Interior design and decoration for mountain homes
In Molins Design we love interior design in mountain houses and we consider ourselves absolute fans of charming country houses. In fact, we have worked on more than one renovation project for houses in La Cerdanya, stay to discover what kind of decoration and interior design we do in each of them!
We will take the opportunity to explain what are the most important trends in interior design and decoration in mountain houses in Cerdanya.
So, if this year you want to find the necessary inspiration to make a reform in your home or expand any of the rooms of your second home in the mountains, read on.
In the following lines we explain what elements and construction materials you should consider for the interior design of your house in the mountains. In addition to the rustic furniture that can best match the style of your home, let’s get started!
Design of mountain houses: elements to be taken into account
Far from what you may think, mountain houses can also be a reference in modern design. Among our projects of architecture and interior design for mountain houses you will find both small and simple as authentic prefabricated fortresses in wood or stone. All of them are proposals that link classic elements with the most contemporary and avant-garde accessories.
Nowadays, the rustic and the modern can coexist without problems if certain lines of style are respected, so that they do not conflict with the interior and overall design of the home.
Below, we explain the architectural elements and decorative accessories essential to make a good design in mountain houses.
1.- Natural wood parquet floors
When we hear the words ‘mountain house or country house’, one element that comes to mind is wood. Without a doubt, this natural material is and will continue to be a must-have in rustic or country homes.
A laminate or vinyl oak floor can be more than enough to achieve a classic and comfortable style.
Although, there are many other options in natural wood parquet flooring and even options compatible with radiant heating. It all depends on the style you want to get and the final budget you have for the reform or construction.
2.- A safe bet: Living rooms with fireplace
A house in the mountains is not the same without a living room with a fireplace. This decorative element will provide the comfort and warmth that the space deserves, being one of the traditional accessories of this type of housing.
There are many types of fireplaces: there are exposed brick, cast iron or gas fireplaces, for example.
All of them are responsible for maintaining a pleasant temperature in the living room or first floor of the house, although the choice of one model or another will determine the rest of the elements of the house.
3.- Kitchen design with rustic style
Choosing materials and furniture that perfectly fit the space will be vital to create a comfortable and functional kitchen design. Rustic kitchens work very well with restored antique furniture, although they can also accept more innovative elements such as an island or a breakfast bar.
Vases, exposed china and engraved tiles… Anything goes! In the interior design and decoration in mountain homes, the style of country kitchens is accentuated.
The important thing is to adapt the style of this room to the rest of the home, while creating a serene and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy every meal.
Don’t forget to take a look at the different ideas for a rustic country kitchen. What designs, materials and colors you should choose to create a functional, cozy and unique domestic space.
4.- Indoor and outdoor rustic furniture
Furniture is a fundamental part of the decoration in mountain houses. Materials such as natural wood, wicker and bamboo are key to place both on terraces and outdoor balconies. However, for the interior of the house, the choice of ostentatious furniture with curved lines and original designs take special relevance.
Cotton, linen or crochet textiles usually combine perfectly with this type of furniture, using in most cases light and neutral colors. However, there are those who opt for floral, striped or ethnic prints to complement their rooms with a sense of extraordinary richness and grandeur.
5.- Wooden stairs
Although we do not always give them the importance they deserve, stairs are an element to be taken into account in a house or house in the mountains. In fact, this architectural element is usually visible at first sight and, in addition, they condition the distribution of space and the final decoration of the home.
In terms of interior design and decoration in mountain houses, wooden stairs become the most interesting rustic accessory for daily use in the home. These can have wood as a base material, but can also be combined with other materials such as glass, stone or even marble.
6.- Charming attics
In the vast majority of country houses or mountain houses we find a loft or storage area on top. As long as the slope of the roof allows it, you can get a more or less usable space in which to circulate standing.
There are many who take advantage of this space in the house to create the guest bedroom, play spaces or even rest areas or in which to telework outside the hustle and bustle of the other rooms. The uses that can offer an attic are endless!
7.- Mountain houses with stone facades
When we think of a house in the mountains, the typical house with a wooden or stone facade and a slate roof comes to mind. The truth is that, saving the distances, these are usually the most demanded and successful options to protect from the cold in winter and the high temperatures in summer.
The rustic houses with stone facade, as with the wooden mountain houses, blend in perfectly with the environment. In addition, they are the materials that offer the best thermal insulation to the house. Stone and natural wood are, at this point, the greatest allies of this type of houses located in high mountain houses in Cerdanya.