2016 Interior Design Trends – Bringing the Outside In Using Rustic Logs

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Updated
Embrace the biggest trend this year by using real logs in your home in a variety of different ways. From cute little accessories to some impressive furniture, there's so many ways to use them. If things don't turn out as you'd hope you always have the option of putting the log/s on the wood burner to keep warm! A solid wood log with the bark still on, used as a bench


This awesome bench log makes an ideal table and a fabulous balance beam. Orange wood stained log with marble top and marble sink basin

Desh Home

Gale force winds bring down entire trees, so use the base of the trunk as a pedestal for your bathroom hand basin to create a stunning natural look. Three logs used as outdoor candle holders


Sawn logs of varying heights have the centre whittled out to create natural candle holders that can be used inside or outside your home. Rustic wooden shelves containing ornaments

Total Survival

A mixture of rough hewn and planed log slices make wonderful shelves. Hollowed out log bird feeder

Woo Home

Make a cute little bird feeder/nesting box using a rustic log. A log chainsawed to create lots of circle segments, which are then used as paving in a garden


Log slices have been used to create a beautiful garden path, perfect if you want to stay 'green'. Piles of wooden logs built around storage boxes, which contain blankets

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Stack up logs to make a storage unit for your living room or bedroom. A chaise longue style chair made from wooden logs


Use a chain saw to cut up logs into equal lengths to make a rustic recliner with a cool contemporary design. Glass tabletop supported by logs bound together

Cabin Obsession

Group thin logs together and bind them with twine to make the base of a coffee table. Solid log single seater chair


Choose a large log with a natural curve and some skilful chain saw work to transfer form a log into an awesome chair. A log with built in speakers, and docking slot for a phone


One of the most natural products has been bought the outside into this home with a rustic iphone docking station complete with speakers. Lots of logs and twigs bound together, with a glass top to create a coffee table

Interior Design

Cubism embraces rustic logs to create this stunning coffee table. Upright log with holes in it to store bottles of wine


Do some whittling and create a rustic wine rack using an old log. Rustic wallpaper that looks like stacked logs, used to decorate a hallway

House To Home

Use thin slices of logs to cover a wall, alternatively you can cheat and use log-effect wallpaper. Modern solid wood furniture with coffee table and two chairs

Room Decorating Ideas

Minimalism meets rustic head-on with furniture made from rough hewn and planed logs.

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