My four must-haves from the SM Malls Online App

Being a mom and working at home at the same time has both its pros and cons. Not having to spend hours dressing up and commuting to the office are just two of the many pros.

But on the other side of the coin, it has become harder for us to balance and set ample time for work, family, and self-care because everything that needs to be done in a day happens in the same place and that could lead to one jumbled up chaotic schedule.

When this happens, we need to be efficient, and efficiency means knowing when to use technology to make our work and life easier, more comfortable, and much more productive.

Thankfully, there are now a variety of gadgets we can use to help us become more efficient at work and at home.

Here are the Four things on my list of must-haves for a “work at home mom.”

1. Portable handheld vacuum cleaner

I must admit that one of the chores I dislike doing is dusting, mainly because it triggers my allergies.

Then again, it is something that I simply cannot go without doing because it not only affects how our home looks, it also affects my and my family’s health.

So to keep the house clean without triggering my dust allergies, I got myself this handy iConcepts Portable Vacuum Cleaner (Php799.00) from the SM Megamall Surplus shop to take care of daily dusting duties.

Sure, we have a much larger, heavy-duty vacuum cleaner at home, one with attachments for every type of surface you want to clean, but who wants to haul that out from the closet every day to do simple dusting work, right?

The portable handheld vacuum cleaner is good enough to go over tabletops, shelves, and counters for daily upkeep.

It’s also small enough to pass in between appliances, display items, or those tucked away corners that you won’t be able to reach with a larger vacuum cleaner.

Most importantly, it conveniently traps all the dust it collects so you don’t have to worry about tracking them back, which usually happens when you use a wipe cloth, or worse, inhaling all those dust particles as you move along.

2. Robot vacuum cleaner

Do I have an obsession with vacuum cleaners? Maybe I do.

But I just couldn’t help myself from getting this iConcept 5-in-1 Robot Vacuum Cleaners also from the Surplus Shop because of its multiple functions and its ultra-low sale price of only Php824.45 (down from its original price of Php1,499.00) during the 8.8 sale event.

I must say that the robot vacuum cleaner is now a must-have for homes, especially if you have no helper to take on the daily task of cleaning all around the house.

By having the 5-in-1 robot vacuum cleaner take on the task of sweeping and mopping the floor daily, you get to save some more time to either do other important tasks or take a much-needed rest.

It also comes with a UV disinfection lamp and humidifier to help rid your floors of harmful elements.

When fully charged, the robot vacuum cleaner can run for 1 hour without using the humidifier, or 30 to 45 minutes with the humidifier turned on.

I am quite the hands-on mom when it comes to cleaning our home, but with my workload also piling up, I just love having this robot vacuum cleaner around to help me tick off at least one task from my long list of to-do’s every day.

3. Wi-Fi repeater

Speaking of efficiency, since my work requires me to be connected to the internet all the time, I gotta have a good connection at home.

But did you know that even if you subscribe to the best network connection plan that offers the highest broadband speeds, you still won’t get to enjoy the best service if you don’t have a proper router setup?

That’s right. Next to the number of Mbps that you can get from your service provider, you also have to think about how you’re going to set up your router at home.

In case you didn’t know, Wi-Fi signals can be blocked by walls and even large furniture, causing you to experience lag when you are far away from the main router so it’s best to put it in the most optimal area of the house.

In our home, we have our router placed in the living room area where we’ve set up the kids’ computers for their online classes and where we all get together to watch TV at night and on weekends.

But because I prefer to have my own workspace in the bedroom so I can take Zoom calls and host the weekly livecast sessions of PEP.ph on the Calamansi App in a more quiet area of the house, it’s best to have a Wi-Fi repeater nearby.

What the Wi-Fi repeater does is basically extend the reach and coverage of your Wi-Fi connection. As I said, walls and big furniture can block signals inside your home despite having a high Mbps connection.

I got the Mi Wi-Fi Repeater Pro last year from SM Cyberzone and I must say I haven’t had any problems with a bad internet connection, except only when the weather is unpleasant or when our service provider is having issues from their end.

Since getting the Wi-Fi repeater, I have been able to work more efficiently and complete more tasks because my internet connection is just as fast as when I am working in the living room.

4. Desk fan with lamp

Finally, my fourth must-have is a desk fan, which I’m sure everyone already has at home.

While we have an aircon in our room and stand fans around the house as well, I still like to have my own portable desk fan with me.

Not only does it help me cool down and keep me comfortable on hot days, but it also helps me with my skincare because cold air is said to help tighten the pores and rejuvenate the skin.

It’s also good for the health as cool air promotes blood circulation in your body and reduces inflammation.

