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How to Incorporate Bar Furniture with Your Kitchen Decor

The kitchen is one of the most lived-in rooms in any home. Not only do you want a kitchen that is functional, but one that has the perfect ambiance to make it a joy to spend time there with your family members. Log cabin decor ideas for the kitchen often suggest incorporating bar furniture into the kitchen as a way to make the room even more inviting. A variety of tables, chairs, and stools can be used to complement your log home furniture for a room that is as traditionally rustic as it is livable.

Like any kitchen today, those in log cabin styles homes are often made with a bar and/or an island. There are many styles of bar stools and counter chairs to choose from to add the perfect complement to your log home kitchen furniture. The right choice in bar seating will help you get professional looking results. You will be surprised at how the right chairs or stools will elevate the style in your kitchen.

Choosing Your Materials

One of the features of using log cabin decor ideas in your home is that the materials all need to be natural, but they don’t have to coordinate. For instance, you might have beautifully custom designed hickory kitchen cabinets, a barnwood kitchen table, and cedar log counter stools. Bringing together different types of log home furniture will give your log cabin style kitchen the appearance of having been collected randomly instead of having each piece of log home furniture coordinate with the next. This gives you more options for choosing the seats that you like best, without straying from your decor theme.

Choosing the Style

Although all of the seating choices you have available to you may be appropriate for use with the log home furniture in your kitchen, some styles will probably look better than others. You will want to consider whether you want simple bar stools that offer no support, or bar stools that are more like a chair, complete with arms. If the seats will be used to eat meals and spend any significant time there, the stools with arms will provide you with a better sitting experience.

Measure the Height

A normal kitchen counter top is 36-inches high, while the normal height of a bar is 42 inches. These are industry standards and will help you when it comes time to picking out bar stools. Be sure to measure the height of your area so that you know the size of chair or stool that will fit underneath. Bar stools that are 24 inches in height are designed for counters, while those that are 30 inches high are for bars.

Kitchens without a Bar or an Island

If you do not have a bar or island in your kitchen, it doesn’t mean that you can’t implement log home furniture for the bar into your kitchen. A variety of table styles and sizes are available that you can coordinate with the log cabin bar stools to create a unique and rustic dining and/or entertaining area in your kitchen. To learn more about log cabin style bar furniture, call Cabin Place at 1-877-884-0248.

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Decorating your Cabin or Lodge Porch

Decorating your Cabin or Lodge Porch

One of the best parts of having a cabin or lodge is being able to enjoy a spacious porch or balcony in a peaceful environment. Of course, in order to fully enjoy something like that you need to have the proper porch furniture and décor. In order to help you out with that we’ve put together a list of items that we think would go great on a porch or balcony. Hopefully it will give you some ideas on how to create your own perfect porch.

Log Porch Swing: Great for relaxing with a book or sitting with loved ones, this comfortable porch swing not only has the classic rustic look we’re known for, it’s great design and durability make it a practical choice for any porch.

Oversized Amish Hickory Rocking Chair: We’re known for our Amish Hickory Rocking Chairs and this one is designed for extra comfort with its oversized seat and back. Perfect for snuggling up with a blanket on a cool night, anyone who visits will want to give this beautiful chair a try.

Welcome Home Pine Cone Door Mat: Not only will this welcome mat give everyone a place to wipe off their muddy shoes before going inside, it will also add a welcoming touch to both your porch and cabin. This welcome mat has the traditional “Welcome Home” across the center of it in large text, while the border of it is decorated with beautiful pinecones and pine branches.

Hickory Dressing Bench: This wooden bench, complete with a cushioned seat is the perfect place to sit and put your shoes on or a great place to relax on your porch before heading inside. Plus, the dark hickory wood looks great in contrast to the log of the porch swing and concise with the hickory in the rocking chair.

