Bringing Adirondack Style to Your Home
Imagine you are at a rustic, romantic cabin in the mountains. Maybe you are curled up by the fire with a special someone or you are sitting on the porch, taking in the amazing views of the mountains and the trees or watching for a deer to run by. You are surrounded by nature, both indoors and out, and you wish you could take that moment home. Well, guess what? You can turn your home into a mountain cabin by implementing an Adirondack style of decor.
Adirondack style has been around since the 1800s, and as you can imagine, it’s quite popular in cabins and mountain homes. Adirondack is all about bringing the outdoors in and implementing elements of nature into your home. You may see birch bark, twigs, pine cones, natural wood and other items you would usually find outside in a house that has been decorated in Adirondack style.
If you’d like for your home to have a rustic look, here are some things you can do to get started. First, think about the colors you find in nature: wood tones, shades of green, yellow, dark reds, grays and sky blue. Most Adirondack style homes begin with these colors for paint and furniture. When it comes to fabrics, plaids are popular, as is leather. Sofas and bedding made of prints that feature elements of nature, such as forest animals, pine cones and trees, make a great addition to a rustic home.
Decorative accents can really spruce up your Adirondack style home. Items such as clay pottery, glass bottles, primitive wooden signs and furniture made of barn wood or covered in birch bark will look great in any room. You can even bring the outdoors in, literally, by using pine cones, twigs, bark, bamboo, stones and much more to decorate your space. As for lighting, you will want to avoid bright lights and traditional fixtures. Instead, opt for wall sconces, floor and table lamps, rustic chandeliers and even lanterns to give your Adirondack style home the same warmth you’d find in a mountain cabin.