BEST cabin living room: smaller stove on simple slab hearth, permanent bench/sofa... good for sleeping a person or two, storage underneath. Floor is perfect. Shelf over window optimizes the use of space. Beautiful colors.
My parents have two wood burning stoves. I prefer them over a fireplace any day. The heat it produces is awesome, and when electricity goes out you can still cook on it, while keeping warm :) RP by the cool iPad for showering with your tablet ;)