Cedar Log Open End Table: A small end table with open sides; having one or two of these amongst the places to sit on your porch or balcony will complete the space and make it comfortable and homey. A great place to set your sweet tea or hot chocolate, right?

This is just one of many possibilities when it comes to furnishing your cabin’s porch or balcony. The most important thing is to choose pieces you like and are comfortable with. One thing we can say is this: Once everything is in place, we just know you’ll love spending time out on your porch with your friends and family (and, of course, sometimes by yourself.) Explore some of the ideas we discussed in this blog post by clicking on the names of each item, or head over to our home page to seek out your own great porch ideas!

Themed Décor: How Much is too Much?

Decorating your home, office, or other space with themed items is generally a good idea. It keeps things concise and gives your space a particular feel that goes along with the theme. However, it is possible to over-do theme décor, causing it to become overwhelming or start to look tacky.

Cabin Place exists to provide themed furniture and décor; items that would look at home in a log cabin. The goal of décor like this is to present a charming and rustic look, but you could easily go overboard with this kind of décor, causing a different look and feel entirely. But, how do you know how much is too much? We’ve put together a little guide to help you keep your lodge décor balanced and tasteful.

1. Be Wary of Using too Much of one Thing: Say you love bears, (or wolves, moons, etc.) it’s perfectly fitting for some of your cabin décor to feature bears, but you don’t want that to be the case with every piece you have. We have a great selection of wilderness themed décor and furniture, so finding one of everything you want, all complete with a bear, wouldn’t be very difficult. However, it wouldn’t end up looking as tasteful or as charming as having a handful of things that feature bears while your other, different pieces add some contrast to your décor.

2. Not Every Single Thing has to be Themed: if you’re decorating a house, this may not be as difficult as it might be when decorating a cabin. A cabin, already feeling like part of the theme itself, may increase the urge to fill it with only country and wilderness themed lodge décor. The truth is, though, this will create an overwhelming environment that lacks the important contrast we talked about previously. Like with the bears, adding in other pieces, in this case ones that aren’t part of the theme, will give the space much needed contrast and make it that much more appealing.

3. Statement Pieces: A statement piece is something that is more intricate, loud, colorful, or eye-catching than what surrounds it. Statement pieces are meant to be the most noticeable item in a room and putting more than one of these in one space together will quickly become more cluttered than eye-catching. Having one large piece of furniture with an intricate design on it or one antler lamp is enough for a single space. If you really must have more than one of something like these, be sure they aren’t in the same room.

Lodge décor is beautiful, rustic, and appealing in so many ways. Just be sure to keep these little tips in mind when you’re decorating your cabin, lodge, or home. Too much of anything can be bad, even too much of a good thing.

Need some ideas for decorating your cabin? Take a look and see what catches your eye.

How Adding some Simple Lodge Décor to your Home can Transform it from Regular to Charmingly Rustic

Here’s a scene many of us have thought about and probably even wished for: Early morning light streaming in a window and illuminating the wooden floor of a bedroom made all of dark, beautiful wood. The room is filled with simple, charming lodge décor; from the bedding that you’re wrapped in to the all-wood rocking chair that sits in the corner of the room. Birds chirp as the sun rises and you wake up in a log cabin somewhere in the woods, peaceful and filled with a charming simplicity. Many of us have wished for a scene like this, some of us have even taken vacations to woodsy locations to stay in cabins and sleep in rooms like the one I’ve just described. Even to those of us who enjoy city life, country simplicity is often an appealing idea; an escape from the normal and hectic lives we all live.

What if you could bring some of that relaxing, rustic charm into your home? No matter where you live, the truth is that small changes to your décor could transform the feeling of your home into a peaceful, country setting. Anyone who knows anything about interior design can attest to the power of things like décor and furniture in relation to the feel of our homes and even our mood.

So, how do you bring some of that country charm into your home and the hustle and bustle of your life? Here are a few tips for making your home log cabin charming with a few changes and additions of some traditional lodge décor. While this list is going to cover various rooms in the home, you can choose just one or a few rooms to make these changes to if you feel redecorating your entire home would be too much.

