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8 Easy Ways to Decorate with Driftwood

Beach Style Coastal Living Decorating DIY How To

easy ways to decorate with driftwood

There’s something so organically beautiful about bringing driftwood into your home. Each and every piece of driftwood is inherently unique, making for a completely different look and feel every time. 

One of the great benefits of using driftwood in your home décor is that it is free. Walk out to any beach and you can often find piles and piles of it. And it’s such a simple way to bring the beach back into your house. That’s why these ideas are excellent for anyone looking to bring coastal style to their home on a budget.

Not near a beach? Check out your local craft store. They usually sell inexpensive packages of driftwood that are perfect for most of these ideas.

Arrange a Nautical Scene Around Frames

Decorating with driftwood

This is one of our absolute favorite ways to pair a few different beach designs together with some other nautical elements. We framed some of our prints, set them atop rope netting and added some driftwood. The finished product really captures that coastal living vibe. It’s so easy to do and really adds a little something extra to any bookshelf or wall art set up.

Use Driftwood As Part of a Table Arrangement

Decorating with driftwood on a table

Have some other nautical items hanging around the house? Bring them together in a simple table arrangement. This is a great idea to have on a coffee table or even as a tablescape on a dining room table. You can go as simple or over board as you want with this one – the design is totally up to you.

Above, we paired a few pieces of driftwood with a set of seaglass vases, nautical knot and a set of dark cork coasters.

Add a Rustic Flair with a Driftwood Key Holder

We absolutely LOVE this driftwood key holder. Not only is it easy to make, it brings a serious level of coastal flair to any home entryway. There’s something special about the organic shape of the driftwood in combination with the bluntness of the metal hardware.

The best part? Each one you make will be totally different. Not to mention that changing up the hardware can give you a completely different feeling.

Create Fun Place Card Holders with Driftwood 

Need some rustic place card holders for your next event or dinner party? Then driftwood (or just plain ole’ regular wood) place card holders may be for you. They add such a unique element of charm. Not only for beach or nautical décor, these holders are great for anyone looking to embrace that outdoorsy feeling at their next party. Available on Etsy.

Put in a Vase with Flowers 

Gather some driftwood and arrange in a clear vase with either fake or dried flowers for a breezy, light touch. It’s a totally different take on your usual flower arrangement and it’s pretty low maintenance. Sounds like a win-win to us!

Make a Driftwood Wreath

We’re sure you’ve seen these before – they are everywhere right now. Driftwood wreaths are a great way to warmly welcome guests to your beach or lake house. 

They may be increasingly popular around Christmas, but it’s also a beachy addition to any home year round. Plus, there are so many routes you can take with this one. Whether you buy one online or make it yourself, this is sure to bring gorgeous beach style to your home.

Craft with Driftwood Starfish

Bowls filled with decorative orbs and other materials are everywhere right now. Why not add beach or coastal style to your set up with these driftwood starfish. They are relatively simple to make and bring a nice touch to any décor. All you need is some driftwood, twine and voila!

DIY a Sunburst Mirror

Much like the wreath, driftwood mirrors are also super popular right now. This version from A La Mode Maven may be a little involved, but the final product is well worth the effort.

This mirror would look great in an entry hall, living room or bedroom. It’s the perfect balance of beach style with a touch of modern – that’s why we love it so much!

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