Billy Idol uses natural materials to evoke a modern cabin style in his living room – they're key to feeling 'cozy and cocooned'

"Eyes Without A Face" singer Billy Idol utilizes wood paneling and a stony fireplace for a space that feels traditional and always comforting

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a Certain materials facilitate a cozy living space. While cool marble and shiny metallics have a modern touch, they can make a room feel colder. Natural materials such as wood and stone tend to lean into a warmer ambiance, thanks to their organic properties and cocooning sensibilities.

"Eyes Without A Face" singer Billy Idol has embraced warm living, as evidenced by a video on his Instagram page. The musician posted a video of him singing and playing guitar in his wood-beamed living room, with view of his red wall and stone fireplace in the background. The result is a comfortable, cabin-like space.

Common in trends such as organic modern and Japandi, natural elements are the ultimate way to bring a dose of the outdoors into the home.

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'For those looking to make a living space feel cozy, wood should be the base – or at least an element – of the room,' Homes & Gardens' editor Jennifer Ebert states. 'Regardless of finish or type, wood instantly infuses a space with a warmth that is integral to feeling comfortable and cocooned.'

We love how the combination of dark wood paneling and natural stones makes Billy Idol's space feel immersed in the great outdoors. Ebert says when brainstorming cabin decor ideas, it's important to turn to accessories.

'If you're looking to create a retro-inspired, log cabin-esque space, make sure to accessorize with warm, plaid blankets, comfortable sofas, and coffee table books,' she suggests.

Billy Idol has decorated the top of his fireplace with small pieces of decor – a charming and unique way to display sentimental belongings and further create a cozy atmosphere.

The texture is also crucial to maintaining visual interest, as well as achieving an authentically outdoor-inspired space.

'Although materials such as stone and wood have completely different textures, they are highly complementary of each other – particularly because they each have unique finishes,' Ebert explains. 'Raw wood's grain is the perfect pairing for smooth rocks, like the ones that comprise Billy Idol's fireplace. Opposing textures create balance and harmony in a space.'

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Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.