1. Bedroom: The first thing to look at is furniture. A great first step towards transforming your space is to pick out some wooden furniture that you find appealing. Nightstands, armoires, and dressers are all good places to start. Remember, you don’t want just any wooden furniture that can be found in your neighborhood furniture store, but something with a distinct rustic charm. Furniture made of wood like hickory or barnwood are great for creating a log cabin feel. In addition to changing the furniture in your bedroom you may want to consider changing your bed frame, bedding, and wall décor. A bed with a wooden bed frame and traditional country-like bedspread can help tie the room’s look together. Finally, adding a few pieces of rustic wall décor can keep the look and feel of the room concise. Again, wood is a main theme with this kind of look, and carved wooden wall hangings can be found in many different stores and online. Also, like in the scene you read at the beginning of this post, a wooden rocking chair is something that absolutely gives off a log cabin vibe wherever it’s placed, so you may want to consider adding one to your list of bedroom furniture.

2. Bathroom: The bathroom is usually a smaller and less customizable area when it comes to decoration, but you can still easily add a splash of the country charm you’re hoping to achieve. Finding a shower curtain, soap dispenser, toothbrush holder, and trashcan with a country or log cabin theme can give your bathroom just enough rustic charm.

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3. Living Room: Many interior decorators say that the living room is one of the most customizable spaces in the home; it’s also the one that many people spend most of their time in. There are endless paths that you could take with the living room, but we’ll just touch on a few ideas. Leather couches and chairs or ones with a country pattern are a great focus piece in a room that’s centered on lodge décor. Remember that wooden rocking chair we talked about? Well, if you’re not for putting it in the bedroom, the living room is a perfect place; somewhere it will be seen and enjoyed most often. Choosing great wooden end tables or a coffee table will seamlessly fit into the look you’re going for. Having these wood pieces of furniture throughout the space you’re decorating is important to the look and feel of the space; think of this as a way to bring the woods to your non-forest locale. Like in the bedroom, rustic wall décor will help keep your decoration concise, extending the theme beyond just the furniture.

4. Dining Room and Kitchen: Since in some homes these are one in the same, we’ve decided to tie the two together in one description. A large dining room table made of a sturdier wood is a great idea if you have room. Because of the kind of use the dining room table gets, treated wood might be better than the more natural hickory and barnwood you might look at for your other furniture. Again, adding some charming and rustic wall décor to these spaces is a great idea if you really want to bring a genuine log cabin feel to your space. The kitchen, like the bathroom, is less customizable when it comes to decorating. Adding a few simple things to this room will keep it in theme with the rest of the home without any major changes taking place. You may want to fill your counters with country themed jars and mixing bowls, paint your walls a deeper color, or add towels and dishcloths that keep with the theme and feel of your decoration.

It might seem like a lot, but the changes mentioned here are fairly small and can even be fairly inexpensive. You don’t have to renovate or paint every room in your home in order to achieve a new look and feel throughout, nor do you have to move to a log cabin in the woods to get the rustic, charming space you want. Swapping out a few items of furniture and adding some traditional lodge décor can make all the difference in the world.

Need some ideas? Click here to take a look at some pieces to start you out on your path to transforming your home from regular to calming and country. Once your re-decorating is complete, all that’s left for you to do is take a seat in your rocking chair with a glass of lemonade and a good book. Relaxing, isn’t it?

4 Simple Reasons Why You Should Pick Up Hickory Furniture

When you are shopping for furniture, you will find that there are a lot of different options that you can explore. You can look at the traditional and hope for the best, or you could look at something more outlandish and tie together visual design flow in your home. On the other hand, you could go with a more rustic and natural look and feel with the right elements in place. It’s with that in mind that many lodge and cabin owners take to looking for Hickory Furniture when trying to furnish their domiciles or vacation spots.

