Must-Have Modern Furniture for Your Cabin

You're farther from civilization, but that doesn't mean you can't have civilized style. Upgrade your cabin's random furniture with something modern.

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Comfy Couch

This Novogratz Brittany couch encompasses fashion and function for a cabin setting. The sleek profile is modern and space-saving. It’s great for kicking back and lounging, then completely folds out into a sleeper, which is key for accommodating inevitable summertime drop-in guests. In a cabin with a tight footprint, multifunctional furniture is key.

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Stand the Test of Time

The design of this hairpin-leg plant stand reflects the mid-century modern movement, but it’s a great complement to rustic modern décor. The wood top adds a touch of warmth. The stand also functions as a side or accent table to hold drinks and lamps. The fabrication and materials mean it will stand the test of time.

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Light Up Your Life

Illuminate your fresh catch at dinner with trending birdcage-style lighting. Three bulbs give you all the light you need and the styling adds visual interest up high. When you draw the eye up, you create a sense of airiness and space.

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Hall Catchall

Corral all the gear that comes with cabin living — kicked-off flip-flops, life jackets, hiking backpacks — in one stylish space with this wood-and-metal hall tree. Natural materials make this tree fit perfectly in your house in the woods.

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Island Life

This kitchen cart is a workhorse. Wheel it around to where you need it. Prep, serve or store food and kitchen gear, and lock the wheels to keep everything stable and safe. A granite top adds polish and permanence to this movable piece of kitchen furniture.

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Kick Back

Ottomans aren’t a throwaway furniture piece. Rather, they are a hardworking, multifunctional investment for transitional style spaces. Pull up a kilim round ottoman for kids to sit on, or to use as a footrest or temporary side table. They’re sturdy, and the pretty hand-woven fabric will liven up neutral pieces in your room.

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Display Your A-Game

Need a little spot to set up and shoot some stick? A pool table might be too large for your cottage-sized cabin, but this folding pool table might do the trick. When you’re done, just fold it up and store it out of the way.

Or, if you have the space, this gorgeous, nine-foot, two-in-one shuffleboard/bowling table is a splurge that will undoubtedly provide fun for years to come. The wood construction will flow with furniture in a rustic/modern setting, and the turnbuckle leg accents add a stylish edge.

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Katie Dohman
Katie Dohman is an award-winning freelance writer who has written about home, design, and lifestyle topics for more than 15 years. Her work has been featured in Artful Living, Midwest Home, Star Tribune, and Teen Vogue, among many others. She is currently living her own how-to story as she and her husband work through a complete gut remodel on their 1921 home—while parenting three tiny tots and dodging their dog and cat, who always seem to be underfoot.