My Firefly 7-inch Rechargeable Table Fan with Night Light (only Php499.75) is very convenient to use as I can easily move it around to direct to my face when I’m doing my skincare routine or to my laptop when I feel like it’s heating up a bit due to long hours of use.

The fan speed has three variations so I can adjust it to suit my needs and the fan can also tilt up or down for better concentration.

I also love that it has a built-in night light that has two brightness settings so I can use it when I need to work late at night without disturbing the kids’ sleep.

Shop with the SM Malls Online App

So where can you get all these must-haves for yourself? The SM Malls Online App!

Yes, SM Malls now has their own online shopping platform where you can get the products you want and need from your favorite SM shops and brands.

On the SM Malls Online App, you’re guaranteed that the products you’ll be getting are all from trusted and legit brands–from home appliances to clothing, hardware, gadgets, school and office supplies, even food!

It’s just like you’re shopping from your nearby SM Mall branch, only you’re doing it from the comfort, convenience, and safety of your home.

Just choose which SM branch you’d like to shop from, checkout your products, and they’ll be delivered to your home the next day.

They have a 10-kilometer delivery range for non-perishable products (next-day delivery) and a 5-kilometer delivery range for food items from various restaurants (same-day delivery).

I got my vacuum cleaners and fan from the Surplus Shop, while the Wi-Fi repeater is something I bought physically from SM Cyberzone but it’s also available now on the SM Malls Online App.

Download the SM Malls Online App for free from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. To know more, visit www.smmallsonline.com.

Why Unilever is the best partner on laundry and cleaning days

At home, cleanliness is always next to happiness. When you know that every part of your home is spic-and-span, it’s more enjoyable to sit back, relax, and enjoy some good food with the family.

On cleaning days, you want to go deeper than just removing specks of dust or visible stains.

Killing germs and bacteria should be your priority and the way to do that is by using a powerful disinfectant.

Domex is trusted by the Philippine Public Health Association to kill unstoppable germs including coronavirus in just 60 seconds.

This ultra-thick bleach with 3x longer protection vs thin bleach can remove stains, prevents mold and limescale, disinfect surfaces, and eliminate odor.

It is best used on toilets and surfaces with tough stains to make sure that you’re removing all sickness-causing bacteria.

The same goes philosophy applies to laundry.

Surf Cherry Blossom Detergent Powder with Fabcon not only cleans but also infuses your clothes with burst after burst of uplifting fragrance for a brilliant clean and freshness.

If you love Surf’s Cherry Blossom laundry powder, you’ll definitely love the rest of its delightful fragrance range.

Surf Cherry Blossom is suitable for washing both colors and whites.

The new and improved Surf Cherry Blossom detergent powder with Fabcon leaves you with brilliant clean and fragrant clothes.

Of course, after a hard day’s work doing house chores, you need to relax and enjoy a warm meal with the family.

Enjoy the delicious, home-style goodness of Real Chinese Soup with Knorr’s Nido Oriental Style and Crab & Corn Soup.

Made with natural ingredients, these two instant soups are easy to prepare and a perfect companion for your favorite fried dishes.

Get up to 50% off on these products and other select items or up to P500 off with voucher UNILEVERIN77 at the Unliever Home store in Shopee.

Enjoy more exciting deals and discounts this 7.7!

Be Dengue season-ready with SC Johnson

Dengue season is here once again but there’s no need to panic or be afraid.

There are many ways we can prevent our families from contracting this deadly disease and one of them is keeping our house clean.

Simple as it may sound, keeping a spic-and-span home–one that is regularly disinfected and removed of elements that may attract mosquitoes to inhabit–is one of the best ways we can fight this disease.

To make sure that your house is mosquito-free, use products that are effective in fighting off unwanted insects as well as germs and bacteria, but are also safe to use around your family.

FamilyGuard’s Disinfectant and Multi-Surface Cleaner kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.

Not only does it help you keep your home clean and prevent Dengue, but it also kills viruses that can cause COVID-19.

It disinfects and deodorizes the air AND surfaces, so you can use to clean parcels, tables, baby highchair, cabinets, shoe rack, comforters, teddy bear, pillows, garbage cans, toilet seats, and more.

It’s safe to use around pets and children, especially the Fragrance-free variant, but it also comes in Mountain Air and Fresh Floral scents.

For more direct protection from getting bitten by mosquitoes, use OFF! Repellent Lotion Overtime.

Its special formulation wards off mosquitoes from coming in contact, while keeping your skin healthy and safe.

I regularly use this on my kids, especially when they’re out playing in the garage or garden, and before they go to sleep.

Another product to prevent mosquitoes from harming your family is the Baygon Liquid Mosquito Repeller Starter, which works instantly for up to 8 hours by emitting anti-mosquito elements into the air using its unique vaporizing system.

