Home Sweet Home. He always opens his warm embrace when we return to him. He protects us and calms us ... "Houses and walls help," so said our ancestors. And we ... And we are trying to make our home cozy and beautiful, fill it with our energy and pour into it a part of our soul, good, that now there are no problems with the realization of our fantasies in the interior.
But the interior options - a huge amount. And here the main thing is to choose your own, in which you and your loved ones will be comfortable and harmonious. Someone closer Baroque design, someone loves high-tech, and some prefer a warm and simple rustic interior in the style of a chalet.
The name “Chalet” itself comes from the Chalet (shawl) - the so-called hut of the Alpine shepherds, who went to the mountains for a long time and needed a safe and warm shelter: to wrap a shawl and wait out the bad weather at a cheerful little stone - it is so romantic. The homeland of such huts is the Alpine regions of Switzerland, France and Italy.
Homes and interiors in the style of a chalet are distinguished by good quality, low key and simplicity. The style of the chalet so conquered many with its enveloping comfort and harmony that they try to recreate a small piece of the Alps even in the conditions of city apartments.
Chalet style home interior
There are several basic principles of building a chalet - the windows should be of maximum size and go to the east side - for the maximum and uniform use of natural lighting. And the second principle - the roof, which bears in itself the function of protection from snowfall and bad weather, therefore a sloping roof and the presence of wide projections - are mandatory. The sloping roof is the main focus of the Alpine roof, it has to protect the house from heavy snowfalls, and it is this design that allows the avalanche to slide down smoothly from the roof.
The third principle - the architecture of the chalet is simple and unpretentious, but good and eco-friendly. In the construction of the house in the style of a chalet only natural materials are used - wood and stone. No plastic and metal, the solo wood, which eventually fades and the chalet, like aged cognac, only increases its magic and charm.
Fortunately, modern technologies used in the architecture of small buildings have become maximally identical to natural materials, which significantly reduces the cost of building chalet-style houses.
If you are planning to build an alpine-style house, then your chalet should play in unison with the landscape around the house without a single false note. As a rule, the area adjacent to the house is left as authentic as possible. The main principle of landscape designers in this case is to create a non-interference effect. Yes. That's right - this is not a reservation.
The cozy atmosphere of the garden, where firs, pines and bushes run wild, and the stones froze in the fancy alpine hills, supporting flowers that are unpretentious and tenacious to life, perfectly complement wicker furniture ensembles and massive and angular pieces of solid wood. Brooks, waterfalls and artificial ponds with waterfowl will complement the effect of the wild and pristine natural environment.
Chalet style interior
As you may have guessed, the interior in the style of a chalet is special because of its simplicity, with its own features, only it has, Although some call it carelessly: rustic. For God's sake. This does not negate the comfort and coziness.
The highlight of the chalet style, we repeat once again, is based on the naturalness and naturalness of the materials used. Wood and stone are the musical background, which is the solo of the fireplace, multi-level lighting, soft textiles and brutal furniture - everything that forms the basis of warmth and comfort.
By itself, the design in the chalet style is unpretentious, so many interior details can be made with your own hands, because it is “handmade” that is one of the highlights of the Alpine house.
The chalet assumes in the interior an abundance of images with mountain and forest landscapes, forest motifs with plants and stuffed animals and birds. Interior colors are the colors of nature itself: whitish, all shades of brown, colors of foliage and needles, the tonality of a stone palette.
As we mentioned, the main focus of the interior of the chalet is the hearth or fireplace. He is one of the main soloists of this unique orchestra of alpine-style details, he is the main and solo object of the chalet style, to whose tune walls, furniture and textiles of the house dance.
Nowadays, a fireplace in its classical sense can be replaced with a decorative imitation with elements of gas or electric combustion and in many homes serves as a decoration for huge plasma TV panels.
Not less important notes of chalet style are ceiling beams and floors, wall panels and stairs. The tree is everywhere and in everything. Lots of wood ... Many animal skins instead of carpets, although carpets are also appropriate, coarse with a large weave and pattern.
Chalet style in city apartments
Particularly ardent admirers of chalet-style interiors do not always have the opportunity to purchase a plot to build an alpine shepherd’s house on it.
In such cases, you have to get out and create the interior of the chalet, as they say, from improvised means in a limited space and the absence of high ceilings and panoramic windows. In ordinary city apartments, it will be more difficult to achieve an identity with an alpine hut. But, if you have a loft, duplex or attic, then you are more likely to fulfill your dream and get your own chalet.
To begin with - a fireplace that makes gas or electric. The second main element of the chalet style is wood - we take light colors or the most whitewashed, otherwise, the natural woody tone will crush all the space in your apartment. You can even use the option of simulating designs of wood floors on the background of textured plaster pastel, natural shades.
