10 Cozy, Cabin-Chic Spaces We're Swooning Over

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Having a cozy cabin or lake house as a getaway is something many of us have dreamed of (me, too!). And while vacation homes come in all shapes and sizes, there is a distinct cabin-chic design style that we can’t seem to get enough of. Wood elements, rustic decor, furry accents and plaid fabrics are all associated with cabin-chic style, but lately we’ve been noticing that vacation homes are looking more and more sophisticated.

We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite spaces that we think truly take the cabin-chic look to the next level.

1: Modern + Rustic Bedroom

Folk Art as Headboard in Rustic Sleeping Cabin Bedroom

Folk Art as Headboard in Rustic Sleeping Cabin Bedroom

To anchor the 15-foot-by-12-foot sleeping cabin in traditional country style, folk art—used in place of a headboard—draws the eye toward a queen bed outfitted with casual cotton linens. For a collected look, two different tables were used on each side of the bed instead of a matching pair. This is something interior designers do to make a space feel more one-of-a-kind.

There’s a lot of gorgeous wood in this cabin’s bedroom, but the modern, abstract painting above the bed brings a fresh look to the space. It’s a gentle reminder that you can mix different styles in your vacation home to create a more updated look.

2: Minimalist Outdoor Sunroom

Cozy Screened Porch Is Ideal for Relaxation

Cozy Screened Porch Is Ideal for Relaxation

This beautiful screened porch, situated in a serene, woodsy locale, offers the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon getaway. A comfy daybed with a playful striped cushion beckons.

Photo by: Steve Niedorf

Steve Niedorf

While minimalism might not be the most common design approach with cabins, this outdoor sunroom proves that it’s sometimes the perfect direction to go in. The gorgeous view from this home is able to truly shine because the space isn't cluttered with unnecessary furniture and decor.

3: Cozy, Cabin Bathroom

cabin bath tub

cabin bath tub

A massive bathtub complete with claw feet occupies the kids bathroom ont he second floor. Industrial faucets add to the setting and a vintage Navajo carpet completes the room.

Photo by: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

The star of this cozy, wood-paneled bathroom is the beautiful old claw-foot tub. But the space gets a serious design upgrade with the colorful Navajo-style rug and striped stool. You can really bring a bit of extra sophistication to a bathroom space by using a standard rug instead of a typical bath mat.

4: Vintage-Inspired Living Room

Living Room: Luxe Lakefront Cabin in Tiger, Ga.

Living Room: Luxe Lakefront Cabin in Tiger, Ga.

The residence has a total of six fireplaces, one of which warms up the large and relaxed living room. Wood beams criss-cross the ceiling and a large stone archway welcomes occupants into the kitchen.

Photo by: Harry Norman Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Harry Norman Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

This stylish, masculine living room represents the classic, cabin-chic look. Featuring neutral gingham fabrics, rich leather details and wood-beamed ceilings, the space manages to look both comfy and super sophisticated. The large, wood-burning fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the space, tying it all together.

5: Treehouse-Inspired Kids' Room

Rustic Bunk Room With Custom Tree Branch Bunk Beds

Rustic Bunk Room With Custom Tree Branch Bunk Beds

Faux wood wallpaper blends seamlessly with the custom bunk beds made from tree branches. A wood dresser doubles as a nightstand between the beds, and a red and yellow art piece adds a pop of bright color to the space.

These adorable bunk beds bring a distinct treehouse feel to this lake house kids' room. The bunk beds are a great option for utilizing all the available space, while providing spots for kids to sleep. The simple artwork and coordinating decor bring a fun, cohesive look to the space.

6: Charming, Outdoor Dining Deck

Laid-Back and Luxurious Cabin Porch

Laid-Back and Luxurious Cabin Porch

Proof that you can mash up rustic and elegant, this Cashiers, North Carolina porch featured in The Southern Rustic Cabin is distinguished by its antler chandelier.

Photo by: Emily J Followill

Emily J Followill

If you’re lucky enough to have the space, creating a beautiful outdoor dining room at your cabin is the way to go. This space utilizes the entire deck by creating a hang-out area and a spot for everyone to dine together. And the large outdoor fireplace brings some extra coziness and warmth on cool nights.

7: Chic, A-Frame Family Room

Rustic Living Room With Vaulted Ceilings

Rustic Living Room With Vaulted Ceilings

With soaring ceilings, unexpected bursts of bright colors and soft, cozy textures, the living room of HGTV Dream Home 2014 blends everything there is to love about modern mountain living. Steel collar ties support the weight of the roof and, paired with glue-laminated wood beams, offer a striking visual element.