There are some that are skeptical about this, as many companies have created what seems to be “solid” wood furnishings, but really they are finished to look that way. There’s a huge difference between solid hardwood furniture and modern furnishings that you may find that looks similar. There are a few reasons why you should look for solid options, and they may convince you to aim at hickory solutions overall.

Solid Construction Lasts Longer

The number one reason why you should check out this option, is because it will last longer. Compare any solid piece to that of a big box retailer and you will notice that there’s a huge difference. You could easily break something that is made of pressed sawdust, and cardboard. It may be cheaper up front, but when you want to rely on something for years on end, the shortcuts will not suffice. It’s for that reason that you need to look for construction that is going to last a while, and that’s where hickory, and other woods will come into play. You can tell whether or not something is going to last just by the measure of the raw materials and the construction overall.

It Is Visually Appealing

Whether you have a large cabin, a small lodge, or any number of natural building types, you will find that there’s something appealing about the visual design format that comes with hickory. Other woods play the same role, but this particular option stands head and shoulders above a lot of others. There’s just something even more rustic about the décor that you can put in place with these elements. The unfinished and refinished options land themselves into a top cycle of the best designs for natural locales. When you compare these to other options, you’ll see a huge difference, and that’s something that you can’t say about other furnishings. You may have to spend a little more to have this in place, but it will be well worth it over time.

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It Can Be Cost Effective

Some people will talk about how expensive Hickory Furniture may become. That’s true, there are some things that are going to be in the higher end. That doesn’t mean that every single option will be, but you will find that the prices slide on a scale. You can find low cost options at entry level prices, and you can find more expensive options as well. Finding something that fits your budget is a matter of looking for sales, and purchasing pieces one by one. Instead of trying to fit everything in one transaction is not recommended. If you think that these furniture solutions are expensive, consider the cost of replacing items over a few years. Most people cut corners at first, and realize that their initial low cost furnishings break, bend, and fall apart within a few years. That means that replacements need to be purchased which doubles the initial price. Imagine spending just a little bit more at first, and having components that are in your home that last a lot longer. It’s that sort of cost effective thinking that has many home owners thinking twice about cutting corners.

It Just Makes Sense

When you start to balance out the reason why you should look into furniture of this type, you will find that it just makes sense. If you have a cabin or a lodge, it’s just better to seek out solid wood furniture than any other style. With so much to choose from, you won’t have to look through a lot of different locales to try and get the pieces put together. Take your time, make sure that you look through the main pieces, and accessories as well. You’ll find that you can retrofit your bedroom, living room, dining area, and office with relative ease. Then once those are in place, you could add vanities to your bathrooms, and even add accessories like toilet paper holders, coat racks and more. The sky is the limit in regards to how you can design the interior of your lodge.

The Allure of Lodge Bedroom Furniture

Filling out your home is no easy task. When you have a lodge and you’re given the task of putting everything in place, you’ll find that the options can become overwhelming. Whether you want to go with something that is going to put your visual design flow, or you just want function over fashion, there’s a number of different things that you will have to consider before purchasing anything. Even if you already have an idea of what you want to put into place, you’ll find that you can second guess yourself and end up with something outside of what you intended. It’s for that reason that you may want to take a step back, and analyze how to get the best furnishings for your home. In the case of lodge bedroom furniture, you’ll want to focus on just that. Do not try to fill your whole home at once, focus on the bedroom, and how you’re going to lay things out and have inside. There’s a great deal of opportunity that you’ll have to navigate through when purchasing furniture, so don’t rush it, take a few things of note.

