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How to Make Your Home Look and Feel like a Rustic Retreat

Your desire to turn your home into a rustic retreat may be based on fond childhood memories of time spent enjoying nature or simply a matter of creating a relaxing atmosphere that reflects the solitude and beauty of nature. Rustic decorating is simple with the right tools and some tips to make the best use of each piece. Since simplicity is at the heart of the rustic style, placing a piece of rustic wall art here and tossing an animal-themed pillow there are the little touches that combine to turn your home into the rustic retreat you have in mind. Whether you are decorating a real cabin or creating the illusion of one, these tips will help you get the desired effect.

1. Mix Up the Materials – Use the materials that come from nature, including wood and copper. The more natural the materials appear, the more they will fit into your decorating scheme. Items obviously made from synthetics have no place in rustic decorating.

2. Choose Soft Natural Colors – Balance out the rugged materials with softer colors like robin’s egg blue or goldenrod. The contrast will create more visual interest.

3. Mix Fabrics – Items made from fabric to decorate your rustic retreat come in a variety of natural themes. Some, like the coordinated bedding sets, already contain two or more prints that work well together. Don’t be intent on using the same pattern or specific theme such as an animal or print throughout a room or the entire house. Red plaid can be just as rustic looking as a bear print.

4. Focus on the Fireplace – The fireplace in any room will be a central part of your rustic retreat. Using stone and wood around the fireplace with give it a look of authenticity. If there is a mantel, use it to display your rustic themed decorating items. If not, the right piece of rustic wall art will make the perfect addition.

During the time when rustic decorating was the only thing people knew, it was created out of practicality and the need to use the resources that were available. Today, rustic styled decorating is a choice that a growing number of people have learned to appreciate for its simplicity and beauty. Incorporating rustic decorating items into every room in a balanced way and leaving out modern items that obviously do not belong in your cabin makes creating an authentic rustic retreat simple enough for any amateur decorator. To learn more or to order, call Cabin Place at 1 877-884-0248.

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Sources:

  1. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2364228/list/10-ways-to-get-the-rustic-cabin-look
  2. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1338162/list/so-your-style-is-rustic

Rustic Themes for Your Bedding

Today, rustic decorating has become so popular that it is used in all styles of homes. A rustic bedroom makes a comfortable, relaxing retreat that will make you feel like you are getting back to nature every day. To get a realistic final result, it is essential to pay attention to all of the details to add consistency throughout the room.  Start your rustic theme with the rustic bedding in your patterns and colors of choice. Use rustic window treatments that complement the bedding, and then look for the rustic decorative items that will carry your theme over to the rest of the room.

Moose Print

Nothing symbolizes the rustic decor that has been used in cabins across the nation for years like the moose. With the luxury moose bedding and great moose lodge bedding collections and sets, you don’t have to sacrifice luxury for a truly authentic rustic theme. There are many patterns to choose from, each with attention-getting designs featuring the colors of nature.  Deep reds, forest greens, and neutral browns combine to provide the ideal framework for the animal which symbolizes cabin life.

Bear Print

To many people, the power of the bear is the perfect symbol for rustic living. When you make the bear the theme of your rustic bedroom, you will find everything you need to make your animal of choice the focus of your rustic decorating scheme. Also a favorite for kids, the kids’ lodge bedding sets are available in a kid-friendly version of the mighty beast. Select the rustic window treatments that are made to coordinate with any bedding set to carry over your theme and create a realistic cabin-style bedroom.

Wildlife

This theme can include one type of wild animal that you are especially fond of, or prints that represent bears, wolves, porcupines, moose, and fish in one rustic pattern. Choose from bedding collections that allow you to mix and match patterns with the animal-themed products that you want at the heart of your rustic decorating. There are also bedding and comforter sets that already have the pieces coordinated for you.

Pinecone

Pinecones make one of the most elegant rustic designs that you can use for your bedroom decor. The blend of pine cones and needles on luxurious fabrics and accented with solid and patterned throw pillows will turn any bedroom into a tranquil and inviting place where you can get back to nature. The pinecone pattern also gives you more room to incorporate other features into your theme in any area where you would like to add a whimsical moose, or a chainsaw-carved bear.

