Snow bunny-chic: Chalet-inspired accessories for your home
Are you a lover of winter activities, from skiing to sledding? Then it's about time you brought that joy and fun into your home. It's easy to do with these stylish chalet-inspired decor pieces we've collected for you.
Every cozy chalet needs plenty of throw blankets to cuddle under by the fire. It's just a matter of picking the styles and colours that are to your taste. This Nordic plaid print fleece throw (sears.ca, $40) has a real cottage vibe and will keep you warm on those chilly Canadian nights. Get it in vibrant red tones for a pop of colour, or opt for the more neutral grey and beige combo if that's more the look you're going for. You can't go wrong either way!
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Rich wood furniture
If you want to go all out with your chalet decor, you're going to need a few striking furniture pieces. You might not be able to afford converting everything right away, but some strategically chosen pieces can make all the difference. A couple of end tables or an eye-catching coffee table are great ways to start. This Dalton coffee table (urbanbarn.com, $899) is made of recycled and reclaimed pine for a woodsy, pioneer vibe that will instantly add a touch of chalet-chic to your space.
Lighting is one of the most important components of any decorating theme. And nothing says rustic quite like the right set of lanterns. These metal nailhead lanterns (pier1.com, $16 to $30) will add a chalet-inspired feel to any space. Place rustic candles inside them, and use the lanterns to decorate everything from the centre of your table to your windowsills.
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The right artwork is key to establishing your chalet-inspired decor, but if you aren't quite looking to mount a faux deer head on your wall, we understand. Elegant paintings such as this birch sunset (urbanbarn.com, $119) can impart the woodland vibe in a more subtle fashion.
The spirit of snowy activities doesn't have to remain outside. You can bring the joy and presence of the slopes indoors with fun accessories such as this found wood sled (potterybarn.com, $165). Hang it on the wall, or use it as part of a greater display to help establish your chalet-chic theme. Its traditional style is sure to conjure up memories of days past in everyone who sees it.
If you're going for a chalet-inspired vibe, your usual glass or ceramic vases simply will not do. Visit thrift stores or flea markets to look for antique pots and containers that can be repurposed as flower holders. If you have no luck, check out this rustic milk tin made of antiqued galvanized metal (potterybarn.com, $66). Fill it with long, dried stems and fake flower branches for an easy display that will last all year long.