Once you can finally afford that cabin retreat that you have always wanted, it will probably take a large portion of your budget. The problem now will be how to furnish and decorate your cabin. Decorating your cabin does not have to be expensive. In fact it can be rather inexpensive, with a little bit of knowledge and do-it-yourself ingenuity. Making your own furniture and decor may sound a bit hard, but with a little time, effort and know-how, your cabin will be decorated to perfection in no time.
Rustic furniture. Rustic furniture will typically be the best type of furniture for cabins due to the natural look it provides. Rustic furniture is made from logs, twigs, sticks and other wooden objects to give the furniture a natural, hand-made appeal. You can always find a place locally or on the Internet that provides rustic furniture, but why buy when you can make it yourself? There are many step-by-step guides available on the Internet on how to make a variety of different pieces, with a list of tools you need and the procedures used to make the piece. There are so many different things that can be made such as baskets, chairs, and bed frames. Anything can be made with enough creativity and the proper tools.
Linens and upholstery. Furniture is not the only thing you need in your cabin. You will also need curtains, tablecloths and other linens. These items can be bought pretty easily, but making them can prove a better option because they can be made to your exact standards. Darker tones such as brown or black would probably accentuate the natural feel of the cabin, however it is your cabin and you get to decide what colors to choose. Another interesting thing to incorporate into curtains, bedspreads and tablecloths would be an animal designs and patterns, such as deer or bear or anything that gives a feeling of nature and the outdoors.
Decorations and accessories. The basics of the cabin are now covered, all that is left is to be creative and decorate the rest of the interior. Plants will always make a cabin look more natural. If you have a green thumb then put it to work by growing some real beautiful indoor plants for your cabin. If you or other members of the family are into hunting, you can also mount some trophies like deer antlers, hide and even heads! These can also double as coat racks, if you want something both functional and decorative.
The important thing to keep in mind is that the cabin is yours and you can decorate it however you wish. A lot of the decor, interior and exterior can be easily made if you put your creativity to good use. You can refer to interior design magazines or websites catering to cabin décor, such as rockymountaindecor.com and countrycritter.com. These companies sell all sorts of rustic, log, and other related furniture and décor. You can scout these sites for ideas that you can perhaps copy and incorporate into your own do-it-yourself project.