Log Cabin Interior Design – A delightful guest bedroom makeover

Looking for log cabin interior design ideas? I recently decorated a log cabin vacation home for a wonderful client. Be sure to check out my other posts for more ideas! Just click on “Rustic Decorating” in the navigation bar on the left, and read all about this inspirational design makeover.

What I would like to share with you today is the upstairs guest bedroom. This room belongs to two young teenage girls.

The room was bare, dark, and uninviting. This log cabin bedroom needed some color and warmth fast!

Two queen beds, one dresser, and two small nightstands of pine log furniture, were purchased first.  Then came the fun part of choosing bedding and fabric!

I purchased matelasse quilts for both beds. This allowed me to add holiday sheets and shams at Christmas without having to purchase different quilts.

I found two coordinating fabrics that I loved. The orange-red color in the fabric really stood out against the log walls. Next, I found some brown coordinating fabric and had the girls initials monogrammed in the matching orange-red drapery color.

I found two coordinating quilts and matching sheets at T.J. Maxx for a song.

The old brass ceiling fan had to go! This fantastic fan is from Lowe’s! It blends well with all of the other rustic decor, and since my clients are from Texas, the stars on the fan blades were an added bonus.

This antique piece of furniture was left in the cabin by the previous owner.

I know some of you are cringing, but yes, I did paint it.  I used chalk paint, so I did not have to do any sanding! I love the look of distressed painted furniture, so after I applied two coats of chalk paint, I added a coat of soft dark wax. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in the color “Duck Blue”.

If you are looking for cheap rustic furniture ideas, find old pieces and distress them yourself.  I promise it is so easy, and you will have a fun time doing it!

This is where the antique dresser sits in the room. Don’t you love the canvas horse picture?

Adding Rustic Decor

Sometimes, it is the hunting for unique items that is the most fun. You have to invest the time, but it pays off. I found this wooden mirror at T.J. Maxx. The blue and green colors matched perfectly to the rest of the room.

Add a colorful bow to your lamp, especially when decorating a teen girl room, or a guest room.

When choosing accessories for any room, I always look for things that are different and unique. This makes all the difference in standing out with your own log cabin design ideas.

Birds make any room happy.

I agree.  Enough said.

Well, there you have it, a fun log home bedroom for two sweet girls.  Be sure to visit my post on Log Home Decorating Ideas for more before and after photos.

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  1. Thank you so much for this post! I am a 68 year old Mamaw moving from a New York village home to a log home in Idaho! I was beside myself looking at log home decorating; I am not a cowgirl and my husband is not a cowboy! Although I love the west I don’t want Indian blankets, dead animals antlers and leather all over my living quarters. You have given me hope that my somewhat shabby chic just might be workable in that new house! The DIY ladies of the younger generation have saved my sanity yet again! YOU have saved me! Getting old is not for sissies and without the younger generations I would go mad! Thanks again, just can’t tell you how this has lifted my spirits!

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