Where we are is where our lives happen. We influence our spaces with our personalities and in turn, our environments help nurture our purpose. Can you guess what’s the most important part of a space? *drumroll* It’s you, yes you! The people inside the space, their relationships, their goals and dreams, and how they use the space. We can design our space so it fosters a deeper connection with ourselves and with our loved ones 🥰

The entryway is the last thing we see when we leave and the first place we come back to. For most of us, we have an almost non existent entryway. How can we decorate our cute little entryway so it can fulfill its big function? A small wall mounted shelf (even as deep as 10 cm) can hold keys, phones, mail. A small bench or stool could work too. If these two don’t fit, use clear 3M command hooks to help you hang your things. A well-placed mirror and cordless fairy lights help give the illusion of a bigger space, not to mention you can check yourself out before stepping out into the world. Lastly, if space allows, show mama nature some love by putting low maintenance plants in the area. Plants give a vibrant energy to the space and have been proven to increase happiness among occupants.

We can design our space so it fosters a deeper connection with ourselves and with our loved ones

Sophia Calima
practical ideas for a small entrance

Personalise your space: Rummage through your storage (in Filipino we lovingly call this ‘baul’), and give old trinkets a second life by using them as decor for your entryway. Choose items that give you a good feeling and remind you of good memories. Remember not to over decorate because a cluttered entryway will not function as well as an organized one.

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