Who wouldn’t want to be sitting in a cabin, stuck in front of the fireplace, deep in a snowy forest, with a big cup of hot chocolate, all after a hard but satisfying day of skiing?

In wintertime, there is no greater pleasure than coming home to the warm sensation of being in the mountains. In this home decor article we’re going to show you just how to decorate your home to get that Scandinavian log cabin feeling and really make you believe you’re in the mountains.

 

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When we think of a log cabin, the first thing that comes to mind are the beautiful and cozy little houses in the mountains. Thanks to the warmth of the wood and the elegance of the stone, rustic decoration is a great option to recreate this environment in your home, no matter where you live.

That’s why here at I love Ski, we want to bring you a bunch of ideas to help give your home decor a cozy touch and achieve that rustic cabin-style decoration, ideal for the winter. A lot of natural wood, rustic stones, hot fireplaces, warm colors, with accessories and candles everywhere are all some of the things that we propose today! Sounds good, right? Here we go!

Wood: the perfect companion

The material from which any cabin worth having is built, par excellence, and with which, without a doubt, is essential in achieving that rustic style decor: wood. You can use it to build columns, walls, ceilings, doors, windows, beams, railings and even your furniture. If it has imperfections or knots, all the better! Wood is key in filling up your space beauty and character.

 

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Wooden beams to create a perfect cabin atmosphere

Wooden beams will be one of your best decorative elements. They will create the perfect cabin atmosphere and that rural, Nordic, Scandinavian, vintage vibe that we are looking for.

Fireplace: indispensable

The fireplace is a must in any cabin worth its name. If you are one of the lucky ones who has a fireplace in your living room… use it! Not only will it bring you an unmatched feeling of comfort, but it also goes perfect with this kind of decoration.

 

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Tip: if you are not lucky enough to have a fireplace of your own, and you don’t want to face the nightmare of getting one installed in your house, don’t worry. We can suggest the next best thing: using YouTube on your TV, search for a video of a burning fire or embers. It might not fill your house with the warmth that a real one would, but we can assure you that you will get the vibe you are looking for!

Colors: Light tones for decoration

If you are trying to recreate the relaxed atmosphere of a mountain cabin, these colors have to dominate the decor. Above all, we suggest you choose creamy, sandy colors, keeping natural tones such as green and ocher (yes, it is a color).

 

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In conclusion, your best combination should include wood for furniture with light tones for textiles.

Another idea that works great with this kind of decor is to play between the contrasts of black and the color of natural wood. This will give a lot of personality and character to the room, bringing a very sophisticated and sober style, but at the same time very natural.

 

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Although it is risky, a winning option might be mixing warm and cold colors. Crazy as it sounds, this looks surprisingly good and brings a unique feeling of comfort, warmth and playfulness to most homes. If you are trying to create contrasts, you can use neutral and light colors for the base, and play with more vibrant tones in the accessories such as, a petrol blue, a bottle green or reddish, brownish or tile shades.

 

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Playing with textures

Mixing velvet, wool, natural fabrics, linen, having wallpaper on the walls… upholstering your furniture and pillows is also a great idea to fill your cabin with life and joy.

 

Decoration ideas to dress your cabin

To add those warm, finishing touches to any Nordic look, check out these ideas:

 

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Lighting is key to get rid of that cold feeling. Add lamps with warm light and put candles everywhere. In addition, if you add curtains, make sure they are light in color and fine to the touch, that way they allow the light to pass through them into the interior of your home.

Get vintage or aged looking furniture such as coffee tables, lamps, chairs, etc. Get untreated, painted or raw wooden furniture, even rusty iron and old garden furniture, works!

Add metallic accessories in order to create a contrast with the wood. This will create character and achieve the cozy charm we’re aiming for.

Ceramic and wrought iron cannot be missing in your new rustic decoration. Add it to chairs, beds or any other decorative elements.

There is no better way to bring warmth to your room than by adding soft, comfortable and tasty objects to provide the final cozy touch. The functional and the artistic do not have to be at odds. You can add cushions in warm tones to bring contrasts with the sofa or bed, or use a large fluffy rug in warm tones such as beige, earth or light brown.

Try to include plants in your decoration, they will fill the room with life and color, and will also create a beautiful contrast with the light tones of the wood.