Decor & Accessories

Cleaning Leather Rugs: How To Care For And Clean Cowhide Rugs & Other Animal Skin Rugs


If you have a log home, chances are you have at least one accent piece made of leather or animal hide. And at some point, it will need cleaned (or at least freshened up a bit). Here are some of the ways that leather rugs (cowhide rugs, animal skin rugs, etc.) can be used as a focal piece in your home decor: Cowhide and other leather rugs are often used to warm up cold floors -- like stone, tile, and hardwood. Leather & hide are also used on upholstered furniture to create a … [Read more...]

Rug Tips: A Rug Buying Guide To Help You Make The Best Choice


Rugs are a long-term investment for your home and its appearance, so taking the time to pick the best one for you can determine whether you’re still satisfied with your choice as the years go by. To help you in choosing the best rugs that will meet your needs now and in the future, consider these helpful tips to narrow down your selection and determine the quality and style that you need.   Rug Patterns … [Read more...]

Cork Floors: The Pros & Cons Of Natural Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is very popular right now. Not only is it very resilient, but since cork floors are made only from the bark of the cork oak tree (and the tree itself doesn't have to be cut down) cork is also a renewable material. This is one of the many reasons that cork flooring is such a favorite in American households -- especially among those who are environmentally conscious. It's a renewable resource, harvested every 9 years from trees at least 25 years old in a method that does not harm … [Read more...]

Pros & Cons Of Gas, Electric, And Wood Burning Fireplaces

Wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces all have one thing in common: they each bring unique qualities into your home! That said, each has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Figuring out which type of fireplace is going to be the best one for you requires a closer look at each one. Following are the basic differences between wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces...     … [Read more...]

Awesome Collection Of Rustic Drawer Pulls & Door Knobs For Log Homes, Cabins & Lodges

Rustic drawer pulls and door handles are one very cool way to accessorize all the rooms in your home that have cabinets and drawers. And if you own a log home, then chances the more rustic drawer pulls will look better than some of the more modern ones. The type of drawer pulls you choose for the different rooms in your home says a lot about your style and personality. Rustic drawer pulls, give a room a very unique feel and charm. And if you've decorated a room according to a theme, then drawer … [Read more...]

How To Find Fun Christmas Decorations For Your Log Home

With the holiday season upon us, it's time to start thinking about some of the fun ways we can deck out our log homes with fun and unique Christmas decorations -- like these rustic Christmas bedspreads. Many manufacturers make holiday decorations that would be perfect for a log home setting. Have fun exploring! Log homes, by virtue of their rustic nature, make the perfect type of home to decorate for a holiday such as Christmas.   You can take advantage of that when choosing … [Read more...]

How To Choose Kitchen Cabinets For Your Log Home

When it comes to log home kitchens, one of the biggest decisions you'll make is the cabinets. Which kitchen cabinets to buy? What style? How many? Of course, kitchen cabinets are an important part of any home. But with log homes, your decision may be based on the theme of your log home itself. A set of dark-stained pine cabinets may fit the rustic log cabin theme much better than a set of white Victorian-era design cabinets.   Wood cabinets may look better in a log … [Read more...]

Copper Sinks: Beautiful Home Accents That Can Kill Germs!

Copper sinks are beautiful, practical, and ancient. Their metallic roots date back thousands of years. In terms of home fixtures, copper sinks make a fantastic accent to the bathroom, kitchen, or washroom of any type of home -- including log homes. Copper is perfect for a wet setting because water will not cause copper to corrode or rust (as is the case with certain other metals commonly found in and around wet areas of a home). … [Read more...]

Are Skylight Windows A Good Investment? Don’t They All Leak At Some Point?

Everyone enjoys walking into (or working in) a kitchen that has good natural lighting. The same is true when sitting in a cozy family room. The light of the sun seems to bring the outside in for a nice warm feeling. Likewise, the drama of a morning sunbeam shining down into a grand foyer through a skylight placed high up to emphasize the curved stairway ascending to the next level also makes a great impression when guests enter your home. Just the same, a couple of skylights strategically … [Read more...]