Fishing

If your idea of enjoying the Great Outdoors is on the riverbank or on your fishing boat, a fishing theme is a good choice for creating a rustic bedroom that is a perfect match to your style. Nothing offers a better fit for your lakeshore cabin than luxurious bedding with a realistic fishing scene that makes you feel right at home.

Nature

Nature themed bedding is the ideal way to create a rustic bedroom with a professional touch. Duvet or comforter sets make the bedding appropriate for all areas and seasons. Coordinate with the matching rustic window treatments, to continue the theme, and add the perfect accents to create the ultimate natural setting indoors.

The more features you add to your bedroom that reflect the rustic, natural style, the more authentic it will be. Furnish your bedroom with a rustic bed and matching furniture to complete your rustic style throughout the entire room. To learn more about rustic decorating, call Cabin Place at 1-877-884-0248.

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How to Incorporate Rustic Themes into Your Bedroom

More materials are available today in rustic finishes that make decorating with a rustic theme elegant enough for any home. Creating the perfect getaway in your bedroom starts with beautifully detailed rustic bedding at an affordable price. The bed is the center focus of the room, providing you with the ideal starting point for your rustic theme. Choosing the final touches from the various rustic house decors will bring the room together and create an elegant yet rustic atmosphere where you can escape from the rigors of the day.

Tips on Creating a Rustic Bedroom

The key to creating a bedroom that has the look and feel of an authentic cabin in the woods is to bring the outdoors inside. The natural colors and simple designs used to create the items in rustic house decor will provide you with the perfect touch for every area of the room. Look for items that have a similar theme to the bedding to give the overall decor of the room a unified touch. Getting the authentic rustic results you want for your bedroom call for special attention to detail in a few specific areas, including:

• Materials – Plastic has no place in nature, and it doesn’t belong in the rustic bedroom, either. Use items that are made from natural materials, like copper, wood, and stone. Authentic rustic furniture and decor will look raw and sturdy, as though it was crafted by hand by the home owner.

• Colors – Choose rustic bedding, curtains, and pillows made with the colors of nature. Brown and beige, sage and evergreen, rust red and robin’s egg blue create a natural palette that will look like it was designed by Mother Nature. Stick with neutrals for the main colors and add accents of the deeper hues.

 Seasons – Incorporate the seasons into your bedroom decor just as you would in nature. Heavier bedding is appropriate for winter, with fluffy comforters and decorative throws providing the added warmth you need. In summer, use a bordered sheet from the rustic bedding collection to replace the throw for added comfort and lightweight decorative appeal. You can also use a lightweight comforter that is appropriate for warmer weather to keep you warm during cooler temperatures at night.

• Layers – Shy away from monochromatic linens, and use layers that combine colors and textures to give you’re bedding a multi-dimensional appearance. Start with a bed skirt in a rich shade, and top with themed sheets and a coordinating comforter. One way to accomplish this is by purchasing a coordinated rustic bedding set that has the colors and patterns perfectly matched for you. Add throw pillows on the bed, along with a throw made from faux fur or velveteen as the final touch, for a rustic bed that is as inviting even during the coldest of weather.

Choose Your Animal

Animals such as moose and bear, which are typically part of the scenery in nature, will also be part of your rustic bedroom. Choosing the animal that you want to incorporate into your theme will make it easier to select the right rustic house decor to coordinate the entire room. If your bedding includes images of moose, add some of the decorative pieces to your walls, or with a throw pillow that features a single moose displayed in an obvious spot.

Incorporate Personal Belongings into Your Theme

The best way to give your decor the authentic look of a rustic cabin is to add real items that have special meaning to you. Old fishing equipment makes a great complementary piece for a fishing-themed bedroom, while an old pair of cowboy boots will look great with any western theme. One small addition to your theme can make your entire decor even more personal.

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