Lodge & Lake House Furniture

Lodge & lake house furniture combine natural, rustic and primitive design elements – distressed and reclaimed woods, hickory twig furniture, stone and slate. In fact, lodge furniture fits almost any place where you want a ‘get away from it all’ atmosphere in harmony with nature and the great outdoors. A rustic retreat, the mountain lodge may be nestled in the woods or beside a lake. Lake house furniture in a fishing cabin or a ski lodge or a family vacation home is casual and comfortable.


A cabin’s color palette is warm and inviting, often using deep red, burgundy, greens and rich earth tones harmonizing with the natural surroundings but sometimes with a pop of color. A cabin’s furniture may have a round reclaimed wood table to gather around and enjoy dinner or a game of cards. A comfy slipcovered chair or sofa is a must to cozy up on next to a roaring fireplace. A cabin on a lake may have duck decoys or oars as decorative accents and reflect the surroundings of the cabin.

It’s not uncommon to see exposed beams in cabins or lots of woodwork. A great way to soften up the roughness of the wood is to add cozy accessories like large throws, soft pillows and warm lighting.

Cabin decor doesn’t just mean indoors. Being surrounded by nature means outdoor fires, s’mores and definitely a few relaxing outdoor chairs to take it all in. Natural wood, wicker or rustic twig outdoor furniture complements the rustic feel of the cabin and makes for an inviting outdoor space.


Lake House

Picture yourself in a bright, sunny lake house. It’s summer and more importantly, it’s vacation. A cabin doesn’t always mean dark and earthy – lake house furniture has a mix of bright and colorful mixed with rustic charm. Think bright buoys, striped oars and bold colors from your collection of life vests and other lake floats or boats. The interior of your lake house should reflect the exterior fun you will be having on the docks and in the water.

A mix of rustic elements, like reclaimed wood tables, matched with a brightly upholstered chair or a few colorful pillows creates a feeling of a home away from home. Driftwood and stone or rock accessories also go well with lake house decor and tie in the outdoor elements with the interior.

If you want to go bold in your lake house, try using painted furniture as the main showpiece in your room. Place a bright green coffee table with a slightly distressed finished next to a more neutral, leather sofa, or pair a bright red hutch with navy chairs in your dining room. The most important element of your lake house should be making sure there is a hint of fun!


It’s winter, you have been skiing or snowshoeing all day. Your legs are tired and your feet are cold. When you enter a lodge, the first thing you should feel is warmth. From a roaring fire to warm, cozy lighting, a lodge should make your worries melt away just like the snow on your boots.

Mixing wood and natural textures with primary reds, burnt oranges or deep browns help create the warm, fuzzy glow that is quintessential of lodge furniture style.

A lodge should feel like a place to rest and relax. Accessories should be cozy, comfortable and have ties to the nature right outside your door.

Reclaimed and weathered woods should be sprinkled throughout lodge decorating. Place a long, reclaimed barn wood table as the centerpiece of your lodge dining room where you and your family or guests can gather to play board games at night.

Cozy upholstered or slipcovered chairs with ottomans to rest your weary feet are a must while you drink a cup of hot cocoa and curl up with a good book by the roaring fireplace.

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