Cabin Interior Design Ideas


A vase sitting on a chair

Oh it’s just the perfect time of year to be writing about cabin decor ideas, isn’t it? Don’t get us wrong we love a rustic cabin interior all year round, but fall and winter is where they come into their own. Open fires, sheepskin rugs, piles of logs – dreamy, dreamy stuff. And hey, even if your home isn’t technically a cabin you can still get inspired to bring some of those cozy vibes into your home…

1. NO LOG BURNER? FAKE A WOOD BURNER, INSTEAD

A large wooden bed sitting on top of a hard wood floor

A log burner and cabin vibes go hand in hand, but what if you aren’t blessed with a glorious crackling fire in your home? Well if you’ve got a TV you’ve got a fire – Netflix even has a load of options to bring a ‘fireplace’ into your home. We like how in this new build log cabin they have taken it even further and surrounded their  ‘fire’ with log effect fabric.

2. KEEP YOUR COLOR SCHEME WARM AND INVITING 

A laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table

Traditional cabin-style decor is all about keeping things as warm and cozy as possible – low, glowing lights, lots of wooden textures and a warm color palette. Pick soft furnishings in deep oranges, mustards and work browns in there too. Greens can work really well also and add a pop of color amongst all those neutrals. 

3. OR GO FOR ALTERNATIVE CABIN DECOR WITH LIGHTER COLORS 

And then there’s the other side of cabin decor, the more minimalist, more light and airy look that’s increased in popularity recently. This is a much easier trend to work into your home as it’s a bit more liveable than the whole wood-clad walls and antlers hanging above the mantle (not that we don’t love that look too). 

4. GO FREESTANDING IN YOUR KITCHEN FOR A CABIN FEEL

We love cabin kitchens – sure they are usually small but they have such a relaxed feel and are so practical too, making the most of all the space. The key to the look is the freestanding units, and this is a look to can create or add to your kitchen too. Have a look on eBay for vintage dressers, kitchen islands and butcher’s blocks you can incorporate into your current space. Obviously, when it comes to kitchen decor just layer up the wooden chopping board, get your cutest crockery on display and you are pretty much there.

5. CREATE READING NOOKS FOR COZY AFTERNOONS

Because there’s always a cozy reading nook in a cabin, somewhere you can put up your feet, pick up a good book and usually look out over a gorgeous forest or a glistening lake. Maybe you won’t have the country views but of course you can create a space in your home to curl up with a book – pick the comfiest chair and add plenty of cushions and throws. Make sure the lighting is soft too, enough to read by but nothing too glaring. 

Note those vintage crates that have been turned on the side for extra book storage! Cute and practical. And find more reading nook ideas in our gallery. 

6. LAYER UP THE TEXTILES IN YOUR BEDROOM 

Even if you don’t have wood-paneled walls, you can bring rustic vibes into your bedroom. Bedding, comforters, pillows, the more layers the better to make your space as cozy as possible. Stick to a neutral color scheme too if you want it to be on the Scandi side of cabin decor rather than the more traditional look. 

These are some of the best cabin design ideas.

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