The family room should feel warm and cozy, and one of the best ways to do this is by decorating it in a rustic cabin style. When you are spending time in a room with overstuffed furniture, warm soft goods, and woodsy accessories, you will feel like you are in a relaxing cabin in the woods without ever having to leave home. Use the following ideas to create this cozy retreat within your own home.
The furniture plays an important role in a cabin themed room. One immediately thinks of overstuffed pieces that are comfortable to sit on and are large enough to hold their own against the rugged accessories you will incorporate into the design. Plaids, or large checks, done in dark colors are desirable for this type of home decor. Buffalo plaid is another great option.
Warm Soft Goods
When talking about warm soft goods, warm refers to darker colors that give you a cozy feel. This could be dark blues, rich greens, or deep reds. Soft goods are the fabric items used in the decor. Add throws and pillows to the sofa, and use cabin area rugs to add, interest to an otherwise drab floor.
The accessories will complete the room. Look for table lamps depicting bears, and use wall art showing nature scenes or wildlife. Even a wreath or floral arrangement made of wildflowers can help bring the great outdoors inside. Make your own accessories by collecting items from your trips outside. Place pinecones, branches, stones, or even berries in glass vases and jars to place on end tables and shelves.
A cozy and rustic cabin themed family room will make you feel like you are enjoying time in a woodsy retreat without having to leave home. Use the right style of furniture and soft goods as well as rustic accessories to give this area that cabin feels you are in search of. The results will be well worth your effort.