Picture a ski chalet and undoubtedly certain images will spring to mind – the cosy log fire, panoramic mountain views, natural wooden textures and sumptuous soft furnishings. Chalet styles range from the very traditional (think carved wooden hearts, gingham curtains and soft lighting) to the most contemporary interiors that cleverly combine faux furs, industrial-style lighting and key furniture pieces. Without doubt, the traditional look is timeless and exudes alpine charm and warmth, whilst a successful contemporary chalet scheme creates comfortable, easy-living in a modern environment. So, whether you are looking for inspiration for a ski property or whether you simply want a touch of chalet-style for your UK home, here are 5 easy ways to achieve the chalet chic look:
1 Embrace natural materials
We’re not just talking about wood here! Of course the beautiful wooden structure of a ski-chalet lends itself perfectly to a wooden interior but that is not all nature has got to offer. We love slate accessories, leather furniture, wicker baskets, recycled glass and jute mats. These natural materials work together effortlessly and add another dimension to a plain wooden scheme.
2 Soften the edges with furs, fleece and wool
From chunky wool textiles to cow hides – whatever your style, you can’t go wrong by adding a soft covering to a wooden floor, a cosy throw to a bed or soft cushions for a sofa.
3 Add some traditional Alpine style
Even the most contemporary chalet can work a hint of traditional charm!
4 Get the lighting spot on
Any interior designer will tell you that choosing the right lighting is key to creating the ambience you desire – whether that is soft, warm glows or bright, clean light. Different lighting styles will suit different areas of your chalet. Some rooms will require practical down-lighting whilst in other areas, you can be much more creative. Exterior lighting has a huge impact on the overall aesthetic of a property.
5 Finish off with good quality essentials
It is one thing to achieve the look you have always wanted but it is equally important to get the essentials right. At Chalet Shop, we firmly believe that good quality bed linens, towels, crockery, cutlery, kitchen equipment and toiletries will make your chalet or home tick. It is the extras that will make you and your guests not only want to look at and admire your chalet, but stay in it too. If you are renting out your ski chalet to paying guests, the importance of good quality essentials cannot be underestimated. Give your guests the best and they’ll keep coming back for more.
How about doing it the easy way with a Chalet Shop Ski Property Package? We will create a chic contemporary chalet interior for you and deliver everything to your property in one go. Take a look at the Packages that we have carefully put together and contact us to talk them through in more detail. If you want to put your own stamp on the package, they can be adapted and tweaked until you’re happy with the end result.