There was a time when European settlers, immigrants to America first arrived at the new land and the very first thing they needed to do was to build houses where their families could live in. They actually built homes from the natural rich woods which required very less resources like trees, an axe or a saw, which they called log cabins. Today's log cabins are very different from the early cabins and decorating them with simple natural materials would surely bring that rustic ambiance of the traditional log cabins back. It was in the 1600s when first log cabins were built in America by the immigrants from Sweden and Finland, and there are very few original log cabins that exist till now.
Early log cabins were simple one-room huts with one door and one or very few small windows with no construction cost or so, but log cabin homes what people see today, are more elegant, more spacious, more comfortable and well furnished too. Instead of just one room, log cabins can now be divided into living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, dining space, guest room and porch. Now they come in a variety of styles and packages, and from a simple single room log cabin, it has upgraded to a grand mansion. You can decorate your log cabin home simply by using some natural materials, a little bit of creativity and some simple yet effective ideas, and you'll see how easy and inexpensive decorating can be.
The very first thing is furnishing your log cabin, coordinating the furniture and accessories with the historic look of its setting to provide that original rustic look what original log cabins had. Because it's the worn look of the furniture that gives that real log cabin feel. Plain wooden tables and chairs, dressers, sideboards and hutches, along with dark brown leather sofas would definitely bring that worn appeal to your house. Remember, old or used furniture adds that conventional look to your cabin home. The log cabin homes often have large living room areas, so decorating it with colorful accents to create the most dramatic change should be easy. Copper or ceramic canisters can be used for shelves in the kitchen as colorful accents.
The pioneers used large baskets for storage, so you can do the same and place baskets on the table as a centerpiece, and use anything that is primarily constructed with wood. Natural fabrics are the obvious choice for designing log cabin homes, from woven rugs and braided blankets and carpets to old quilts. The windows treatments should be easy but you need to use simple curtains that must not interfere with the natural light and the views outside. Talking about the lighting, you should prefer nature-inspired light fixtures to stir up that visual appeal to your home, such as installing antler chandeliers from a vaulted ceiling and wall sconces to convey an old rustic look.
After all, a log cabin home is a rustic refuge, a shelter with essence of nature made of log and board, which is more likely to bring modern style of log cabins into a space without compromising with the whole interior. In fact, natural environment and simplicity are the key ingredients in making a perfect log cabin home, with a bit of creativity and some inexpensive decorating ideas.