When it comes to home décor and furniture, we tend to focus on decorating the areas that we not only spend the most time in, but that other people who visit our homes see the most. And, usually, that’s not the bedroom. While the room that we slumber in should, arguably, should be one of the most important rooms in the house to receive special treatment, it’s often the last.
But when it comes to cabin interiors and ranch homes, we think that it’s one of the easiest places to add in that unique rustic vibe while making it a haven for rest and relaxation.
So we’ve put together a few tips for you to upgrade your bedroom with rustic home furnishings. Just remember to have fun with it. It’s the last place you’re in before you get some Zzzs and it should feel good to you.
5 ways to upgrade your bedroom
1. Stand-out Bedding. Upgrading your bedding is the simplest and most cost effective way to give your bedroom a fresh, new vibe. If you keep the furniture simple, you can have great fun with the bedding. Some of our favorites for cabins and rustic interiors are our Bear Bedding Collection, the Cascade Lodge Bedding Collection and the Moose Bedding Collection.
2. Bed. If you have a budget to invest in the bedroom, then make the bed your first priority. We are biased of course, but we love a great wood bed in a rustic cabin interior. If you are playing up your cabin interior, then consider the Bold Queen High Post Bed handcrafted in Colorado with hand-selected Aspen logs from central Colorado. If you prefer something with cleaner lines, you’ll love the Dakota Queen Bed made from lovely, warm acacia wood.
3. Crisp white sheets. We never tire of the look of crisp, white sheets. And if you have a rustic bed, then our 350-thread count Navajo Sheet Set with embroidered Navajo pattern makes the perfect, simple statement against the wood.
4. Pillows. If your bed has been suffering from a case of the blahs, bring in some great accent pillows to liven up the look, particularly if you have simple bedding, such as the Navajo Sheet Set or another type of solid sheet set that could use a little more excitement.
5. Nightstands. A wonderful way to tie in the rustic element with your home décor in the bedroom is with nightstands. If you’re bringing the cabin element home and don’t want to splurge on a pricey lodge pole pine bed but love the look, go with something such as our Skip Peel Log Nightstand. We are also big fans of using unexpected pieces for your rustic home furnishings. If you’re looking for something more unique, go for the Vintage Barrel Side Table made of teak and old wood planks sourced from old ships and buildings.
Last time we talked about bear furniture, we traveled all the way to Budapest to see an ancient family of very “Hungary” bears. This time, we’ve found an ultra-modern piece of Ursus-inspired décor that’s also tough to get your hands on (since it’s a limited edition item). We’re talking about the polar bear storage unit from Incredible Things. This “arctic shelf” can be used to store books, CDs, DVDs or other entertainment items. It’s also a nice display shelf for knick-knacks and small picture frames. If you want to make it look like the bear has been eating well, you could even put small goldfish bowls in the tummy shelves. If your young son or daughter has a massive stuffed animal collection, they would probably enjoy populating the storage bear with furry friends. Hey, it would be one way to get them to pick up their toys!
To browse our own collection of bear furniture and accessories, click here.
Here at our Colorado furniture store, we love bear furniture. We’ve got all kinds of artwork and upholstery featuring these compelling kings and queens of the North American woodlands. We also like to keep our eye out for fascinating bear furnishings from other cultures. For example, you should really take a look at this adorable bench and chair set at the Agricultural Museum.
This collection is on display at the Transylvanian Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest, Hungary. The hand carving is exquisite, especially the details of the fur. The friendly little expressions and the way the two bears on the bench are linking arms as if in a folk dance make us want to take these bears home with us. We bet Goldilocks would think that little chair with the baby bear underneath it was just right. Sadly, since these are in a museum, no one gets to sit on them – even if they are “beary careful”.
Do you feel a little grizzly at the end of a hard day? You may want to take a load off and relax in a fine specimen of Kodiak Bear furniture. Let’s explore the innards of one of these Cimarron leather chairs from our Back at the Ranch portfolio:
- • The “bones” are solid, kiln-dried hardwood to take whatever weight you throw at it
- • The “guts” of the cushions are made using the famous Marshall coil system for independent coil movement and maximum conformity/comfort
- • The “fat” consists of several layers of foam topped off with a soft down blend to keep you from feeling those resilient steel coils when you sit
- • The “skin” is top quality leather, dyed a deep brown that lets the natural characteristics of the hide show through
Put all that together and you end up with one bear of a chair!
Is a nice piece of bear furniture or décor on your wish list for cabin interior? If you like your design a little rough around the edges, perhaps it should be. One of our favorite ways to give a cabin a rustic feel is with a wood panel sign complete with knots and other irregularities that let you know the material came from a real tree – perhaps even one that was climbed by Ursus americanus in a past life.
The vintage style of this sign combines colors and fonts that make it seem like it could have been plucked from a wilderness road in the 1930s. Pick your own wording to make your sign even more special. For example, yours might say:
“Enjoy your stay at Great Bear Lake Luxury Bed & Breakfast: You bring the bear necessities – we take care of the rest!”
Are you looking for a new sofa for your living space? Consider bear furniture finished with rustic tapestry-style upholstery. We like this motif because it has a special meaning. In various Native American tribal cultures, the bear is a symbol of strength, courage and power. These sound like the traits of a warrior, but there’s also a strong feminine aspect associated with the bear. She symbolizes the fierce protectiveness of motherhood, making this animal an ideal image for the safety and protection of your home. We imagine you curling up with your family in front of a roaring fire, snug as a mother bear and her cubs.
Our Bear Valley Sofa is built for the rough and tumble family life, sturdily constructed of high quality materials. The Duracushion seat cushions are ventilated and reversible – so you get double the life span out of them even with the spills and other accidents that sometimes happen. You’ll also be impressed by the warranty on the frame and components. We believe in protecting our customers when they invest in our rustic home furnishings!