The Essentials First

Before you get into an interior design scheme, it’s imperative that you look at the room as it stands. If it is empty, take into account how big it is and what the main purpose of it will be. Are you furnishing the master bedroom? Is it for guests, or will it feature a great deal of traffic? Those things come to mind because you will change the answer to the essentials as you consider them. Assuming that you are going with the basics, you will need to focus on dressers, mirrors, and a solid bed frame. You want them to serve as accents to one another, and all the while giving you that fresh visual design flow that comes from owning a lodge. When in doubt, look for pieces that are uniform in the way raw materials. For instance, if you’re going to stick to the rustic options, look for solid wood offerings that have been stained and uniform in their design. The darker woods fit well, but you’ll want to look at the framework of your interior as it stands, because you want to compliment things.

Take Simple Steps

If you find yourself overwhelmed by the selection, the colors, options, and more. Then it’s imperative to take things slow. The most important part of all bedroom furnishings is that of the bed. A place to sleep is the mandatory element of a room of this type. With that in mind, consider what type of frame you want to put into place. Consider a large headboard for master bedroom options, bunk beds for siblings, and smaller frames for young children. These should all have a certain elemental flare to the design flow. For instance, you may want to go with finished wood, which is definitely a positive option. When connecting your bed frame to the other furnishings of the room and the lodge overall, this becomes a standard to consider first.

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Further Considerations

Once you’ve made proper selections, you will want to accent them with pieces of varying type. Whether you choose lighting that fits the motif, or you select extra pieces to go alongside the rustic feel, you’ll find that sometimes the little things really magnify the larger options. For instance, if you were to get a rocking chair you could accentuate the rest of the room’s pieces. That option will come to light after placing certain pieces into place. Lodge bedroom furniture comes in a variety of different styles, shapes, and sizes. One thing is for sure, it will offer a more rustic element to your interior design flow. Whether you want solid wood pieces, or wood finished, you’ll find that designing for the home is a matter of keeping certain ideas in place moving forward. Getting the essential in place will allow you to move forward with relative ease.

There’s something alluring about lodges, and the furniture that you choose to put into must reflect more here than other locales. If you were to try and furnish an apartment or home that was in a metropolitan area, you would choose a different route. However, with lodges, you will definitely want to go back to nature and focus on elemental pieces that tie everything in together. When you’re looking at filling in the areas of your house, start with one room and then work out further. Start with the master bedroom, then the subsequent rooms as you flow through the home into the living, dining, and office areas. Taking your time is best here, as there’s a great deal to choose from today.

The Ultimate Tips For Choosing The Right Lodge Rocking Chairs For Your Lodge

There’s something comforting about a good reclining chair. However, throw in a rocking capacity, and you will find that there is an ultimate pleasure that you will not find with any other type of chair. Rocking chairs are brilliant, and they are long lasting, if you pick out the right solution. When looking at purchasing Lodge Rocking Chairs, you will find that you have a lot to think about. Breaking down the right options and picking out the one or two solutions that will give you maximum relaxation, can seem simple, but when you open the door on the options, you are going to be hit with a lot of different choices. Narrowing down the options is a matter of considering a few tips that will help lend a hand. Whether you’re on a budget, or you have a great deal of room to spend, you will want to consider a few quick notes overall.

The Construction

First and foremost, you will want to look at the way the chair is constructed. You want to make sure that the craftsmanship is top notch. Look for hardwoods, mixed metals, and solid framework. Whether you want an oversized option, upholstered solution, or something that is going to tie together the rustic look and feel of your domicile, you will want to make sure the raw materials are up to par with the best. When you select the right pieces, you will ensure that you have your furnishings for a long time. A lasting solution is better than having something that visually looks good, but doesn’t last you long.

Comfort Matters More Than You May Think

It’s one thing to have something that looks good in your home, but what about comfort? Comfort is everything, and you will want to ask yourself about the support that you will receive when sitting. Think about the support of the back, the arms, and the firmness that comes along the seat. If you’re getting something stiff and difficult to get comfortable on, you’ll end up never sitting in your chair. For that reason, consider comfort above visual aesthetics, unless you plan on purchasing a cushion or something that is going to help you sustain the rocking motion and enjoying the seat. What good is visual design, if you aren’t comfortable?

