How to create a country house style log home
by sanna huovinen 21.10.2016
Are you a friend of rustic, country house style home decor? This style of interior decoration is especially well suited for log homes, where wooden walls create a naturally warm and relaxed atmosphere.
You can’t go wrong with natural materials and neutral tones, combined with fresh white surfaces. Finalise the look by mixing smooth and rough textures and adding pieces of furniture from different eras.
A country house is at its best when designed to blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings. The main design theme is comfort and cosiness. A carefully planned log home is an ideal solution for families who appreciate the warmth provided by wood, the simple down-to-earth way of building a house and the durability and sustainability of log homes.
Symmetrical house plans, decorative lattices, verandas and beautiful, light-filled bay windows and gable walls – these are some of the typical characteristics of a classic log homes with warm and welcoming look.
EARTH TONES AND NATURAL MATERIALS
The warm and cosy country house feeling is based on natural materials, fresh white surfaces and shades of grey, beige and brown. Add a hint of soft pastels, if you like, and create contrast with cooler shades. Weathered wood and rustic metal surfaces serve to complement the look.
Wallpaper Sandudd/Finnwall, Paint shades Valamo, Kalsiitti, Henkäys and Spa by Tikkurila, Hardwood floor Karelia Upofloor, tiles Pukkila.
Rough materials like weathered wood and distressed metal chairs add visual interest to a room with white stained log walls and wood flooring.
The traditional round log wall looks fresh when combined with shades of white, grey and brown and contemporary furniture.
The log walls can be stained and treated in many different ways.
FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES
Classic and comfortable furniture are the key to creating a relaxing atmosphere to come home to after a hard day’s work. Add something old and recycled to add visual interest and accessorise with lanterns, handmade pieces and high-quality textiles.
Floor lamp, lanterns and linen armchair cover from Maisondumonde, UK. Wool blankets from Lapuan Kankurit.
Recycled accessories and rustic furniture add interesting texture to a modern home.
Create COSY NOOKS – and enjoy!
Add value to your everyday life by creating cosy nooks for reading and relaxing. A fireplace, a comfortable chair and a small table for a cup of tea or coffee – what more could you ask for?
Living in a healthy log home will provide you with nice surprises: a calm, de-stress atmosphere and lovely details where your eyes can rest. A log home gives you the deep feeling of natural balance.
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