Whether you live in a cabin now, plan to spend your vacations there, or want to give your current home a more rustic feel, there are a number of decorating techniques you can use to make it feel like the home you want.
1. Area Rugs
Cabin area rugs are a great way to soften wood floors and other hard surfaces in your cabin. They can also help to insulate your cabin and provide a buffer between your feet and the often cold floor. An area rug can also help a space feel more cozy and inviting.
Nothing accentuates the rustic feel of your cabin interior like antiques used for decorative purposes. This is a good opportunity to display your family heirlooms, or you can also search thrift stores, auctions, estate sales, or antique shops for vintage pieces to purchase.
3. Authentic Elements
Part of the charm of living in a cabin are the rough, natural design elements like authentic wood wall paneling, stone fireplaces, or bare wood ceiling beams. Your design choices should accentuate these elements rather than letting them blend into the background.
4. Homemade Touches
Your cabin interior will feel more personal if you can add decorative touches that you make yourself. They don’t need to be anything too elaborate. If you have a craft that you’re already good at and enjoy doing, you can apply it to create something original for your home décor.
5. Natural Inspiration
Cabin living is often a way to get more in touch with nature, and one way to accomplish that is to bring the outdoors in through decorative elements of dried flowers, grasses, seed heads, etc. Even if you don’t wish to add decorative elements directly from nature, you can use it as an inspiration when choosing decorative pieces with an outdoorsy motif.
6. Blended Styles
Maybe your tastes don’t run traditional and you want to incorporate a more modern style into your cabin. Don’t be afraid to try new things and blend different styles for a look that’s totally unique and personal. Modern styles have been incorporated into existing cabins with surprising success.