Decorating A Log Cabin

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					Decorating A Log Cabin

Decorating a log cabin or even a cottage, usually takes in the country
theme. Keeping with the various aspects of nature and its simplicity and
freshness, a log cabin ought to provide peace and tranquility. Most log
cabins are in the forest or country areas. Using a country style would
mean bringing the beauty of the outside, inside. Decorating a log cabin
or a cottage shouldn’t be too difficult using the country theme since the
ideas and color schemes sitting right outside the window.

Using nature as an example when decorating a log cabin, using natural
wood for flooring and furniture would definitely fit. Birch, pine or
cedar would certainly compliment any space especially a log cabin or
cottage. To keep the natural look of the wood, you could choose to leave
it in its original form or using stain would give the wood a rustic look.
Whether you are choosing authenticity or a newer look, wood is surely the
best choice when decorating a log cabin.

You may decide to bring old furniture from home to your log cabin or
cottage. Using slip covers for the couch or chairs can help make the
furniture look new. If decorating a log cabin, you may choose to paint
the furniture. This too will give it a fresh new appearance. When
choosing colors for slip covers or paint, you might consider warm colors
in light to medium shades. Yellows, browns or terracotta add warmth to a
space. When you’re decorating a log cabin, the emphasis is generally
focused on warmth and cosiness. A log cabin doesn’t require paint for the
walls, however if you’re decorating a cottage, you might pick similar
colors for your walls.

Fabrics to use when decorating a log cabin should probably include bold
colors and nature themes. Floral patterns are also nice in a cottage or
log cabin setting. You could use these fabrics in window coverings,
bedspreads or throws and slip covers. To keep with the theme of nature,
you could choose accessories taken from the outdoors such as dried
flowers or pieces of old wood made into candle holders. People tend to
gather things from the outdoors while on a hike or stroll along the
river. These items can be used as accessories as well as mementos.

When decorating a log cabin or cottage, one factor which isn’t really
important is your budget. This type of decorating can incorporate items
from home or even those picked up at a flea market or garage sale.
Handmade trinkets and decorations are also nice when decorating a log
cabin. As long as the accessories help to achieve the overall goal of
warmth and an atmosphere that is welcoming, any items chosen are fine. A
log cabin or cottage is a place designed for relaxation. When decorating
a log cabin or cottage, this should be kept in mind. Whatever makes you
happy and helps create a space you enjoy and feel comfortable in, go with
it. Just remember to have fun.

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