Monday, October 18, 2010
Shiver Me Timbers
One of the hallmark features of log and rustic homes is the open timber interior design. This allows the post and beam construction to be out in the open as opposed to the traditional home, where all of the lumber frame of the structure is enclosed in drywall or some other wall covering. The open timber design gives a home an airy and spacious feeling, and usually interior walls are at a minimum, at least in the main living areas. While this open floor plan design creates a wonderful ambience, it can seem a little cold…especially at this time of year.
There are several ways to warm up a home without changing the thermostat. If you have a fireplace or a wood burning stove, you can light a fire. Just the sight of glowing embers and amber flames can warm a body up quickly. Even the flicker of burning candles can have a heating effect.
Another way to cozy up a chilly interior is to add throw pillows and blankets. Look for patterns that contain warm colors like reds and oranges, such as the Navajo or Santa Fe designs by HMI. You can mix and match toasty accessories, and even carry those patterns into curtains and bedding ensembles. In order to best match your home décor, many different themes are available to choose from, including camouflage, lodge & animal, or Western & horse.
This fall and winter, don’t let your open timber design home feel chilly. Keep your family and friends warm with cozy accessories from JHE’s Log Furniture Place. Your home can be as warm and inviting as a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day!