If you live in a log cabin home, you may wish to continue the outside rustic look and feel on the inside of your home. You can do so by choosing complementary log furniture that carries out the theme throughout the entire house. Choosing the appropriate pieces is crucial, so here are a few tips to get you started.
1. Choose a particular type of wood and use it in each room of your home. Many people tend to choose furniture made of the same color wood as the exterior of their home. Picking furniture this way allows you to create a cohesive theme from exterior to interior. One exception to this tip is if the logs on the outside of your home are dark wood, you may want to choose furniture that is lighter in color to avoid creating darkness inside your home. Going with lighter shade furnishings helps create an open feeling and makes the rooms brighter. This is especially true if you have large windows that let in a lot of natural light.
2. Choose the right size log furniture. Keep in mind that bigger pieces of furniture are suitable for large, open areas such as great rooms and spacious living rooms. If your log cabin is on the smaller side, which many usually are, try to choose furniture pieces made from smaller logs to avoid creating a cramped look. One key note here: in smaller rooms, try choosing one or two larger pieces made from smaller logs, rather than many smaller pieces to avoid "cluttering" the room.
3. Choose furniture that's made for your intended purpose. This one may seem like common sense, but when it comes to log furniture, it's best to stick with pieces that are made especially for the intended purpose. For example, a coffee table may be assembled from any type of wood. It will serve its purpose well no matter what type of wood it is made from. On the other hand, a dining table should be made of specially treated logs that help prevent damage from food and drink spills.
There are so many different ways to decorate a log cabin that reflect your own personality while still keeping with the rustic feel of the cabin itself. Make sure to visit us online to browse our wide selection of naturally beautiful log furniture and accessories to bring out your own personal style in your log home.