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Old snowshoes add an outdoorsy flavor to a mountain inspired room. Whether you prefer a sleek ski lodge look or more rustic mountain appeal, snowshoes will add charming character to any snow inspired decorating theme. Select the furnishings, colors and textures to accommodate a room’s designated functions, as well as the winter themed decorating style you prefer.
Walls You don’t need log walls for displaying your vintage snowshoes. Painting the interior walls a crisp white, cool beige or light gray provides an ideal, neutral backdrop for displaying outdoorsy, mountain decor. Apply a winter inspired wallpaper bare trees in the snow, a snowy mountain silhouette or snowflake pattern to an accent wall to intensify a wintry, mountain theme. Create a bold, sky blue feature wall to mimic a clear mountain sky. Add white beadboard on one or more walls to convey a rustic, cabin quality while maintaining a bright and spacious feel.
Windows Snowshoes and the outdoors are a natural twosome; bare windows provide an unobstructed sight line to outdoor scenery, merging the indoor and outdoor visual spaces. If you prefer, add warm texture and privacy to a room by hanging floor to ceiling draperies over the windows to enhance your mountain theme. For example, red and black plaid draperies hung on a wrought iron curtain rod suggest a rustic feel, while silky white drapes impart a modern, upscale ski chalet ambiance. Add a valance over bare windows to add a touch of cozy texture without blocking an outdoor view.
Furniture and Accessories Leather sofas, armchairs and sectionals complement a natural, woodsy atmosphere created with wintry snowshoe accents. Oversize, brown leather seating with rolled arms and plump seat cushions impart a traditional, mountain inspired ambiance. Taupe, black or white leather seats with straight lines, tight backs and sharp corners enhance a more contemporary mountain style. Accent tables with woven cane tops help to thread the snowshoe appeal throughout the room. Accessorize with pops of brightly colored toss pillows in primary colors red, blue and yellow to add a little pizzazz to dark colored sofas and chairs. Layered bedding ensembles sheets, blankets, comforters and duvets create beds with a look of mountain luxury. Use all white bedding for a pristine clean, snowy mountain look or colorful bedding in brown, black, red, green and gold for an earthy, outdoorsy environment.
Displaying Snowshoes Display your antique snowshoes on a wall, inside a woven basket or leaning against a corner of a fireplace. You can hang a snowshoe pair on a wall or fireplace, crossing them or hanging them parallel or at an angle to each other. You can also create a wall arrangement with two or more snowshoe pairs decorating a single wall. Add vintage skis, sleds, ski poles and ice skates to a wall with snowshoes to create a winter sports accent wall. Vintage ski resort posters and nostalgic winter sports signs made of tin make ideal wall complements for antique snowshoes. Cockrill has been a top design consultant for a renowned home store and is the owner of Starwood Home Gifts, LLC, an interior design, decorating and home staging business.