Are you one of those lucky people who own their own cabin that they can use to just get away from the world? If you are, you know that it can be a challenge to decorate it in a way that is easy to maintain, as well as beautiful.
At Showhome furniture we know that struggle well. Each day we are rearranging furniture into small mini rooms to help inspire our clients. We realize that decorating these small spaces take as much thought or more as decorating a larger home.
The first thing to realize when decorating your cabin is that because you won’t be living there on a daily basis, you won’t be needing as many things. Being conscience of what you allow into your cabin is vital. Your cabin needs to have the essentials and should not have too many extras. Extra’s create more clutter, are usually not used enough to make them cost effective and cause more work to clean up. Keeping your things to a minimum will greatly improve the time you spend in your cabin.
Next be careful about your furniture choice. Getting furniture that is well built and made with natural products will help them last longer. At Showhome Furniture we offer a 5 year furniture protection plan. This protection plan is something every cabin owner should consider, especially those who own a cabin by water.
When you are on a vacation rules tend to be bent, and nothing can wreck furniture more than wet sandy kids sitting down on new furniture. Even well built furniture can benefit from the protection plan, helping make each dollar you spend on your cabin last long.
In a cabin you naturally chose smaller furniture because the rooms in cabins are usually smaller than a regular house. While it is wise to choose smaller furniture, freeing up more space for moving around, do not worry if you find the perfect large chair or other piece of furniture. A few larger pieces can help make a small room feel special and inviting.
When choosing what to decorate your cabin with think of the following questions:
1. Do I need this?
This question helps provide you a framework to help you make a better decision on what you should or should not bring into your cabin. As we identify what we need and don’t need, we are able to better choose things that will be useful and bring us joy, as well as say no to the things that will just clutter our cabin and vacation time.
There will definitely be things you will be tempted to decorate your cabin with that you don’t need. When you find that you are dealing with something that fits this category it is the perfect time to ask yourself the second question, why do I have this?
2. Why do I have this?
With this second question, we are encouraged to analyze more deeply our relationship with our stuff and how they are a part of our lives.
Often you will be surprised at the answers you will come up with to the question of “Why do I own this?”
Many people have found that as they take time to thoughtfully decorate their cabins, that their cabins truly become the little bit of peace and quiet that help us get away from the stresses of life, and allow us to function at our best.