This device comes with a liquid repellent refill that gives you up to 30 nights of continuous protection.

It’s also energy-saving as it only consumes 5 watts of electricity, which is the same as the common cellphone.

Of course, make sure to make your home clean all over with Mr. Muscle All Purpose Cleaner in Lavender.

Not only does its calming scent induce a feeling of relaxation, but you’re also sure to keep your family away from viruses as it kills 99.9% of germs!

Get all these amazing products today on Shopee!

Be the first IKEA Philippines Magazine Cover Models

We’re all so excited for the grand opening of IKEA Philippines, the biggest IKEA store in the world!

In anticipation, IKEA Philippines is searching for models for its first magazine cover.

The magazine shares inspiration with the Filipinos, as well as the brand’s milestones, and plans to feature Filipino families or individuals who embody the IKEA lifestyle.

The search is open to all Filipinos. Five families or friends or individuals will be selected to be on the printed and/or digital cover of the magazine.

Selected participants will also receive P30,000 worth of IKEA shopping vouchers.

Entries to the search will be collected from 15 – 30 June 2021.

Winners will be announced via IKEA Philippines Facebook page.

To join the search, simply visit https://www.ikea.com/ph/en/campaigns/search-for-ikea-magazine-cover-model-pub628065f0 and submit a photo taken inside your home.

Photo entries may include their friends, partners, or other members of the family.

For more information and to see full contest mechanics, visit the IKEA Philippines website, www.IKEA.ph.

Make Green the new Clean with Wonderhome Naturals

Keeping the home clean not just entails tidying up scattered toys and the daily sweeping and dusting. It also means keeping it germ- and bacteria-free.

For this task, we rely on home cleaning products that counter and eliminate the presence of these unwanted elements. Ironically, our home’s unseen adversaries also include the contents found in typical household and personal care products.

Though formulated to kill dangerous germs, most home cleaning products contain ingredients that, even with short-term use, can irritate the eyes, skin, and throat, and cause headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and trigger asthma with their strong, chemical scents.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), gases emitted from cleaning supplies and pesticides, also pose a huge threat to our health. Long-term exposure and inhalation to these gases could lead to cancer, kidney and liver damage, as well as damage to the central nervous system.

The virtual roundtable “Make Green the New Clean” marks the debut of Wonderhome Naturals, a proudly Filipino brand of complete, sustainable home care and personal care products that not only keep homes clean—it does it the “green” way.

Its wide array of products ranging from home care (laundry, kitchen, surface, and bathroom) to personal care (hand wash, hand sanitizer, linen spray), and lifestyle (organic cleaners for the yoga mat, gadget and desk, and pre-poo spray) are formulated with plant-based probiotics that clean without damaging your health or the environment.

It’s certified biodegradable and safe by Intertek to kill 99.9% of household germs and is lab-tested to eliminate viruses and prevent recontamination for up to 72 hours.

Not to mention, all Wonderhome products come in sophisticated scents made from fruit and plants that actually make the person cleaning the house a little happier.

Green also describes the brand’s earth-friendly packaging and shipping practices. Wonderhome Naturals come in bottles made from a combination of upcycled ocean plastic and biodegradable wheat.

The low carbon footprint modular packaging means that they fit snugly in shipping boxes to eliminate the use of plastic fillers. Bring these bottles back for recycling or refilling and get store credits that can be used on your next purchases.

Wonderhome Naturals is co-founded by brothers Bryan and Marvin Chua, whose aim is to make sustainable, safe, and strong products easily accessible to Filipinos.

“Now that we’re spending more time at home, it’s important that we make it a safe and secure place for families,” says Bryan, who is also President of BFI, the company behind Wonderhome Naturals.

According to Marvin Chua, who also heads the brand’s Product Development Team, “Filipinos nowadays have a desire to switch to natural products but are apprehensive about their effectiveness.

“Especially during the pandemic, it’s a challenge to convince people to convert to plant-based cleaning products when efficacy is the top consideration.

“We want you to use plant-based products without feeling that you compromised on cleaning power. Our main goal during product development was to benchmark Wonderhome’s cleaning performance against leading chemical-based products instead of other natural-based brands.”

“We had our products lab-tested and third party-certified to perform at least equal to or better versus their chemical-based counterparts.

“Our products are lab-tested, hospital-grade, and certified 100-percent safe to ensure families live in clean and green surroundings.

“What’s more, our sustainable efforts of upcycling, recycling, refilling, and using biodegradable formulations and packaging reflect our commitment to do our part in protecting the Earth and its natural resources,” adds Bryan.

