After my father graduated from college, he opened his own painting and wallpapering business and called it Community Decorating. He did this for a few years before becoming a math and science teacher, but he still kept the decorating business going for weekend and summer jobs. I worked with him during the summers when I attended college and later helped my brother for a bit with his painting and decorating business. My brother hooked up with a log cabin contractor and we painted the interiors of log cabins. These were big, custom homes that were just gorgeous and they are my inspiration for sharing 10 examples of log walls that prove log walls can have many appearances.
Pale log walls prove the inside of a log home doesn’t have to be dark and claustrophobic. This kitchen and dining space is surprisingly light and airy. Painted kitchen cabinets and long curtains add an appealing pop of color.
I love the cut log walls in this home. They add great texture and a richness that’s not overbearing. White trimmed windows and accents of yellow and turquoise add cottage style to this rustic bedroom.
Whitewashed log walls in an enclosed porch create a shabby chic vibe. Really, you can pair almost any style of decorating with a log home.
This gorgeous dining area combines a stone fireplace with rustic wood walls. Red chairs and colorful artwork add an element of fun.
If you enjoy soft neutrals, you can easily incorporate the look with log walls. As I’m writing this blog post, Log Cabin Living is playing on HGTV. Have you seen that show yet?
Here’s another kitchen that beautifully pairs color with log walls.
Would you ever think to combine wallpaper with a rustic log wall? I don’t think I would but I like the way it looks. The wallpaper adds a bit of refinement to the bedroom.
There’s something about white and wood that gets me every time! I think it’s the contrast that’s so appealing.
Another example of white shiplap and cut log walls sets off this charming bedroom.
And finally, painted log walls for a different type of look. This eclectic living space is both dramatic and appealing, and I love the addition of red.
So what do you think? Would you like to live in a home with log walls?