There have been some weird and wonderful design ideas and inspirations as of late, so I have taken influence from this to come up with log cabin themed lounge.
Now first things first, before you even start to embark on this mission, understand it will be a very lengthy process, but come the end of it, you’ll have an eye-catching design guaranteed to be unlike anything else your friends will have seen.
Why Go For A Log Cabin Style Look?
To put it simply, to have a room completely different from that of your friends. It doesn’t matter if their a fan of old cowboy films, or even spent some time out in the old ‘Wild West’, your friends and family will be positively gobsmacked at your new living area design.
First of all you will need to look at some form of hardwood floor if you haven’t got it already. This will give your new log cabin style room the wood styling it needs. Of course, this kind of flooring is very expensive, but if you don’t want to splash the cash yet have a neutral coloured carpet, that will work equally well, without you having to invest heavily in a new floor.
Next you will need to look into some wood effect wallpaper, thankfully there are plenty of options out there, but I would particularly recommend those with a rustic theme. If you’re contemplating an open fire for your living room – which you should if you’re really committing to this idea, then you should also look at brick style wallpaper. Once you have a fireplace selected, the brick style wallpaper will really complement the look
Now you’ve got the wood goodness all around you can go for some rustic furniture.
Some traditional wood furniture is needed. But for your sofa you can look at maybe a vintage upholstered unit. A dark wooden coffee table and sideboard will also compliment the look perfectly. An antique style chair or two is the perfect addition here, and depending on the size of your living room maybe even a dining table.
To wrap things up in regards to the basics, you’ll need some rustic style rugs to complement the look. Technically, you should be looking at animal skin rugs to make a true reflection of your theme, but people may well object to that, and they can be pretty expensive to boot. However, you will find there are faux animal skin rugs available. Alternatively, just go for a traditional design with rugs in a suitably warm and cosy style.
You’ll also want a wooden cabinet of some sort to hide the TV and the like, therefore keeping the log cabin image intact, until you open the TV and stick on an old John Wayne movie
Now if you’re being realistic in your approach to the wood cabin look, you would need some form of mounted animal head above your roaring fire place. Now I know as a nation of animal lovers this would not be a popular move, but thankfully there are a variety of faux animal heads out there, mounted and ready for you to put into your new awesomely put together living room – all without you having to sign up for hunting season.
Speaking of hunting, some imitation shotguns mounted below the deer or animal head would look ideal, but again with various rules and regulations this is more of a pipe dream than a reality, unless you are able to pick up antique style shotguns. Instead, why not look at getting your hands on some old fishing gear or even some old school snow shoes if you can find them.
Louisa Jenkins is an interior design blogger. She blogs on everything from the effectiveness of rugs in the living room, to the different types of wallpaper available.