Craving a cozy yet clean aesthetic? Look no further than Après-Ski. A French term translating to “after skiing,” this look was made popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s by Alpine skiers. It is now used as an umbrella term for post-ski activities (and their aesthetics) across the world—from the slopes of Chamonix, France, to Aspen, Colorado, and Hokkaido, Japan.
So, how exactly does this translate to interior design? It is all about coziness infused with classic ski-culture elements. Think bright happy hues, warm woods, nature motifs, and more. Check out these 14 Après-Ski items to get the snuggly look in your very own home this winter.
Crate&Barrel Direction Beer Mug
From Alpine ski town parties to Japanese taprooms, oversized mugs of beers are a staple post-slope treat. It's the perfect beverage to warm you up on a cold winter's night. This one features a beautiful tapered design and a hefty handle, crafted by artisans in Poland for premium quality.
Artelier Nicole Miller Chenille Knit Throw
Après-Ski fashion involves lots of cozy knit sweaters. When it comes to interiors, that naturally translates to cozy knit blankets. This pick features a woven chenille design for ultimate softness. Meanwhile, pom-poms at the edge add playfulness, nodding to that winter wonderland feel.
Uncommon Goods Sliding Cheese & Snack Board
As for post-ski food staples, meat and cheese are the go-to treats in places like Switzerland. Opt for a stunning charcuterie board like this one to display the feast, made from acacia wood. It's over a foot in diameter so no one goes hungry. Plus, the modular top slides open to reveal four cheese-serving utensils.
Wayfair Essential Oil Diffuser
After a long day on the slopes of Hokkaido, Japan, skiers enjoy soaks in steaming hot tubs called onsens. While it might be tricky to install a whole tub in your home, you can emulate the feel with a diffuser, which similarly emits steam for a cozy feel. This one is set in a modern wood grain, taking notes from the warm, cabin style of ski lodges.
Urban Outffiters Leona Ladybug Mug
Aside from beer, warm drinks like mulled wine, cider, and hot cocoa are quintessential elements of ski culture, too. Scandinavian and Nordic spaces can include more playful elements like flowers and happy pops of color, which is where this mug meets the mark. Showcasing a sunflower motif surface and mini ladybug figuring on the handle, it's sure to bring a smile with every sip.
Wayfair Landwehr Resin Table Lamp
You can't think of ski lodges without thinking of their warm, woodsy interiors. This lamp totally captures the vibe, with a statement tree trunk-shaped base complete with a barn owl perched on its branches. A simple oatmeal-hued shade balances it out with simplicity and neutrality.
IKEA Regolit Pendant lamp shade
Warm, ambient light is a sure way to create a cozy respite from the snow. The REGOLIT Lamp Shade by IKEA is reminiscent of Japanese rice-paper lanterns, set in an orb-like silhouette and emitting a classic soft glow. Pair it with a flickering candle and soft blanket, and you're all set for a cozy night in.
Overstock Greenage Cedar Roots Naturally Shaped Mushroom Stool Side Table Stand
Another nature-inspired piece, this stool stands out with its rustic design and carved-out look—reminiscent of Swiss chalets. It's made out of reclaimed wood, so it's as good for the environment as it is for your home. Plus, it's versatile enough to be used as a side table, footrest, plant stand, and more.
Parks Project Glacier Cedarwood Forest Candle
Cater to all the senses with this cedarwood forest-scented candle. Few things can take you right to the Alps than this aroma. Featuring notes of mountain ash and fir, the candle has an impressive 80-hour burn time. A bonus? The brand gives back by donating money to preserve our national parks.
Birch Lane Lennie Plaid Pillow Cover
Gingham is a popular pattern found across European chalets and cabins, coveted for its classic cozy look. Dive in with a butter-yellow variation. This one is made from 100 percent cotton that's sturdy and soft all at once. You can even choose from different sizes to match what pillows you already have on hand.
Colsen Indoor/Outdoor Tabletop Fire Pit
Get the fire crackling with a fun tabletop option. Whether you're looking to grub on s'mores or fondue, this portable fireplace will keep things warm and toasty. It's fueled by rubbing alcohol so that it's smokeless and odorless—meaning you can use it indoors without any worries.
Society6 Colors of Winter Art Print
This might feel like a more obvious option, but artwork works wonders to make a theme come alive. Made by zandraart, this print features snowcapped trees in beautiful hues of iridescent indigo, icy blue, and pink showered in golden light. It's sure to make a statement and bring the energy of the slopes right into your home.
Wayfair Freida 28'' Wide 7 - Hook Wall Mounted Coat Rack in Brown/Red/Blue
On chilly days, a place to hang your coats always comes in handy. This rack by August Grove captures the ski lodges' rustic charm with its worn exterior. Nordic and Scandinavian touches can be seen in the playful rainbow colors which add an instant pop of brightness on bleak days.
Urban Outfitters Mushroom And Flowers Sheet Set
Botanical and floral prints are common in mountain and ski cultures as well, adding lots of depth and visual contrast to warm, woodsy spaces. This sheet set is embellished with playful mushrooms and florals and set in a palette of blues, yellows, and greens for a balance of cool and warm tones. It's complete with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases so your entire bed can be decked out.