It would be ideal to combine the kitchen, dining room and living room in the apartment, but this is not always possible and technically and documented. Therefore, we will dance on what is. And we have, for the most part, small kitchens, but this is not a reason for frustration in the case of the chalet style. A small area will allow you to quickly achieve the desired style. It is enough to lay the floor with tiles, imitating rough stone, to make kitchen furniture with authentic touch - the absence of doors in the lockers, good-quality wood and a tabletop made of stone - and it does not matter - natural or artificial material is made of headsets. The cherry on the cake will be dried herbs, bouquets, ceramic dishes and a massive light a la blacksmith gift. There will be plenty of candles.
The urban chalet-style living room is textiles, multi-level light, animal skins ... all Alpine accents in sizes suitable for the size of a room.
In the bedroom you can place more wooden objects, it is ideal to make a wall behind the headboard of a sleeping bed completely made of wood. Also, do not forget about the various levels of soft lighting, skins, carpets and textiles. And everything should be as natural and authentic as possible.
Decor, lighting, furniture, curtains and other accessories in the style of the interior. Chalet
After finishing the interior design in the style of a chalet, it remains the case for small - to fill the room with furniture and fill it with light ...
Although the chalet is French-Italian, in part, the style, but there can be no talk of any magnificence or luxury - this is about the furniture. The bedroom in the style of the Sun King is clearly not appropriate here.
But rough furniture made of natural wood of dark breeds with massive and simple details and with self-woven textiles will suit perfectly.
The specific choice of furniture depends on the functionality of the room.
The kitchen is massive cabinets, in some you can replace the doors with curtains or even leave the shelves open with an overview of the kitchen utensils, sparkling with a copper barrel or the warmth of clay. Be sure to countertop solid wood or stone. But quality imitation will be fine.
The bedroom - an emphasis on a wooden bed littered with hides or homespun blankets, rough-knit. Instead of the bedside tables, the grandmother's chest will completely disappear. And it does not matter that it will be a replica. The main thing is that he will give the impression of "grandmother", hereditary. We do not forget that - the chalet is a legacy of alpine shepherds, who were not rich people and their values consisted in trifles and respect for objects passed from generation to generation.
A very important role in the interior style of the chalet is played by lighting and lamps. The form of chandeliers, sconces and other lighting fixtures should be, like everything around, brutal and as simple as possible. Deer horns - perfect.
The old, forged wheel is wonderful. A simple cast iron frame with a carelessly thrown shawl is amazing. The main thing - do not forget that the distinctive feature in the lighting in the design of the chalet - the softness of light. Nothing bright, sharp ... Everything is muffled ... chamber and cozy.
The main light must be supplemented by a local. It does not interfere with the abundance of candles in rough candlesticks and aged lanterns and kerosene lamps.
As for textiles, then, as we mentioned above, it should create the impression of homespun, coarse, but cozy linen. Warm plaids, connected with lace patterns, pillows, made using jacquard technique or from animal skins. Blanket - bear skin - what could be warmer and more comfortable.
Curtains - concise and heavy linen made of flax or with the addition of cotton, coarse weaving ... plain, aged, in a box or no curtains at all - just - huge stained-glass windows. And the windows, in gratitude for the fact that they were not hidden under the curtains, will delight you with beautiful views of sunsets, sunrises, mountains and other outlandish manifestations of nature.
For the last chalet style accents, hunting trophies and shotguns will do. Cast iron and copper details of rustic life. Wooden interior decor items: intricate and fancy tree roots, sealed with lacquer, not tall oak banquettes with a carelessly thrown blanket.
Dried herbs and bouquets, stuffed animals and birds ... everything that breathes simple, rustic antiquity and that has known the warmth of human hands and soul, everything that is dear to you and your family members - everything fits. This is your chalet ... and only yours.
A bit of history
The chalet style appeared in ancient times in a village located on the south-eastern side of France among the Alpine mountains. In its original form, this structure was a shepherd’s hut, made of solid timber in combination with natural stone. Her vocation was to protect people and all cattle from inclement weather.
Gradually, these houses became less and less like the original poor buildings, acquiring a more well-groomed appearance and functionality. In them it was already possible not only to hide from the rain and wind, but also to live. Alpine style honed by many centuries has reached our days.
Attic floor made of wood felling looks spectacular. The idea of a combined construction is ideal when it comes to a country house.
One of the main decorative ornaments of country houses are flowers.
Characteristic features of the style
It is unlikely that wooden houses in the style of chalets can be confused with some other style. Their main characteristics are as follows:
- a two-level flat roof with a canopy projecting at a considerable distance from the perimeter of the house,
- the upper floor of the house is erected from a chalet-style timber treated with plaster and whitewashing, decorated with beams, pilasters and other elements of wood, and many surfaces are sometimes painted,
- the one-storey house has a high basement, made, as in those days, of stone,
- a large veranda extending beyond the main structure of the building is often installed on columns,
- The terrace or balcony is covered with overhangs of the roof, which reliably protect against any precipitation.
Chalet-style houses tend to have typical planning:
- in the basement there are rooms that serve as a hallway, living room, kitchen and other household needs,
- on the second floor there is a bedroom, nursery, bathroom, bathroom and dressing room,
- in the attic, as a rule, a guest room or a study room is equipped.
A good house project. According to the classics of the genre for the construction of used wood and natural stone.
