As described in our last post, log homes are extremely versatile. They can be made to look very modern and they can also be made to look very rustic. The choice is completely up to the log homeowner. We’d like to share some of the unique ways our Real Log Home owners have brought a bit of the rustic to their homes.
This log home dining room (shown above) has a lot of rustic style, while still maintaining a well put together feel. An antler chandelier sheds light on the long farm table. The chairs also add to the rustic feel of the room with their rough-hewn style.
This log home bathroom (above) shows how antlers can be used to simply add a hint of the rustic. You can see that antlers have been used as handles for the linen closet in this log home bathroom.
One of the most popular ways that Real Log Home owners choose to add rustic style to their log homes is by using furniture with a rough, unfinished look.
This log home kitchen shows off three rustic bar stools at the island. The stools themselves look as though they have been made from miniature logs all pieced together (a good fit for a log home.)
This log home office (shown above) has a truly unique desk which adds a unique feeling of rustic style. The desk has wonderfully shaped legs made of the natural bends and branches of a tree. The desk top has a fascinatingly organic shape. Adding to the rustic feel of this office is the desk chair, which has been upholstered with a cow hide back and sides, giving an extra “unfinished” look.
Whether or not you live in a log home, adding worn, aged, distressed or antique furniture to your home is a very common decor choice that adds a hint of the rustic.
This log home kitchen (shown above) has an old antique butcher block serving as its island. You can see the bow in the surface, no doubt from years of exposure to the cleaver. While the days of butchering may be over for this block, it brings a historic charm to this log cabin’s kitchen.
This log home front porch (shown above) is one of our favorite photos. It really captures the essence of adding rustic style to a log home. This old weathered rocking chair looks as though it has a real story to tell. Was it passed down from generation to generation? Found by the owners at a roadside flea market? We would love to know! That’s just one of the great results of bringing old, worn looking pieces into your home – it instantly gives your log home the look of being lived in.
One of the greatest things about log homes is their ability to be tailored to each homeowner’s taste and needs. Much like that “little black dress” people are always going on about, a log home can be dressed up, or dressed down. From ruggedly rustic to fancifully fantastic – anything is possible in a log home.