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Purchasing a log home in one of the many winter destinations around the world is a perfect chance for a getaway in the colder seasons. A Log home provides a cosy and warming environment, perfect for family and friends to get together and enjoy one another’s company for a few days. 

The conundrum that log home owners tend to have is the interior design aspect. Whilst you think of a log home as a place to snuggle up, it’s another thing to actually make it look that way. If you’re struggling for design idea tips for your log home, here are a few ideas that may appeal to you.

Make sure you have a theme

Just like any other interior design project, before you begin making improvements to your log cabin you need to ensure that you know what theme you’re going to choose. There are many suitable themes that you can choose for log home decor including wildlife, western ranch and ‘the lodge’. Each of these can look beautiful for your log cabin when they’re executed well.

At the same time, if you find there are individual pieces and ideas that you like from each theme, feel free to mix it up a bit and integrate the different styles together. If you have the luxury of several rooms in your cabin, you can always use a different theme for each room that you have.

Choose appropriate colours

Considering you’re likely to have your log home based in a cold winter destination, fitting colours to choose normally include warm tones to suit it well. The colour scheme you choose will have a big impact on the type of environment that will be created for your interior. Rich and warm colours tend to be associated with dark reds and browns. Similarly, emerald greens and olive shades can also create the warm look that you’re looking for.

Ideally, you don’t want to be too expressive with your colours. Try to stick to 3 dominant colours that you’ll use throughout the theme of the interior as minimal can sometimes have the biggest effect. 

Stay minimal with your efforts

Log cabins look great when you’re able to utilise the space you have wisely. It should be a place where you can find plenty of space whilst you walk about freely, so don’t try to clutter the inside too much. Sometimes, less is more and it’s definitely a suggestion that works well with log cabins.

Essentially, some of the basic tips that work well in a log cabin is having a natural woodfire for your heating, thick fluffy rugs as the centerpiece in the room and a comfortable place to sit. These are the main features of the log cabin that should be worked around in the living space, with other features that can follow.

Be wise with your furniture choice

When choosing furniture for your log home, think about its practicality as well as its design. You want it to be stylish, but also smart when it comes to saving storage space. Natural furniture designs tend to be popular when designing the interior. Wood, stone and bamboo are all favourable styles for furniture pieces like luxury coffee tables and comfortable seating but if they have added storage space, this could be an attractive bonus. There are many available options for you, so it’s just about shopping around and finding the right one for you.

Final points

Although a log cabin may only be lived in sparingly, think of it just like your own home. There are many ideas that you can incorporate to provide it with the snug look that you’re seeking out. Be minimal with your efforts, and choose a theme is sure to complement every aspect of your cabin.

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