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Making Your Rustic Decor Lighter

Deciding to adorn your home or cabin in a rustic theme is an exciting prospect that will allow you to express your artistic side while transforming ordinary rooms into beautiful and unique areas. Congratulations on choosing a classy, timeless motif. The next step is to begin acquiring quality, rustic items that will build a stylish, welcoming atmosphere. Because rustic decor is usually characterized by the darker, richer elements found in nature, blending in light accenting is crucial.

Perhaps you’ve had the experience of walking into an antique store where the shelves were laden with trinkets, signs, dinnerware, etc., and you had to navigate around high-backed sofas and oak dining tables while your eyes darted in all directions, unsure where to focus. The aisles felt crammed and the store cave-like; this effect is similar to what can happen when a home has been over-decorated and saturated in dark tones. The key is learning how to strike a balance. Below are tips and tricks on how to do just that.

Getting started– Ask yourself the following questions about the room(s) you’re decorating:

  • How big is the area?

Small/narrow/windowless rooms need light and neutral wall colors to prevent creating a closed-in feeling. Large/open floor plans allow more leniency to play with rich tones.

  • How high are the ceilings?

Tall ceilings are great for showy chandeliers/hanging lights while short ceilings will mean a “less is more” approach for both lighting and wall hangings. Overcrowding makes rooms of any size appear smaller.

  • What atmosphere do you want to create?

When selecting color, you should go beyond appearance to also consider the moods they elicit. According to www.feng-shui-and-beyond.com, here are a few popular colors and their potential effects:

Orange– stimulating, active, cheerful and sociable

Purple– soothing, calming, and represents abundance/prosperity

Grey– neutral, calm, and quiet

Brown– comfortable, grounding, and stable

Red– activating, stimulating, passionate, exciting, powerful, and expanding

Yellow– happy, uplifting, warm, stimulating, and expansive

Green– calming, balancing, healing, relaxing, and tranquil

Blue– calming, healing, soothing, and relaxing

Black– sophistication, power, elegance, and modernity

White– clarity, innocence, cleanliness, spirituality, purity, hope, expansiveness, and openness

Pink– sedating and calming

  • What does my budget look like?

Decorating doesn’t have to mean spending exorbitant amounts of money. A modest budget and a gallon of paint can easily transform any room into a gorgeous woodland getaway. Buy only items you love, knowing you can add others over time.

Working with wall color– If you have a lot of dark/nature decor (pinecone lights, rugged furniture, wood signs, etc.), you should consider offsetting your rich accents with a neutral wall shade. Some time-tested colors include variations of sand and tan, grey, light blue, taupe, beige, and, of course, creams and white. For larger rooms, you’ll be able to get away with bolder shades on all walls or for accent walls. Some go-to tones for cabin themes are crimson, burnt orange, chocolate brown, and olive green.

If you have log walls or paneling, focus on selecting rustic items that will add pops of color, such as a lively window treatment, wall hanging, throw blanket, etc.

Work with what you’ve got– Remember to use smaller items in smaller rooms to balance out the space. That means smaller rugs, less furniture, fewer wall hangings, and lighter tones. Use window treatments that are light airy. Large rooms, on the other hand, are where you’ll want to show off your oversized lodge rugs, grand furniture sets, darker accent walls, and that collection of Northwoods paintings.

The balancing act– Consider items you want to showcase and keep the area around them clear of clutter and/or put them where your eye is naturally drawn when you walk into the room. Remember neutral paint will bring out your pictures while allowing your eye to roam to your cabin rug or wildlife chandelier.

Don’t be afraid to experiment– You can easily turn a rugged cabin into a chic suite with a few smart changes. Imagine your dining room with a coat of icy-blue paint to highlight a moose antler chandelier suspended beautifully above a Barnwood table while pinecone curtains adorn the windows nearby. Perhaps you could cover those brown living room walls with beige so your cedar furnishing and lake themed throw pillows can take the spotlight. Even swapping out opaque lampshades for cream ones can sometimes make all the difference.

Creating a rustic atmosphere isn’t about overwhelming the senses in dark wood and wildlife images, it’s about choosing thoughtful decor that will enhance what you already have while balancing it with complimentary light tones. Be fearless. Flex your creative muscles and watch your rustic motif come to life.

