Cabin-Inspired Spaces You'll Want to Retreat To
No time for a vacation? Get swept away with these one-of-a-kind rooms that incorporate the relaxed attitude and welcoming spirit of cabin living.
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All in the Family
Vacation treasures mix with family portraits in this cozy cabin-style living room. Flea market finds include a wooden bucket that holds firewood, an antler plaque, and a cow's head dinner bell that hangs below the mantel. Painted shiplap walls pair effortlessly with natural wood flooring to complete the homey atmosphere.
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Whitewashed beams and trusses brighten this country cabin kitchen. Barnwood flooring visually warms the open space, while handblown glass pendants above the modern marble island create magical light.
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Whimsical and Woodsy
An iron bed beckons guests to snuggle under a generous bounty of mismatched linens, including a duvet fashioned from vintage woodland fabric. Buffalo-check lampshades and embroidered pillows add texture to the wood-clad bedroom.
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A 1950s bathing suit and oar personalize a shared bath in this revamped bunkhouse. Flea market bathroom signs, an antique towel box, and a nautical wooden stool create a casual camp look.
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Room with a View
Transom windows wrap this cabinlike den in light and offer expansive waterfront views. A built-in sofa allows guests to spread a blanket, stretch out, and bask in the sun. Bamboo floors, a stone fireplace, and cedar ceilings warm the generous expanse of white.
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Get the Look: Raw Wood
Bring the trend of raw wood into your home, whether your style is rustic or modern!
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New Meets Old
Salvaged wood creates a warm backdrop for an antique iron bed. A vibrant throw and printed pillows energize the vintage frame. A natural grass rug anchors the room, while funky painted antlers fashioned into hooks contribute contemporary flair.
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There's no better place to relax in the summertime than on a screen porch. This outdoor room features a soothing blue-gray color scheme as well as wicker furniture stuffed with plush pillows. A pair of oars and an oversize animal painting exude a weathered look thanks to their aged patinas.
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Hand-carved beams salvaged from a collapsed barn create this entryway bench that serves as a convenient seat to slip off muddy shoes. The woven basket and sign are flea market finds; the pillow covers are made from feed sacks.
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Pale blues and greens thread throughout this informal country-cabin eating area. The hushed palette, as well as pattern-free fabrics on seating, allows individual elements to emerge, including a 1700s lantern, rich farm-style table, and an antique cupboard bearing its original paint.
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This screen porch sounds as charming as it looks with a new tin roof that captures every pitter-patter of rain. A collection of mix-and-match bistro chairs provides plenty of seating around the rustic wood table. A candelabrum chandelier, paper lanterns, and leaf ceiling fan set the mood from dawn through dusk.
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A gorgeous stone hearth and natural textiles make this humble den the perfect place to relax after dinner. A large mirror over the mantel reflects light and helps the room feel larger. New oak hardwood floors unite the open floor plan with the surrounding rooms.
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Summer Camp Style
A rope-wrapped bed frame and matching lamps add texture to this cabin-inspired bedroom. Quirky antique accessories, including a jukebox radio and wooden camp sign, stand out against shiplap and recycled barnwood walls.
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Creating a cabin-inspired look doesn't have to be cutesy nor contrived. Stray from the norm with a coat of deep blue-gray paint that hides scuffs and dirt in high-traffic areas. This mudroom further incorporates functionality with a groutless tile floor, built-in storage bench, and plenty of coat hooks.
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Incorporate Cottage Style
Discover the essence of cottage-style decorating and how to capture the look in your home.
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Painted shiplap walls stay true to the architecture of old lake cottages. Combine them with reclaimed barn beams and hardwood floors stained the color of driftwood for a casual cabin atmosphere. A peaceful, easy feeling extends to this dining room's blue-and-white palette and fun, nautical-style lighting.
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Barnwood shelves and base cabinets topped with black honed granite detail this cabin office. A factory table from London serves as a desk; its metal provides visual relief from the rough-hewn wood cabinetry and ceiling beams.
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Prevent a cabin-style room from becoming too literal with a contemporary accent color. Here, a modern red floral pattern featured on several throw pillows and a cozy club chair balance a woven seagrass rug and crisp white siding.
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A screened porch with gentle blue painted floors offers a relaxing haven for warm summer days. Hudson Bay blanket-covered cushions give new life to a wicker rocker. Badminton rackets serve as decoration above a weathered hutch stuffed with books and board games. (The rackets can be removed for play!)
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