From the tiny acorn grows the mighty oak. These charmingly beautiful works of nature are becoming quite popular when blended with other nature-inspired decor, such as metal wall art. For anyone who loves to incorporate the grace of natures gifts into their interiors, you will find many applications for acorn themed decor and even a few for using real acorns accents.
Stunning Lighting Fixtures
The acorn-themed light fixture features a neutral palette that is accented with acorn shapes and many times with oak leaves. Fitting accents in a traditional, country, cottage, eclectic, or Craftsman decor setting include overhead fixtures for the foyer or entry as well as chandeliers for the kitchen or dining room, wall sconces, and floor and table lamps. Because of their neutral color palette, they will easily tie in with other colors and will also add depth and texture by their very nature. You will find lighting fixtures featuring acorn themes in wrought iron and other metals as well as natural wood to suit your personal decorating preference.
Acorn Accessories for Every Room
You can invariably add a rich touch of nature to bookshelves with rustic book ends and shelf brackets. Tuck them in to highlight favorite collections of leather bound books. Regardless of whether you opt for rubbed, gilt or natural finishes, these charming accents will breathe new life into the shelves of your library, bedroom, office or living room. When combined with topiary and botanical themes, acorn-themed accessories are quite stunning.
You can add decorative style to your window treatments with tie backs and curtain rods. Curtain rods and metal tie backs acorn finials provide the finishing touch on curtains or draperies in any traditional living space, whether the influence is American Colonial, country, farmhouse, cottage, rustic or Mission style.
Accent with candle holders, candle lanterns, accent pillows, throws, wall shelves, picture and mirror frames, trays, platters, tiered serving dishes and cake stands, serving utensils, as well as fabric upholstery, drapes and curtain panels. These are just a few of the decorative accessories that you can find from retail stores or online sources for bringing acorn accents into any room.
Accents for Your Kitchen
Add acorn-inspired decor to the kitchen with wall coverings, curtains, paper toweling holders, napkin holders, metal wall sconce, metal art wall decor, wrought iron wall and ceiling hooks, wall sconces, dishtowels, coffee cup metal wall art, hot pads and trivets, curtains, canisters, counter lamps, wall art, dinnerware and glassware. You will discover that you will be able to bring in an acorn theme in any kitchen that has a traditional or country atmosphere and that the acorn is well-suited to rustic and cabin motifs as well. Natural acorns and pine cones can be positioned in vintage bowls and baskets and set upon the counter or table.
Preparing Natural Acorns for Use in the Home
Fill baskets and bowls with natural acorns that you collect from a walk through the woods, or surround candles with acorns in glass hurricanes or cylinders. Put them to use as table top accents all throughout your home. Just wipe them off, allow them to dry and then position them on newspaper. Spray a light layer aerosol sealer over them; let them dry, flip them over, and spray again.