Cabin dÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©cor reflects the different design styles of early American settlers and others. Take this quiz to see how much you know about cabin dÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©cor and style.
Log cabins are very versatile and lend themselves to many design styles including Arts&Crafts, Southwestern, Cottage and Early American.
The wooden logs and rafters that support the roof of a log cabin give you a feeling of sanctuary within the branches of a tree.
Home builders living in forested areas of Europe used wood shaped into logs to build structurally sound cabins.
Early American colonists from England brought with them the skills to build homes constructed of wooden frames with plaster walls. Americans have been building their homes much the same way ever since.
The symmetrical Colonial and the classic Cape Cod are simple home designs that have endured.
In colonial Appalachia, settlers constructed simply shaped homes of squared logs with wooden furnishings and open stone hearths.
Shaker craftsmen were renowned for their fine wooden cabinets that were functional and beautiful in their simplicity.
Americans became enamored of the Victorian style of design in the late 1800s. Velvet upholstered chairs and sofas, heavy draperies and chandeliers were introduced into parlors and bedrooms.
Artisans of the Arts&Crafts movement made hand-crafted rugs, homemade linens and fine wood furniture.
In the Great Camps, woven baskets coexisted with huge stone fireplaces and indoor plumbing to create a comfortably rugged style that still influences log cabin décor.
Cowboy High Style sometimes carries the cowboys and Indians motif a bit too far, but wagon wheel light fixtures and bow and arrow wall hangings fit into any log cabin.
In the early 1900s, you could expect to heat your cabin and cook your meals on a wood- burning cook stove.
In the Adirondack mountains of New York State, mounted animal trophies and twig furnishings epitomized the rustic design style of the Great Camps.
Craftspeople use twigs, bark, reeds, roots, and branches to create designs that are rustic, functional and focused on nature.
Native American cabinets, which incorporate natural materials and Indian motifs, will add an authentic touch to your Western style cabin.
Logs, light fixtures, window panes and stair railings can echo the simple geometric patterns that are so common to the Arts & Crafts look.
Oversize chairs of natural-toned leather fit right into a Western style cabin design.
From lamps to beds to chandeliers, metal and wrought iron lend their own rustic feel to Western furnishings and accessories.
A massive stone fireplace is a classic log cabin feature.
Early Americans created colorful rugs from old clothes and blankets that they tore into strips and braided.