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Cabin Decor Ideas


Simply Western
©Russell and Rusty Viers, Livingston, Montana A Native American cabinet depicts the rough and tumble of life on the Western frontier. Carved Indian heads accent the Southwestern-style piece.

Southwestern-, ranch-, and Western-style homes are structurally simple. No fancy architecture is required to create a cabin decor for these looks.

Natural and authentic materials used in simple ways will make your cabin's Western style ring true.

©Natalie Fay Linn Native American Baskets Made at the turn of the 20th century, this Native American coiled basket depicts a striking graphic pattern in black and white.

However, the right furnishings, accessories, and finishes are essential in order to nail the Simply Western look.

©Russell and Rusty Viers, Livingston, Montana A heavily burled Molesworth-style armchair and matching ottoman are upholstered in leather and Chimayo weavings.

You can't go wrong with oversize furnishings upholstered in natural-colored leather. Navajo rugs on the floor underline the style, and collections that interest you -- from Native American pottery to cowboy boots -- will give your cabin that Western twang.

©Santos Furniture An octagonal game table set on a giant wood burl offers plenty of elbow room for poker games. Carved keyhole chairs complete the set.

Don't overlook your home's light fixtures. From antler chandeliers to kitschy chuck-wagon table lamps, searching for the perfect lighting will lead you to wonderful and whimsical sources.

©Dancing Light Lamp by Cloudbird A Native American basket shape blooms in iron in this table lamp. The lampshade is painted by hand and accented with a pattern of leather lacings.

Think we've exhausted all the ways to decorate a cabin? We haven't. Read on for more fabulous cabin decor designs.

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