There is nothing quite as beautiful as a log cabin. Rustic, sturdy and traditional, it has become one of the biggest real estate trends around. If you are looking for a good way to buy a home that continues to grow in value, a wooden house is the way to go.
But trying to decide how to decorate it can be a chore.
What Makes Log Cabin Furniture to Any Other Furniture?
Believe it or not, log cabin furniture is not quite the same as other furniture. It is a specific genre that is made to take advantage of the aesthetic of a wooden structure. It uses certain design tropes in order to create a specific look. They are gorgeous pieces of furniture that are long lasting and are able to be passed down long after you are gone.
Examples of Gorgeous Cabin Decor
Technically you can say any furniture is log cabin furniture based on the idea that you have it in your cabin. But if you want more genre specific decorating ideas, here are some excellent examples of how the more traditional meaning has been utilized.
Aspen Log Bed
This beautiful aspen bed uses a combination of full logs and metal to create a sturdy bed frame that still has that rustic, woodsy appeal. Notice how the decoration in the product photo also has a simple look that doesn't detract from the natural beauty of the wood. The use of metal to create a scene is a nice little touch that enhances the look without being too much.
Stump Dining Table
One of the best parts about wood over other building materials is its imperfections. The natural look of the wood with its knots, cracks and veins adds to it, rather than takes away with a more uniform look. This table takes that to the next level by using an actual stump, left intact and in its original form, to create the base of the table.
Georgia Lake Home
These homeowners wanted a getaway and boy did they get one. Just looking at the setup here brings to mind warmth and comfort. Notice how they chose furniture that wasn't specifically log cabin themed but that still worked well with the setting and took advantage of the stone and wood surroundings to create a gorgeous room.
Not everyone is attracted to the rustic. Maybe you want your log cabin to be more chic? There is nothing wrong with a more modern look, which is what you see in this style of decor meant to look more like a mountain ski lodge. The wooden tables are polished and beautiful, the couches are comfortable and interesting and add a bit of color to the room.
Old School Kitchen
How much do you love this kitchen? It is so old fashioned and looks exactly the way that you would expect one in a log cabin (more information here) to look. It also points out that when thinking of furniture, it goes beyond just couches, tables and chairs. It is every feature in a room that melds with the aesthetic.
Tips For Choosing The Perfect Furniture For Your Log Cabin
Go for used furniture, not new. Log cabins are rustic and old looking for a reason. If you have brand new furniture right off the production line it fails to take advantage of that fact. Used furniture is not only more in line with that look but also sturdier and better for the environment.