By Chloe Taylor
Having your own getaway is an idea that is nearly impossible to top. First of all, in this era of steel, concrete and glass it really means a world to have a place surrounded with nature to retreat to, at least once in a while. So here, getting a nice cabin to suit your needs would be a smart move. Still, purchasing it would be only a first step on a journey of thousand miles. What you would need to do next is transform this seemingly ordinary cabin into a proper cozy paradise. Here are some tips and tricks that will enable your to do so.
When it comes to a perfect cabin design, we would have to suggest that you go rustic. Since returning to the nature is what this is all about, you need to adjust your interior to serve this purpose as well. Naturally, the material you are looking for is wood and you need to use it as much as you possibly can. A wooden furniture and wooden pillars will just further enhance this idea of you being one with a nature and wooden floors will add to it a tone of rustic chic elegance. Unfortunately, a wooden floor is quite uncomfortable (and even cold) so in order to remedy this you would be wise to add a beautiful natural fibre rug to it.
Warm and personal
The key thing here is not about any particular element of your home, it is about the overall impression that it makes. With this in mind your most important task is choosing accessories that are going to turn your ordinary cabin into a cozy paradise. To add some warmth to your home, you should find cushions with interesting and vivid motifs or even add a wall rug to the mix. For the final touch, you can also add some family photos to the wall and make this entire décor into something really personal.
Lightening things up
Now, the entire aesthetic impression of this cabin mostly depends on one thing, your lighting solution. Here, it is important to mention that natural light has no adequate substitute and that it affects the minds of inhabitants in ways you can’t even imagine. Unfortunately, large windows are a serious security hazard and there are only so much hours of sunlight available annually. This means that you will have to resort to artificial lighting as well, whether you like it or not. A low swinging classic chandelier might be a good idea or even a ceiling fan for practicality purposes. Tall lamps will also fit right in, but the most interesting solution would certainly be to disguise your lamps into their vintage counterparts.
All the necessary equipment
Next thing you need to pay attention to is the practicality. Your installations must always be in working order, especially since they are not used as much as those in your home. In addition, you need to equip this cabin with all that it may need. Kitchen is your top priority, so make sure that all the kitchen appliances here are of satisfactory quality. Although some oppose the idea of TV in a cabin, claiming that this is in a complete contrast to what nature resort should be all about, the choice is all yours. Just remember one thing, even practical things need to fit your home aesthetically so when you see them in a store, try to envision what they will look like in your cabin.
This step is absolutely vital in any remodeling your cabin receives mostly for one reason. During the course of year, your cabin will be unattended for most of the time and therefore an easy prey for anyone who knows about its existence. To make things even worse, you might have some valuable furniture there which makes it pretty compelling for potential robbers. Still, there are some ways in which you can make it more secure. One thing you could do is install a window bars (the right model for decoration purposes of course) or even put up a camera. In fact, even a fake decorative camera will help discourage most people from even trying anything.
As you can see, with just a bit of will you can quite easily transform your ordinary cabin into a proper cozy paradise. However, this is not something that can be done overnight. What it requires is a lot of planning, and a lot of commitment on your side. Even though some of these things may come in as a bit pricy, you can never put a price tag on a dream.
Chloe is an art historian, recreational ballet dancer and a contributor at smoothdecorator.com. She is passionate about photography, dance and music. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world with her husband and take stunning photographs of beautiful places. She also enjoys learning and writing about home design, since she is crazy about aesthetics. You can find Chloe on FB, Twitter, and G+.