One of the hottest trends this season is the cabin in the woods decorating idea. This rustic style is all about the outdoors, nature, and bringing nature indoors. It is a great idea for people who live in the suburbs but still want to have that rustic appeal. A cabin in the woods can be any size, from a tiny summerhouse to a huge, sprawling, tree house. To help you convert your cabin into a functional, stylish retreat, we’ve collected a few rustic home decorating ideas for your cabin.
Rustic home decorating ideas include items made from natural materials, such as raw iron, wrought iron, wicker and other rustic items, and natural stones like slate and soapstone. We’ve gathered a bunch of rustic images to help make your home into a rustic getaway. Some of our favorites are the ones with cedar chests or pine barrels, decorated with stone carvings or animal hide antlers. Another great addition to your rustic home decor is some handmade wooden shelves or baskets on rustic wooden frames. Antler chandeliers, wall sconces, large ceramic or porcelain vases with rustic lamps are also useful rustic home decorating ideas. You can use these on your dining room table or as a rustic lighting fixture on your front porch.
For an even more authentic cabin feel, paint your walls a rich brown. Add some wooden accents like wooden tablecloths and a wooden bookcase. Look for country-styled rugs over cushions on the bed and dresser. Add some knick knacks that coordinate with your home’s cabin design, like needlepoint frames with wood accents, salt & pepper shakers and wine glasses.
For a more modern look, you might consider decorating your cabin with sleek contemporary lines and colors. Paint your walls a light gray and choose light, geometric styles for your furnishings. Use contemporary fabrics for curtains and pillows. Use light colored doors and hardware. Add a rug for the sitting area and add wooden bar stools, modern storage boxes, a coffee table and bookcases.
To create a cozy, warm log cabin feel, choose fabrics with light, naturally tones of green and yellow, rather than red or dark shades. Natural wood flooring is preferable, rather than tile or carpeting. Lightly painted rooms can be accented with throw pillows of coordinating colors and patterns. A few well-chosen pieces of art, like pictures or paintings of animals or nature scenes will complete the look of your log cabin in the woods.
When selecting furnishings, choose pieces that are durable and practical for your log cabin in the woods, as well as appealing to your sense of style. Rustic tables and chairs, as well as beds, huts, and lamps will make your cabin cozy and inviting. Decorative screens and wall hangings on your cabin’s walls will enhance the appearance of your cabin and give it an inviting, rustic feeling. Picture frames filled with photos or other mementos, such as special family pictures, will add a special touch to your log cabin.
Other woods decorating ideas include incorporating native materials into your cabin in the woods. One idea is to build a kind of primitive fireplace out of natural logs. These can be built using reclaimed wood or pieces from your home. Pine and cedar logs can be fashioned into unique fireplaces, and there is certainly no shortage of these kinds of logs in most homes. If you are feeling adventurous, try building your own fireplace – just make sure that it is built out of seasoned lumber and constructed with an enclosed flame.
Another great woodcraft idea for your cabin in the woods is to create a kind of primitive style wardrobe for you to wear. This wardrobe is very easy to make. For this project, you will need a pair of old jeans and a workable shirt. Cut along the side and use a piece of clothing as the foundation. The clothes can be hung on the wooden frame and sewn along the bottom and arms of the clothing, using any kind of material to create a fitted look. These clothing ideas will make your cabin in the woods really cozy, and you will enjoy spending time in your new cabin getting away from the demands of life.