Your cabin in the woods may not be the first candidate you think of for interior design, but its layout, features and decor can make life easier and more enjoyable. It can also help if you become stuck there during a storm, especially one that causes an electrical outage.
While your camping cabin needs a few things, you probably don’t need to resort to homesteading. You probably can’t since that would mean traversing to your camp constantly to tend a garden and livestock as described on https://survivalenvy.com/
The first item to make life easier goes with you whether you camp in a cabin tent or a cabin. It also goes outside, even though the focus is interior design. You need a backup generator. When the power goes out, you crank up your gas or propane powered generator and enjoy the comforts of home. You can find push button generators.
You can’t run a generator safely indoors, so you need a way to run an electrical line, or extension cord on a portable device, into the cabin. Instead of cracking a window, bore a small hole into the wall or floor (if your cabin has a crawl space). It should be just large enough to enter the line. Once you have it run in, close any open space in the entry hole with caulk. Sand it and paint it to match the wall, or lay a custom cut piece of flooring to fit around the line. This keeps drafts out.
Decorate the living room of a cabin with a loveseat that folds out to a bed. You’ll have a cozy place to sit during the day, and a place for guests to sleep at night.
In the bedroom, use a daybed. If functions like a sofa by day and a bed at night. Most daybeds come in twin or full sizes. If you need a larger bed, buy a daybed with a trundle-bed attached. That’s a second mattress that rests on rollers underneath the top mattress. At night, simply pull out the trundle and pull up to raise it to the same height as the other mattress. The rollers have a locking mechanism to keep it in place.
Storage space in a cabin can present a problem. Furniture items like a storage ottoman provide a place to put up your feet, sit, a coffee or end table, plus a place to store items like blankets.
Wall cabinets keep floor space open. You can store decorative items atop the cabinets, as well as, inside, or install them at ceiling height and put in two rows, one beneath the other. A double pantry provides a similar storage space, but like a skyscraper in your kitchen.
Build It In
In really tight spaces, you can build items into the wall. In the bedroom, a Murphy bed saves space during the day, when it folds up into the wall. Use a similar design for a kitchen table that folds into the wall. You can create a seamless cabinet for such items, or use it as a creative opportunity by painting a mural on it.
Although you may only spend weekends or vacations there, your should focus on your cabin’s interior design. A cute, cozy decor makes it a more enjoyable environment for your off time.