The windows in these alpine houses were shuttered to protect against wind, snow and rain. Today, shutters are more an element of decor.
In the homeland of the chalet style, wooden houses were erected, focusing on the cardinal points. In this case, the most attractive side - the main facade of the house always looked to the east. Now, of course, few adhere to this concept, although there is something in it.
There are no special requirements for interior design, as well as for appearance. However, there are certain rules that should be followed by house designs made in this style.
The main rule is the use of natural materials. Floor and ceiling coverings are made of wood, and the surfaces of the walls are plastered and whitewashed, they can even be decorated with wooden elements.
Large country mansion in the south of Moscow region.
Interior and interior decoration
The interior of the house should resemble an old hut lost in the mountains. Therefore, aged wood with small cracks or its imitation is often used.
An integral part of the interior in a country house is a fireplace. It is not only a source of heat, but also creates comfort and coziness in the living room. No wonder that the hearth is the heart of the house. Traditionally, the fireplace was decorated using wood, but in some regions it had its differences.
Sometimes fireplaces were built very impressive in size, for example, 3x6 m. Thus, the hearth made it clear who was in charge of the house. The modern chalet allows fireplaces of different types and styles, but wood is still at the peak of popularity.
The interior in the style of the Alpine chalet should create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth and home comfort. As once the shepherds' huts served as protection from bad weather conditions, so a modern house or cottage should become a refuge for their masters from various stressful situations and other adversities.
Rustic chic in a modern version looks very elegant and pretentious.
The design of the interior should also be dominated by the use of natural materials.
Bedroom in the style of a chalet in a country house in the Netherlands.
Advantages of Alpine Country Houses
Chalet houses attract not only their architectural features. Combined houses, among other things, have a number of advantages from a technical point of view. One of them is the use in building (as a building material) at the same time a stone and a wooden bar.
The basement is built of natural stone, which ensures the fire safety of the building, because it is in the basement that all the most fire-dangerous rooms are located - a living room with a fireplace, a boiler room, a kitchen. The stone is also able to provide a decent protection of the foundation from moisture, which can show through from below.
The wooden second floor is more comfortable for living. Wooden structures are able to create the perfect microclimate.
The large roof canopies of the chalet houses are able to provide excellent protection of the walls against various atmospheric phenomena.
Alpine country house is universal. It is equally well suited, both for recreation and for everyday life.
Modular modern house. It looks very unusual.
A small chalet-style house at a recreation center in Switzerland.
Laying methods of the chalet house base
For the construction of the basement of a country house can be used as a brick, and blocks of porous ceramics, gas or foam concrete.
If the basement is built of brickwork, it is necessary to additionally warm the outer walls of the building.
Warming is carried out by a ventilated facade method. As a decorative cladding, you can even use a brick. It is laid half the thickness of a brick or even a quarter of it.
Large country mansion. All window frames are made of plastic, imitating wood.
The first floor of the house is built of aerated concrete, the second is of dark wood.
Types of construction of the second floor and attic
The choice of types of stone for the basement is quite large, as well as the variety of materials and technologies for the construction of the upper floors. We offer you a few of them, ranging from the most economical to those that cost more:
- Frame houses - the technology allowing to erect a warm energy saving structure. The design must be strong enough and take into account the weight of the attic and roof. Inside the walls, insulation must be laid with exact observance of technological processes, avoiding voids and penetration of water vapor. Outside, the frame house reliably protects the diffusion membrane covering from gusts and drafts.
- The second option is the construction of houses (bearing walls) from a bar of natural humidity, which is insulated by the method of ventilated facade:
- between the crate and the beam fit insulation,
- затем, оставляя пространство для обмена воздуха, на обрешетку укладывают декоративный отделочный материал.
Дом и небольшая беседка гармонично дополняют друг друга. Стильный экстерьер притягивает взгляды и запоминается.
Лучшим украшением дома является цветы разных оттенков.
In this exterior can be absolutely any. This technology allows you to build a solid, high-quality, and most importantly, durable house.
- Another option, often used in the construction of alpine houses, is when the second floor is made of rounded timber. Despite the fact that this option is not quite typical for a classic chalet, the houses are beautiful and have excellent technical characteristics.
- The most elite way to build a house from a bar in the style of a chalet, and in all respects (assembly technology, material quality, durability of the structure, rich and beautiful appearance), are houses from glued timber. The advantages of this type of timber are quite obvious: having all the most worthy qualities of natural wood, it is devoid of its main weaknesses - cracking and shrinkage. Houses from glued timber are not only very warm and well made, but also look amazing.
Whichever option you choose, a chalet-style house will become a reliable fortress for you and your family. A carefully thought out thematic landscape design will help to ensure that your country house chalet will look like a real palace.
A wooden house is an ideal place for unity with nature.
A small country house is made in the best traditions of style.
What is this style?
What is a chalet? So called a small and cozy Swiss house. In such houses, shepherds living in the Alpine mountains, on the banks of rivers or lakes used to sew. Today, the shepherds are almost forgotten, but many of their homes attracted their attention. Yes, these houses are built to this day.
