Hunting cabins are a sanctuary for those that own them. Not only do they help keep hunters warm between adventures, but they provide a fantastic place to create memories during the hunting season. If you want your cabin to feel extra cozy and comfortable, here are eight tips for perfecting your hunting cabin’s decor:
1. Your Front Porch is Key
When you think of a cabin, you often visualize somewhere where you can kick back and relax year-round. To truly embrace this dedication to relaxing, you need to have a front porch attached to your hunting cabin where you can spend your downtime effectively. After all, we can’t be in the woods looking for our ideal buck at all times. Even small hunting cabins can have a fantastically designed and optimized front porch with the right budget and creativity.
2. Keep Things Familiar
There’s one thing that’s common amongst almost all hunters: a lack of pretension. You want to have a space that feels like home, so you can enjoy your hunting adventures, and feel at one with nature, after all. Bring some decorations, games, and other objects from your home that help you unlock this feeling, and your cabin will impress everyone who enters it. Remember, however, that you want to avoid unnecessary clutter when hunting (more on this later on).
3. Consider DIY Decor
Alongside bringing objects and decor from home, you can go one step further and dedicate yourself to crafting (or finding) some DIY decorations for your hunting cabin. These will show off your creativity, and impress your hunting buddies. You want to take pride in your cabin, and with the right DIY decorations, you can proudly show off your creative side. You can even get creative with some of your hunting trophies to make some truly legendary DIY decor.
4. Hang Your Trophies Properly
Speaking of hunting trophies, hanging them and displaying them is an art form. You’ve put a ton of time, effort, sweat, blood, and tears into making this trophy a reality, so you must take pride in how you display it. If you’re hanging up multiple hunting trophies, consider how you can arrange them in a way that tells a story about your hunting adventures. Not only will this look awesome, but the energy it will create within your hunting cabin will inspire you to go out and bag even more amazing hunting trophies.
5. Keep Things Spacious
As we mentioned earlier, preventing clutter is key when setting up the decor of your hunting cabin. Most hunting cabins are fairly small, so you want to optimize the way you use space. Additionally, since you’ll be handling weapons in the cabin from time to time, you want to avoid any tripping hazards or other potential accidents waiting to happen. Doing so will keep you and your hunting family safe as they go after their prey during the upcoming hunting seasons.
6. Capture a Rustic Aesthetic
If you’re struggling to think of an overall aesthetic to apply to your hunting cabin, you should go with a classic, rustic feel. Not only will this match the naturist life you lead, but it will give the cabin a down-to-Earth feel that will look inspiring. Many hunters pride themselves on hunting in a fashion that follows the old ways, and with a rustic aesthetic overtaking your cabin, you’ll feel more in line with the way hunters of yesteryear used to feel as they prepared for an important hunt.
7. Fleece and Wool are Comfy
When looking at the linens and tapestries you’ll bring to your hunting cabin, it’s important to remember why you’re using the cabin in the first place. Fleece and wool are not only comfortable, but they give off that nature-embracing vibe that hunters strive for. As you hunt certain game animals, you can even use their coats to create fantastic tapestries, blankets, and more. Your creativity, and ability to bag game animals, is your only limitation when it comes to making your cabin extremely cozy.
8. Find the Right Gun Cabinet
Lastly, you’ll want to find a gun cabinet that will keep your weapons secure, while simultaneously adding a vibrant, impressive feel to your cabin’s interior. Find one that also takes into account how much space you have available in your hunting cabin, and you’ll find a winner in no time.
Here’s to Your Dream Hunting Cabin
With these eight tips, you can easily design your ideal decor and interior for your hunting cabin. 2023 is already a promising year for hunters, so get your cabin in order so you’ll be free of distractions when it comes time to finally bag that big buck you’ve been tracking.