Most people are excited about spring while you are still dreaming of spending time on the slopes; you hate to think of the ski season ending. What if you brought your winter memories indoors by decorating your Truckee home in a Ski Chalet theme? So what are some of the hottest new decorating trends for 2015? We’ve been doing some research for you and want to give you a sneak peek at a few great decorating ideas for your Truckee home.
Vintage Winter had an article recently about Ski Chalet Décor. Why not start by adding a few items from the slopes, or from one of the best resorts you’ve visited? A vintage ski gondola easily captures the essence of a ski chalet. How about adding some antique wooden skis? You can frame them in a handmade cross brace, and mount them on the wall. Need some ideas for a retro-looking brace? If you’re a do it yourself person, there’s an old issue of Popular Mechanics that might help you out. If you don’t want to go down the DIY route, various retailers offer products that will tantalize, from ski mounting kits, to resort style furnishings and accessories.
The trend is definitely toward natural or re-purposed items. We’re seeing a lot of rich woods, branches and ripples, browns and dark hues. Consider adding an antique sleigh coffee table to warm up the design. The one shown here is from Art Factory.
Pictures catch our eyes, and we’ve found that collages and collections of old ski photos complement the chalet look, and add interest to line of sight, as you sit in a cosy chair or stuffed sofa, apres ski. Consider adding vintage ski posters; mix it up by including posters from Europe and other countries. What room wouldn’t benefit from a hand-painted armoire of Swiss or German origin to smartly add to the comfort and utility of a chalet setting? The use of bronze mounts will accent the warm, dark, rich wood textures. A hand woven area or throw rug adds color and can nicely complement the flooring.
Have you enjoyed this brief glimpse into ski chalet décor? Whether you’re looking to add that print set, a vintage ski lift sign, or a Ski Goode Ski Pole coat rack, the retailers mentioned here offer ideas and inspiration. You may also want to consider social media sites like Pinterest for thousands of additional decorating ideas.