In addition, many equip the whole cottages or houses in this cozy style. As for the usual city apartment, then it is quite possible to make a real alpine corner of comfort and warmth in it. This style is a combination of restraint, comfort and discreet beauty.
We list some of the features that distinguish a chalet-style interior:
- Use only natural materials. At the time of the shepherds there were simply no other options.
- Comfort Everything is literally saturated with the warmth of the hearth. Going into such a room, I want to close the door and not remember the bustle of the city.
- Muffled tones. No bright and bright colors, they tire and strain.
- Another distinctive feature is the gentle slope of the roof. Of course, in the country or in a private house it is quite possible, but in the apartment the ceilings are straight.
- Some coarse and unpolished beauty. Elegant and bright little things in such a room can not be. All objects have simple outlines, but from this they seem even more beautiful and even chic.
- Minimum accessories and decorations. Shepherds did not think about decor, so it’s important not to overdo it.
The choice of materials and finish
Initially, the chalets were built of wood, so that it is best suited. But other natural materials are also used, such as stone.
- The best way to finish the walls is with clapboard. If you are not satisfied with this option, you can replace the tree with decorative tiles, stylized as stone or brick. In addition, you can use textured plaster, it will also look natural and noble.
- The floor will look great wooden parquet. The simpler and simpler it will be, the better, so no complicated patterns or patterns. You can use stone tiles, but in this case you will have to pay special attention to floor heating.
- The ceiling must also be wooden. For greater persuasiveness can be placed on it a few wooden beams. In addition, even in an apartment you can simulate a gentle slope with the help of all the same beams.
Colors in the interior should be muted and noble. All shades of beige, coffee, sand, chocolate, ivory color will perfectly fit into the chalet style.
Black and white are also quite appropriate, but they should not be too much. You can also safely use olive, mustard, terracotta, marsh, burgundy, dark green and some others.
Do not allow contrasts, all tones should be combined, and transitions should be smooth.
As for the patterns, a strip, peas, flower prints, a cage, a variety of geometric patterns are permissible.
Choice of furniture
All furniture should be massive and a little rough, but at the same time comfortable and cozy. Some artificial aging will be appropriate. All items should be new, but at the same time they should be inspired by something cozy, old, kind and noble. Here are a few options:
- In the living room, be sure to place a soft, large, rectangular sofa upholstered in textiles (preferably of natural coarse fabrics) or leather and with wooden legs.
- Get wooden chairs with high backs and armrests upholstered in natural materials.
- Replace massive chairs can miniature shaggy ottomans or bean bags.
- Next to the sofa you can put a simple coffee table made of coarse wood.
- In the bedroom, place a massive wooden bed with a simple headboard.
- Things can be decomposed in a simple wardrobe.
- Bedside tables must certainly be small, simple and wooden.
- On the wall can stand wooden shelves.
- Be sure to place the fireplace in the center of the room. It can be electric, but it should be similar to the present.
- In the kitchen, put a massive wood table or place a tabletop made of natural stone. Place wicker or wooden chairs around.
- If you decide to arrange a chalet-style bathroom, get a plumbing in retro style.
The light must be unobtrusive and muffled. Place around the perimeter of several stylized antique fixtures. If the chandelier, then simple and not too massive, but still it is better to do without it. In the evening you can light candles.
Accessories in the room should not be too fanciful, flashy and bright. Dressing should be carried out taking into account the main idea - comfort. We offer several options:
- Spread a soft hide or a long pile round or oval carpet on the floor.
- On the couch or bed should show off the cover of natural fabric.
- Scatter small pillows around the perimeter of the sofa, they will add comfort.
- On the wall you can place deer horns.
- As a decor, you can use photos in a modest and simple frame or small paintings.
- Forged products: candlesticks, hangers will look beautiful and noble.
- You can use wicker baskets.
- Do not block windows with heavy linen or cotton curtains.
- Arrange several animal figures.
Interior decoration consists of natural materials, finishes with a natural palette. The combination of wood and stone is best suited for building, decorating beautiful houses with a warm, relaxing atmosphere.
Artificially aged wood, decorative palette, patina and natural fabrics are mixed together to add the feeling of a comfortable country house, which has already been seen in its generation for several generations.
Alpine style looks charming
Alpine style in the interior
Modern houses in Alpine style chalets look beautiful, warm, comfortable. This style of home design and decoration was born in Savoy, a province in southeastern France. Beautiful, hospitable houses in the style of Alpine chalets are popular in France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Russia.
Beauty, warmth and comfort
The modern interior design of houses in the style of the Alpine chalet depends on the rich history of the Alps, local building, finishing materials, unique European traditions. The interior, decor of houses in the style of the Alpine chalets is warm, comfortable, with natural materials and a palette.
Originally, alpine chalet-style houses were built from solid wood — a material used to protect shepherds from cold weather in the mountains. The original alpine-style chalet houses were built of wood and stone. Stone basement, ground floor in combination with a wooden floor, the upper structures create solid, strong, warm, comfortable houses in alpine style chalets.
