Log cabins and forest lodges are warm, inviting, and practical. Wood, stone, hunting trophies—real or fake—make for a comfortable environment. Rooms designed to evoke log cabins or rustic lodges offer ideal spaces for family gatherings, office spaces, or bedrooms. A cabin rug can help evoke the natural atmosphere that we associate with a wilderness escape out in the mountains or forests.
Cabin rugs add the crucial layer of softness to offset rugged aesthetics. The texture plays with the all the other textures in the room, contrasting or smoothing out lines as needed. Imagine a nice thick cabin rug in front of a rustic fireplace, with some floor pillows arranged on it for maximum comfort.
Many people think of log cabin rugs as having scenic depictions of bucks and bears, but that doesn’t have to be true for your rustic space. You don’t have to make a hunting trophy room if you don’t want to! Natural rug materials like jute and cotton, and designs like stripes or bands, can also help to create a rustic, lodge-inspired space . Indigenous designs also work well with a rustic decor.
Commit to Cowhide Rug Styles
If you’re looking for a rug that has an authentically cabin feel, go for cowhides! Cowhide rugs are works of art that turn your cabin decor into a showcase, and work well as a layered piece on top of larger scale rugs. They are soft and bring a unusual, organic shape that plays well with natural materials. These rugs also come with a rich history: indigenous tribes would use cowhide rugs as covering for their homes, and later cowboys in the wild west started using the cowhides to decorate their cabins or quarters. Many cultures in Europe and Asia have also used cowhide rugs as either wall coverings, roof coverings, or floor coverings.
These rugs have re-entered the modern world and found their home in many different decors, but especially in cabin culture. Actual cowhide can be hard to maintain, especially if you have a family or many pets. Fortunately, you don’t have to use an actual cow to have a unique cowhide cabin rug on your floor. A faux cowhide works just as well and offers more flexibility when it comes to cleaning it. Rugs USA also carrys Washable Cowhide rugs, which can bring the cowhide look to any space, without needing to worry about spills or stains!
Rugs like this Faux Cowhide Area Rug found at Rugs USA fit well in your cabin design. The kids will love living like cowboys while playing on this rug, which offers both a neutral color to match well with your room, but also has its own unique shape and design.
Rely on Nature with a Jute Rug
Jute rugs bring an all-natural look to a cabin-inspired space. The patterns and texture contrast the other natural textures found in rustic designs, such as wreathes, rough bark, and pine cones. Jute can be incredibly versatile when it comes to decor, often working as either an indoor rug or an outdoor rug. Don’t be deceived by jute’s fibrous look: it’s developed a reputation as one of the softest natural fibers in the world, making it perfect for your living space.
Since these rugs are all natural, they are also incredibly sustainable. This style not only matches your rustic room, but also your commitment to the environment. These rugs are biodegradable and leave no toxic substances behind.
Jute comes in many stripes. These rugs can be plain, paired with another kind of material, like denim, or patterned like this Natural Jute Converging Chevron Area Rug, found at Rugs USA. This cabin rug brings light and pulls the eye towards the center of the room.
Warm Your Room with a Southwestern Style
Southwestern rugs have been inspired by the tribal patterns of the Navajo and Pueblo tribes. Bright, vibrant colors and unique designs pair with the wood and natural fibers in your cabin decor. If you have a fireplace or a fire pit in your rustic room, a southwestern rug helps emphasize the warmth, as well as any reds or stone colors.
Real Navajo and Aztec rugs are typically made from wool or cotton. These tribes have been hand-weaving rugs for their own homes and to trade with others for hundreds of years. These days, a real Navajo rug is a museum piece, but you can bring home the unique style and appearance without having to worry about the maintenance required.
This Wine Southwestern Area Rug, found at Rugs USA, pairs well with leather furniture and darker wood tones. Use it to splash some deeper hues in your cabin design and enjoy the mesmerizing pattern.
Embrace the Outdoors with a Lodge Rug
Hunting lodges do their best to bring the outdoors indoors, with whimsical patterns, wood details, hunting trophies, and fun rugs with designs. While you can choose to bring only certain elements of a hunting lodge into your home design, lodge-styled cabin rugs can be fun as a playmat for kids, a resting pad for pets, or a nice accessory for your fireplace seating area.
Introduce other natural elements with a lodge rug. Maybe invest in some stools that look like logs or bring in some accents from outside, like bouquets of fall leaves or hand-carved figurines from the local market. Even if you’re an animal lover, you don’t have to hunt to enjoy a lodge atmosphere. Bring in duck decoys as decoration and enjoy the real ducks outside, no matter what the season.
This Opal Deer Trail Area Rug, found at Rugs USA, makes for a fun hallway runner that would lead into a living room or a dining room space. It can also dress up a playroom or sit in a mudroom that faces your backyard.
Find More Cabin Rugs at Rugs USA
A cabin decor can help make your home cheery and warm throughout the year. Bring elements of a log cabin or a hunting lodge to your home with cabin rugs. Rugs USA has a wide variety of cabin rugs, from all-natural fibers to rugs with a deerhead design.