5 Stunning Ideas to Inspire You
Metal aluminium garden furniture is the best choice for you log cabin’s porch. Even though log cabins in the woods are unjustly portrayed in horror flicks as places where annoying teenagers get violently murdered by a deranged, mask-wearing chainsaw-wielding maniacs, these places offer all the warmth and genteel of a home-sweet-home – just away from your actual home-sweet-home.
(Some folks like their cabins so much that they make them their primary abode, for the record.)
Now, to be fair, the thought alone of a log cabin to call your own, where you can spend winters and summers alike, and read, and eat and do whatever you so desire, has the capability to make one start saving money for building a log cabin.
Let’s face it, log cabins are impressive structures that bring you closer to nature and just being in an empty one with a candle and a small wooden stool already feels great. That said, what if you can have your own log cabin and customize it to your heart’s content, creating along the way a unique atmosphere you can enjoy for years to come.
In this article, we’re going to propose to you five different interior design ideas you can follow and make your log cabin feel like a place from another planet. (A decent southern-style furniture sort of planet, not those where everything is foul-smelling gases and craters.)
Right then folks, without further ado, here’s the deal.
Log Cabin Interior Ideas
1) Old-Fashioned Western-Style Bathroom
… complete with metal buckets, steampunk-looking
taps, as well as an odd lantern or two in case you need to visit the throne in
the middle of the night.
The beauty of this design solution is – you don’t need much to make it happen. Since the majority of this build will be made out of wood, you don’t have to worry about spending too much on custom made parts and other expensive items. All you need is a couple of antique-looking but functional items, a bit of effort, et voila – your latrine is ready to use.
2) Serene Reading Room
Setting up a reading room of your own in your log cabin is a Hemingwayian move if there ever was one.
Throw in a vintage typewriter and there you go – you’ve recreated a setting for a reporter of the last century’s Spanish civil war. For extra comfort why not add a sexy couch from the Essex sofa retailer. Take a look at the Kensington Sofa Company.
Of course, when it comes to refurbishing your reading room from scratch, it’s all about customization, because the goal is to make the place suit your needs, not to look like a hipster hangout. Of course, if attracting hipsters is your goal then more power to you. (But, be prepared to have a lot of ultra-rare special mocha coffee made with a secret recipe that not many people know about, though.)
3) Reclaimed Wood Moody Setting
And we’re not saying here that a set made out of reclaimed wood needs to be moody or not as fun as one made out of new planks and logs.
In fact, we’re saying quite the opposite – reclaimed wood floors and walls can be used just as efficiently as their new counterparts if you know what sort of look you’re looking for. A rustic, worn-down look that reminds one of the wood-burning stoves, tea in the evening, and the days of yore is certainly an interesting solution for a log cabin. A corner sofa in plush velvet could really work in this room as well. Metal aluminium garden furniture would also be a great addition to you cabin’s outdoor space.
4) Rustic Bedroom Arrangement
Warm wooden walls, wooden ceiling, wooden floor, and a wooden bed with some colourful bed sheets are all you need to make your Christmas celebration a special one, once the kids go to bed.
Perhaps a couple of small tapestries hung on the walls can make the atmosphere feel even more domestic and meaningful – depending on what’s on it.
Goes to show, folks on the Internet are making fun of those Russian dating site photos where everyone has a carpet nailed on their walls, but perhaps they’re on to something after all.
Anyway, if you fancy making your bedroom an even more special place than it already is – customize it with warm clothes, inviting red bed sheets and perhaps a romantic-looking lamp or even better, an oil lamp or some other old contraption that throws light in a cool fashion.
It would be odd to have any metal aluminium garden furniture in the bedroom. Have a look at the ideas in section 6 for what to do outside of the cabin.
5) A Hunter’s Room
… where you can gather your hunter friends, watch Joe Rogan to get into the mood of man vs. animal, and then go out and shoot a fox or a moose – whatever’s kicking around this time of the year.
So, if you’re an avid hunter, consider setting up a proper hunter’s room in your cabin complete with deer horns, fox furs, and rare feathers. (If you can procure a honey badger pelt, which would no doubt lift you up in the hierarchy of hunters.)
All in all, coming up with your own log cabin and furnishing it to your liking can be a great way to unleash your creative genius, but also to make an extra room you and your family can use. With a little bit of effort, money, and creativity, you can truly make something you’ll be proud of.
But don’t forget the outside! A wood fired BBQ would be very useful surrounded by metal aluminium garden furniture that will not rust and needs no maintenance.
6) What To Do Outside?
You will be outside often when you stay at your log cabin, here is a list of products that may be of interest.
- metal aluminium garden furniture
- Adirondack chairs with footrests
- gas or classic BBQ
- outdoor lighting
- metal fire-pit
- recycling bins
Kevin, who wrote this article, has gone through an extensive home renovation with his son, which he has both thoroughly enjoyed, and dreaded every morning. He is now the proud owner of half his dream house (the other half has been waiting for spring). You can read more of Kevin’s work at PlainHelp.