Numerous studies support the fact that being surrounded by nature is good for your health, but who knew that getting out into the wild and foraging about could also up your home decor game? In a Chicago home brought to life by two artists, we saw homeowner Caroline Robe design this genius foraged-turned-functional floor lamp out of an untouched tree branch, causing us to wonder, “why didn’t I think of that?”.
Woodworker Caroline Robe, who advises home owners to, “get wild ideas and then figure out how to make them happen,” loves wood in its natural state. Her DIY tree branch floor lamp represents her passion for exploring the forests in her hometown in Maine, and is nothing short of a genius lighting solution for nature-lovers alike.
Caroline Robe’s DIY lamp is a great way to bring nature beauty into your home. It’s simple to make and involves small purchases: a light cord set and a bulb. For the cord set, whether you’re looking for the bare bones/least expensive route (IKEA), a higher-quality Nylon-wrapped version (West Elm, seen above), or something a little bling-y (this rose gold Amazon set), the internet’s got you covered.
For the tree branch itself, however, you’ll have to venture outside the worldwide web to a little place called nature. Local forests, your favorite hiking trails, and maybe even your own backyard are great places to start your foraging hunt for fallen branches. Bad places to forage: a stranger’s front yard, the pristinely landscaped grounds of the Getty Villa, and the garden section at Lowe’s.
Once you’ve hung or mounted your branch, artfully drape or twist the cord set around it – voila!
Thanks for the inspiration, Caroline!