Keeping up with the latest decorating trends is simple with the use of magazines, television and use of the Internet and creating that perfect look in a home can be just as easy to complete. Cabin and lodge decorating styles are so versatile: try combining rustic elements with a more contemporary style for an elegant blend of fashion and comfort, or go completely rustic for an outdoor feel regardless of where you live. Trendy cabin decor is perfect for the nature lover, hunter, fisherman or outdoorsmen in your family.
Color, pattern, textures and materials have a great impact on the outcome of your room. When selecting colors you may want to visit the great outdoors for inspiration. It helps to select a color scheme before you start decorating. Rustic inspired colors consist of earth tones like browns, grays, reds and greens, but if you desire something brighter, select yellows and purples to provide a complementary contrast. Use bright colors sparingly; too much use of bright colors will draw attention away from the rustic look you worked so hard to create. Deep rich colors will accent any wooden furniture while complementing natural palettes. A few pattern ideas that will work well with a rustic theme include wildlife, forest, and mountain, floral and classic striped or plaid prints.
Your bedroom should be an escape from the stress of everyday, a break from reality and a place to relax and rejuvenate. The selection of materials used in your rustic decor will help create this feel in any room you are decorating. The first obvious selection is wood; other materials you may want to consider are the use of leathers, faux fur, faux leathers, cotton, wool and even stone. Accents are just as important as materials, style and the main items you are using for your decor. Leather, silver, metal accents can carry the desired look throughout a room or an entire home.
One example of color, material and accents is the use of a rustic bedding set. You may wish to use a classic red and black plaid comforter set with coordinating pillow shams, throw pillows and a bed skirt. With this classic pattern you can easily coordinate the rest of the room with bear scene decor, the use of leather accents, nature related wall hangings or complete the look of the room with a decorative throw blanket draped over a beautiful rugged chair. Add soft lighting with rustic lamps and area rugs and you are well on your way to a cozy rustic retreat that you can be proud of. A key factor in bedding is selecting materials that pair up with the season or the area you live in. Light fabrics for use in places that stay warm longer and heavier materials for areas that have those long cold winter months.
Trends can change easily, but selecting colors and patterns that are more general will last longer as trends change. If you like to change the look of your home often then you can be as specific or as general as you wish. One area within your home or room that will not change as often even with changes in trend would be your furnishings. There are many different styles of furniture that fall within the rustic theme. Furniture that is made of tree branches, carved chairs, weathered iron, brass, whitewashed or distressed furniture are sure to create the perfect atmosphere. Furniture with leaves, flowers, pine branches or cones are perfect whether they are carved into the furniture or displayed on the fabrics. A perfect reminder of the outdoors.
Finishing touches to a rustic room that will tie the theme together include everything listed in this article. Items that represent nature such as wall hangings with wildlife or nature scenes are great for a rustic room. Try decorating with actual dry leaves, old books or even old crates, boots or old tin can products. Clean pine cones artfully set in a wicker basket makes a great rustic centerpiece that will never go out of style. The style you envision and create will make your space cozy and charming. Just a few simple changes can take your bedroom from a plain room to a rustic and romantic retreat you will enjoy for years to come.
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