One unique rustic log siding idea is to create an old-fashioned homestead look using warm brown log siding on a spacious family home. This type of home features a large stone chimney, large glass doors and windows in front and a wrap-around wood deck. Another idea is to make over a contemporary home featuring a traditional porch and attached garage with log siding. Light-colored log siding is substituted for traditional light paint colors to achieve a mild rustic look.
The mixture of large trapazoid windows, brown log siding, green roof and window trim makes for a cozy two-bedroom cottage style home, and a stone chimney adds charm. Log siding comes in a variety of color choices, and darker colors such as spice easily create a warm, natural rustic look. Homeowners can opt for contemporary color choices such as Vermont maple or smoke. Vermont maple log siding is light tan in color and blends well with black or white accent colors. Smoke is a gray hue that blends best with a similar neutral color such as dark or light gray.
Rustic log siding is perfect for updating the exterior of a one bedroom guest home to a log cabin design, and adding a simple wood deck provides extra leisure space.