Make a welcoming entrance, on a low budget!


I love visiting people that have done a little extra with their entrance outside! The feeling of being welcome. Someone who has done the effort of making it cosy not only indoor, but outdoor too. I really appreciate that!

In belief that others share my opinion I have made my own decorative welcome comitee.

I`ve used what I already had, added natural elements and seasonal greens found in the woods.

Keep a low budget, it doesn`t have to cost much!

Here are a few tips:

-Tree trunks are perfect to use to get things higher up and the add a natural rustic look. The do not get worn out with time, just get prettier!

-Evergreen plants are a good investment. My favorite is this olivetree that is outdoor all year! Tujas come in all kinds of sizes. These small round ones are so decorative.

-I collect branches/ driftwood/ roots found on the shore. They are smooth and have an amazing grey color. Each their own patina. Driftwood contains alot of salt, which preserves them.

-Glass/ vases with tall edges like the `norgesglass` are perfect for candlelight. They protect the flame from the wind. Be sure they tolerate frost!

-There are lots of figurines made out of plaster, concrete etc…that can make an extra detail. Like this squirrel! It belonged to the people that sold me my house! I am so glad I kept it. 🙂

-Pick pine branches and lay straight on the porch, got to love that green!

Otherwise; lights chains make a lovely twinkle or glow. Unique flowerpots, made for outdoor use, can add a little extra. Choose evergreen plants in different hights.

The snow came over night, what a surprise! A perfect setting for this outdoor entrance decoration.

Signe & Julipus (cat)


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Photostyling outdoor 2

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From Sundays photostyling workshop. Subject? How to use the M (manual) button, not the Auto! How to find the right angle, light, perspective, depth and motive! And that delicate blur! It`s was such a creative sunday in cinnamon coated surroundings in the Barony in Rosendal!

The M setting gives you so many opportunities! So you just have to dare to let go of the Auto. Please give it a try? Please read the blogpost under this one for more info and details about the workshop!

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Pine walls in design home

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A beautiful and natural material. So healthy for our indoor climate! Unfortunately if becomes darker with time.

But you can wash it whiter. Or brighten it it other solutions.

This family in Trondheim loves pine. Their home is litteraly embraced with this warm norwegian wood. And furnished with vintage treasures and new scandinavian design.

Read more about it here in Bergens tidende!

Or in Aftenposten (Bolig section) tomorrow, Saturday 3 Sept!

Foto: Anniken Zahl Furunes Text: Me



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