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Choosing the Perfect Rustic Cabin Accessories

By Jared Winston

Many people these days are finding themselves longing for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Even as the world seems to become smaller, as technology grows more powerful by the day, people long for simpler ways. With great technology, after all, often comes great complication, and with great complication often comes great stress. For this reason, people are buying or leasing vacation homes at a remarkable rate. And what better place to find a simpler life, whether it be as a place to retire, or just a place to spend a weekend, then a rustic cabin? Of course, if you are planning to buy a cabin, you will need to find the right rustic cabin accessories to fill your new space. When you are looking for rustic cabin accessories, there are a few principles you should keep in mind: simplicity, functionality, and atmosphere.

The first principle, simplicity, is most likely the most important of all. Luckily, it is also usually the easiest of the principles to grasp and put into action. All of your rustic cabin accessories should have a simple elegance to them, from lighting fixtures to doorknobs. A quaint piece of decoration can go a long way in a rustic setting to make your cabin feel like a warm and relaxing place to be. For instance, a simple vase of dried flowers, or a few wood carvings here and there can make your cabin beautiful without running the risk of making it too flashy. Rustic décor is about elegance through simplicity.

The second principal you must follow is functionality. This works into the rule of simplicity well, as things that are simple are very often also things that are functional. When choosing rustic cabin accessories, you must always be sure that your choices will not hinder the functionality of your space. Small, subtle decorations are best, as they will also be unobtrusive. If you can find decorations which also serve a practical function, then so much the better! For instance, a set of nicely painted mugs can be hung from a mug rack, to add to your décor while also adding function.

Finally, you have the principal of atmosphere. You might say that atmosphere is the say in which the principals of simplicity and functionality interact in a room. Your rustic cabin accessories should each help promote your atmosphere of relaxation and warmth. Any accessory that does not add to these themes should not be included at all, particularly if it serves no real purpose in your space. When it comes to rustic cabin accessories, the last thing you want is to have too many objects cluttering your space. The atmosphere should be clean, neat, and uncluttered, which is best accomplished with a rather minimalist approach. Also, be sure not to use accessories with loud colors that will stand out or draw attention too much to itself. Your space should have a feeling of harmony to it, and loud accessories will just become a distraction.

Copyright © Jared Winston, 2006. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author
Today more than ever people are looking to lend their homes a country touch by adding sizeable pieces such as rustic home furnishings or smaller touches such as rustic bedding to their rooms. Stop by our site today to receive many free rustic design tips.

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