When we escape our homes for the winter season, it's usually to head to the mountains and hit the slopes. Or for some of us its to sip some cocoa by the cozy lodge fire.  We love ski lodge design, and while it won't work in every space, even the most luxe ski lodges have some decor elements in common, and its those exact things that you can bring back with you for the coziest transformation your home has seen yet.

CREATE A FOCAL POINT

A fireplace is the perfect focal point in a ski lodge. It gives structure to a room and you can arrange your furnishings to focus on the fire instead of a television. Stick with stacked stone or add a heavy beam for a mantle and you are well on your way. 

ADD VINTAGE TOUCHES

Historical decor, like antiques, old photos, vintage signs and artwork, creates a cozy vibe. Art isn't the only thing you can hang on walls. Whether it be sleds and snowshoes or trophies from ski competitions past, using your walls for something a bit more untraditional makes a strong statement. If skis are too much consider black and white photos of winter scenes, or some antler mounts. 

AMBIANCE IS EVERYTHING

Texture is essential. Stacked stone, piles of wood, cozy blankets- layering these elements will instantly take you to a cabin in the Alps. Bring some warmth with lighting and palette. It should be about earth tones and warm woods. Lighting is key, whether its candles or lamps, layer your lighting for an inviting glow.  Celebrate architectural elements. Exposed beams, wood trim, and built-ins should be a feature. 

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