Many people today decide to buy a summer residence for relaxation. There are many styles from log cabin to the traditional style square building with doors and windows. The idea for a second home is for relaxation and to have fun. Lake house decor can vary according to many factors. Many people want more than just a log cabin with some wooden chairs.
There are many ideas and ways for starting to buy those furnishings. Next will be a discussion of some ideas how to get started buying the right accessories.
A lake residence obviously is designed to enjoy and to appreciate nature and the surroundings. Thus the rooms should be furnished with items that seem natural and blend in with the area. The outdoors is the main feature so take ideas that will enhance the best views.
A lake area is for the outdoors. So to make use of the outdoors, things like a nice deck or a patio are a must. But mosquitoes can ruin any party, so maybe a screened in area would be useful. Entertaining is important so make that deck practical and fun for all the family and friends.
The last part is actually looking and buying the furniture and decorations. There are many blogs with great photos an ideas on the internet. So take some time to look at these to get some beginning ideas. The internet has a multitude of websites about furnishings with some good bargains if one looks carefully. Part of the adventure is just looking and discovering.
Sometimes the internet has good bargains, but there are other places for good bargains. Garage sales offer many items from furniture to paintings at good prices. Check out weekly flea markets and antique shops. The bargains are out there, and even though it takes some time it is a good adventure.
Many people just collect bargains of furniture and decorations and then mix and match for each room. Here are some factors in decoration that one should consider before buying. The color factor is important in design. Do not use too many bright colors but rather find colors from the surrounding area and use them in the interior.
Pine is a good wood and versatile with textures and can be used in vertical or horizontal designs for the floor and ceiling. Mixing pine with another wood for contrast is effective too. Painting the wood still gives it a nice texture, so use your imagination.
One can use such simple items as tree branches and pine cones to make attractive arrangements on the tables or those difficult unused corners. Be creative in using the different textures and patterns.
Pillows are always a welcome touch and add nice color and make couches look cozy. Grandma type crocheted slipcovers help make that old couch look welcoming.