Cabin Designs for a Woodland Hideaway

Choosing to buy a holiday cabin is a big decision for you and your family. It involves a serious commitment of time and cash, but if you stick with it, the rewards can be enormous. Selecting the decor for each room is part of the fun; if you map out some ideas as a family, everyone will feel part of the project and be more inclined to join in with the practical side when the time comes.

Woodland Hideaway
Phoyo by: Pawel Loj

Having a second home in the woods gives you the opportunity to escape from the stresses and strains of your everyday life. Worries about what’s happening in the office seem miles away when all you have to listen to is the rustling of leaves and birdsong. The children will get to experience a completely different way of life, the pace is slower, they have more freedom, and their parents seem far more laid back. No one has the same responsibilities they have at home, there are fewer jobs to be done, and the nine-to-five routine is utterly forgotten.

Getting your family to reconnect with each other and appreciate simple pleasures is priceless. Away from the distractions of the modern world, children quickly begin to use their imaginations. They will create memories that will stay with them forever, and will always be grateful for the private getaway that you created just for them. Maybe one day your children will bring their own little ones to your holiday cabin and share stories of their adventures.

A popular way to decorate a holiday home is through the use of rustic furniture; an old dresser, authentic benches and a solid wooden dining table honor the traditional way of life in a cabin but also look extremely stylish. Practicality is essential, so choose items that last and have a function; try not to fill up the limited space in your cabin with unnecessary clutter. It doesn’t matter if you have to use cast-offs from your larger property as long as the space remains restful and calm.

A color scheme that matches the cabin’s surroundings is ideal for making it blend into the wilderness. In the same way as people use marine memorabilia to furnish a beach hut, you can choose brown and green shades in your furnishings to reflect the way a woodland cabin is nestled in between the trees on a carpet of grass and cones. Unvarnished wooden floors, natural materials, and decorations that the children have made themselves are simplistic by contemporary standards, but could really bring a cabin to life and create a noticeable theme.

Investing in a cabin gives you the chance to explore your creative side and get your children to join in. Putting your shared energy into decorating the space invests it with a deeper meaning. It’s not simply a place in the woods; it’s your holiday home. This is where you will gather together to be happy and enjoy each other’s company; over time, new family traditions will start and the bonds between you will grow ever stronger.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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