The right chalet interior accessories can make all the difference to the overall look and feel of your rental property. Don’t be scared to put your own stamp on a place and choose pieces that add character and originality. After all, you want your chalet to stand out amongst the rest!
In this blog post, we discuss various chalet interior accessories including:
- Ornaments and accessories (including upcycled accessories)
- Mirrors and plants
…and some handy do’s and don’ts. Read on to find out more…
Ornaments & accessories
These funky coat hooks at Chalet Vivaldaim bring a touch of nature indoors and make a change from the norm. The metal stag head ornament in this setting similarly adds interest and a natural artistic form.
You don’t have to stick to traditional paintings and artwork – take this wall of clocks at La Ferme du Gran Shan. It provides an almost sculptural feel in the living space, as well as adding that individual touch.
These glass ornaments at Dorealp bring a focal point to the centre of the room. Pairing them with rustic wooden tables creates a complimentary sense of contrast.
Flowers and plants
Never underestimate the power of flowers! Flora and fauna are timeless chalet interior accessories that can bring something to any space. You can use real or artificial plants to break up flat white or wooden walls and bring the outside in. They also work brilliantly in bathrooms, like this example at Chalet Argali.
Another brilliant example of the power of plants is from LoftYaute. We especially love the hanging baskets underneath the stairs which create a boho-inspired, contemporary feel.
Mirrors serve so many purposes. They are practical, make spaces appear bigger and brighter, and reflect back views. Take this mirror with a rustic wooden surround in Chalet Bonnevie’s dining area to see what we mean!
Artwork and prints
The colourful artworks in Maison Keryaute perfectly complement the other creative styling choices. White walls with colourful accessories are an excellent way to enhance your spaces and create an inviting environment that potential guests will be drawn to.
In the renovations of Panoramic Lodge, the owners decided to retain the original window frames to be used as decor elements. They have cleverly utilised them to make one-of-a-kind casings for the vintage ski resort posters dotted throughout the property. A perfect example of sustainable chalet interior accessories that add personality!
A larger-scale, well-lit painting shows attention to detail and acts as a focal point in a room. This handsome monochrome stag piece in Chalet Victorina contrasts well with its warm woody surroundings.
Bright colours are a running theme at Chalet Le Mousqueton, and this statement print is no different. The bold tones create a contemporary feel alongside the modern fireplace.
This large graphic print at Chalet Ruisselet offers a fresh focal point to this seating space. It’s important not to forget about communal spaces such as these, which may not necessarily be your most-used rooms. They can create cosy reading spaces for guests wanting some quiet time!
Another fabulous idea from Chalet Victorina is this striking 3D wall feature using ski-related words and images.
They tie in with the contemporary interior design style and create a modern yet comfortable feel.
Chalet Le Buhel demonstrates a similar use of text art in their playroom.
This really helps the photography pop and could even help guests remember your property’s name!
Pairs & sets
If you’re not sure about adding one statement artwork, look for a couple of pieces or a collection, for continuity. This pretty pair of paintings in Chalet Argali add a delicate dash of colour and balance well with the neutral scheme.
This second example from LoftYaute showcases the use of pairs. These pieces frame the central plant feature and create a gallery-like feel.
The large shelving unit in Chalet Riparian shows how bespoke fitted furniture can level up the look of a property.
They also demonstrate a great way to display chalet interior accessories such as vases, books and games. Remember, if you do provide books in your French rental property, make sure there are both French and English options available!
Similarly, these bespoke built-in shelves at Lodge Alta Clusa are perfect for storing books and accessories without taking up unnecessary room.
When it comes to unusual shapes or corners in your chalet, we always advise that you opt for bespoke furniture that takes advantage of tricky spaces. Enquire with local artisans and carpenters to help you achieve a truly unique result.
Do’s and don’ts
- If you’d be upset if it was damaged or broken, remove it from the property.
- Items that won’t be available to guests shouldn’t be in photos.
- Do remember your cleaning team! Too many accessories mean more time is required.
- Vases, planters and bottles add detail and look amazing.
- Keep in mind that animal skulls, animal skin rugs and cushion covers are not to everyone’s taste.
- If you put candles out, assume guests will use them. Wax will drip onto furniture unless you use battery-powered alternatives.
- Everyone loves a map! Framed 3D maps of the Alps are available – do consider framing them to avoid wearing the top of Mont Blanc away!