Going inside the house in the style of a chalet, somewhere in the ski resort, you will quickly feel the power of laid-back, rustic interiors - relaxation, comfort and consonance with the environment.
Use natural materials and palette
Whether the antlers on the wall or chairs with leopard prints, the image of the chalet is always homely and comforting. It’s hard to find another style that would be both elegant and cozy, like this one.
A recent book by journalist Claire Bingham “Modern Living Chalet Style”, which is entirely devoted to this style, was published. In it, the writer talks with fashion designers, trying to figure out the basic laws of the chalet, which define the style. Here are some tips from the book.
At the same time elegant and cozy design
Let nature define the design
Although it is important to remember when designing interiors, it is even more important when deciding on open spaces such as a terrace or patio space.
Tips for designing interior finishes from designers:
- To match the design with the landscape, select wood flooring,
- leave the floor unpainted so that over time it becomes light gray,
- stone-paved walls and stone blocks made of stone are used on uneven terrain, and in particular in the mountains.
Use open plan
Connect in a new way
Instead of sticking to one material or era, mix them. Connect new high-backed soft chairs with a renovated wooden table or place chairs in the mid-century style on a luxurious sheepskin skin. “The modern Alpine chalet leaves the aesthetics of a coniferous Finnish sauna for a more emotional,“ barn ”rest,” writes Bingham.
Stay in simplicity
A chalet-style bath is a retreat in the shelter. “For complete relaxation, get a big bath, stick to a soothing palette, make sure that the room has a good light, access to the street,” writes Bingham. Bath, fully lined with wood, will determine the main mood, remind about the beauty around.
A bath in this style is privacy
The chalet-style houses are suitable for country holidays with shapes and elements inspired by alpine architecture. Double-decker plans, often on raised foundations, rise above the abundant snow, topped with steep gable roofs, to provide a passage for snow and ice.
Wood siding with decorative products made of wood and stone gives an earthy charm. Chalet projects, as a rule, have a rectangular plan of the building, with an open plan, with thoughtful cozy stone hearths. Wide galleries often provide outdoor living space on both levels. The main features of the exterior:
- steep pitched roof
- rectangular plans
- porch or gallery.
Luxury and comfortable home
Modern houses in the style of Alpine chalets are luxurious, comfortable houses, providing not only warmth in winter, but a beautiful residence with a traditional gable roof, wooden structure.
A chalet-style house made of wood with a cornice on the roof is not only a comfortable house, but very practical. They are suitable for bad weather, in general, for a cold climate. The wooden structure is made in a very simple style, but very well organized.
It is worth noting that the buildings and houses in the style of a chalet are trying to make higher, but leaving a low roof, as if making the house flat. Modern designs are made with glass, mirror walls, there are also comfortable balconies or terraces.
The chalet style is suitable for those who love country life, these houses are very functional, comfortable. They are designed for family and comfortable stay, so that you can come there to rest at the right time.
Chalet-style houses are very common in Switzerland, in the south of Germany, in the north of France, in Austria. The old chalet is not much different from today, because the projects are just periodically updated.
One-storey and two-storey projects
The first impression that such a home should produce is the continuity between the external environment and the interior. With the elegance and style of the loft, the front room contains a lot of glass that allows the open air to freely enter your living area, providing a sense of natural harmony. Inspiration of nature will act as a muse, giving you ideas for projects that will turn your dreams into reality. The chalet is truly inspiring - both inside and out.
Scenic style fits perfectly into the cold, snowy landscape. While chalet floor plans are usually a straight rectangle with a front gable roof, they are usually decorated with a rustic ornament. Handmade wood serves as structural elements, as an ornament in the form of brackets and balustrades, which gives them some similarities with Victorian houses.
Projects of one-story houses: log houses
The felling is traditionally a small house built of logs. Unlike a real house, a log house usually consists of one floor, which is minimally “perfect” or less complex in its architecture.. Always a log cabin was a symbol of modest origin.
Although the log house is usually associated with our rural and rural areas, it originates in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Even in ancient times, they brought us their traditions of using logs to build houses, barns and other public buildings.
The size, number of floors, roof type, arrangement of doors and windows, even the type of manpower for building a log house were taken into account when the early settlers built their houses. But the most important consideration was the place to build. The log house should provide sufficient sunlight and drainage to effectively cope with the difficult conditions of northern life.
Cozy rustic style
On the other hand, the chalet log house is a wooden dwelling with a sloping roof and widely hanging eaves. Today, the word chalet is used for any cottage or house built in the traditional Swiss style. In some chalet recreational areas this building has dining areas, spas and other tourist facilities.. Some do not even look like a traditional Swiss structure.
Projects of two-storey houses: A-shaped plan
A steep sloped roof makes it easy to identify a house plan called A-Frame, where Form “A” serves a practical purpose. It is designed to help snow fall to the ground in areas with heavy snow. In addition, when using a roof that captures the entire length of the house, less maintenance is usually required, since its sides are less exposed to the environment and the house is better weatherproof.