For more decorating ideas and/or to find the perfect rustic decor for your home or lodge, visit us at www.cabinplace.com today.

Rustic Decor for Summer

Summer is an exciting time to transform your home decor. Whether you’re getting ready for a big family cook-out or rejuvenating your favorite spot to kick off your sandals and sip lemonade, we have fantastic design tips to incorporate your rustic style while creating a professional, polished appearance without the professional price.

For the decorating novice, at first the possibilities can feel overwhelming but never fear- below we’ve compiled a list of several no-fail, go-to themes that are sure to impress and help you get started. These are time-tested motifs that won’t go out of style and require little to no updating from year to year:

  • The Patriot– The combination of iconic red, white and blue tones during the hot season is a timeless crowd-pleaser. Reuse red table cloths and napkins from Christmas and serve up fresh fruit and appetizers on rustic serving trays alongside woodland themed platters. Dust off decorative vases and fill them with hand-picked daisies. Scatter flags, candles and rugged star decor throughout the kitchen and sitting rooms and don’t forget touches of burlap will make you look like a decorating guru. No longer limited to Fourth of July, patriotic decor, when balanced with generous doses of white, is classy enough to be displayed year-round.
  • The Westerner– Bring out your zest for the great American west with rugged browns and red. Hang a used lasso on a wall hook or over the back a rocking chair. Use an old, leather boot to conceal a vase as hand-picked wildflowers drape over top. Put your cowboy hats out for all to see and adorn your dining room table with bandana napkins and western star salt and pepper shakers. Hot glue rope or twine around an empty wine bottle for use as a candle holder and have fun with lucky horseshoe accents. Don’t forget equestrian throw blankets for the couch are a must-have!
  • Beach Bungalow– For many, the word summer is synonymous with sunny images of beaches, glistening water and outstretched docks. Luckily for us, capturing the serenity of the shoreline is effortless with a few well-placed items. Create a stunning table centerpiece by placing sand and seashells collected during your last vacation in a glass bowl with candles and fill with water and floating candles for a whimsical effect. Turquoise, baby blue and seafoam tones pair amazingly with white curtains and beach themed rugs. The key for a genuine-looking beach theme is to keep it light and airy. Don’t forget to add hints of nautical decor throughout, such as a sailboat themed lamp, seashell pillows, and ocean bedding for an upscale appearance.
  • Traditional Cabin– When it comes to the cabin theme, you can’t go wrong with nature and wildlife accenting. Line your outdoor walkways with rustic solar lights and bear signs to welcome guests before they enter your northwoods getaway. Woodland clocks, canoe-shaped coat racks, pinecone table runners, and moose rugs all complement wood furnishings in flawless fashion while checker board designs and flannel fabrics are classic staples you can use in your lodge the whole year-round. Host your next campfire party surrounded by authentic country style.

If you’re a decorating enthusiast who’d rather mix it up than stick to a single theme, here are some general tips to enhance your rustic summer look:

  • Keep it light– White, yellow, gray, blue, pink, purple, and sand hues are ideal for creating a fresh, summer atmosphere. In particular, yellow and gray possess a great wow factor that increases when you add a pop of turquoise or pink. Seasonal throw pillows, blankets, rugs, and place settings are simple, inexpensive items you can easily swap out for a completely updated look with the changing of each season. Remember to save dark, rich tones for colder months and don’t be afraid to blend cool and warm colors.
  • Keep it natural– The best part of summer is highlighting the beauty right outside your front door. Use flowers, shells, fruit, pinecones, berries and anything else majestic Mother Nature provides to enhance your lodge motif. Also, natural wood furnishings, while impressive year round, are perfection during the summer. Rearrange your furniture for a renewed appearance and be sure to bring any Barnwood items to the forefront.
  • Keep it simple– While updating your decor, it can be tempting to go overboard. Resist poorly made, kitschy box store items that clutter surfaces and go out of style and instead shop for well-made, tasteful items you can enjoy for decades to come. Adding an item or two each year ensures you’ll have a growing collection you’ll love.
  • Keep it fun– Now is the time to experiment! For example: put out a bright table cloth and mix and match your favorite napkins and placemats for a colorful look. Swap out lamp shades and dress up patio furniture with new pillows. Refresh your guests by serving cool beverages in nature themed drinkware or mason jars while substituting ice-cubes with frozen fruit. Anything goes, so use your imagination.

