplace just makes sense when a real fireplace isn't the answer. Add this ultra chic combination to your home for the best in contemporary atmosphere!

Birch Log Bundle | Copper Wire Fairy Lights


We'd love to see your birch and wood decorating ideas! Share your design with us one Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram with #lightsforall or @lightsforall!