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19 ways to get cabin style

Whether you live in a rustic log cabin or a modern home, you can achieve true cabin style!
  • Fisherman's fireplace

    Every cabin in the woods needs a fireplace! This stone example is so beautiful that it doesn't need a mantle full of accessories. A fish, a lantern, and a boat paddle do the job just fine. Sometimes, simple is best!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Office space

    This upstairs room with stairs leading to the attic makes a great office! Wood floors, walls, and ceiling give the room a cabin feel, and an antler chandelier and wildlife prints accessorize the office nicely. The big half-circle window lets in a lot of natural light and keeps the room from feeling too cramped. With desks that go all the way around the room, there's space for several people to work at once.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Cozy corner

    Can you imagine a cozier bedroom? Wood walls are an ideal backdrop for the rustic accessories and big timber bed. Watch your head, though ... those antlers on the headboard could be dangerous!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Northern exposure

    What a lunker! No cabin-style room is complete without at least one fish hanging on the wall. This northern pike is definitely the main attraction here! If your fishing skills aren't quite up to snuff, buy a mounted fish and hang it up anyway. You can tell everyone you caught it ... we won't tell!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Mr. Moose

    Maybe you're a skilled hunter who has all kinds of moose, elk, deer, and antelope to display, or maybe you do your hunting at flea markets and antique shops. Either way, it's OK to say you hunted the animals that decorate your cabin walls. And best of all, when you host birthday gatherings, these guys look great wearing party hats!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Create a cabin room

    This room isn't in a cabin at all, but it has true cabin style. Reclaimed barn boards line the ceiling and outline the built-in bookshelves and alcove, which houses a big, rustic hutch. Old shutter-style folding closet doors were sanded a bit to look weathered, and now they hang from a rail added to the molding. They slide to the center of the rail for easy access. What a great way to add character and hide clutter! 

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Climb that tree!

    What an amazing focal point for a cabin! Instead of a regular old railing, these homeowners brought in a tree! Additional limbs are mounted on the staircase, but they all wind together to give the seemless look of a tree growing right up through the floor and into the upstairs.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Cabin commode

    You don't have to live in a log cabin to get this look! Add horizontal, rough-hewn planks to exterior walls, along with sections of stacked stone. Exposed ceiling beams complete the cozy cabin feel. A cleanly styled, wood-enclosed tub and simple white basin atop a wooden cabinet make this room feel very old, but with all the modern conveniences.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Horsing around

    An antique rocking horse and vintage-style sign bring character to the space at the top of the stairs in this cabin. If you have toys that belonged to your parents or grandparents, display them like this, and every time you see them, you'll think of your loved one!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Birch bark

    Yes, you could use real birch bark to line your walls, but using a textured, realistic-looking wall covering makes it so much easier! That's how the plain wooden doors on these bookshelf cabinets were made over, and twigs were tacked on top in a diamond-shaped pattern. You can also find wallpaper that looks just like the inside of a log cabin. You hang it horizontally for instant cabin charm!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Antler accessories

    Deer antlers make the perfect necklace tree! Mount them to the wall and hang your favorite jewelry from the prongs. Deer, moose, and elk shed their antlers every year, then regrow them, so they can be found from December through February in most areas. Before picking up antlers from property that is not your own, make sure you have permission. If you're on public land, make sure it's legal to take the antlers. In Canadian national parks, for example, you'll receive a hefty fine if you're found with shed antlers.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Cabin quilt

    With the right accessories, you can give a cabin feel to any room! This pretty quilt features cabins and pine trees, and an antique cabinet holds wood pine tree cut-outs, a lantern, and pinecones. How cozy!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Porch with a view

    One of the best things about having a cabin in the woods is the amazing view. The porch offers a great place to sit with friends, have a cup of coffee, and watch the wildlife. Keep the style simple, with rocking chairs, a few pieces of vintage furniture, and potted flowers.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Wall of wood

    An accent wall of reclaimed floor boards softens this modern room and gives it cabin style. The rug, wall color, pillows, and bedding go perfectly with the color of the wood and keep the room feeling crisp and clean.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Classy cabin

    This dining room table, complete with ornate, pillow-stuffed chairs and a sofa-style bench, would look perfectly natural in the fanciest of homes, and it brings a touch of elegance to this country cabin. The furniture, ornate mirror, and other accessories are right at home among the stone fireplace, log-and-mortar walls, and wood plank floor.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • West by Southwest

    This would be a wonderful bedroom for boys, or bunkhouse for guests. The beautiful wood walls, ceiling and floors mean only simple decorations are needed. Matching bedspreads are set apart by Southwest-style blankets and wall hangings. What a great place for cowpokes to rest after a hard day ropin' and ridin'!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Antler chandelier

    No ordinary light fixture will do when it comes to cabin or lodge-style decorating. Antler chandeliers are a must! And since they can easily be made with shed antlers, you don't have to be a hunter to make one. Chandeliers like this sell for hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but with a quick online search, you can find directions for making your own.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Useful and beautiful

    These galvanized metal tubs are actually used in the maple-syrup-making process on this Vermont acreage. When not in use, though, they are hung on hooks on the cabin, where they become instant accessories! Even if you don't make your own syrup, you can give your home cabin style by displaying rustic-looking tubs, tools, and ladders.

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • Simple cabin style

    A pretty arched bed frame provides a nice contrast to the straight lines of the log walls in this welcoming bedroom. The accessories are kept simple, and include a stack of vintage hat boxes and a pretty antique mirror. Of course, the bed is topped with a handmade quilt!

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
    Date Updated: March 29, 2013
  • More cabin inspiration

    Browse these features for even more ways to bring cabin style to your home!

     

    Date Published: March 29, 2013
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