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The Motion

Another thing that is easy to overlook is the way Lodge Rocking Chairs move. A solid motion forward and backwards is a hard thing for artisans to design. Some companies supplement this issue by adding a secondary mechanism that allows the chair to move forward and backwards. However, that may feel unnatural, so you may be stuck with something that is uneven in the way it moves. Look for chairs that are designed well for the motion that you’re going to want to flow through. The worst thing you can have is a chair that makes you feel as though you’re going to fall and hurt yourself, or one that starts to roll through the motions and leaves marks in the flooring. You’ll find that a great deal of chairs rock, while others glide. A glider may cost you a great deal more, especially if it’s oversized, upholstered and made to last. Rocking requires a bit more nuanced in the design, but can be achieved by skillful artisans. Consider what motion you want, and whether or not you want to invest more in a glider.

Single or Double

Are you going to be sitting in the chair alone? Will you be rocking a baby to sleep or will you want a double wide solution? These are valid questions to consider before you spend any money on Lodge Rocking Chairs. Double rockers are nice, as they give you a dual relationship that can be comfortable with a loved one sitting next to you. An oversized single chair is also worth looking into, especially if you’re going to be rocking a newborn to sleep. Comfort and construction come into play here too, but you’ll want to seriously consider the size, shape, and whether or not you’re going to get the right kind of usage out of your rockers.

Aside from the aforementioned tips and considerations, you will want to look into where you will have your furniture. If it’s for the bedroom, you may want something that’s a bit smaller. However, if you have high ceilings and are going to place this in the living room, then oversized, double, or even heavily upholstered options can be worthwhile. Only you can make that final decision, but remember to balance the aforementioned tips when looking at finding the right rocking chair for your needs.

Simple Lodge Bar Furniture Ideas For A Good Time

Perhaps one of the harder areas to furnish is the bar area. Often times finding the right set of Lodge Bar Furniture can be vexing. At first glance, this may sound simple enough, but when you start to break down all the different options that you have, you’ll find that there is a great deal of opportunity that you’ll need to explore. If you rush the process, you could end up with pieces that aren’t quite up to par with the interior design flow of your cabin or lodge. If you want to get a proper rustic, cabin design elements, you will want to take a step back and assess your needs. Once you know exactly what you need, you’ll be able to filter through the options and pick out the right components to make your bar really stand out for entertaining.

Bars With Styles

The first real element that you want to add to any area for entertainment is a bar. When you’re looking to purchase one of these, make sure that you consider the raw materials. There’s a lot of options that are made of lesser materials, and will not last. If you want something to last, you’ll need to look at hard woods. Hard wood pieces will not only stand out in terms of use, but will also tie together your lodges overall aesthetics. When picking out one of these, make sure that you have enough space underneath the counter top, and a good length overall as well. If you have a very large space, consider combining two together to form an “L” shape, or something longer for that “pub” look within your home. Once you have these in place, consider the right stools that match the overall raw materials and wood framing. It’s here that you don’t want traditional bar stools, you’ll want to have a rustic, wooden option. Look for options with arms for that extra rustic element, otherwise consider stools that are the appropriate height overall.

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One of the coolest elements that you can add to the bar area is that of card tables. Playing cards is one way to have all the guys over and enjoy some serious entertainment. When looking at a card table, make sure once again that it has wooden framework that is of solid hardwood. The hardwood style lends itself quite well to your overall design flow. You’ll find that a log table with 8 sides is not only visually appealing, but functional as well. Alongside the bar that you put in place, this is definitely worth checking out.

