There are few winter scenes more picturesque than that of an evening spent curled up around a roaring fire in a grand mountain ski lodge. Luckily, you don’t have to hop the next plan to Aspen to enjoy favorite alpine resort. Channeling ski lodge decor comes down to a few key design elements: mix them together to suit your style and you’ll never want to Apres ski anywhere but your place ever again.
Plaids. Plaid, especially in colors such as red, navy, gray, and brown, is like the unofficial print of the ski lodge. It feel masculine, preppy, and wintry all at once. Incorporate it easily into your space with throw pillows, blankets, or, if you’re feeling bold, drapery.
Leather or Cowhide. Leather and cowhide nod to the west, where many of the greatest ski towns–think Sun Valley, Park City, and Vail–happen to be. A worn-in leather arm chair or cowhide-print rug will go a long way in bringing a little mountain flair into your home.
Antlers. When you picture the lighting in a ski lodge, does it include a massive antler chandelier suspended high above the room? Most likely. It seems like antlers, whether used as a statement light fixture or a motif on textiles and accents, are a ski lodge default.
Faux fur. There are few textiles that instantly evoke coziness and comfort like faux fur. Add the soft texture to your space with throw blankets, pillows, and rugs.
Branches or logs. Whether they’re meant to evoke classic log cabins or mountain forests, furniture and decor made from logs and branches add a rustic touch that’s essential to ski house decor.
Nods to the past. From vintage resort advertisements, to antique skis, snowshoes, and ice skates, the perfect accessories and decor pieces stem from wintry pastimes themselves. We love the look of crossed skis over a mantle or doorway.
Get the look:
From left: Lamps plus antler chandelier, Joss & Main cowhide rug, Lexington Home chair, The Pillow Collection Valeska Faux Fur throw pillow, The Pillow Collection Indre red plaid throw pillow, wood stump table via Houzz, One Kings Lane antique snowshoes.