If you love nature, then you surely love garden log cabins as well. There’s nothing better than spending some quiet and relaxing time in a cozy garden room, surrounded by nature. Whether you want to embrace the rustic style or to follow a more modern and minimalist style, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve prepared a list of 10 interior design tips that will turn your garden log cabin into a unique space. So, if you want to make the most of your log cabin and to enjoy your winter holidays with your friends and family in a nicely decorated space, keep reading!
Use Natural Materials
Natural materials such as stone, wood, cotton, and wool never go out of style and they are all extremely versatile. Another benefit of using these materials is that they’re eco-friendly and won’t harm the environment. If you’ve checked out our products, then you already know that all of our garden log cabins are made entirely of slow-grown Nordic spruce grown in sustainable forests. So we like to offer eco-friendly solutions to modern-day issues.
Another compelling argument for using natural materials is that they are easy to mix and match. So, whether you’re into Scandinavian, rustic, minimalist, or industrial design, these materials will be obtainable, easy to use and to include, and they come in a wide range of colors and textures.
If you want to turn your garden log cabin into a cozy space, you need to include a fireplace. There’s nothing better than to drink a cup of hot cocoa and to listen to the crackling fire sounds. A fireplace has a practical use as well, it will keep your garden room comfortable during the winter, reduce the heating costs, and also complement your interior design.
If you’re not into the whole rustic log cabin vibe, but still want to warm up the place, don’t worry. There are plenty of contemporary fireplaces that look modern and chic. When it comes to fireplace trends for 2021, we recommend ceramic wave tiles, glass mosaic, patterned tiles, or pebbles. Another trend that’s more and more appreciated and used by interior designers is placing a flat-screen TV above the fireplace.
It is a well-known fact that natural colors highlight textures and this is a great thing if you decide to work with natural materials. If you want your garden log cabin to be a cozy, warm, and welcoming space, you need to find ways to combine colors and textures harmoniously. Therefore, using neutral colors will make things easier.
Too much color can be overwhelming, especially if you plan on using your garden log cabin as a home office or as a hobby room. Furthermore, neutral colors will make your cabin look more spacious so you’ll be able to express your personal design style and to make changes along the way. If you opt for light-colored wooden walls the possibilities become endless in terms of furniture and decorations.
Statement Light Fixtures
You might not know this but lighting is a key element of any space. Interior designers love to play with lighting because it allows them to highlight certain architectural features, create the illusion of space, and make the whole space more cohesive and welcoming. It’s safe to say that light can turn your cabin into a homely environment, so it’s best to choose something you really like.
Our log cabins are equipped with large windows because we wanted to make sure that our clients will have a good source of light during the day. If you opt for a large garden log cabin, such as our Large Garden Room D, we recommend finding additional lighting solutions for the winter, when the nights are longer and the sun doesn’t shine too much. Statement light fixtures are like great pieces of art, but more useful. They can easily become a focal point in your garden log cabin and draw the eye. You won’t regret buying beautiful light fixtures as they are usually a long-term investment.
There are numerous benefits of decorating your garden log cabin with houseplants. They clean the air and the humidity levels, they are eco-friendly. If you plan to use your garden log cabin as a home office, you might want to know that plants increase productivity and reduce stress. We don’t know how they do it, but it’s true! Studies have shown that plants make a workspace much more attractive and they also boost creativity. This is quite important if you want to use your log cabin as a hobby room or as a studio.
If you’re new to gardening, we recommend succulents and cacti. They are affordable and low-maintenance. All they need is natural light and a little water now and then. Exotic plants are pretty easy-to-grow as well, just keep in mind that if their leaves are not thick, they will need more water. Not sure what plants to choose? We recommend Aloe plants, Philodendron, Pothos, and ZZ plants.
Curtains, Drapes, Shades, or Blinds
Your garden log cabin will look a bit incomplete without curtains, drapes, shades, or blinds. But with so many options available on the market, choosing what’s right for your log cabin can be a daunting task. So let’s take a quick look at each one of them.
Curtains are usually sold in pairs and they come in a wide range of colors, fabrics, textures and they have various widths and lengths. They are popular and versatile and usually hang from a rod. Curtains can be quite delicate and they are the best option if you want your space to have a feminine vibe.
Drapes also come in pairs and the main thing that differentiates them from curtains is their thickness. Their main function is to block the light. If you plan on using your garden log cabin as a guest bedroom, you’ll surely need drapes as well.
Shades are inexpensive and modern and they also block the light, but they don’t look as luxurious as curtains and drapes. They can be a great option if you are looking for a convenient and affordable solution.
Blinds are quite popular in offices because they can be adjusted easily and they are easy to clean and to replace. They can be made of wood, aluminum, bamboo, or vinyl slats and they are the best option if you want to be able to adjust the lighting levels.
Installing a garden log cabin takes some planning, and interior design shouldn’t be overlooked. The secret to creating a welcoming space is combining classic elements with modern ones and being bold while also taking the main purpose of your log cabin into account. If you plan on using your garden log cabin as a home office, make sure you invest more time into choosing the perfect lighting fixtures. If, on the other hand, you plan on using your log cabin as a guest house, invest in comfortable furniture and beautiful textile accents. And don’t forget to add a fireplace and a few exotic houseplants!