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crochet home decoration

Bohemian cushion easily made

This is perfect DIY for both experienced as well as new crocheters, make a trendy bohemian cushion, easily made in a few hours.

I mixed a few stitches, such as;

 

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crochet home decoration

Spring cloths for the home

I’ve been making some cute spring cloths for the home, in light colors like offwhite and yellow. Crochetted in 100% cotton, therefore washable in machine so that they can be reused.

Half double and single crochet stitches in a mix

Yellow cloth: made of half double and single crochet stitches in a mix

crochet dich cloth

White cloth: made of shell/mussles stitches

 

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home decoration tutorial

DIY toilet paper holder for tiny powder room

Here’s how to make a smart DIY toilet paper holder for tiny powder room or guest WC;

  1. Buy a simple roll holder that can be screwed or glued onto wall or a piece of board
  2. Measure for a shelf on top of the roll holder from an even piece of board, I used a piece that was a left over from a shelf project
  3. Screw or glue on the roll holder onto the board
  4. Add brackets on the same side of the board as where the toilet paper roll holder is mounted
  5. Screw the whole piece onto the wall

This is a perfect shelf for you phone while using the wc.

Example of handy toilet paper roll holders can be found on Amazon, Wayfair, Home Depot and Ikea.

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crafts home decoration

Handmade Dish cloths

Handcraft by Grip now presents handmade Dish cloths, crocheted by hand using cotton yarn. These dish and wash cloths can be washed and reused over and over again. Great when aiming for zero waste in the home. I make these as give aways to friends and family, and can also made to order in a variety of colors.

It is easy to make your own cloths, they can be made from many different stitches, and also in mix of stitches. Have a look at Instagram for inspiration.

 

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crochet granny squares home decoration

A crocheted moderns granny blanket

A crocheted moderns granny blanket can be striped instead of made out of granny squares. Have a look at this colorful piece used on a sofa. It is made out of left over of yarn which has been used in other projects.

Wanna make one yourself? Tutorial here.

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Bathroom rug fit for all type of rooms

I find that this bathroom rug fit all type of rooms, I use it ant the exit to the outdoor terrace. It matches the living room rug nicely!

Check out my Instagram account Home Deco Grip for inspiration for the home. I focus a lot on Compact Living.

 

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An old sewing machine table as sideboard

Behold this old sewing machine table acting as a sideboard and placed by this window looking out on a terrace. It get lots of morning light and invites to act also as a make up table with the old mirror.

The nailpolish bottle by Kosta Boda is the piece of added flair.

The underneath of the table is a perfect place for cosy slippers collected from hotels.

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Design lamp on a small drawer

This small design lamp on a small drawer can be found at Clas Ohlson (Sweden). It has a soft and yellow toned light and fits therefore perfectly to add to a cosy atmosphere in the walk in closet.

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Corner of a sideboard

On a corner of a high sideboard I added some greens for colors.

The sideboard it self holds glasses and tablecloths and is placed close to a dining area.

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Cute chest drawer with hand selected knobs

A white and cute chest drawer with hand selected knobs stands in the walk in closet to hold folded items. The knobs vary, all collected at Zara Home a few years back. The color scheme in the walk in closet is gold so the knobs had to be gold(ish).

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The sweetest footrest in Grey

The sweetest footrest in soft Grey color was a perfect buy from Jotex and adds some flair to the room. With a golden tray untop of the footrest it can also be used as a mini table. I got a couple of these a year or so ago, they can still be found at Jotex.se (Swedish).

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How to style a studio for Airbnb stays

Thinking about publishing a place on Airbnb? Then there are e few things worth looking into before making the place available for guests.

A small studio can easily appear cramped since it does not have much space for un-necessary items and large furniture. Plan a little on how to style a studio for Airbnb stays, bear in mind that your potential guests are looking for either a home away from home or something that can be compared to a hotel room.

I am taking the opportunity to show my studio as an example of how a Studio fit for Airbnb guests could look.

Essential services and items

  • Bed with linen
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Coffe / Tea maker
  • Towels

Hide all items that are personal as well as any books, papers and other items that cannot be of use for the guests. These items just makes the place look messy. When it comes to interior designing small areas, always think:

Less is More

A bright place with daylight from large windows is a delight to decorate, but if a place does not receive much daylight I suggest having all walls white, or at leats very lightcolored.

The sleeping area

In a Studio it can be quite difficult to separate the sleeping area from the living area since there is just one room to fit both. So why not try so build a thin wall or hang drapes from the ceiling as a room divider?

It is certainly easy to use drapes as a divider, thin drapes still spread the light of windows which can be essential for both comfort as well as for taking good images.

Make sure to offer a clean home and a clean bed. Check the matress and vacum clean it on a regular basis. Make the bed for your guests and have extra pillow, sheet and duvet available for them.

Also, keep the sofa clean. Yyou never know, someone might sleep in it.

Dining area

If there is a table for dining of laptop-use I recommend showing this. Just as simple as by a photo like this one below.

The Bathroom

Is can be a real challenge to portrait the, generally, small bathroom in photos so I suggest that you at least take a photo of fresh towels and/or of shower cream/shampoo bottles you might offer in the shower or bath. This indicates the level of standard of your place and services.