If you are thinking of cabin decorating your home, you have a pretty big challenge on your hands. However, it is a challenge that you can overcome with time and a true passion about finding the right details and elements to create the perfect cabin-like home, even if you are living in an apartment in the middle of a city.
Shopping for the large items is the easiest, albeit the most expensive part. However, it is not the most important element. Sure, the rugs, furniture and curtains are important, but so are the mirrors, prints, lights, vases and so on. Let’s take a closer look.
The Challenges of Cabin Decorating
There are a number of challenges you will come across when you want to create a cabin home. Firstly, you have to deal with small amounts of wall space. If you want to create a true log feel, then you will have to panel your walls and this means that you can’t really hangs thing on them. Additionally, wood has a particular stain and hue and this means that all your other wood elements have to match that perfectly, or it will look odd.
If you are limited for space and panelling your walls is not an option, there are a few other ideas out there too. You could use faux painting, used wallpaper in a cabin feel or even use barn board planks. This will make it look as if your walls are actually wood.
Creating cabin décor is all about going rustic. Make sure your furniture has natural fibres as well. Heavy rugs work really well, as does chunky furniture with fun upholstery, but this will make your room look smaller, so only do this if you have the space. Generally speaking, however, the bigger the furniture the more cabin-styled it will look.
Use rustic metals for your tables and lighting work, curtain rods and more. Lighting is very important when it comes to creating a cabin feel. Overhead chandeliers work really well and create a real statement, particularly in wrought iron. However, you do have to have a high ceiling to make this look good. Antler chandelier will give the feeling of an old mountain cabin but only work if you are pro-hunting.
Generally speaking, it is about creating a cosy, rustic feel. However, you can also go for a more up-country, modern look as well and various other looks. For instance, you could go cowboy, Native American or pioneer. Spend some time online to look for inspiration on what the possibilities are and what best fits with your personal likes and dislikes.
Unfortunately, we do not all have the luxury of being able to live in a log cabin. However, with a few simple hints and tips on cabin decorating you can easily pretend that your home is actually made from true logs. Anyone can create this look with a little bit of time and effort.