How many of us dream to be transported from the bustle of the big city to the peace and quiet of the village. The unique atmosphere of a rural house energizes more than most luxury resorts. Fortunately, today, in order to be out of town, it is not necessary to leave a city apartment, it is sufficient to recreate the interior in the style Chalet.
The interior of the Chalet is one of the varieties of rustic along with the country and Provence. Initially, the so-called hunting or herding huts in Switzerland, but the warmth and simplicity of style quickly found fans among urban residents.
A feature of this design is its practicality, but without a hint of modernity. This is the main difficulty of the style, especially when it comes to cuisine, the functionality of which is so essential for every modern woman. Kitchen design in the Chalet style, gives designers a complex problem, because you want to hide all the appliances in the surroundings of the hut, which, by definition, even electricity can not be.
The key point of the kitchen design in Chalet style, is the use of natural materials:
Their combination is valid in all parts of the interior of the Chalet, most importantly, avoid plastic, and if it is still necessary, then it must be styled.
Of course, the floors in a village house Chalet must be from the whole Board. Not sanded and unpainted Board attached to the Chalet-style brutality, but its use in the modern interior unattractive. Often choose for the kitchen floor ceramic tiles with imitation wood. It looks no less stylish, but at the same time much more practical.
Suitable as a laminate or parquet Board, most importantly, that they most resembled natural wood.
For the walls of the kitchen in Chalet style you can use many options of finishing materials. Very important will look natural wood paneling, most importantly, that she was a semitone lighter than the flooring. This contrast is important for full coverage and give the Chalet-style natural.
Often the walls in the interior of the Chalet, just painted in bright colors or Wallpaper glue pattern. But the pattern on the walls should be concise, better just strip or cage, which is also used in Provence and country.
A distinctive feature of the Chalet style are heavy ceiling beams, but their use in the kitchen in a city apartment is impractical and it is better to replace massive and heavy wood for veneering polyurethane or imitation. It will be much cheaper and will not create additional load on the ceiling.
An important element of the decor is the ceiling light. Perfect for a Chalet style, you will see a massive wrought-iron chandelier, but the ceiling height is not always possible to use, so designers often lean to a little stylized lighting and hidden led lights which give the room warmth and at the same time not striking.
The selection of furniture is probably the most difficult stage in creating the interior of the Chalet. Ideally, all furniture should be handmade and made of solid wood with carving, but it is very expensive, and if extra Finance is no need to visit one furniture store in search of a suitable headset.
It needs to emphasize the style of a hunting Lodge. A Central element of the kitchen, living room, Chalet-style, of course, is the dining table and chairs. It is important that they were made of wood and chairs covered with leather or natural fabrics, which may be an ornament, but very short and not conspicuous.
The brutality and the deliberate negligence should slip throughout the interior. And it concerns not only the dining headset, but the working surface. Looks good table top made of polished granite or marble.
In the interior of country or Provence often use stylistic trinkets, but the Chalet-style against them more strict. Here, each object needs to perform some sort of role. In the house where the hunters stop to rest, there is no place for unnecessary things. The only attribute of the Chalet style, which can be extremely aesthetic burden is all sorts of trophies. Often in these interiors can be found the skins of animals or stuffed animals. An interesting accessory will be hanging on the wall of the gun.
Utensils should also hint at the harsh life of hunters. But it is often used in the past for the manufacture of cookware, copper and cast iron, today, the road and impractical. Much more stylish in the interior will look dishes of red pottery and wooden instruments, even if they are just hanging on the wall as decoration.
As mentioned above, the introduction of modern appliances into the style of the interior of the Chalet, a very difficult task. It is important that she was better hidden or disguised. If possible, it is better to use built-in appliances, hidden behind Cabinet doors or inside shelves and cabinets. But to equip the kitchen in this way is not affordable for everyone, so designers often suggest the use of stencils or ostavaysya patina. A little rust even on the brand new stove will be an interesting accent interior.
The only piece of food in a Chalet style, there is no need to hide is the hood. Today it is possible to pick up stylized like natural stone. This attribute is very harmoniously fit into the interior.
Some designers claim that if the interior does not have a fireplace, then it cannot be called a Chalet. Of course, lost in the Alpine mountains hunting Lodge could hardly exist without this attribute. But modern living dictates its own rules, and do not always have the opportunity to build a real wood-burning fireplace, especially if we are talking about a city apartment.
Fireplaces in the Chalet was huge, and served as both the hearth for cooking and heating. Of course, this part of the interior will be very harmonious look in the summer house, but it is not necessary to install the electrical equivalent of a real fire. Such detail can ruin the whole perception of style.
To create the unique atmosphere of the Alpine house, it is not necessary to have a design education or experience, just enough to include fantasy and to follow a few simple rules:
- Use only natural materials or simulated.
- Colors mainly dark. The old tree rarely bright colors.
- Lighting is possibly hidden and unobtrusive. A Central wrought-iron or wooden chandelier. To Supplement the LEDs with soft natural light.
- A lot of accessories for hunting subjects. Skins and stuffed animals are the perfect complement to the style.
- Ceiling binding of heavy wooden beams or imitation.
- Furniture exclusively of wood, and aged.
- All the equipment is hidden or styled.
As you can see, to create a kitchen in Chalet-style with your hands is not as difficult as it might seem at first. The most important thing to invest all your emotions.
The Chalet style – is primarily comfort. Despite the deliberate negligence here should relax both body and soul.
In order to finally see the beauty of rustic design you can see a short video, which clearly shows how diverse can be the rustic style, including Chalet.
Fortunately, the time is boring and monotonous cuisine in the past. The modern kitchen is not only functional convenience, but also unique interiors, which are able to endure not only long-distance but also in time.