Are you thinking about that mountain cabin vacation, sitting in front of the fireplace as the snow falls outside?
You can transform your living room into a rustic lodge oasis, providing enjoyment throughout the year.
You don’t have to live in a cabin in the mountains to enjoy the comforts a rustic lodge or cabin style home provides . Your love of the outdoors and rustic furnishings is all you need to bring the mountain cabin into your living room.This warm and cozy decorating style captures the feel of the outdoors and brings it inside. Primitive accents combined with wood tones and bold colors create an inviting atmosphere.
Pop of color:
A lodge style home has a great deal of wood, and can become overwhelming if it is not tamed with the right color choices. Pops of color are needed to create the warm and relaxing atmosphere of a rustic lodge home. Wood style walls, floors and furniture should be combined with earth toned colors to create a cozy, cabin style cabin feel. Some color choices are:
- Bark brown
- Navy Blue
- Hunter green
- Mustard yellow
Metals and decorations:
Metal decoration trims can bring a rustic style to your living room with metal light fixtures and picture frames. Use copper, tin and wrought iron to create a rustic feel and add texture to your space.
A traditional rustic or lodge style home has log walls, but this effect can be easily created with wood paneling. A cedar or knotty pine style paneling can be placed on the walls, or painting the walls in a natural style color can create a log cabin feel without the logs.
Wood style floors complete your rustic style living room. Reclaimed or distressed look wood floors are ideal, but a laminate replicate also works well. A variety of braided wool rugs add a rustic feel to your space, and warm tones including blues, greens and browns create a nice offset to wood tones. If you prefer something softer, A faux bearskin rug adds a cozy feel and a nice place to curl up on in front of the fireplace.
Rustic furniture should be natural and durable, but also provide comfort. Wooded frames and fabrics like denim or cotton are strong and comfortable. Add touches of color to offset the wood, like brightly colored pillows on the couch or a soft blanket tossed over the love seat for those cool winter evenings. Green, blue and burgundy colors compliment the rustic feel of your space. Some furniture choices are:
- Distressed hutch to display dishes
- Wood frame coffee table
- Over sized rocking chair
- Log framed couch
Look for lighting fixtures made of wrought iron, copper or aged brass. A large chandelier is a good choice for the living area, providing a textural element and impressive accent. Some other lighting suggestions are:
- Wall sconces
- Stained glass fixtures
- Lampshades with animal motifs
It is easy to transform your living room into warm and inviting lodge style space to be enjoyed year round. Wood elements, rustic furnishings and a splash of color is all it takes to create the rustic lodge oasis of your dreams.