Due to its special design, A-Frame houses neatly include vaulted ceilings and tall windows that provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes their design allows you to use the upper level for a bedroom in a loft style. A-Frame house plans are often known for their cozy and attractive central living areas, as well as wide, streamlined terraces. These houses are suitable for different landscapes and can often be considered as holiday homes, for the embankment and mountain homes.
It has a steep pitched roof
In Norway, developed 4 types of wooden structures:
- ancient log constructions
- log houses
- vertical pole structures used since the 12th century,
- frame structures, widespread from the 17th and 18th centuries.
In addition to log constructions (in Norwegian style) with a round cross-section of a log, and then the oval, octagonal and rectangular shape characteristic of Norway, there was a construction with vertical pillars (also Norwegian) in which vertical pillars supported the roof, freed log walls from loads (sometimes vertical log houses). They made churches, later cottages, barns, granaries and sheds. It is characteristic that the roofs of these structures should be covered with turf on peat, which at one time is overgrown with grass.
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The Bavarian chalet is an architectural archetype, apparently not touched by time, for a good reason. Cool resins leave just the right amount of insulating snow on the roofs. Minimal interiors can be customized for people, livestock or supplies, and materials are designed for a specific region.
Today, tens of thousands of modern chalet projects can be found on the slopes of large resorts, while thousands of others have been transformed and modernized. Some valleys and cantons are more aesthetically pleasing than others. Stone is replaced by concrete, but some elements are eternal - wood and fireplaces, for example.
Simplicity with taste
Дизайн шале характеризуется своими бетонными фасадами, которые со временем проникают внутрь, где резко контрастируют с деревянной облицовкой и образуют взаимосвязанное внутреннее ядро, которое объединяет основные комнаты, хотя они ориентированы на разные виды долины. Они закрыты минимальными деревянными деталями для создания аскетического, но просторного лыжного бункера.
Гостиная в стиле шале
When we talk about chalet-style interiors, many think of exposed wooden, stone walls, a warm fireplace in the center of the room, and a setting that neatly turns the clock towards a simpler, less flashy era.
The living room designs have a traditional style and a cozy, warm and comfortable rustic touch. However, under this appearance, the chalets still have modern comforts and new generation gadgets that promise to make your life a lot easier. The living rooms in the chalet are really special, as they are spacious, warm and luxurious!
In such a room you think only of relaxation, of reading a book in front of a fireplace, or you just want to lie down and look at the fire. The design of the living room in a chalet with antique decor and warm tone creates a mood and further enhances the style. Get inspired by the examples below!
Bright and cozy living room
Want a luxurious lounge in the living room? Use faux furs on sofas to keep your living room in style. This will create an instant chalet of chic luxury style and warm look.
Use faux furs on sofas
How about compensating for warm tones? Try to contrast with different textures in the living room. Add a tactile soft finish and a layer of different shades with contrasting textures for the finished look. Metallic touches add a cooling magnetic hue to the interior..
Chalet style suggests that family and friends will gather around a huge table where you can comfortably talk. For this, of course, it is worth decorating the living room with a large wooden table.
Large wooden table
Distinctive features of style
Despite the fact that the chalet style is close to the classic country country, when describing it has a number of distinctive features.
- Finishing is carried out with natural materials, wood, stone.
- Walls and floors can be without additional finishing, such as untreated wood floors or walls.
- The interior contains leather goods and skins.
- Some interior items can be forged.
- The furniture has a simple form.
- The lighting in the interior is warm, diffused.
- The ceiling is decorated with wooden beams.
Pictured living room with a sloping roof. In the interior of the room are used: natural materials, wood walls, beams on the ceiling, wooden furniture and pillows made of skins and fur.
Chalet style palette has natural colors. Yellow, honey, beige, chocolate are associated with wood, the main material of alpine style. Olive, green and light green resemble a field of grass, and the white and gray shade of snow on the tops of the mountains.
Chalet in a country house
Private house is the best place to make a chalet style. The cottage can be filled with all the distinctive details and fully convey the atmosphere of an alpine rural home. The construction material is invariably wood and stone.
Chalets are characterized by large windows and a cozy loft, where you can enjoy your morning coffee and enjoy the fresh air. The staircase in the interior of the house is also made of wood, can be supplemented with wrought iron elements.
The hall will be decorated with a stone fireplace, around which a seating area of a massive sofa and a pair of armchairs can be arranged. Given that the main material of the direction of the chalet is a tree, you must comply with all fire safety regulations.
A good idea would be to divide the kitchen-studio into zones using a solid wood bar counter. The kitchen set is also made of natural materials.
Finally, some useful tips:
- Modern home appliances best hidden behind the curtains, it does not fit into this style.
- For decoration, you can use branches and stumps.
- Feel free to use dried plants and flowers.
- Do not litter the room, otherwise it will look like an attic, not a chalet.
Create your own corner of coziness and comfort and enjoy the warmth of the home.
Chalet style house design
At first glance, such houses are very similar to each other, but if you start to consider each separately, they will be individual. The fact is that the facades of houses in the style of a chalet are made out in strict accordance with the canons, just like the entire exterior of the building. Hence the similarity. But, as in any construction, completely different things can be created from the same materials. And depending on the design project, the exterior of each building is very different from the other.
