Fall is here and nothing gently whispers “cozy” like curling up on a fur rug in front of an open fireplace in a log cabin up in the mountains.
Unfortunately, for those dealing with the hustle and bustle of the city, that image couldn’t be any further from reality. Heck, the best you can probably muster up is a pumpkin-spice latte from Starbucks.
But that doesn’t need to be the case. You too can give your own humble abode that rustic feel during the cooler months incorporating just a few simple decor ideas. You don’t even need a roaring fire or even a log cabin for that matter, all you need is your apartment and few little extras scattered around the room to give it that warm and intimate feel that so many folks desire at this time of year.
So let’s take a look at these 12 suggestions that can help transform even the most urban home into that country homestead that everyone craves as the leaves start to change.
1. Enamel Camp Mugs
We all know that the most rugged of outdoorsmen like to sit around the fire with an enamel camping mug in their hand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t curl up on your sofa with one of these full of cocoa.
2. Faux-Fur Rugs
Do you like the look of fur rugs but don’t particularly appreciate where they come from? Then these faux-fur rugs are for you.
3. A Gallery Wall
Wooden frames with black and white photos of old ski lodges and snow-covered pines, mixed in with some mirrors and even some antlers are a must for any home with cabin-inspired decor.
4. Plaid Blankets
Nothing quite screams “country” like wrapping yourself up in plaid blankets — the more blankets the merrier!
5. Throw Cushions
Hey, if you’re going to have the blankets, you need to have the cushions, too. Animal prints and nostalgic printed pillows definitely set the mood for the season, or you could just go with tried-and-true plaid.
6. Utilize Sticks And Branches
If you want things to look a little rustic, then the easiest way is to incorporate a lot of sticks, twigs, and branches into your home. Even if it is just something simple like this handy little assistant for when nature calls.
7. The More Logs The Better
These are both aesthetically pleasing and also the most useful item on this list. These placemats protect your table and they don’t really need to be cleaned, so bonus!
8. Old Cans As Plant Pots
These simple containers will add a nice fall vibe to your place when filled with pine branches (the resulting fragrance is just a great benefit).
9. You Can't Go Wrong With Pinecones
While we’re on the topic of pine, very few things capture the essence of fall quite like pinecones. Put some in a metal bucket and put in some tree lights for that extra air of warmth.
10. Wooden And Tin Signs
If you want your place to resemble a log cabin, you’re going to need some wooden and tin signs around the place, plain and simple.
11. Tree Stump Wine Bottle Holders
Let’s face it, as the weather gets colder, you’re probably going to spend more time indoors with a glass of red in your hand. Bottle holders like this are available at various retailers, but can also be a fun DIY project.
12. Candles Galore
Last, but not least, you are going to need some candles and plenty of them. If you put tea-light candles in hollowed out logs, they look great!