Dec 14, 2013

Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Log Cabin

Once you've expertly constructed your new wooden cabin you're going to want to look into ways to decorate it in a style you enjoy while at the same time keeping your costs down.
As with all forms of interior design and decoration, there are expensive ways to do things and cheap ways to do things, and on the whole you can often get away with going down the inexpensive route without it being glaringly obvious that you've done so. With that in mind, below are four inexpensive ways to decorate your cabin, all of which will make a huge difference to the quality of the time you spend in your cabin whether you've just put it up or you've been enjoying it for years.

Cover Old Furniture

Now, we're not talking about covering up old cabinets or bookcases, that's the last thing you're going to want to do. What you may want to look into covering up, however, is any old sofas or chairs you've bought into your cabin, as when you cover them with a sleeve or a throw you can turn them into brand new items of furniture again, while in-keeping with the theme you're trying to create in your cabin.

This is an incredibly inexpensive ways to decorate as you can effectively use the old sofas from your home to furnish your log cabin, giving you somewhere to relax from day one. Rather than scrabbling to find seats for all your guests as they come to marvel at your creation, see to this ahead of time and save yourself the bother of having to throw out your old furniture.

Adding a Clawfoot Tub

Though certainly not the most inexpense item on this list, clawfoot tubs belong in these old wooden cabins and will make a great addition to yours whether it's ten years old or ten minutes.

The reason they work so well in this environment is because they're designed to fit into a more traditional setting, which is exactly what a cabin provides. There are a number of advantages of owning a clawfoot tub rather than a conventional bath tub, most of which focusing on how easy they are to install (they're free-standing, therefore don't require you to fix them up against a wall), and how comfortable they are to bathe in for long periods of time.

Let the Light In

Cabins, due to their smaller windows, are traditionally seen as slightly darker spaces than the conventional home. Don't let this put you off putting together a cabin though, if you haven't already, as there are many inexpensive ways you can go about bringing the light into your cabin to ensure you're never short of natural daylight during the daytime, and artificial light at night.

One of the most obvious ways to bring light into your cabin is by not actively blocking it out. For this reason, make sure you don't put up any blinds or sheets that obscure the level of light coming in at any one time. Once this is complete, put up at least one mirror in each room to help bounce some light around, and ensure a good supply of lamps are available once night falls.

Embrace Rugs

Wooden floors are beautiful creations, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't break them up in certain places, and the best way in which to do this is by putting down a large rug.

Rugs not only look great, they feel great underfoot and can help keep your feet warm in the winter months as you move from room to room.

Exude Small Details

Small details are everything when it comes to interior design. One of the most inexpensive ways in which you can decorate your cabin is by really paying attention to each of the small details you drop into each room to make the room look both unique, yet follow a certain pattern working its way throughout the cabin.

In conclusion, once you've expertly constructed your new wooden cabin you're going to want to look into ways to decorate it in a style you enjoy while at the same time keeping your costs down.

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With their own factory for manufacturing their products, Hortons Group is considered a reliable provider of a wide range of log cabin kits, including those for pergolas and gazebos.

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