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Natural stone and wood are used. So it was at the very beginning, when the style was just emerging. So built in our days. But if earlier it was necessary in the absence of other materials, today it is a tribute to tradition.
Wood and stone are used for both exterior and interior. Natural materials are preferred, but in some cases, high-quality artificial analogues can be used: artificial stone, stone-based plaster, stone or wood tile, and instead of an array - veneer or laminated matte surfaces. It is categorically not shuffled plastic, metal, a large amount of glass and other modern materials.
“The development of modern construction technologies, as well as the requirements of the market, made it possible to reduce the cost of chalet-style homes. Today, they are increasingly being built using frame technology, leaving wood as the main material, and stone is used only in decoration. ”
Spacious living room with a fireplace in the chalet style house
Modern living room in a country house, with a touch of chalet in the design
Spacious living room in the style of a chalet, correctly divided into several functional areas
Guest house in a chalet style. The central hall is decorated with a corner fireplace
Eclectic living room in a chalet-style country house
Spacious living room in a country house, decorated in the style of a chalet. Trophy and fireplace - the main accents of the room
Common space zoned to the living and dining areas, decorated in chalet style
Very bright living room in a country house, decorated mainly in the style of a chalet
Fireplace room, combined with the living room in a country house, decorated in the style of a chalet
Spacious light living room in a country house in the style of a chalet, decor element - hunting trophies
Chalet style in the design of the living room of a country house and staircase
Chimney room in a country house, decorated in a chalet style, photo
Spacious living room combined with a chimney room in a country house in the style of a chalet
Spacious living room in a country house in a chalet style, combined with a lounge
Spacious light living room, decorated in chalet style, in the center of the hall wall fireplace
Leather furniture, fireplace, hunting trophies in the design of the living room, designed in the style of a chalet
Classic wall-mounted fireplace in the interior of the living room of a country house, photo
Chalet style house designs
In Russia, this style is widely used in low-rise residential construction, although quite high buildings were often encountered at home. Most often it is at home in 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 floors. Rarely higher.
One and a half and two and a half floors - these are buildings with a basement - a very common element in the style of a chalet. One- and two-story buildings are full-fledged buildings, sometimes with an attic instead of the second floor. These elements can overlap with each other and be combined in one project. Not a rarity two-storey chalet-style house with a basement and attic. The free internal layout and not rigid binding to interfloor overlappings allows to use the second light everywhere.
Chalet style bedroom. White and gray tones blend perfectly with the natural color of wood.
Modern bedroom in a country house, decorated under a chalet
The intricate bedroom, decorated with a claim to the style of the chalet, photo
Chalet-style kitchen and dining area
Dining area and in the background the kitchen, decorated in the style of a chalet, photo
The dining room is separated from the kitchen by an island work area-bar, decorated in the style of a chalet
Touch of contorery style
Try mixing the old with the new. Cover the floor of your living room with soft carpets, wicker bowls and baskets filled with natural objects, such as:
- hang brown curtains on the windows
- add table lamps in the corners.
These ideas will not only give a visually warm effect, but also help to emphasize the uniqueness of the living room.
Fireplace will add coziness to the room
Very cozy and unusual houses in the style of a chalet look at the expense of the elements of external decor. This is a terrace on the first floor, a balcony-terrace on the second, all kinds of bay windows and covered courtyard space. Maybe not very practical, but very effective and pleasant additions.
The dominant element of the house in the style of a chalet is the roof. Depending on the project, it may be common, covering the entire building. Or a multi-level, highlighting each annex or element of the house. But the demand remains unchanged its massiveness.
The most common option is a sloping gable roof that covers not only the house, but all the protruding structural elements. This balcony, most often encircling the house, or if the building is large enough, up to 1.5-2 walls, a terrace below, and always the foundation. Economic buildings are quietly placed under such a roof, so you can avoid a separate indoor courtyard itself.
Option design children's room, located on the attic floor in a country house in the style of a chalet
Children's room, designed in the style of a chalet, located in a country house
An elongated hall in a chalet-style house. Light stone floor and dark wooden beams
Option design children's room in a country house, designed in the style of a chalet
The area of the hallway, decorated in the style of a chalet. Wall material - solid wood, on the floor - stone
Children's room, decorated in the style of a chalet. Natural wood and textiles are used to match the color of the stone.
Use natural materials and colors.
As you can see, most of the chalets have a lot of natural materials, such as wood and stone, as well as leather in furniture, and then fur and wool in accessories.
Thus, the overall palette for your walls and furnishings can be perceived from these natural materials: light white and cream, reminiscent of snow outside, plus brown and gray tones, from light shades to deep and dark.
Add texture with fur, fleece and wool
Natural materials from item no. 1 is widely used in soft furnishings for chalet style interiors. Animal skin and fur or shorthair wool textiles are used for chairs or bed throws to add luxurious softness, texture and warmth.
