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Lodge & Lake House

Lodge Decorating 

Lodge decorating ideas to help you create a cozy summer vacation or winter holiday feel in your lake side cabin year round. Our lake house and lodge decorating posts include Get the Look, Inspiration Boards, Rooms to Love, Color Boards and Design Tips to help stimulate your ideas. All of the posts include numerous sorting tags to help you focus on specific colors or rooms. For additional discussion and help please feel free to contact our designers.

Rooms To Love: Rustic Dining Charm
Dining, Lodge & Lake House, Rooms To Love

Rooms To Love: Rustic Dining Charm

Balance and symmetry are key elements in this lodge dining room, not only in the architecture, but the furnishings as well. Symmetrical vaulted beams set the tone for a dramatic dining room and give the opportunity for additional natural lighting. Sconces flank the large central window to frame the over-sized wrought iron chandelier perfectly, and all three lighting elements are made of heavy duty materials adding to the rustic charm.

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Dining Chairs: Think Outside The Box
Articles, Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Dining, Lodge & Lake House

Dining Chairs: Think Outside The Set

Your dining room is probably the most popular room in the house during the holidays when families and friends gather around the table for festive feasts. And, if you are planning on doing some dining room redecorating, now is the time to think out of the set. The traditional dining room table and chairs ‘matched set’ is giving way to a more creative ‘mix-and-match’ approach.

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Cottage Home Design Guide 103
Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Design, Living, Lodge & Lake House

Design Guide: Area Rug Sizing

Area rugs usually come in a range of standard sizes. The ratio of the length to the width for standard sizes is similar to the “Golden Ratio” of 1.6, which is a popular, visually-pleasing design parameter. Size availability will vary by manufacturer and specific rug design. Custom area rugs tend to cost twice as much as a similarly sized standard area rug.

Due to the variability of room size and shape, furniture arrangements, and limited standard area rug sizes, the best way to select a specific rug for a room is to use an interactive computer layout. As a general guideline, an area rug should be sized to either have all of the furniture off the rug, all of the furniture on the rug, or to anchor the front legs of all the furniture on the rug. For living rooms and family rooms, the best option tens to be having the front legs of the furniture on the rug to anchor the furniture to a cozy seating area.

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Lodge & Lake House
Lodge & Lake House

Lake House & Lodge

A rustic retreat, the mountain lodge may be nestled in the woods or beside a lake. It might be a fishing cabin or a ski lodge or a family vacation home. In fact, the lodge look fits almost any place where you want a ‘get away from it all’ atmosphere in harmony with nature and the great outdoors. Lodge & Lake House style decorating combines natural, rustic and primitive design elements such as distressed and reclaimed woods.

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