Decorating a Cabin Part 2-Themes

When decorating the interior or even the exterior of a cabin or lake home, certainly themes can come into play. I’ve seen it all from bear themes, to nautical and in between. (I have talked about cabin decorating in other posts…check them out. Check here for Decorating a Cabin.

Welcome to our cabin throw 2012-12-087

Being the consummate cabin-on-the-lake girl, I love items with elk, deer,

Dreamcatcher on juniper table 2012-12-18 15.52.44


leaf theme collage

fishfish decor and vaseFish art on wall in lakeroom 2012-12-090

and a lake theme intertwined with wood-hued tones and muted shades of leather or fabric as the backdrop. Accent pieces can be rugs, granite or some other stone, appliances, mantel décor, pillows and/or throws casually tossed over a couch, bed or the favorite reading chair.

Guest BR with throw

Some people stick with pinecones as a running theme throughout the interior from switch plates to baskets or bowls filled with ones the family have gathered.basket with pinecones in lakeroom 2012-12-18 15.37.46

I’ve seen homes decorated with really cool old fishing tackle, and rustic antique cooking utensils. Mixing these things with the background of wood, leather or fur makes it really easy to go a variety of directions. If you’re going with a more rustic or traditional cabin look, you don’t want too much color as it makes it feel very contemporary or very artsy and it seems that the cabiny/lodge feel leans more towards earth tones with either whites, creams, greens, reds or yellows being accent colors.

Mantel decor 2012-11-032

One of the things I notice that some “lake people” are really drawn to are signs of all kinds.

(This was a special order from Black Forest Decor, thanks, Mom!)

Welcome to Fishhawk sign Black Forest Decor 2012-12-096

From lovely sayings written for wall hangings to linens, to frames that have things written on them, it can speak volumes to your neighbors and friends at Fishhawk Lake about your philosophy or just cause some laughter!Beware of pickpockets sign 2012-12-18 16.02.36

(This was in one of my listings that I sold in 2011–the owner gave it to us as a gift for our new home, because he knew I loved it! I think it’s an original).

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I've been the local realtor/neighbor for 14 years who lives full time in the Fishhawk Lake area, a private lake community in the middle of the coastal range in a very small town in Oregon . It's heaven out here and my husband and I have lived here full time for about 12 years and over 15 altogether as weekenders before that. This area is my niche, my specialty, my passion. Doing this is truly a dream come true. Let me help you make it yours. Call me, your local expert: 503-755-2905 REALTOR® John L Scott Market Center Also check out my blog on ActiveRain: Or to check out my listings go to my website:
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2 Responses to Decorating a Cabin Part 2-Themes

  1. Gayle – you most definitely have a gift for interior design and staging to sell! As you point out, it’s so important that a home reflect the area and architecture of your targeted audience as you’ve done here! No one knows how to sell homes faster and for more money in Fishhawk Lake then you!

  2. kristinelawless says:

    Gayle – this is a perfect example of staging a home for your targeted audience. You’ve taken into account the natural surrounding of Fishhawke Lake and architecture of the homes. I love the continuity of bringing nature indoors. You demonstrate that Fishhawk Lake is a passionate, nature loving lifestyle, not just another place to live!

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