The skin and fur of animals is the highlight of this style.
Find knitted pillows and throw on your sofa, or a rug and tweed made from natural wool. Or how about knitted baskets for storage.
Bring some traditional patterned fabrics.
Just like a natural texture, you can embed some traditional painting in soft furnishings in order to add more visual interest.
Classic patterns such as Fair Isle, scandi-style snowflakes or tartan all add a sense of a ski lodge, and all this is now very popular in interior design, so you will find many such patterned accessories in stores.
Comfortable bedroom with work area
Source of some accessories for deer
Speaking about the trends in the interior, recently popular fashion accessories for deer. Adding these easily accessible items to the living room or bedroom will help create the mood of the ski lodge.
Choose a pillow or bedding with the image of a deer or on a deer theme, hang a scene with a reindeer on the wall. Use the horns, placing them loosely on the sideboard or attaching them to the wall. You can also find the design of mirrors and candles using horns.
If you are not a supporter of realistic deer heads, there are many modern species made from other materials, such as metal, paper or cardboard.
Do not forget the lights, lamps and candles
Adding soft lighting is the last tip, as it is important for creating a truly cozy atmosphere.
Surely, you are also fans of glass lanterns under the candles. Group them together, combining different sizes for a truly alpine atmosphere.
Atmosphere of calm and tranquility
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Chalet style colors
The main rule - no bright and unnatural spots. All colors must be in harmony with nature, that is, be identical to the materials used: the color of wood and stone. As additional or background, white, gray, yellow and the whole range of brown and beige shades are used.
The most winning combination is a classic chalet style home design.
- The ground floor is decorated with stone or stone of gray tones.
- The walls of the first floor - plaster stone, belova or pale yellow.
- Attic - natural wood natural color.
Another option may be the close intertwining of stone and wood in the exterior:
- The walls of the basement, first and second floors - white plastered stone.
- The decoration of the basement and part of the first floor is a wild stone of dark gray color. It is used not solid, but partially - along the bottom edge, at the corners of the building, selectively in the center of the wall.
- The decor of the first and second floors - wooden beams and dark splashes.
- The exterior décor elements and the second floor are mostly wood.
Such combinations always look very elegant and solemn, but at the same time modest and without excesses. Fresh and organic look at any time of the year. Bright accents are required.
“In the summer you can decorate the house with the help of bright flowers in the garden, around the perimeter, on the terrace or balcony. In winter, additional coziness will be created by luminous windows to the floor - a constant attribute of country houses in the style of a chalet. ”
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The interior of country houses and baths
Cottage and sauna chalet is distinguished by its simplicity and comfort, but the result is a real Swiss house. During the construction, only wood and stone are used, the roof with two slopes is considered to be a distinctive feature of the building, the edges noticeably protrude beyond the walls. There is no need to finish the walls, the color and texture of the wood will fill the space with coziness, the ceiling will be decorated with beams.
Inside, the country house is filled with wooden furniture of simple forms, cozy bedspreads, self-woven carpet and animal skins.
In the photo on the left, the interior of a compact wooden kitchen in a chalet style with various elements of red.
The decoration of the bath is completely made of wood, a stone oven is installed in the steam room. The design can be supplemented with cozy details.
In city apartments it is difficult to make repairs in the original classic style of the chalet. The decoration of the walls of a standard apartment is done in bright colors with plaster, the flooring is covered with board, stone, laminate. To prevent ceilings from being low, they can be decorated with several beams on a light background.
The furniture in the interior has a simple form, the sofa and chairs are covered with natural fabrics or leather.
Kitchen furniture, tables and chairs are made of wood. The kitchen is filled with pottery, and the interior of the living room and other rooms are candlesticks and pillows. But you should not overload the chalet interior with unnecessary details.
The bedroom can be only the necessary pieces of furniture, double bed, bedside tables and chest of drawers. In the compact bedroom, the walls and ceiling can be finished with light plaster and decorated with wooden beams. One of the walls can be decorated with panels of boards. The spacious bedroom harmoniously looks natural color of wood. Comfort in the chalet will add skin and blanket, massive candlesticks and soft diffused light.
In the photo is a bedroom with a sloping ceiling, decorated with wooden beams.
The main advantage of the chalet style in the interior of the nursery is the maximum use of natural materials. Colors can be added with the help of toys and colored textiles.
On the photo is a children's room with many-tier beds. Paints in the interior add textiles and chairs.
Due to the high humidity, the use of natural wood in the apartment’s bath is impractical; it is more expedient to perform tile finishing with imitation of stone or wood. As furniture, you can use a wrought-iron rack and a wicker basket. Copper-colored hooks, faucet and decorative accessories complete the chalet-style bathroom.
In the photo the bathroom is decorated with wood with wrought iron elements.
Alpine style is multifaceted. Having simple and sometimes rough forms, it possesses the unique comfort of a rural house. Необычным и очень интересным интерьерным решением станет смешение стилей. Шале может быть разбавлен современными деталями и элементами хай-тек. Ниже представлены фото примеры использования стиля шале в комнатах различного функционального назначения.