This week, I’d love to chat a little bit about the living room, dining room and other communal spaces. I’ve mentioned before that we live in a lovely small older home … this means that our “dining room”, “office” and “living room” are all basically one room divided into three. Living in a smaller home has definitely made me realize that every inch counts!
I’ll never forget the time I was in my friend’s kitchen and was in search of a spoon. I had two toddlers at the time and she did not have kiddos. I opened up her silverware drawer and saw all of the utensils perfectly lined up next to one another. I remember exhaling deep and feeling relaxed just at the sight of it. Haha!! My drawer at home was filled with a mix match of plastic and metal utensils anything but lined up in rows.
I’m not sure if you live in a big house with a grand front entryway, large staircase and chandelier OR in a farmhouse with a welcoming mudroom in the back door with a bench, hooks and lots of shelving OR in a one bedroom apartment where the “entryway” is two feet from your kitchen table. Regardless of what your ‘entryway’ looks like, I find that this space that welcomes us in from the outside world is prone to get so much clutter.