If you have a log cabin to retreat to for the summer holidays then you will like the decorating tips we have in store for you. Your influences will come from your surroundings - forests and woodlands， lakes and babbling brooks， craggy mountains， gently rolling hills and the abundance of wildlife. This is country living in its finest form and always seems to work best in the traditional sense - no need for overly flashy décor in log cabinspersonalized teacher supplies， not to say you can't give it a contemporary twist.
Setting the right mood for a log cabin should be on the top of your agenda - your efforts to get there should be compromised by an instant welcoming and relaxing space. Peaceful， tranquil and charming will be words to describe your newly designed holiday cabin. Your log cabin will blend in to its setting just enough so that you feel at one with nature but not too much that you lose a sense of your own style - never cross out your own ideas if it will set the right mood that you are after.sofa cushion covers
Perhaps one of the key elements to decorating the interior of a log cabin， is to use natural materials such as wood and stone. Wooden floorboards or stone tiles with a natural finish will work well throughout the building and wooden furniture will also give a traditional look. How you use wood within the cabin will reflect your own personal tastes - some woods will be more traditional whilst others will have a modern quality such as wood veneer and clean cut shapes.
The more traditional the more 'unfinished' the look， the more modern you go the more 'polished' the look. Unlike back home， you won't be using the furniture as much so it would seem worthless to buy new items every year - make easy changes by giving existing furniture a new upholstery and changing the colour scheme. If you have curtain poles， you can easily change window treatments and put up some fresh curtains in the season's latest colour trends.
You could even go as far as bringing a set of ready made curtains from home if you want a real 'home from home' feeling! Or opt for wooden Venetian blinds which blend with all colour schemes. On the subject of colours， warm tones work the best with natural woods and the atmosphere of a cosy and inviting log cabin - choose terracotta， yellow or warm reds.
Fabrics used throughout the log cabin should offer some interest with nature themed patterns such as leaf designs， floral patterns or animal prints. You can accessorise with with fresh or dried flowers， candles， woven baskets or plant pots， fresh herbs such as lavender in the kitchen， patchwork blankets and virtually anything crafted out of wood!
It’s our favorite time of year, and nobody does the holidays better than our dear friend and designer, Suzanne Kasler. This year, Suzanne is dreaming of Christmas in color — with lots of sparkle on top. She’s bringing back her signature Holiday Plaid and iconic antlers with even more ornaments that all have one thing in common: shimmer and shine. We got together with Suzanne at her office in Atlanta to talk about her holiday collection. ?
No matter how cold it is my two little boys, ages 2 and 4, absolutely refuse to wear socks around the house. Every time I feel their feet they are literally like ice. When I put them to bed they often complain that their toes are cold but still don't want to wear socks. So, in an attempt to keep their little tootsies warm, and have a great excuse to sit around and embroider, I made these bed bug heat packs to throw under their covers at night.I warm them up in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes and they stay warm for about an hour - as long as they stay covered.The boys love them because they get to have bugs in their beds! And I love them because I don't hear about freezing feet anymore!I titled this 'bed bug bean bags' but they are really filled with soft wheat. The name was a little more catchy than 'bed bug heat packs' so I couldn't resist.You will need the following items to create bed bugs of your own:-felt-embroidery thread-embroidery book - if you don't know the stitching-needle-scissors-funnel-filler - soft wheat, buck wheat, rice, dried beans, split peas, or anything that can hold heat. I used organic soft wheat. It retains heat longer than rice, and I like it better than dried beans because it is much smaller. Split peas also work well.
The linen cupboard tends to be the messiest part of the house that we dread tidying and often avoid. In the video below, we share our secrets to create a perfectly organised linen cupboard.