Posted by Jessica | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-11-2010
With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas is not at all far away. And just beyond that lies the new year, a time for resolutions and reassessing so many things in life. If getting your house organized is on your list of new year’s goals—or if you’re just wanting to freshen up your home in time for Christmas guests—you might be interested in this spread from House Beautiful showing ways to cut clutter and boost organization. It offers some creative storage ideas and recommends things like strategic shelving and multi-purpose pieces, including seating and furniture that double as storage.
This Hickory Blanket Chest fits in with a rustic cabin setting with its bark-on logs and natural look. It comes in three finishes and features non-slamming hinges and kiln-dried logs. Best of all, it serves as both storage and seating in your bedroom or living room.
Coat racks and hooks can also serve as handy organizational tools. This antler wall shelf and coat rack has shelves for storage in addition to coat hooks, making it perfect for the entryway. And other accent furniture can be both decorative and organizational as well, like this black bears wall shelf, which can provide an out-of-the-way, yet visually appealing place to put small items.
It’s great when your favorite cabin décor also keeps your life running smoothly. With careful selection, it can do just that.
Posted by Jessica | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-11-2010
Stained glass isn’t just for churches, and it’s more doable than you might think. Here’s an article detailing some of the ways stained glass windows can improve a room. Among other things, it can add interest to a room, disguise a less-than-stunning view and create a mood-lighting effect. And it’s not too hard to find pieces that install easily or even temporarily, eliminating installation as a prohibitive factor in using stained glass.
For a cabin setting, this Northwoods Pinecone Stained Glass Window features a woodland theme in natural shades of brown, green and sky blue, with a mission-style border accent. It includes brackets and chain for installation and measures a substantial three feet wide. A piece like this is large and splashy enough that it needs a prominent spot in your home, like a living room window that gets a lot of sunlight. If you’re looking for more of an accent for your kitchen or bath, you might go with a smaller piece.
If you don’t have a good space for a stained glass window or wall hanging, you can still add the look of stained glass to your cabin with a lighting element. This Acorn Pendant Light features stained glass and a dramatic acorn shape with oak leaf accents. Or, for a lighting accent that doesn’t require installation, this Branches Table Lamp provides stained glass lighting and a natural theme. The right wall hangings or rustic lighting can strike just the right note of elegance in your home or cabin.
Posted by Jessica | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-11-2010
This spread from Better Homes and Gardens highlights the elements of a great bedroom—the right colors, the right textures and those little touches that bring it all together. Details make a big difference in any room, and putting together a bed set can do a lot to bring a bedroom together.
If you don’t have time to track down all the throw pillows and blankets to outfit your bed, choosing a collection might be a good option for you. This Midnight Bear Bedding comes in tones of midnight blue, gold and green. The quilts are available separately, or you can opt for the set that includes quilt, two shams and three decorative pillows (the twin set has one sham and one accent pillow).
The right rustic bed set can bring your cabin guestroom or bedroom together perfectly. If you’re on a quest for the right cabin décor for your bedroom, taking the time to find the bedding you want can turn the room into the perfect retreat.