There is something picturesque and romantic about log cabins.  Additionally, these homes built out of logs have a rustic quality about them that calls for a specific interior decorating style.  To really make your log cabin look like what you expect it to be there are a few tricks to keep in mind when approaching the job of decorating.

You should have fun decorating a log cabin, and the great news is that you do not have to be a professional interior decorator to do a great job with it.  Instead, by having some fun and allowing yourself to be creative, you can create a really beautiful look for your rustic paradise.  No matter what trust your instincts.  This is going to be your home so you want to be sure that you are going to feel comfortable in it.  

Before you start to decorate, take some time to just look around your cabin’s interior.  While you are looking around make a note to yourself that you want to avoid covering up too much of the walls.  The gorgeous logs that your home is constructed of are part of the beauty of the home as a whole so you do not want to cover all of that up.  After you taken a good look at your home, you can start to think about what type of things you want to add into it.  Here is where you should think about what textures and colors would be appropriate for your home.  Generally using furniture that is based in wood is a great way to make it seem at home in your cabin.  The wood of the furniture will tie in nicely with the wood on the walls.  Your furniture can have some fabric in it, but be sure to choose rustic and simple fabrics like cottons, as they will coordinate with the feel of your home.

Additionally, you may want to find some warm and cozy blankets to add into your home.  You want to feel cozy in a log cabin, and a nice soft blanket can certainly help to do that.  Additionally, blankets are a great way to add a bit of dimension and pattern into your room.   Another way to integrate a textile into your overall look is by using a throw rug.  Generally, log cabins come with beautiful hard wood floors, and you do not want to cover those up.  Not only would it rob you of the beauty, but it would also make the home feel smaller.  Instead, choose a beautiful rug to warm up the room.  You can use a couple of different rugs that coordinate to give your look a bit more flair.

Lamps are another way that you can add to the decor of your cabin.  There are many rustic lamps that you can choose to add to your home.  Lamps with a warmer lampshade will bring out the warmer tones of the logs.  Additionally, you may even be able to find wooden lamps that will coordinate beautifully with your furniture.  It is typically better to stick with table and floor lamps as opposed to overhead lighting as this will create a cozier, romantic feel that overhead track lighting would.

Written on February 21st, 2011 & filed under Uncategorized