Rustic elements and cabin style décor have become extremely popular. When you’re building a new home or remodeling your old one, you may be looking for ways to incorporate this popular trend into your home.
The first way, of course, is to build a log cabin style home; complete with post and beam or stacked log design, a tin roof and knotty pine doors. But, even if you don’t have a log home, there are easy ways to bring this feel into your home, one element at a time. Here are some important features of cabin style.
Wood stoves – Put an insert into your fireplace to create a cabin atmosphere. The look instantly brings a rustic feel, and you’ll save money, too. Wood stove inserts heat your home much more efficiently than a traditional fireplace.
Reface your fireplace – Re-facing your fireplace with stone gives the whole room a completely new look. There are many re-facing kits that can give you the look of natural stacked stone without having to rebuild the fireplace. This is a do it yourself project anyone can tackle. While you’re at it, replace your mantle with a natural one made from a log or reclaimed barn wood.
Change out your front door – knotty pine doors or log beam doors are an essential part of cabin style. You could even opt for a specially designed front door with a carved panel that depicts a forest or cabin scene. A new front door will instantly transform the exterior of your home.
Repaint in darker colors – Traditional cabin colors include hunter green and woody browns. Incorporating these colors on your walls will instantly make your home cozier.
Install wood floors. Wood floors are a staple in cabins. Choose a rustic looking floor, rather than a highly polished hardwood. The look is casual and comfortable, as well as easy to maintain.
Incorporate leather furniture. Distressed, oversized leather furniture makes you want to curl up in front of the fire. Choose dark colors, like brown leather to really finish off that cabin feel.
By incorporating these simple, rustic elements into your home, you will gain the look and feel of a cabin in the woods with very little effort. Your home will instantly feel warm and cozy. Cabin style is one that is here to stay, for its welcoming and relaxing vibe, and its timeless charm.