Choosing Decor For A Lodge Or Cabin With A Rustic Theme
If you have a hunting lodge, or just a country lodge or cabin retreat to get away from the daily stress of city life, then you have an opportunity to create an ambiance totally different from your main city or townhome. You can use a variety of appropriately designed and themed decor to create an atmosphere that is not only in keeping with your rustic home from home but quite in contrast to that which you might normally have in your main residence.
If you go to the lodge to get away from "normal" life, then contrast in decor will add to that escapism. It is said that a change is as good as a rest, and a change in internal, as well as external, surroundings, can make a significant contribution to the relaxed feeling you like to enjoy when you go for your weekend break or regular vacation.
If the lodge is your own, then you will no doubt want to furnish and decorate it in a way that will give you that sense of escapism, yet at the same time make it feel like home. If yours is a modern city home, with a light and bright modern interior, then an excellent contrast for your lodge retreat is to seek out rustic decor that blends well.
One thing that makes choosing lodge decor easier, is the way that old vintage styles fit so well in the lodge environment. The liberal use of wood, especially dark wood, in furniture, wall hangings, and ornaments, goes as well in a 16th-century country cottage in the English countryside, as it does in a modern lodge in North America. This means that it is readily available, as the market is much wider than lodges or cabins and really embraces all country homes and farmhouses.
The use of floral fabrics and rustic styles in the lighting and other home necessities goes as well in a country cottage as a hunting or holiday lodge. Even the kitchen can be an escape to the past, but still modern in its function, with the use of vintage style pots and pans, antique-style table and chairs, vintage pot hangers and so on. Just about every type of fitting, ornament, furniture item or decoration can be found in a theme suitable for a lodge.
Using vintage rustic styles for your lodge interior can be taken a step further, by using a sub-theme that is also in keeping with your surroundings, and the purpose of the lodge. For example, if it is a hunting lodge, then you can easily seek out fabrics, ornaments, decorations, furniture, and utensils that feature moose or deer. If it is just a lodge for nature trekking and enjoying the countryside, then broader nature themes can be used, featuring local trees and flowers, as well as animals familiar in the area where the lodge is situated.
With a little bit of imagination, to visualize your ideal lodge interior design, and a bit of searching, you are sure to be able to create a rustic ambiance that will welcome you in the depths of winter or the height of summer.