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Make It Great: Great Room Photo Gallery

10 fantastic great rooms to jump-start your own great design
by Country's Best Cabins Staff
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Katahdin log homes guest room

Credit: Katahdin Log Homes/Jack Bingham photo

This great room’s handsome, rustic decor includes natural materials and neutral colors. Texture and patterns keep the color scheme interesting. Woven chairs contribute to the homey look. The homeowner designed the space with three sets of glass-paneled French doors and rafter-high windows to better connect the space with the outdoors.

Real log homes guest room

Credit: Real Log Homes/James Ray Spahn photo

This great room has a breathtaking wall of windows and a cathedral ceiling, but the main focus is the fireplace. Predominantly made of Cultured Stone, it also has a few real rocks collected by the homeowners over the years. The ceiling fan helps to keep the room comfortable.

Big log home guest room

Credit: BigLog Homes/Jon Janzen photo

Dark colors pop against the light wood in this great room. The furniture arrangement and rug placement adequately separate it from the surrounding spaces as well, while the plush ottoman and myriad blankets and throw pillows create an inviting setting. 

Hearthstone log home great room

Credit: Hearthstone Inc./James Ray Spahn photo

This cabin was designed to accommodate six adults and seven children. The great room and upstairs loft are perfect places for rolling out extra sleeping bags and air mattresses. 

Log home great room

Credit: Scott Amundson photo

The floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace provides an impressive backdrop for a variety of antiques showcased in the great room. A train clock, viewable from both sides, sits atop a carpenter bench purchased at a local sidewalk sale, while a Buddy L train set from the 1920s is perched next to an antique quilt at the base of the loft.

Mountain State log homes great room

Mountain State Log Homes/James Ray Spahn photo

The great room’s cathedral ceiling is highlighted by a moose-and-elk chandelier. The room looks out onto a scenic lake, where moose can often be seen swimming or enjoying a salt lick. 

Suwannee River log homes great room

Credit: Suwannee River Log Homes/James Ray Spahn photo

Stacked Tennessee fieldstone makes for a stunning focal point in this great room. The golden hues in the stone pick up on the rustic pine flooring. An off-center furniture arrangement with open traffic areas creates an inviting conversation space. 

Log Home Outler great room

Credit: Log Home Outlet/James Ray Spahn photo

All the doors and trim in the house are distressed knotty alder. The homeowners accentuated the character of the logs by dabbing black glaze in some of the nooks and crannies of the wood. 

Golden Eagle log homes great room

Credit: Golden Eagle Log Homes/James Ray Spahn photo

The interior of the prow is just as dramatic as the exterior. The massive logs, which are softened with a cheerful honey stain, frame a beautiful view of ponderosa pine trees and protected forestland. 

StoneMill log homes great room

Credit: StoneMill Log Homes/James Ray Spahn photo

The antler chandelier in this cabin’s great room fits the room perfectly, as do the various mementos personalizing the space. Trusses supporting the cabin’s roof are made with a mortise-and-tenon joint system.

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