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Decorate your mountain chalet with style

At the height of luxury to enjoy the mountains in summer and winter, a chalet in the mountains must combine comfort and tranquility. To give it a chic and warm atmosphere, there are several possible styles of decoration.

A traditional decoration for a warm mountain chalet

To face the long winter evenings in a warm and cocooning atmosphere, one adopts an authentic decoration for one's chalet in the mountains.

Favour raw materials and soft textures

For a cottage decorated in a traditional style, we prefer a mix of raw materials and soft textures. We don't hesitate to play the wood card, from the floor to the ceiling and through the walls for a warm and inviting interior. If the honey color is the most traditional, we can also turn to lighter shades for more luminosity. Them, we bring softness by subtle touches thanks to velvet sofas, fluffy plaids or faux fur carpets.

Taking up the traditional codes of the mountain in a chalet
To decorate a chalet in the purest mountain tradition, white and red are preferred for bed linen, curtains and seats. We can also adopt the tartan pattern. To decorate the walls, old pairs of skis, snowshoes or a wooden sledge are used and combined with pine furniture.

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A Scandinavian decoration for a refined mountain chalet

Synonymous with simplicity, good taste and calm, the Scandinavian style is ideal for decorating a chalet in the mountains.

Relying on natural materials

Highly inspired by nature, Scandinavian design gives pride of place to natural materials. To decorate a chalet in the mountains, blond wood is used without hesitation. Tasteful and warm, it makes the interior comfortable and cosy. It blends very well with other natural materials such as stone or slate, which are found in mountain regions.

An exceptional place is given to the fireplace
In the Nordic countries, the winter months of cold, snow and darkness are long and trying. That's why it's important to have an interior that makes you feel good and makes you want to get together with family and friends. To spend long winter evenings in the warmth of your home, you make the fireplace a central element of the living room of your cottage. For easier maintenance, you can choose a wood, pellet or gas stove. You can find design hanging models that take up less space.
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An industrial decoration for a contemporary mountain chalet

Surprising and original in a mountain chalet, the industrial decoration brings a touch of modernity and a lot of character to this type of exceptional property.

Use dark shades in contrast for the decoration of your cottage
For a chalet decoration in the mountains that you want both chic and elegant, it can be interesting to bet on the contrast between blond wood and charcoal grey. You can add subtle touches with a slate wall or a brushed granite worktop. It is also possible to use decorative elements. A dark steel staircase railing will bring a touch of modernity. And dark leather furniture will combine refinement and comfort.

Reinventing the structure of a chalet to gain in modernity

To adopt a true contemporary take on mountain chalet, one should not hesitate to totally rethink the space. You have to move away from the small, warm but cramped rooms to the vast spaces. The kitchens open onto the living room and the bathrooms invite themselves into the bedrooms. Always with a view to openness, the traditional windows are replaced by large bay windows. They will bring a lot of luminosity while allowing you to enjoy an exceptional view of the mountain.
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