Wood Decor for the Home and Garden

Celebrate the Natural Beauty of Wood With These Pieces

Natural and rustic wood decor, as well as decor made from reclaimed wood, is popular in the home and garden, with good reason. It’s beautiful, economical and, when reclaimed or scrap wood is used, completely green!

The wood decor items featured below make for easy DIY projects, but if you don’t have the time, inclination or tools to craft them yourself, most can be purchased fairly inexpensively. Just follow the links to find how-to and purchase information.

Wood decor makes wonderful gifts or...MORE accents for almost any style of home, and some of these items are perfect for a seasonal or ​holiday table or display.

  • 01 of 07
    Sliced Birch Placeholders
    Sliced Birch Placeholders from BHLDN. Photo © BHLDN

    I've seen them made from corks, so why not wood? These gorgeous wood place card holders from BHLDN are as affordable as they are beautiful. But it would be so easy (and free!) to make your own, especially when Chris over at Curbly shows you how. For more ideas for the table, check out this how-to for a rustic wood cake stand or these tree branch napkin rings.

  • 02 of 07

    This gorgeous, rustic candle holder would make a great wooden piece for any home. You can also make your own from any piece of scrap wood like this DIY votive holder from Curbly. For a unique touch, get creative and use driftwood or a twisted branch instead of lumber. 

  • 03 of 07
    DIY Rustic Wooden Pencil Holder
    Photo © Strawberry Chic

    This simple yet beautiful wood pencil holder from Strawberry Chic is a favorite. I've yet to find its equal in the retail market, but the artisans at Etsy come close.

  • 04 of 07
    DIY Rustic Coasters
    Photo © Thrifty Below

    When it comes to coasters, wood is the new cork! Thirfty Below shares an easy step-by-step tutorial for making these beautiful​ wood slice coasters, but if you don't have the time or tools, you can purchase these ready made like these Acacia Tree Bark Coasters.

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  • 05 of 07
    DIY Cedar Bath Mat
    Photo © The Merry Thought

    Wooden bath mats can be oh so expensive, but The Merry Thought fashioned this creative wood bath mat from cedar board. Use their tutorial to create your own, or compare prices on wood bath mats to add your own instant spa-like atmosphere to your bathroom.

  • 06 of 07
    Simple Branching Coat Rack
    Photo © Instructables

    This coat rack crafted from tree branches can be crafted with little effort, and doing it yourself is a good idea since similar products retail for more than just pocket change. 

  • 07 of 07
    DIY Birch Stump Vase
    Photo © Julie Blanner

    Hollow out a small wood stump or large branch piece (for a more rustic look, leave the bark on) to make this earth-friendly wooden vase or planter, or purchase look-alikes to add a bit of woodland charm to you home.

    Tip: You can also reuse a wood candle holder for a small planter or vase.