Log homes can take on any style of décor you choose that fits your preferences. Décor can range from rustic to modernistic with combinations that meet your housing desires. With the current trend of adding rustic log home components, let’s look at some ideas gleaned from many homeowners, such as:

  • Pine Floors
  • Half Log Mantels
  • Log Siding
  • Pine or Cedar Paneling
  • Rustic Kitchen Cabinets
  • Log trusses, beams, and Posts

These rustic log home components add touches of coziness and relaxed living. They can turn a house into a home with their charm and beauty. The sky is the limit when it comes to decorating your log home. You may want to add log or leather-covered furniture, antiques, older artwork, or personal items to further add elegance.

Rustic Log Home Components Include Pine Floors

Once you have seen a knotty pine tongue and groove floor in a log home, it stands out against other woods that have little character. Knotty pine flooring provides you with:

  • Beautiful color patterns
  • Attractive knots that stay in place
  • Grain variations that catch your eye
  • Some mineral streaks that are attractive
  • Best of all, it is affordable

Knotty pine floors are stable, durable, and easier to work with than hardwood flooring. The tongue and groove with end-matching design makes a superior product that lays flat. Pine is great looking either with a clear coat only or stained and finished. This product is also available in a pre-finished condition that saves time and labor. Pine flooring is sustainable because the trees are grown on renewable tree farms.

Rustic Log Home Components Also Include Half Log Mantels 

A fireplace with or without an insert looks its best with a rustic mantel above it. Half log mantels are among the favorites for log homes and log cabins. They can be ordered online that saves shopping in person at a DIY store or making one yourself. Choose from among these sizes:

  • 10” x 4’- 6’
  • 10” x 7’- 10’
  • 12” x 4’- 6’
  • 12” x 7’ -10’

The best wood mantels are made from kiln-dried half-round or square timbers and have a round log corbel/cradle for support. Full slab log mantels that are flat on the top and bottom are available. They are milled with a raw log edge with bark on or off. Both pine and cedar are available to meet your preferences. Display your prized possessions or other décor for a prize-winning fireplace look!

“Log homes can take on any style of décor you choose that fits your preferences. Décor can range from rustic to modernistic with combinations that meet your housing wants.”

Interior Log Siding or Paneling Add a Rustic Touch

The beauty of using instead of full round or square logs is the flexibility of inside wall materials. Interior log siding walls simulate full logs quite well and the siding is milled in both pine and cedar woods. If you prefer wood paneling, go with pine or cedar panels that come in several different widths.

can be installed horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or in a variety of customized layouts. Both paneling and siding can be finished with a clear coat or stain to your favorite color and finished with a clear coat. Like pine flooring and siding, paneling is available pre-finished for another rustic log home option and for your convenience.

Rustic Kitchen Cabinets Form the Focal Point of a Log home

The kitchen is the heart of a home, and the focal point for most of them is the kitchen cabinets. There are many styles, choices of woods, and colors to make your custom kitchen a bit more rustic. These cabinets go well with log siding or full log homes or cabins:

  • Knotty Pine: Log and Panel, Hand-hewn Log
  • Clear Pine Without Knots
  • Cedar: Log and Panel
  • Ambrosia Red Maple: Hand-Hewn Log and Panel
  • Oak, Hickory, Aspen: Panel
  • Custom: Painted and Stained

Timber Country Cabinetry is a superior line of cabinets offering hand-crafted construction made to your specifications and layouts. Each component is hand-selected for quality and made from the finest materials available. They are beautiful, sturdy, and will last for generations.

Log Trusses, Beams, and Posts Add More Rustic Touches 

Log trusses, beams, and posts add that special rustic touch to any log home. Trusses provide structural support and are visually appealing. Log beams and posts can provide the same benefits. Talk to your building contractor about these additions when making your plans.

We think these ideas give you more ‘food for thought’ when planning your log home. Their rustic appeal helps make your log home living more charming and cozy.

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