The sunshine months are a time for playing with bright colors and experimenting with rough and smooth textures. By being bold and taking chances, you can fashion a festive home environment that’s as unique as you are without breaking the bank. So grab your sunglasses, heat up the grill and express yourself through fun, rustic decor you and your guests won’t soon forget!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Here’s to a Country Christmas!

Christmas is coming. Manger scenes and sleigh bells, snowflakes and holly, pretty packages with bright bows and family parties…it’s all getting close. Here’s hoping that you and your family enjoy a Merry Country Christmas this year.

We’re finding that more and more people are using cabin décor during the holidays to recreate the warmth and holiday spirit of years gone by. Quality lodge décor featuring items like comfy rustic quilts and woodlands themed accessories really does a lot to bring the country charm out of any home…even if it’s not exactly in the country.

Decorating your home or cabin for the holidays has never been easier. You’ll find lots of creative lodge décor at Cabin Place. Whether you’re looking for rustic lighting, rustic quilts, throws, rustic bathroom décor, or other types of cabin décor, you’ll find it all right there. There’s never been a better, more affordable way to give your home the warmth and country charm of lodge décor.

The holidays are the perfect time to redecorate and using cabin décor is the perfect way to inject the timeless beauty of holidays past into this year’s celebrations. Whether you’re planning a big party and feast for dozens of grandkids or just want a cozy little Christmas for two, you’ll want to decorate your home in holiday cabin décor.

This year, take a step back in time and decorate your home with rustic lodge décor. There’s no better way to make home feel like home for you and all of your guests. You can make your house the one everyone wants to come to on the holidays. Just start with cabin décor and add a feast and lots of hugs and smiles. Voila! Before you know it, your guests have arrived and you have a home full of old fashioned Christmas cheer.

Cozy Country Décor Warms Hearts and Cabins

Whether you have a cabin, vacation home, or even a house in the middle of the big city, rustic décor goes a long way towards creating a warm, inviting feeling. Many people associate cabin décor with cabins. That’s reasonable enough. Every cabin should have rustic décor. There’s no need, however, to limit cabin decor to cabins. Even if you live amongst the fast paced of the big city, you can still bring some down home country living to your house with beautiful and homey rustic décor.

Those who go all out for cabin décor wouldn’t dream of decorating their homes any other way. They’ve experienced the difference the right décor can make. Even if you’re just testing the waters and adding a little rustic décor to your home, though, you’ll find that every piece of cabin décor you add does a lot to warm up the environment in your home.

Cabin décor just has a way of warming hearts. Whether you add a Denali throw to wrap around yourselves while you curl up on the couch, luscious country bed quilts and bedspreads or any of hundreds of possible rustic décor touches in your living room, bed rooms, or bathrooms, rustic décor brings country comfort to any home. It doesn’t matter if you live in the deep woods, the suburbs, or even in the heart of the city. The right touches of cabin décor can brighten and warm any home.

If you want to add country charm to your home, all you need is the perfect place to find the décor and accessories you need. You’re in luck. You’ll find all of the best quilts, throws, rugs, and other rustic décor at Cabin Place. We have everything you need to transform your home or cabin into the endearing, warm place you’ve always dreamed it could be.

Let’s Get Back to Simpler Times in 2013 with Rustic Decor

Most of us enjoy the holiday season, at least on some level. Unfortunately, though, if we’re not careful, the holidays can become more about running here and there, hustling and bustling, shopping, wrapping, and travelling than they are about just enjoying the beauty around us. Maybe this year, as the hustle of Christmas and the glitz of the New Year fade into the rearview mirror, it’s time to get back to something simpler.

Let’s make 2013 the year that we take a deep breath, sit back, and learn to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Redecorate the home in the rustic décor that you’ve always wanted, light a fire, and relax with a cup of coffee and a good book once in a while.

One of the most important things you can do when you want to get back to simpler times and simpler pleasures, is to create an environment in your home that speaks to those simpler times. Decorating with cabin décor goes a long ways towards creating the relaxing home environment which will allow you to sit back after a long day of work and just relax.

