Spectacular Log Home Living Ideas

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Log homes have world-wide appeal and have long been the main way to build homes in countries like Canada, Sweden & Finland in particular where wood is plentiful and is the natural choice for healthier living and the best choice for keeping the harsh winter weather out.

For many of us in the UK log home living is still something very few of enjoy as a residential home but a growing percentage of us are choosing to spend some of our weekends away or UK holidays in a log cabin, lodge or log holiday home.

If you are lucky enough to be able to build a real log home in the UK look no further than these spectacular log homes for inspiration of how beautiful log homes can really be.

Feature Article: Spectacular Log Home Living Ideas 

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Making An Entrance Like No Other

Wood lends itself to spectacular design statements like the entrance above, creating dramatic features that will look good for a long time and perfectly complimenting this stunning log home.

With the glass reflecting all the concealed lighting, and the symmetrical planting leading up to the wooden entrance door, every day would feel like Christmas coming home to a home like this.

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Embracing Living With Wood (Tree Trunks & All)

This looks a little bit like something out of a film set but this fairytale like log home is for real and has formed the most stunning entrance we’ve ever seen incorporating two tree trunks either side of the entrance hallway to form the most charming way to greet family & friends possible.

Real log homes like this one are often the ones we dream about as being that perfect getaway from it all retreat somewhere up in the mountains where the air is clean, the skies are blue and with a bit of luck snow will fall to complete the picture.

When you want inspiration for working with real logs this one takes some beating.

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Inside And Out This Log Home Has Oodles Of Charm

From its “Little House on the Prairie” style exterior this gorgeous log home is perfect inside and out if log home living is your dream.

With the vaulted ceilings and chandeliers in the living room perfectly dressed with period furniture and leather sofas by the roaring fire, this is real log home living in style and comfort inside and out.

The study looks cosy, inviting and somewhere that would inspire any one of us to write that best-selling novel we have always dreamed about, and even the master bedroom with dressing area doesn’t disappoint as the log home style just continues to create something very inviting and beautiful.

The accessories, furniture and furnishings are all perfectly selected to keep adding charm and elegance throughout this lovely log home giving in a real homely feel and look.

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Picture Perfect And Christmas All Year Round

This stunning log home features a wealth of natural stone and real logs that combine to create a stunning architecturally different log home.

With the fantastic balcony areas and glass balustrades your view is spectacular looking out and at this picture perfect log home. With concealed lighting emphasizing the dormer style windows who wouldn’t want to spend some time around the fire pit in the garden and just gaze at this spectacular log home.

A real log home isn’t complete without a moose head (it can be a replica if you prefer) on the wall and this one doesn’t disappoint on that either. With superb vaulted ceilings, feature beams and the essential real log fire, it’s no wonder that people just fall in love with log homes. 

Summary

  1. Real log homes like this are typically found in Canada & Finland where they have been building and living in them for generations.
  2. There is no modern made materials that can replicate the beauty of real wood.
  3. Log home living can be made to look more contemporary but traditionally it is full of warmth and character like in the examples shown above.
  4. Combing other natural materials such as stone add interest to the overall design and style of the home.
  5. Concealed lighting is the perfect way to get that Christmas all year round feel to a real log home.

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Diane Cossie

Why@dianecossie? Diane Cossie is a UK based interior design & self-build enthusiast and pioneer for self-building in the UK. We are on a mission to inspire others to dream BIG and self-build their next home and to offer a new choice to the UK consumer (like the rest of the developed Western world) when it comes to their next house move. You can rent, you can buy or you can self-build!

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