|By: Joey Pebble
Green is the color of life. When we think of nature, we picture the lush green tones of plants, leaves, grass, and bushes. We think of deep dark forests, jungles, places which are inherently a kaleidoscope of these colors. The idea of cabin decorating is to create a place which communes with nature in all of its hues, and for this reason, green tones should be a vital component in any endeavors you undertake in this space.
Aside from its natural symbolism, greens also have an inherent energy that can make a room feel more vibrant, and alive. Most people think of these colors as being vigorous and healthy, and a cabin which is generous with its green tones will tend to have an uplifting effect on its occupants.
However you have to be careful to stay away from sickly greens. There are certain shades which can create nauseas, or unhealthy feelings. These trouble tones are not always obvious when looking at them in the store, and might only become apparent when you actually situate them in the color scheme of your particular cabin setting. Keep your eyes open, and be aware of this potential problem when choosing hues for the space.
One of the most obvious ways to add a little greenery to a cabin is with actual plants and other natural living items spread throughout the environment. This is by far the best way to connect a space with the great outdoors, actually bringing elements of the outer environment inside and making them a part of your day to day life.
Aside from that, almost any accessory or decorative piece can be purchased in shades of green. Many cabins have rustic wooden or earth tone interiors. Try to choose hues which will work with these architectural features. You can often take your cues from nature itself, noticing how the forest green of many plants matches attractively with the wooden brown of its stems and branches.
Green in flooring and carpets is particularly good because it can simulate the look of grass, or thick underbrush in nature. A mottled green patterned rug is a great way to spread these hues throughout the space in a dramatic way. Rugs are usually less expensive than other equally sized pieces, and can be easily moved in and out of a room depending on how overt you want the green effect to be.
Of course you donít necessarily have to be dramatic with green overtures. Instead you can choose a few tasteful accessories that will create accents throughout the space, filling in the details in a way that ties the room to the natural world. In this way you can use subtle hints of green to evoke the symbolic nature of these vibrant tones.
Log cabins are generally brown, earth tone structures, with log or wooden features being the predominant visual cues. This makes green the perfect compliment to this style of living. It has been paired with brown in innumerable ways in the natural world. Using this as a pattern, you can recreate these unions inside of your own home in order to evoke the essence of nature within your spaces.
This article was written by Joey Pebble for Log Cabin Fever Gifts & Decor. Joey is an artist that specializes in creating natural stone decorative items for the home, using real pieces of mountain born materials.