How to Decorate With a Cabin Theme


Turn your home into a comfy cozy cabin with just a few changes. In little time, your home can feel like a hunting cabin in the woods or a lakeside fishing cabin. A cabin décor theme takes you back to good times when life was simple and nature was just outside the door.

Things You'll Need

  • Wood furniture
  • Fabric of your theme
  • Accessories for your theme
  • Determine the type of cabin you are wanting to use as a theme: hunting, fishing, skiing, country, western, mountain or camping. Whichever activity most suits your lifestyle, that will be the theme to choose as it will give you the most pleasure in decorating and subsequently, living.

  • A cabin is meant to create a warm, comforting, rustic look. So regardless of the theme, you will want sturdy, wood carved pieces of furniture with easy to care upholstery, such as leather or a nicely textured wool. There are some excellent wood artisans offering beautiful cabin furniture from oak, pine, birch and willow. Nature should be your inspiration in this décor theme. Fabrics with twigs and leaves, bird's nests and animals, plaids and stripes make good choices.

  • Use the tools of the hobby to decorate such as snowshoes, ski poles and ski route maps for a ski cabin or lures, tackle, rods and reels for a fishing cabin. Finding these items in a local antique shop will give a rustic, inviting look. For a hunting lodge look, hang antique guns, lanterns, enamel cookware and mounted animal horns.

  • Make sure that the kitchen is as cozy as the rest of the house by bringing your theme into the kitchen curtains, tablecloths, napkins and seat cushions. Cast-iron cooking pieces hung from the wall or blue enamel camping equipment are fun ways to decorate the kitchen. Always have rustic candle holders and nature scented candles on hand, as would any cabin in the woods. Use a black iron or animal horned chandelier over your dining room table for effect. Have some nice cozy throw rugs or even a faux animal skin rug strategically placed for those cold days and nights.

  • The porch of the cabin should not be overlooked. This is the place where folks gather at night to play cards or just quietly listen to nature. Have some nice wood chairs or rockers for relaxation. Add some rustic urns or pots and lantern lights. Keep a few side tables made from twigs or bent willow to hold refreshments. It is also advisable to create a boxed bench for seating that doubles as storage for boots and gear that you don't want brought indoors.

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