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Taking Things Up A Notch With A Pool Table

Aside from cards, and bars, consider ramping up your overall design with the addition of a pool table. Hardwood framework, nice felt interior, and more round out this gaming option. The hardwood style is perfect for anyone that is looking to entertain. Whether you have a group of friends, or you just want to learn all the trick shots possible, you will find that these are incredible for any home. Whether you spend a lot of time in the bar area or you just want to entertain from time to time, you will definitely find that a good pool table will serve as more than just design flow. Highly functional, incredibly entertaining, pool is a standard that is not going to go away.

As far as accent pieces, make sure that you look into gun cabinets. This will add a serious amount of storage, and some nice compliments to the pool table and bar set up that you have going on in this entertainment zone. The same rules apply to the cabinet as with any other furnishing that you want to buy for your lodge or cabin. You’ll want to focus on the hardwoods, with proper stains. Tying together your other furnishings is easy when you focus on raw materials. Not only that, you’ll ensure that your cabinet and pieces last a long time. Whether you want to keep your home for a decade or longer, you want your furniture to last, and that’s where hardwoods will definitely fall in top proper place.

Regardless of what you’re going to purchase, make sure that you take your time and look at what your overall needs are. Measure the space that you have, and pick your pieces carefully. It’s easy to go overboard and overfill the area, and utilize haste in purchasing furnishings and accessories. Take your time, and build up this area for best results.

Picking Out The Best Lodge Bathroom Vanities Piece By Piece

One of the hardest pieces of the home to retrofit with the right furnishings is the bathroom. This is a staple of every single home, and yet it’s one that can bring about a great deal of complexity. It’s here that you will either make or break the visual design flow of your rustic cabin or lodge. At first glance, you will see the staples of every bathroom in place, but if you want to have something that is beyond standard, you will want to look into Lodge Bathroom Vanities. There are a number of options that you will need to consider, but once you narrow down the components that make your overall design pop, you will find that greatness abounds in this room’s visual design.

Start With The Vanity Framework

The starting point of any major bathroom remodel is the vanity. This becomes everything, regardless of whether or not you’re single or married, you want to have a nice vanity in place. If you pick the right piece here, you will be able to put together the rest of the furnishings in place as companions. There are several size options you can choose from, and they usually start around 30” and can go upwards of 42” and beyond. Keeping within the boundaries of 30” and 72” is a good call, as that should give you enough room for a single bathroom. Now, if you want to have dual sinks, then you will need a bit more space, but considering a standard size, and not necessarily a dual solution, the size constraints should work well for you moving forward. Aside from the size constraints, make sure that you consider the raw materials that make up this option. Go with solid woods, and polished fixtures that are darker in tone for contrast. You don’t want your fixtures to conflict with the grain and stain of the wood, so be careful moving forward.

Raw Materials Matter

Aside from the size, and the basic woods that you are going to need to pick out, make sure that you are selective in the construction. Solid woods are good, but you want craftsmanship to match the look and feel overall. Don’t just get items that are “finished” in a wood style, but rather look into heavier models that will allow the pieces to stand the test of time. If you get something that is substandard, you could end up having to replace things after some time. Do not rush through the selection process here, as it is easy to pick up the wrong item, or something that is not going to serve you well through the years.

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Drawers, Cabinets, and More

Once you have the right components in mind, you will want to look into whether or not you want drawers, swinging doors, or cabinet style options within your vanity. Some vanities only have one section underneath the sink for storage. Others have several compartments, drawers, and divisions that allow you a bit more in terms of storage. On average, you will see smaller vanities only have two doors that open up underneath the sink itself, while larger options will have two sections or even three sections for storage. You’ll want to cycle through the variations here, and pick out something that will fit your overall needs. If you’re going compact, do not worry too much about storage, as you could always add a topper cabinet, or a medicine cabinet to your bathroom.

Fixture Options

When you’re purchasing vanities, you may have a limited selection in terms of the sink and the fixtures. That may suffice at first, but do not hesitate in switching out these components later on. You may want a new style of sink, or handles that are different, and that’s something that you can change down the line. If you’re buying an all in one solution, then you may fall in love with the options that come standard. Take a moment to fully look at the fixtures as they are part of what makes these stand out within the bathroom of any cabin or lodge.

