Modern designers tend to gravitate toward simple interior. This includes the attic in the style of the chalet with its concise lines and practicality. The attic is a kind of loft that forms the roof. The name itself was formed on behalf of the Frenchman Francois Mansar, who first used the attic for habitation.
The most popular style of the interior design of the attic these days is the chalet style.
The attic floor is a huge guest room.
The chalet style is notable for the use of natural materials in the interior design. Wooden interior elements are the most striking evidence of style.
A small living room in the attic - a great place for a secluded holiday.
In this article, read:
- 1 Style chalet
- 2 Chalets in Russia
- 3 Interior with a history
- 4 Basic principles of chalet style. Video
- 5 Mansard in style jokes
Chalet, translated from the French Chalet, means "shepherd's hut". This kind of architecture came to us from the Alpine mountains of the southeastern part of France, bordering on Switzerland. The French call such buildings "Swiss houses."
Since that time the chalet has gone beyond the framework of a simple wooden hut, mainly serving the French shepherds shelter from bad weather, rain and snowfall, not infrequent in those parts. In the modern world, houses in this style are built in different climatic regions, while they all have similar elements that distinguish them from the others, namely:
- the ground floor and the foundation of the house are stone;
- the next floor and the attic - wooden (from the bar);
- roof with a characteristic slope and protrusions along the perimeter;
- obligatory presence in the finish of natural wood and stone.
The attic is proof that the rustic style can be elegant and luxurious. Correctly chosen elements of decor make the atmosphere of the room cozy and comfortable.
Attic in the hunting lodge. Luxurious structure with a thematic interior is an excellent option for suburban real estate.
The tree is a fertile material, creating comfortable conditions for living in winter, keeping heat, and keeping cool in summer, thanks to its low thermal conductivity. In the wooden attics, the optimum moisture level is maintained due to the property of the tree to absorb moisture with its excess and to isolate it - if there is a deficit. Most often, attics serve as bedrooms, where it is especially important to have a favorable microclimate in all senses in order to maintain good health. When building mansards of alpine houses, coniferous tree species are most often used: larch, pine, spruce; in modern design - glued beam of coniferous species.
The attic is decorated in a minimalist style with chalet notes. The spirit of the village style makes the bedroom special and memorable.
An interesting location of windows is the choice of people who like a lot of daylight, sunny colors.
Chalets in Russia
Houses in chalet style have also become popular in Russia. In many respects this was due to the growth of the number of fans of skiing and other kinds of extreme winter entertainment, which the Alps are famous for. Today, a stone can be replaced with brick and concrete, while creating a cladding of decorative tiles for a stone or an artificial stone.
In winter, when the foothills and roofs of the houses are covered with a thick layer of snow, the roof skylights, most often covered with tiles, protect the walls and foundation from rain and keep heat. But you need to consider that because of this, the load on the structure of the roof and on the foundation is increased. It is important to provide for the design of the chalet.
Accents of red color in the chalet-style room make the room romantic and aesthetically attractive.
Attic in the house of a wooden frame. The shades of brown and gray are ideal for creating a casual interior with a touch of rustic chic.
When creating an interior, it will be superfluous to have a fireplace, as the main symbol of comfort and a home, various hunting accessories and accessories, animal skins, homemade cute baubles and decor items, including designer ones. The area of the fireplace is most often decorated with natural stone, wrought iron gratings are put up to protect the floor from burning hot coals. The fireplace is most often installed in the basement of the chalet to avoid a fire, since houses made of stone are more fire resistant than their wooden "brothers".
An indispensable must-have for a chalet-style chalet is the wooden joists of the ceilings left for public viewing, plank floors covered with varnish and patina to create the effect of antiquity.
Animal skin will be an excellent element of the interior. The attic floor with large windows is ideal for reading.
Мансарда с камином — уютное место для вечерних, семейных посиделок. Style chalet идеален для оформления загородных особняков и охотничьих домиков.
The stylish interior of the attic is decorated in light colors. The notes of the restrained Scandinavian style are traced.
Interior with history
In general, the style of the chalet implies an "interior with a history", such that, getting into the house, there is a sense of involvement in the life of several generations of the family, preserving for all eternity the enduring main human values. On the walls are hung photographs in the old framework, soft sofas with cozy woolen rugs and beckon to rest and spend a heartfelt evening with family and close people. The light should be soft and muffled, it is desirable to highlight certain zones with spotlights.
The color scheme echoes with the natural colors of the alpine foothills: all shades of brown from deep chocolate to light beige, shades of gray, the color of natural wood and stone. Also there are bright color accents by analogy with the flowering spring meadows of the Alps: wine shades of red, burgundy, ocher, amazing coniferous shades of green. These colors can be used in textiles, sofa cushions, tablecloths with hand embroidery, carpets.
At the heart of the organization of the attic space in the chalet style is convenience and simplicity, all that is superfluous is rejected, every thing is thought out and practical. Here there is no room for vanity.
Style chalet интересен тем, что для оформления интерьера смогут быть использованы старинные, антикварные вещи.
The attic floor of the villa with access to the veranda is decorated in the style of a chalet. The color of light wood looks profitable in combination with a dark brown floor tile.
Children's room on the attic floor of a country house in the Moscow region.
If possible, the use of plastic and metal should be avoided. In the windows are installed wooden frames, often in addition equipped with shutters. In the kitchen interior they use utensils made of ceramics, clay, and processed wood.
Special charm of the attic in the style of the chalet is attached by the presence of a wooden terrace along the perimeter of the house, which can be decorated and equipped to receive guests. In the summer time, the terrace is decorated with flowers, wicker furniture or simple benches and a table, behind which the whole family can get together and enjoy a beautiful view, fresh air and, possibly, a delicious dinner.
The house with large panoramic windows is furnished in a rustic style. The living room-chalet in the attic floor is a breath of fresh air after heavy working days.
The bedroom for the guests in the attic floor is spacious and not superfluous with decorative elements.