There’s something so appealing about a cozy cabin in the winter. But not everyone has one! How can you achieve that look in a “regular” home? Here are some decorating tips to give your home a cabin-feel this winter.
1. Low Light
Use candles wherever you safely can, but also use low-wattage candle bulbs in your regular lamps. Another cabin-like look is the mimic oil lamps. Instead of traditional lamps with shades, go to your local retailer and purchase glass globes shaped like oil lamp chimneys. You can use these over the candle bulbs in many lamps.
Large glass jars with candles in them are also a nice way to produce dimmer lighting. Try using fake snow to surround the pillar candle inside the jar.
2. Flannel on Your Table
Spread your table with a flannel tablecloth. Look for cozy patterns and colors like red plaids. This creates a soft, earthy look for your table.
3. Wooden Chairs
Whether you choose rocking chairs or straight-legged chairs, wooden chairs lend a very cabin-y look to a room and home. Go for old-fashioned, basic chairs and stay away from sleek, modern wooden chairs. Antique stores and second-hand stores are ideal for this kind of chair, as are some old-fashioned stores with a primitive or early American theme. They can be painted or plain wood, but shiny, shellacked, or ornate chairs don’t have the simple feel of plain wooden chairs.
4. Quilts and Blankets
Drape quilts and blankets over your chairs and across the back of your couch. This gives an inviting warm look and encourages guests and household members to have a seat and take the chill off. You can also hang quilts as wall art or hang one across a corner to make a “closet” for hanging coats and storing boots and shoes. Plaid gives a particularly warm and cabin-like feel.
5. Animal Art
Prints of simple animal shapes – especially bears, fish, and deer – make for a very cabin-like atmosphere. Framed photos are also an option, but whether you go for simple prints or more elaborate animal-themed art, go for rustic frames such as those made from rough wood or painted with matte-finish paint.
6. Interior Log Siding
If you want to go all-out for a permanent cabin look, then interior log siding will give you an unquestionably rustic feel. Interior log siding is somewhat three dimensional; the panels curve out from the wall like the side of an actual log. You can apply most types of this siding using a tongue-in-groove method.
Whatever choices you make, rustic winter decorating is a wonderful look that isn’t difficult. There are numerous materials to choose from and plenty of decorating tips for a country cottage look. Have fun checking out all the options!
That’s it for now. Until next time Divas, wear your heels well and Be Blessed!
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