These days, most of us have little choice about being involved in the hustle and flow of life. Careers and family activities keep us busier than we want to be. Let’s fill our homes with the kind of lodge décor which can help us to kick back and relax when we get home.

Cabin Place has the lodge décor items you need to create the environment you want in your home. We have woodland themes, country living themes, nautical themes, and more. You’ll find all of the best cabin décor for every room of your home right here. You love the simple things in life. So do we. We’ll help you make your home simple and inviting, a great place to entertain friends and family,  and an even better place to sit back and enjoy the simple things in life again. Let’s make 2013 the year we get off the roller coaster and get back to the simple pleasures of life, like beautiful cabin décor.

Decorating Your Cabin for the Holidays

You want your cabin filled with warmth, laughter, smiles, hugs, and plenty of holiday cheer this year. Who doesn’t? When it comes to holiday get-togethers with family and friends, your home plays a big part in setting the tone and mood. Rustic décor makes a strong statement about your home. It says that this is a comfortable place, a warm place, a place where friends and family can gather around the fire, kick back, and just enjoy themselves over the long winter months.

Whether you have a cabin in the woods, or just want to create a bit of a country feel to your city home, apartment, town house, or condo, you can use cabin décor to create an environment perfect for having friends and family over for the holidays.

There are lot of things you can do to decorate for the holidays which will create a rustic feel without costing a lot of money. Simply filling a bowl with pinecones and using it as a centerpiece can do wonders for your dining room. A live Christmas tree with rustic decorations like popcorn strings is another wonderful idea.

Even for those items which you need to buy, rustic décor and cabin décor is among the least expensive home décor available. You get more warmth and more country style, all at a comfortable price. You can find fantastic deals on many of the best rustic décor items at Cabin Place. You can find everything from quilts to electrical outlet covers. There are plenty of holiday themed items, along with rustic décor you’ll want for the whole year round.

You can’t go wrong with cabin décor, either for the holidays or any other time of the year. With the holidays coming around, you’ll also want to consider rustic décor items like quilts for gifts. Your friends and family will love the thoughtfulness that went into decorating your home and the thoughtfulness that went into their rustic décor gifts.

Decorating for a True Country Christmas

Most of us have fond memories of Christmases long, long ago. Think back to those iconic images of Christmas that you know and love: We’re willing to bet that your favorite Christmases were country Christmases. The good news is that, with holiday cabin décor and lodge décor, those old fashioned Christmases don’t have to be a thing of the past. You can create the country Christmas memories today that your kids, your grandkids and their kids will be talking about for generations to come.

We all have that special place we used to love to go as a child. Maybe it was grandma’s. Maybe it was a favorite aunt and uncle’s place. Rustic holiday décor can help make your home (or even apartment) that place for your loved ones.

The way you decorate makes a statement. Lodge décor, and especially rustic holiday décor, creates a warm, inviting environment. It says, come on it, sit down, relax and take your boots off. You’re home, whether you live here all the time or not.

Rustic decorating is not only heartwarming, it’s also affordable. You can decorate your entire home or apartment in lodge décor for a modest price. You can find everything you need, from quilts to shower curtains and bathroom décor to lamps, clocks, and outlet covers at Cabin Place. If you want to use rustic décor to make your home the place the whole family will want to come home to during the holidays, you owe it to yourself to check out Cabin Place’s extensive selection of rustic décor.

Get a live Christmas tree. Decorate it in old fashioned popcorn and cranberries (a fun project for the grandkids, by the way). Fill the home with warm holiday lodge décor.  Light the fire and put out the holiday spread. The whole family will want to come back year after year. Cabin Place is also a great place for rustic holiday gift ideas.

Before the First Snow Fall, Fill Your Cabin with Rustic Quilts

Those of us who love rustic country living don’t fret about a little cold weather. In fact, most of us look forward to the winter months. It’s in winter time that the real charm and beauty of rustic décor makes itself most evident. So, let the leaves fall off the trees. Let those first snowflakes of winter start to fall. There’s nothing better than a home with beautiful, heartwarming cabin décor, a cozy fireplace, and a cup of hot coffee to enjoy the cold season.

