This Christmas some of us will be lucky enough to spend the holidays in a luxurious chalet in some romantic location, probably in the Swiss Alps. But we’re not bitter at all, because we can bring the cozy chalet chic feel home with the rustic Alpine Retreat interior trend. Perfect for updating your country cottage or city apartment, this look is as versatile as it is accessible, the ideal interior look for every home this season.
Warming rustic details meet the contemporary cool of Scandi style in the Alpine Retreat look. Look to the outside of your house as a great place to start introducing this trend. Even if you aren’t located in a snowy part of the world you can bring the festive feel to your front garden or even just outside your door with a few key accessories. A wreath is a must for any Christmas interior look, and for the Alpine Retreat style look for plenty of natural materials and a rustic finish. Think pine cones and seasonal foliage for the best effect and nod to this trend. Adding sparkling lights and a few candles outside your door or an external window ledge will also give guests the perfect welcome to your very own Alpine Retreat.
Throughout your home try to keep continuity with your decorative finishes. Small touches are key to any interior style, and with the Alpine Retreat trend there are many motifs to choose from, it could be stars, reindeers or simply a continual color hint seen throughout your home. Use decorations and festive ornaments to create your own winter wonderland, place them on shelves and mantelpieces to add festive style to every space.
Rustic finishes should be used around the home, this trend relies on natural materials to bring it alive. On the table bring a fresh feel on Alpine Retreat in the way of seasonal botanicals; greenery looks great juxtaposed against the rustic nature of raw materials. Keeping the style neutral look to classic white dinnerware and simple, elegant glassware to set the table. Add plenty of candles and atmospheric lighting to keep the ambience evocative of a cozy Alpine Retreat.
The living room is the heart of the home at this time of year; with it being the gathering point for friends and family it needs to look the part. Layer textures with rustic finishes and warming lighting to achieve this alpine inspired trend. The combination of animal hides, natural wood and metal transform your interior into a winter wonderland, perfect for escaping from reality this season. Keep the tree relatively subtle, looking to wooden tree decorations and just a hint of metallic, this will help keep the rustic element alive. Luxurious throws and large soft cushions are a must for creating comfort and keeping everyone cozy. Add Alpine inspired motifs and classic winter patterns such as checks to bring interest to the otherwise neutral palette of this trend.
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