Decorating Weekend Homes: Tips for Easy Maintenance and Furnishings
Create a welcoming atmosphere in a weekend home or cabin, that is easy to assemble and maintain between visits.
From built-in furniture choices to fabric makeovers; investing time in upkeep and decorating ideas for weekend cabins doesn’t have to feel like second hand décor. Transform weekend home décor into a comfortable and attractive environment, while keeping maintenance to a minimum.
Spruce Up Second-hand Furniture
Weekend homes are often filled with furniture castaways or used furnishings, the bargain pieces that are still serviceable despite mismatched décor or outdated styles. Coordinate old fabric and wood furnishings with a few creative techniques that spruce them up and tie them together.
Washable sofa and chair slipcovers are a great choice for creating matching fabric schemes. Although traditionally perceived as baggy sheet-style choices; quality slips are durable and attractive. Fold and pin extra fabric out of sight or use decorative carpet tacks to fasten restaurant-style folds on the sides, to fit the slip covers in place.
A fresh coat of paint can transform faux wood surfaces or mismatched pieces. Chic shades of black or white bring to mind cottage-style décor, while a wood glue or crackle solution beneath a fresh coat, can split apart paint with a timeworn antique appearance. Use stencils to create chic designs that match the room’s motif.
Emphasise Built-In and Stackable Pieces
Built-in furnishings make for easy maintenance and attractive home décor: From cabinets and shelves to counters and bars; a simple plan and a few wood boards can create an attractive finished wood surface for weekend parties, working jigsaw puzzles, or an easy surface to dust and tidy after a long absence. Built-in wall or window seats provide additional storage; making them a welcome choice in small cottages and cabins.
Stacked furniture pieces offer maximum service for minimal floor space, especially in small weekend homes. While an old oak dresser and pine bookshelf may seem mismatched; a fresh coat of paint can transform the two into a single unit, ready to offer storage and display space.
Freshen Fabric Designs
Transform faded curtains or bedspreads into throw pillows and table runners for a weekend living room or dining space. An elegant bed sheet and iron-on hem tape can create a set of curtains that are simple and fast, while easy to take down for cleaning.
Second-hand décor may furnish a weekend home but doesn’t have to reduce it to a hodgepodge garage sale in décor. Make small rooms or getaway retreats feel warm and welcoming, with a variety of techniques that spruce up home furnishings and coordinate mismatched décor.