Everyone who uses rustic décor for their home will want to check out Cabin Place’s wide selection of cabin décor and rustic quilts. Every bed needs a rustic quilt for the winter time, and it’s ideal to have a few quilts or Denali throws in the living room as well. Of course, you’ll want to pick out quilts which go well with your cabin décor. This isn’t a problem if you shop at Cabin Place. They have a wide selection of quits and throws to go with nearly any rustic or nautical theme.

Whether you’re completely redecorating for the winter and holiday seasons, decorating a new cabin from the ground up, or just looking for that perfect piece to add to the rustic décor you already have, you’ll find what you need at Cabin Place.  

Winter’s coming, with all of the many holidays and occasions to get the family together that it brings. You’ll be spending your time indoors more, so it’s all the more important to fill your home with the rustic cabin décor that you love.

Don’t let winter get here before you order your rustic quilts. You’ll want them here and ready to snuggle into before Jack Frost makes his grand entrance.  Show the world why you and other rustic décor enthusiasts actually look forward to the winter months. Fill your home with beautiful rustic cabin quilts and other heartwarming cabin décor.

Best Wildlife Themes for Your Cabin

Are you looking to decorate your cabin or lodge in a wildlife theme? Wildlife décor is very popular in lake and mountain retreats because it brings a little bit of the outdoors and nature into a warm and relaxing cabin atmosphere. Here are a few of our favorite wildlife themes that use rustic cabin décor:

  • Bears – By far, bears are some of the best animals to use for a wildlife theme in a country cabin. They can be majestic and adorable all at the same time. Bears bring charm to the kitchen, whimsy to the bathroom, and conversation to the living room. There are so many rustic décor pieces that feature bears that you will have no problem using your theme throughout your cabin or lodge. Bears adorn curtain ties, hall trees, brackets, switch plates, wall hangings, and more.
  • Moose – the mighty moose makes for a great wildlife theme in any cabin or lodge. These large and majestic creatures can be found on clocks, shower curtains, rugs, wall art, brackets, and more.
  • Birds – Birds make a great nature and wildlife theme because they can go with almost anything. They are great paired with pinecone décor and other wildlife and make lovely kitchen décor items.
  • Horses – There isn’t a whole lot not to love about a wildlife theme featuring horses. They wild horse can be found on blankets, wall art, rugs, and more. There is just something about the mighty horse that draws people, and you’re sure to get plenty of compliments when you use horse in your decorating scheme or lodge decor.

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for the best wildlife themes to use in rustic décor for your cabin or lodge. The Cabin Place is the one stop shop for everything cabin décor related. We have many items that feature wildlife and nature themes to suit every taste. If you have any questions about our products or want to learn more about how you can create a wildlife theme in your country retreat, give us a call at 1-877-884-0248 today!

Shed Some Light on Your Cabin Décor with Rustic Lighting

Lighting is one of the best ways to show off your décor and interior design. The right lights in the right places can show off an accent piece, change the mood of the room, or even be décor all by itself. Rustic lighting as part of your cabin décor can be the centerpiece of your room, or highlight your wonderful natural wood furnishings. No matter how you use them, lodge décor is never complete without the right lighting. Chandeliers and ceiling fan lights can make a beautiful addition to any cabin r lodge décor scheme while providing warm and welcoming light for all to enjoy.

If you have a favorite theme that you have worked into your rustic décor scheme, then having sconces, chandeliers, or even vanity lights that follow your theme can make a big difference and really pull the room together. Try a few table lamps scattered throughout the room to provide just the right amount of light to set the mood on a balmy summer evening. Ceiling lights and sconces are great for showing off that special décor piece that you want to make the centerpiece of your room, and chandeliers can be a statement all on their own.

Here at Cabin Place we have the best rustic lighting for the lowest prices around. We have been selling rustic and cabin décor since 1999 and we pride ourselves on the quality and craftsmanship of our products. We are the one stop shop for rustic lodge décor and would love to help you outfit your mountain retreat or lakefront lodge in the best décor pieces around. Give us a call at 1-877-884-0248 if you want to learn more about any of the rustic lighting or accessories that we sell online. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service agents are standing by to answer all of your questions!