Rustic cabin interior design ideas
Rustic means first of all simple, modest and traditional, a space in which we increasingly take refuge to break the fast pace of city life. In this context, more and more people rediscover parents’ homes or build holiday houses in rural areas, while ethno-tourism flourishes, relying on the human need of relaxation in an environment not altered by the passage of time and technological evolution. As we will see below, rustic cabin interior design ideas do not necessarily require consistent efforts, going from keeping the sober traditional line of the building to adding a dash of modernism.
Arranging a rustic chalet starts first of all with those decorative elements and furniture items which give the place the traditional air which helps one find the much sought relaxation. In the image below, wooden tables and chairs, the chandelier and table legs made of pairs of antlers and the classic carpet take your eyes away from the two sofas in the foreground. Large windows allow natural light to invade the inside and open it to the wilderness outside.
Naturally, wooden floors are omnipresent, perfectly matching the the walls or beams, or, in some cases, an old brick wall and a wood burning stove. Often, a massive stone fire place represents the visual focal point of such premises.
The winged cabin or the Hawk House, as it was dubbed by the owners, is an ideal retreat for a writer or a couple of guests. Its design allows the side walls to open, taking the wing shapes to expand the space inside and to connect it even more to the natural outside.
A bathroom in a chalet can only be arranged in a simple manner, as seen in the image below. It is the white of the sanitary objects that break the wood monochromatic interior.
An awarded American designer even managed to turn an old barn into a living and relaxation space that even features a bar for the evenings with friends. To make rooms quickly available for parties, she equipped the so-called bedrooms with pull down beds that can be easily concealed in a wooden wall.
Of course, arranging a rustic cottages can also offer the opportunity of some do-it-yourself projects that more and more people indulge in. The bed in the picture below and the panel at the end are made from old wooden pallets, objects which are probably the handiest to use in repurposing processes.
Sources: Pinterest.com, Hookedonhouses.net, Designbuildideas.eu, Houzz.com