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Log cabins are not like brick built homes, and one of the benefits is that they have a very different look and feel to them. This unique appeal makes decorating the interior incredibly enjoyable. Having a comfortable timber home means adding warmth and solace.
Your log cabin décor can be anything that you wish it to be. You should aim to make the most of the space that you have available. You can have anything from paint to wallpaper, stonework to stainless steel, carpets to laminate floors, all nicely finished off with rugs, curtains, lamps and furniture of your choice.
In our experience one of the most popular looks in a log cabin is a modern rustic style, aiming to bring the outdoors inside. Rustic décor includes many natural materials and you would expect to see exposed wood and other materials such as stone and brick. Building a kitchen with stone worksurfaces can be very effective.
You could decorate your cabin with wooden furniture, headboards made from branches, twig basketry and other items that showcase the natural quality of wood. You could hang light fixtures made from rustic metal or other natural materials. You could use fabrics such as woodland prints to enhance the feeling of living with nature.
Decorating ideas for an Ecohome log cabin are not only limited to a rustic theme. Our cabins can be decorated in the style of your choosing to suit your needs. For example, a modern gym, a bar or a home office. And as our cabins can be used for multiple reasons, the way in which your log cabin is decorated can be changed and updated as your needs change.
The natural coziness of timber is one of the main attractions of owning a log cabin. But along with warmth, wood can be dark as it reflects less light. You can brighten the interior by including a plaster wall or even by whitewashing some of the walls to reflect more light.
Bringing plants inside for a touch of greenery can offset the darker wood tones.
Rustic décor often contains natural colours such as brown and grey. Simple things like the green of a plant can bring a splash of colour as can accessories, furniture and even lampshades.
Colours can affect the mood of a room. It is common to choose greys, blues and creams, along with other calming colours, in rooms that you want to relax in.
Colours such as red and orange are more energizing, and so should be avoided in bedrooms as the energy of the room may keep you awake – however, if the room is to be used as a gym, you might need all the energy you can find!
If you are on a budget, it’s a good idea to plan your interior renovation before starting any work. This will enable you to fully plan for what you need and to shop around for those essential items. Cost everything and create an itemised list where possible as this will really help you to stay on budget whilst also helping you to work out what’s needed now, and what can be purchased in the future – in other words, you don’t need to have a finished project straight away. It is not always necessary to go super cheap on furnishings and fittings however, you don’t have to go for the top of the range items either.