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Your Bedroom Style Guide: Chalet

The warm, cosy, luxurious atmosphere of a ski chalet is something we all want to experience in our lifetime, but what if we told you you could turn your own home into a dream chalet without having to fly to the snowy mountains? While a holiday is certainly a luxury we all want to enjoy, for those seeking the cosy alpine life all year round, chalet-inspired interior decor is a great way to do just that. From cosy fabrics to warm wooden touches, we’ve compiled our guide to help you get the chalet style this new year.

What Is Chalet Decor?

At its core, Chalet interior decor captures the calm and relaxed nature of a lakeside lodge or mountain dwelling, encapsulating the feeling of warmth in its every feature. You can expect to see heavy wood-focused decor, with furs and other cosy materials, as well as large windows and rustic furniture throughout. While typically associated with holidays, there’s no reason why you can’t bring the cosy chalet life into your own home, whether it’s just in one room or throughout your whole house. 

Think Nature 

One of the most impressive and arguably best parts of a Chalet holiday is just how much of the outdoors you get to enjoy from the warmth and comfort of your own residence. Whether you’re up in the mountains or down by a lake, you’ll likely see plenty of timber and other rugged natural surfaces around the property as the base, including everything from wooden floors and furniture, to granite surfaces or slate finishes. Chalet-inspired spaces take inspiration from the nature around them, from the hues of wood of the trees towering outside, to mirroring the scale to ensure that you don’t overwhelm a space. Strong, sturdy furniture that doesn’t get swallowed up by the grand scale of of a chalet is common and can be brought into your home on a reduced scale if you have small spaces.

Take Inspiration From Winter

When it comes to colour schemes and patterns, taking inspiration from all things quintessentially ‘winter’ is a great place to start. Warm hues like reds, oranges and yellows, as well as the rich browns and blondes of wood all play a part in creating the cosy and comfortable chalet environment. For walls, colours such as charcoal greys, navy, natural greens, fruity purples and rich reds work well, offering a down-to-earth, bold but warm atmosphere. Patterned fabrics should also involve similar colours – use tartan, checked patterns and nordic motifs to really embrace the chalet style.

Get Cosy

Whether you’re curled up by the fire in a woodland cabin or up in the snowy mountains in a cosy ski chalet, getting cosy is really at the centre of the design style. Richly coloured but comfortable furniture offers a great base to work from – our Viscount Upholstered Floor Standing Headboard, for example, offers the best of both worlds with a rich brown tone and a comfortable, soft surface to rest against. Cool greys and light-toned faux leather can offer a more modern take on the style. Couple your furniture with plenty of fur pillows and throws and a cosy knit blanket or two, and you’ll be set to take on the colder weather in style. 

There’s plenty to consider when putting together a Chalet-inspired interior decor, but the basis will help you get started in producing your very own holiday space at home. Bask in the comfort and cosiness of a chalet-style bedroom and take on the cold weather in style. For more information about our headboards and which would suit this style best, feel free to get in touch with a member of our team for advice.