Rustic log cabin decor

Rustic style encompasses a casual, weekend-at-a-cabin feel. For a log cabin, the style is a perfect choice. Bear, elk, moose, deer and fish are common wildlife themes for rustic log cabin decor. Evergreen or aspen trees, hummingbirds, acorns and colourful wildflowers are elements characteristic of the rustic style. Colour palettes often include earthy browns, blacks, reds, greens and blues. Rustic-inspired wall art, rugs, lighting, furniture, bedding and kitchenware thread the decor throughout the log cabin.

Living Room

A nail-studded, black leather sofa placed in front of a fireplace anchors the rustic log cabin decor in a living room. Place a bear, moose, elk or other north-woods themed area rug in front of the sofa. Matching furniture throws and toss pillows add warmth, colour and texture. Metal and glass end tables topped with aspen wood lamps bring design elements and function to the room. A nature-inspired wall picture or hanging sparks visual interest.

Kitchen and Dining

Rustic flatware, table linens, napkin rings, mugs, plates, cookie jars and canisters are inexpensive ways to incorporate the rustic log cabin decor into the kitchen. Coordinating chair pads, scatter rugs and window valances in rustic patterns and earthy colours enhance the log cabin decor. Log-accented hickory, pine or alder dining tables mixed with natural fibre woven chairs create a design-savvy rustic decor.


Quilt or comforter ensembles reflecting a wild flower, pine tree, bear, moose or other rustic log cabin theme are a personal choice and become the focal point of the bedroom. Rustic log bedroom furniture pieces are well-suited to the cabin decor. Faux fur or braided jute scatter rugs add cosy texture and warmth. Cabin and lodge signs, metal sculpted art and framed prints decorate the walls. Fresh-cut daisies or poppies in a simple vase add instant life to the room.


Log cabin address plaques or welcome signs in wildlife themes add a personal touch. Outdoor fire pits in a patina natural rust finish take the warm cabin ambience to the outdoors. Metal and glass exterior sconces and lanterns light up the night. Rustic cedar log chairs and rockers encourage conversation over a cup of coffee. Add a cast-iron door knocker to greet cabin guests.

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About the Author

Mary Cockrill's education and certifications in interior design and home staging have allowed her to author numerous home-related articles. Cockrill has been a top design consultant for a renowned home store and is the owner of Starwood Home & Gifts, LLC, an interior design, decorating and home staging business. She holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a comprehensive major in office administration.