Deciding how to decorate your chalet is a very important step. It should reflect the owner’s style while being harmonious with its mountain environment.
Should you go for contemporary or traditional? What is the best look for renting? How does colour affect the atmosphere of a chalet?
We asked OVO Network’s interior designer Caroline for her advice.
What style of decor is best suited to a mountain chalet?
Whether you decide to go for a contemporary or a classic look in your chalet, the interior should be warm and cosy.
You could opt for light colours – for a bright and airy atmosphere or darker hues – for a more intimate and comfortable feel.
It’s important to choose materials and furniture that match the setting you wish to create, while taking inspiration from nature and playing with different colours and textures.
Unusual lighting or a striking piece of art can also add a personal touch to your chalet, while providing a source of light and warmth.
What is the best choice for a mountain chalet – light or dark?
Taking inspiration from your chalet’s surroundings will help you create an authentic and warm atmosphere. Its setting can tip the balance towards light decor in rooms with little light, and vice versa.
It also depends on the size of the rooms and the style you are looking for. So it’s important to take these elements into account before you choose materials and furniture.
Choosing a look for each room
When you’re decorating a chalet, it’s important to consider the owner’s taste as well as the rental demand.
In communal areas, such as the living room or dining room, light and natural tones can be easy on the eyes and on the mind.
For example, if you have a large white wall, you can combine noble and warm materials (marble, wood, etc) and play with the lighting to create the atmosphere you want.
Darker colours and a mix of materials will result in a more intimate setting, for example in bedrooms.
It is just as important that each piece of furniture has a specific function. Finally, it’s important to make it easy to maintain the chalet from one rental to the next.
What impact does decor have on your rentals?
The impact is very important: whether you go for light or dark colours, it is crucial to choose quality furniture and materials.
A well-decorated interior and a warm and welcoming atmosphere will all help to make your chalet more attractive to potential guests.
What are the essential elements for Alpine chalet decor?
In short – quality. Well-appointed rooms, good quality materials and furniture will create that high-end feel – for example, a living room with a fireplace and well-made fabric sofas with comfortable seating.
The more character your property has, the more attractive and profitable it will be.
Some tips for choosing your chalet style:
Before deciding on the style and interior design for your chalet, you need to ask yourself these questions:
- What makes you feel comfortable?
- How welcoming does it feel?
- How sociable is the space?
- What is easy to maintain?
Interior design and style are a matter of personal taste – what suits you might not necessarily appeal to your neighbour. But an interior that you have put your heart into will be more successful than any other.
Modern, classic, Scandinavian… each style can work just as well as the other. When in doubt about your choices or your wishes, don’t hesitate to call in the professionals. This will make the project more successful and take away any stress.
What is the most important thing about an OVO Network chalet?
OVO Network offers a wide range of high-end and luxury properties. The chalet interiors are neat and spacious, inviting guests to relax with friends and family.
Most of the time, you will find a comfortable seating area around the fire. Each chalet has its own character, which you will find in the bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces.
The interior design of an Alpine chalet is an important factor in creating a warm atmosphere and ensuring a successful rental.
It’s a good idea to ask friends and professionals for advice, and to take your time making a decision. For more inspiration, visit our construction and design archives, where we offer plenty of handy guides.
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