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Suggestions For Outfitting Your Home With Contemporary Cabin Decor

The words cabin decor bring to mind a scarcely decorated room crafted from wood, often with exposed beams, a fireplace, and traces of snow tracked in from the outdoors, where there is nothing but snow covered trees for about as far as the eye can see. However, modern cabin decor can include the feeling of a down home cabin in the middle of woods with all of the modern conveniences of a home and a street lined with trees and neighbors outside and optional snow .

All homes can have that comforting cabin ambience if that is what is longed for. Long winter nights curled up in front of the fire place with a loved one, that feeling of earthy but hearty aromas wafting from the kitchen, and Christmas time with all the feelings of Laura Ingalls Wilder childhood dreams can persist despite the regular every day hustle and bustle of earning a living, raising a family, and living a life. In fact, the popularity of cabin decor is growing rapidly throughout small towns and cities all over the United States. People want the feeling of home and simplicity that cabin replicas bring into their lives.

There is a varied number of wall decor items that can be used to fill the walls of your cabin decor. Several walls are likely to be devoted to large outdoor wall art or eye-catching blankets and quilts. Other walls might be left barren and envied for their simple earthy design. Round mirrors are well-suited of the cabin look. The round mirror can be implemented as a focal point in many rooms, including the bedroom and bathroom. Round mirrors can be readily equated to simplicity, gentleness, and ease of appearance vaguely suggesting that there are more important activities for you to partake in than staring at yourself. Round mirrors are almost port hole like, lending themselves the general idea of cabin lifestyles with their basic structure. It is remarkable, the difference that something as basic as the shape of a mirror can add or detract from your decor.

When determining your basic cabin decor, keep in mind that traditional can be blended well with contemporary decor. You do not have to take down your walls and replace them with interior logs. Showing some wood will definitely add to the atmosphere, but it can be well blended with some wall mirrors and tree wall art hanging. You do not need to have splinters for authenticity. Using varying wood types for the furnishings, creates a sweet look that can be added to and detracted from as needed. Using a fine oak desk with a roll away table top can just as easily hide modern technology while keeping it readily accessible. Using a teak armoire to hide the television when it is not in use presents the look of a rustic cabin while blending the realities of modern living into the home. Balancing the look with the modern is not as hard as it seems. It only requires a dedicated eye toward furniture makers that meld need with desire.

Michael Sullivan writes for Wall Decor & Home Accents store, a site featuring wall art trees and outdoor thermometer wall clocks.