Alpine Living

The colder season always brings such romantic sights, rich evergreen hues, small colour explosions of berries and delicate ice-covered branches. At this time of year it’s difficult not to fall in love with the chalet-chic look, achievable with faux furs, woods and wools.

 

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The most obvious route to take with this décor is warm orange and amber toned woods, however, we are quite partial to darker, more distressed timber. These sit well with greys, black and creams, to create a more grown up and accessible look. Featuring woods such as ash and birch will help you achieve this, a coffee table made from reclaimed railway sleepers will add a rustic touch, don’t worry about any nicks or grooves, the beauty is in the imperfections.

 

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Two seater sofas naturally bring people closer together, and throwing a brown faux fur blanket over the two of you, will only enhance the snug nature of this interior design. Mix the textures within the room – create your own cushions from unworn chunky knit jumpers and place them on your hide sofa, such as the Washington Leather, for a bit of warmth.

 

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This scheme also lends itself to having a tougher side. Dress your room with finishing touches, such as disused machinery and cogs, which add an interesting visual element and create a talking point for visitors. Iron candlesticks also fit right in, and bring a touch of glam to this otherwise ethnic look. If you want to go softer, then fill your walls with macramé hangings, this ancient way of weaving has started to make a comeback in recent years, and we’re certainly embracing it as an alternative to art or photos.

 

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At the core of the alpine look is a sense of warmth and protection from the cold. So get the candles lit, nestle into those blankets and snuggle up with a good book. For more interior ideas, head over to our Pinterest page and get inspired.

 

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Image Credits: modernhepburn.tumblr.com, h-o-n-g-r-y.tumblr.com, ponderation.net, lacositasdebeachaeu.blogspot.com.es, theresident.co.uk, Pinterest.com, costmad.co.uk, Pinterest.com, stefanoscata.com, umla.tumblr.com, thatnordicfeeling.tumblr.com

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