Know how to measure windows for curtains? It is absolutely impossible to buy curtains for your home if you haven’t taken the time to learn how to measure windows. Nobody is good enough to “guess the size” of their windows. Correct measurements will help you buy the right number of panels, and curtains that are […]
Decorating a Log Home
Decorating a log home presents unique challenges not found in other homes.
Today's log homes bear little resemblance to the log homes of yesteryear. Our forefathers had small, simple homes that were practical, with none of the beautiful features we see today.
That simple fact gives you hundreds of possibilities to express yourself when planning and decorating your log or timber home.
However, keep in mind that the look you want for your new home may take a lot of thoughtful consideration and careful planning.
Perhaps your first decision will be the general theme that you want for your log home. This will reflect your style, interests and personality.
Keeping that in mind, you can build on that theme, perhaps choosing mini-themes for each of your rooms.
Log and timber homes are rustic by nature. Take time to explore my articles on rustic home decorating and products that will make your home stand out from the crowd!
Choosing drapes vs curtains is a personal choice, and it is best made when you can easily define your goals for a room and how informal you would like the room to be. Log cabins and timber frame homes often have informal and rustic themes. So what is the difference between curtains and drapes? A […]
Log cabin curtains can vary from perky country curtains, to heavy drapes or custom window blinds, or even bare windows with rustic window valences. As with all rustic decorating, much is left to your imagination and to your personal style. Also keep in mind that your choice of window treatments will also depend on the location of […]
Give Your Country Bathroom a Facelift! You can easily give your country bathroom a face lift, without the cost and hassle of building a new home. Transform your dingy bath into a lovely country bathroom with rustic décor! With just a little effort, your bathroom can literally look like a new bath. Remodeling your bathroom or just […]
There are some country Christmas decorations that are usually found in log and timber homes. They are traditional, and you are probably already familiar with most of them. While you do create your own traditions, you will probably want to include at least some of these items in your holiday decorating. Most log cabin homes are decorated […]
Fireplace Mantle Decorating Ideas Fireplace mantle décor, central to a common area, should be carefully chosen. These photos show fireplace mantle decorating ideas. Your fireplace is front and center, a main attraction in your Great Room. And often the most used sitting and visiting area is situated, in front of the fireplace. Your fireplace mantle […]
Learning how to decorate a log home presents a special challenge for the new log home owner. And it’s not just the shape of the logs on the walls. You have wood everywhere, and walls, ceilings and floors all seem to run together. One of the greatest challenges is simply defining spaces. That’s partly because […]
Why Wildlife Dinnerware? Our fascination with wildlife goes back hundreds of years. While the earliest wildlife watchers were observing animals, learning how to capture them for food, modern day observers may not be hunters. Truthfully, it’s just fun to watch wildlife in your backyard or when you are staying in a cabin while on vacation. […]
Pine cone dinnerware, lovely in its own right, is also the perfect complement for Northwoods, wildlife or other rustic decors in log and timber frame homes. If you love the outdoors, pine cones are in! Pair a casual pine cone dinnerware set with a pretty check tablecloth, a tablecloth with a small plaid or even […]
Bathroom curtains for log homes do not have to be hum drum, and you can use them to coordinate your master bedroom with your bath. Window treatments or bathroom curtains for log homes do need to provide privacy and a feeling of comfort in the bath. Depending on where you live, and how much privacy […]
Decorating a log home presents a challenge on many fronts. When you understand why, you will be better prepared to get the job done right. In addition to your “bumpy walls”, there are a number of other issues to consider, when planning your log cabin rustic décor. You will need to decide on a theme […]
Lodge bedding is casual and often reflects the wildlife and natural features of the outdoors around the lodge. Lodge bedding is often more upscale than rustic value bedding found at common box stores. More plush and made from more luxurious fabrics, with extra stuffing for warmth and comfort, this cabin bedding is made to take […]