A comfortable and cozy atmosphere is what draws many people to rustic style decorating. Nothing is more inviting on a cold winters day than coming inside to the warmth and natural feel of a cabin style home. This type of decor brings togetherness and relaxation to mind the minute you walk through the door.
From the walls and floors, to the wall accessories and table decoration that you use, it is easy to transform your home into a comfortable, country styled haven. Make use of some items you may already have, such as patterned throws in rich colors draped over a chair or sofa. If you have wood floors (perfect for the cabin style decor), throw a country style rug on the floor, or use a rug with a rugged woods or animal scene on it.
Use plenty of pillows on the sofa and loveseat. Combine checkered and solid pillows in deep woodsy colors to make your room rich and vibrant.
When it comes to decorating your end tables and coffee tables, this is extremely easy! There are many figurines and knick knacks that will accomplish this rustic style. Using wildlife figurines like deer and wolves will help add to the look you desire. You can even use some really old, worn looking books lying around on your tables – this really adds to the comfortable, lived-in look of the room.
There are absolutely hundreds of things you can do when it comes to your walls. It’s easy to find rustic looking wildlife pictures to hang on your wall. Mirrors are good, too – use one with a rough looking wooden frame, and surround it with rustic wall sconces, wildlife figures, birds, leaves, etc. You can also find many shadowboxes that are perfect for this cabin style decor. Lots of them are made to look very old, have glass fronts with wooden frames, and contain fish, fishing nets, lures, etc. These are really effective when used in this type of decor. I have seen a replica of half of a boat used as knick knack shelves, and I have to say I love the idea!
There are many other items you can find to use in a cabin style or rustic decor. Use your imagination – hang old saws on the wall, fishing paddles, deer antlers, wagon wheels, the list is endless! When you have accomplished your decorating task, you and everyone else will be very pleased with the inviting warmth and welcome feeling you will get every time you enter the room!