Thick, warm, useful blankets — they are the ultimate log cabin necessity, and in some homes are stored in the basement next to the cooler, tent, and hiking boots. As these photos show, these rustic beauties certainly have a place in elegant homes: they can add a dash of ruggedness to a room without overwhelming it.Whether you scored a Hudson's Bay Company
point blanket on eBay, a new Pendleton
throw, a MacAusland's
heirloom, or you simply have a well-loved woolly blanket from your grandparents of unknown origin, you can definitely find a spot for it in your home. Traditional log cabin gear — from colorful blankets to vintage canteens and log furniture — have made a comeback. Sure, you can pile it on thick to make a room worthy of Paul Bunyan. I prefer a touch of tough amidst modern interiors in the form of a beautiful blanket thrown over the bed or couch.
1. A Design*Sponge "Make It Yours" peak into Chilean illustrator Judy Kaufmann's home.
2. A MacAusland's Woolen Mills blanket featured on the blog Eighteenth Century Agrarian Business.
3. A National Parks blanket by Pendleton Woolen Mills; image from Fern Cola.
4. A plaid bed in author Lane Smith and graphic designer Molly Leach's farmhouse, from Country Living.
5. Another rustic Pendleton beauty.
6. A vintage blanket over the couch in a room by Chris Barrett Design.
7. A traditional Hudson's Bay point blanket in a lovely Sneak Peak of Gretchen Jones's home on Design*Sponge.
8. The folks at Ace Hotel love their rustic blankets! Here, a Pendleton plaid blanket, $225.
Images: As linked above.