Decorating in a lodge style gives your home a rustically comfortable charm, using furniture of simple construction. It has emerged as one of the most well-liked decorating motifs in many parts of the US, including right here in Idaho. This style embraces the use of natural materials—which are plentiful in Boise’s surrounding areas. Dark woods set against a backdrop of colorful artwork, fabrics and accessories make up a large part of the lodge/cabin-style. People visiting your home should feel comfortable enough to kick off their shoes at the door or to doze lazily in your front room chair.
What It Is
The lodge or cabin decorating style came from the Mid-Western and Western parts of the United States. These rustic buildings featured furniture created from logs to match the surrounding landscape. Smaller furniture pieces such as chairs or side tables are produced from hardy twigs while bigger furnishings like bed frames and tables are constructed from logs. Typical couches in a lodge-style home are made with wooden frames and have comfortable, stuffed cushions. Leather furniture is common in this motif as well.
Patterns and Hues
The shades and hues in lodge-style decorating motifs lean toward a natural appearance. It’s not unusual to find furniture and accessories featuring the colors of the ground like brown, tan and beige as well as also the deep azure of the sky. Rust, yellow and green are also hues found in this decorating style. Plaids and stripes in these colors offer you an interesting way to bring together more than one of these hues in a single piece of upholstery or fabric.
Boise home decorating enthusiasts should seek out accessories that enhance the rustic personality of their furnishings. Artwork and photos featuring hunting or forests themes in addition to tapestry-like wall hangings work well in this style. Thick and heavy blankets are often laid over the back of the sofa to add some color and richness to the home’s dark interior. Window trimmings of cotton or canvas go well with the lodge style as do pillows covered with plaid fabric. Wooden bowls filled with fall fruits decorate the dining room or coffee table, twig old baskets sit on the hearth, snow shoes hang on the walls and duck decoys resembling the animals seen by hunters visiting the shores of Idaho lakes and streams in the fall help this home take on a comfortable resort-like ambiance.
Where to find lodge/ resort-style decorating items in Boise:
Cost Plus World Market
1157 North Milwaukee Street
Boise, ID 83704
Open Weekdays 10am-9pm; Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 10am-7pm
Antique World Mall & the Annex
4544 West Overland Road,
8109 West Franklin Road
Boise, ID 83709
Mon–Fri: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PMSunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Or order furniture online:
Woodland Creek Furniture
Mountain Woods Furniture
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