Interior Design / October 14, 2018 / Amaris Bustos.
It takes a particular type of person to choose a log cabin for his or her home. Many times, these people are unconventional, eccentric or free spirits. Log cabins come with their own unique decorating issues. At one time, ordinary and usual furniture fashions don’t fit with the image of a log cabin or because of their size don’t fit. However, due to an increase in the popularity of log cabins, more and more furniture stores are carrying styles and sizes that complement the simplicity of a log cabin home along with the furniture decorating stores are starting to take other decorating necessities to complete a room.
In log home decorating, the key is to maintain the natural and straightforward air of former times when log cabins were the norm. It’s easy to go overboard since modern homes are usually have an overabundance of furniture log cabins should have only the necessary amount of furniture needed to create an open, simple flowing space. Creating this balance can take considerable thought and patience with each piece most log cabin rooms cannot be purchased as a set but must assemble from individual parts. A sophisticated bit offset by a purer accent or piece a perfect balance would be a simple piece used to bring attention to a more complex design.
Windows are the focal points of most rooms, so what you choose to cover them can be essential to the entire look of your room. Window coverings from the log cabin era were simple, they served two purposes, to block out the weather and control the amount of light that came in. However, window treatments should be used to accent the window and draw attention to it so that the natural setting beyond it brought into the room. Most modern fabrics will look out of place in your log cabin, so choosing more natural materials in your decorating scheme will go a long way to completing a logical and straightforward log cabin look. That addition is Americana folk art, this is either handmade crafts or made from items found in nature and used in their physical form. For example, using a collection of small twigs to form a picture frame, or making use of a pair of antlers to hold coats and scarves. This type of folk art brings scenes of the past into your modern log cabin. Another thing to remember is to put away modern appliances, like television sets and radios, even refrigerators and freezers into built-in cabinets or armories, so they don’t detract from the old world setting you worked hard to create.