Rustic Home Decorating Ideas

A log cabin half way up a mountain can seem one of the most idyllic and relaxing places to be, so why not bring it right into your own home by decorating a room like one? That way you can go on holiday every day of the year, or recreate a magical experience from a past holiday.

The most common type of flooring in cabin style rooms is pine planking, although slate floors are becoming increasingly popular, as they also work well, especially when finished off with a hand-woven colourful rug, or maybe even a faux fur one. All of these options work equally well, and it really just comes down to what you want most.

The idea of sofas and chairs in a rustic style room is to create a pleasant, comfortable feel. Twig furniture can look great, although old pine pieces or those that have been whitewashed are more common. Mission style furniture also works excellently here, as do big plump love seats, both of which can be added to with huge soft cushions. If you fancy it, wrought iron furniture can also look good here, but takes a bit more effort to blend in.

In terms of colour, to blend in with the rustic idea you will obviously want to use natural looking colours, mainly greens, reds and blues, although gold highlights also look good. The obvious rustic colour, brown, is generally too dark, but lighter shades work well.

The amount of accessories that you can use in a rustic room are almost endless, as most things will go, but some more authentic things include things made from hard, dark woods, plaques, and candle holders. After you have fully accessorised, you will have your very own log cabin right inside your own home, for you to take some time out and enjoy, just relaxing.