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Eric Perry, 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Many cabins feature this A-frame-style of construction. The wall of windows offers a great backdrop for the cabin-chic design style, which features a fun, modern update.

8: Cozy Great Room

Craftsman Living Room: Howard Hughes’ Summertide Nevada Estate

Craftsman Living Room: Howard Hughes’ Summertide Nevada Estate

A stone fireplace cozies up the living room in the main house of billionaire Howard Hughes’ former estate, Summertide. With 500 feet of frontage on Lake Tahoe in Crystal Bay, Nev., the 5.5-acre estate has a 2,518-square-foot main house, a 1,343-square-foot guesthouse, a detached four-car garage and a pier and buoy for enjoying the lake.

Photo by: Chase International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Chase International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

This lovely great room features high ceilings and wood-paneled walls and beams. Leather-woven chairs, overstuffed furniture and a carved wood buffet help to create a warm, traditional vibe. The floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, serves as the centerpiece of the room.

9: Nautical-Themed Dining Room

Rustic Dining Room With Vaulted Ceiling

Rustic Dining Room With Vaulted Ceiling

Throughout the house, the designers manipulated size, materials, surfaces and textures to achieve a balance that would fit with the natural setting. The use of native stone and timber maintained a connection with the surroundings and emphasized locally-sourced materials.

Photo by: Pineapple House Interior Design

Pineapple House Interior Design

For those who want to carry a theme throughout their home, this nautical-inspired dining room truly does the trick. Antique ship wheels line the stone walls and pair perfectly with the wicker-style furniture. Even the outdoor sconces above the fireplace fit in well with the nautical design.

10: Modern Fire Pit Bench

Gorgeous Fire Pit at W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

Gorgeous Fire Pit at W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

Located in Puerto Rico, the W on Vieques Island features a stunning fire pit overlooking the Caribbean. It's a perfect spot to relax after enjoying the Bliss spa.

Photo by: W Retreat & Spa

W Retreat & Spa

If you have an outdoor fire pit at your cabin, you can make the space around it feel cozy with throw pillows and cushions.

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Rustic Back Porch

Exterior and Interior images of Turkey Hall featuring a back porch with outdoor seating and a rustic stone fireplace.

Photo By: Kreis Beall & Heather Anne Thomas; beall and thomas 8656816128

Brown and Yellow Cottage Bedroom With Floral Pillows

In this cozy cottage bedroom, wide yellow stripes on the wall warm up the space and bring out the gold tones in the bed's accent pillows and bedskirt. Botanical prints compliment the floral theme.

great room

Barn beams supported by steel braces make the fireplace mantel. The fireplace is made of stone and has a rustic feel.

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

 

antique dining chairs

The antique leather dining chairs sit on an area rug in Mirror Pond Cabin.

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

kids guest room

A kids guest bedroom offers built in cubbyhole beds. The colorful bedding adds a sense of energy and playfulness to the room.

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

covered porch

The covered back porch extends to an open area and offers a pair of adirondack chairs to view the sunsets.

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

built in range and backplash

The Mirror Pond Cabin kitchen offers a built in range with steel exhaust hood. The room has a tiled backsplash and soapstone island and countertop.

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

Bunk Room

A downstairs bunk room provides sleeping space for the many guests that visit Skyart Lodge.

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

Rustic Bedroom With Stacked Stone Fireplace

Rough-hewn wood planks line the walls of this bedroom giving it a rustic cabin look. A corner fireplace with stacked stone surround adds even more texture and warmth to the space. Linen Roman shades and a multicolor, buffalo check blanket soften the rough features.

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

dining room table

The formal dining room offers an elegant round table and upholstered side chairs. The room is lighted with a snowflake glass chandelier.

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

entryway and bronze moose

The entryway area of Lone Moose Lodge is complete with a huge bronze moose, leather armchair and appropriate artwork.

From: Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe

With a room as boldly constructed as this log cabin bedroom, minimal color sets off the dramatic building style. Echoing the white plaster between rough-hewn logs, all-white bedding and bed hangings add a note of luxury to the rustic space. To replicate the look of logs without a major remodel, you could use a graining paint technique.

An earthy red paired with wood tones can warm a room. This red island with beadboard design is the perfect element for a charming country kitchen. A rustic range and exposed wooden beams add depth to the architectural scheme.

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