The above elements are just some of the things that you should consider when looking into vanities of all shapes, sizes, and styles. Wood framing, solid construction, price, and size all come into play when you’re putting together the right elements for any bathroom. Even if you have something in mind already, you’ll notice that the aforementioned will help you narrow things down. Measure your space, and take your time to select the best solution for your needs.

Picking Out Lodge Living Room Furniture That Fits Your Motif

Picking out furnishings for your home is not as simple as it may seem. This becomes especially true when you have multiple rooms, and a great deal of options at your disposal. While it may be difficult in regards to finding the right pieces for an apartment or a house, you’ll find that things can really derail when you have a lodge. Lodges are harder to furnish because they have a certain rustic appeal to the construction that will clash with a lot of modern options. For instance, if you were to go with a standard couch or something more Mondrian in nature, it will definitely look awful. It’s for that reason that you should take a step back and consider a few options when you are picking out lodge living room furniture that fits your overall style and design flow. No matter how big your lodge is, you want to place a few elemental pieces into the center of your living room, in order to tie together everything else with relative simplicity.

When In Doubt Look For Warm Colors

One of the best things to look for when outfitting a lodge is the color palette that you’re going to utilize. Consider warm colors, from reds to browns with a touch of nature. Don’t go too far into the primary spectrum, and focus on something that brings together the elegance of wood flooring, and framework with relative ease. A striking primary colored piece will clash with the warmer flow of woods, even if they are painted. Leather can work well here, but it doesn’t have to be 100% leather. For those with pets or on a budget, faux leather can work if it is done well. Some faux styles aren’t as durable and don’t offer the same kind of elemental relationship that you’ll want within a lodge’s design.

Consider The Raw Materials

Whether you have a cabin in the woods, or you are alongside a mountain resort, you’ll want to make sure that the raw materials that make up the furnishings are part of the overall charm of your living room. With that in mind, make sure that nail heads, staples, and other accents alongside couches, chairs, and other pieces all have a certain natural look and feel to them. Not only that, make sure to look for solid wood legs, frames, and any other pieces that stand out alongside the tapestry of the design. You want to accent the design of the lodge you have with natural wood offerings and that could be as simple as having wooden legs and frames sticking out alongside proper upholstery.

Lodge Living Room Furniture

Function and Design Matter

When you’re looking through the selection of available pieces, make sure that you look into function and design together. This is especially true when you have a living room that has a great open space, natural light, and wood accents throughout. One easy fix here is to look for chairs, sofas, and other options that are framed in wood. Wood framed sofas, for instance, can tie together all the rustic and outdoor elements into an easy component to balance with interior design. Not only that, modern comfort will be at the helm of these offerings, giving you an extra touch of class and function while delivering that “natural” appeal that comes alongside with wooden pieces.

Accentuating Larger Pieces

One of the issues that people have when filling out furnishings for a lodge or cabin is the accent pieces. Side tables, ottomans, coffee tables, chairs, and more can easily clash with sofas and other pieces that you decide to pick up. It’s for that reason that you should look into highlighting furnishings through natural accentuated options. If you have wooden framed furniture, for instance, go with similar side pieces that offer solid wood framing. Solid wood will allow you to easily transform from function to design elements, all while tying together the natural flow of the interior of the lodge. Look out for solid wood construction as it will not only last longer, but will offer a great deal of prowess in your interior design flow.

One tip to take with you in regards to picking out living furniture for your lodge is to take your time. Filling out your home with the right furniture pieces takes time, so look at going with function first. Getting a sofa, loveseat, and accent tables is a good start. Once you have those in place, you can start to add additional pieces to fill out the room, then work on other rooms with the same natural touches. Just remember to go with warm colors, and natural wood finishes or solid construction for best results.