When decorating the interior or even the exterior of a cabin or lake home, certainly themes can come into play. I’ve seen it all from bear themes, to nautical and in between.
Being the consummate cabin-on-the-lake girl, I love items with elk, deer,
and a lake theme intertwined with wood-hued tones and muted shades of leather or fabric as the backdrop. Accent pieces can be rugs, granite or some other stone, appliances, mantel décor, pillows and/or throws casually tossed over a couch, bed or the favorite reading chair.
Some people stick with pinecones as a running theme throughout the interior from switch plates to baskets or bowls filled with ones the family have gathered.
I’ve seen homes decorated with really cool old fishing tackle, and rustic antique cooking utensils. Mixing these things with the background of wood, leather or fur makes it really easy to go a variety of directions. If you’re going with a more rustic or traditional cabin look, you don’t want too much color as it makes it feel very contemporary or very artsy and it seems that the cabiny/lodge feel leans more towards earth tones with either whites, creams, greens, reds or yellows being accent colors.
One of the things I notice that some “lake people” are really drawn to are signs of all kinds.
(This was a special order from Black Forest Decor, thanks, Mom!)
From lovely sayings written for wall hangings to linens, to frames that have things written on them, it can speak volumes to your neighbors and friends about your philosophy or just cause some laughter!
(This was in one of my listings that I sold in 2011--the owner gave it to us as a gift for our new home, because he knew I loved it! I think it's an original).