Indeed, even seemingly inconsequential choices like buying cleaning products leave a huge impact on the environment.

Sustainability advocates like Anna Oposa, Executive Director of Save Philippine Seas, as well as Angel Mata-Jamilan, founder of Low Impact Filipina, are among those who consider the long-term effects of improper plastic disposal and toxic waste from cleaning products to the planet.

“Progress, not perfection,” they both emphasized, and encouraged everyone to start with simple but sustainable choices that people can commit to every day.

Wonderhome Naturals, with its strong, safe, and sustainable products, makes it easy to help the planet while keeping your homes clean.

“The Philippines is the third biggest plastic polluter in the world, producing 2.7 billion kilos of plastic waste annually,” reminds Bryan.

“Moreover, 74 percent of our collected plastic waste ends up in the ocean. Wonderhome Naturals calls for a clean revolution. We want to lead the charge towards a greener future by providing consumers with a strong yet safe and sustainable option.”

Wonderhome Naturals is available at www.wonderhomenaturals.com, and soon on LazMall, Zalora, and ShopeeMall.

To know more about Wonderhome Naturals’ sustainable and effective cleaning products check out @wonderhomeph on Instagram and Facebook.

Keep your home virus-free with Unilever Hygiene 101

Cleanliness is next to good health, so better keep those pesky viruses at bay by maintaining good hygiene both on your body and your home.

Unilever’s Hygiene 101 campaign is part of the company’s commitment to protect communities by educating and encouraging good hygiene habits.

While COVID-19 is still persistent, it’s important to stay vigilant and mindful of our actions.

Simple habits such as bringing a hand sanitizer when going out, washing clothes worn outside immediately, and disinfecting homes regularly can make a difference in our family’s health.

Unilever Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine Public Health Association, aims to remind Filipinos of the hygiene habits we’ve built over the year and to incorporate them into our new normal lifestyles.

Join the Hygiene 101 Sale from March 27 – 29 on Shopee!

Add these hygiene products to your Shopee cart:

Get Unilever must-have hygiene products UP TO 50% OFF – plus, discounted bundles, free gifts, discount vouchers and more!

Start building the habit of proper hygiene and keep your family safe and healthy.

The uHoo Indoor Air Quality Monitor: life changing decisions come in small packages

In these unprecedented times, wearing a mask outdoors has been scientifically proven to help lessen the odds for contracting harmful viruses that can lead to sickness. However, once you return to the safety of your own home and remove that mask, you want to ensure that your indoor air is also safe.

We are not just talking about bacteria and viruses you may be bringing home – but the actual circulating indoor air can be a potential hotspot for bacteria and viruses to propagate. Add carbon monoxide from old leaky pipes, carcinogens from cooking indoors, mold that forms from damp towels left alone, and more. The traditional solution would be to buy a number of sensors scattered across the home, but as we have entered the age of the Internet of Things, there is, as what many will say, an app for that.

Resembling an insulated tumbler for hot drinks, the uHoo indoor air quality monitor is an interesting little device that measures the air quality of an enclosed space. The sleek device connects to your WiFi network and transmits data to a companion app (both iOS and Android compatible) to give real-time reporting on 9 different air quality parameters that include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), fine dust particles (PM2.5), ozone, and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) as well as other more traditional measurements for temperature, air pressure, and humidity.

Out of the box, uHoo wins the minimalist packaging award for being really tight – all it contains is a small welcome card, the actual device and a USB cable with a wall plug. Setting the device to sync with the local WiFi is done via the app, which you have to download from the Google Play Store or App Store. Once it connects to your WiFi, all you really need to do is wait for about a minute as it gathers data and that’s pretty much it!

As the device measures your air quality it also makes concrete recommendations to improve your air quality. The uHoo app comes with a patent-pending virus index that lists down acceptable thresholds for indoor air quality that helps you to minimize virus risk. For instance, the more people are inside a small space, CO2 levels increase as this is the air expelled by people. High CO2 levels indicate a lack of fresh air and also contribute to fatigue and migraine. Thus, it is important to introduce ventilation so that air can be circulated properly. This can be done by adjusting your home’s HVAC or by simply opening your windows or doors to let fresh air in.

It is important to note that the uHoo indoor air quality monitor is a tool to help you monitor, identify and alert you of any issues so that you can take the appropriate action. This information always keeps you informed so that you can make good decisions that have lasting effects on your overall quality of life.

uHoo is a Singapore-based leading global environmental health platform. It was founded in 2014 and has been growing rapidly since, tackling a $180B global air quality market. uHoo is present in over 40 countries, with strong demand from private homes, governments, schools, hospitals, hotels, malls, kitchens, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Start the year right in your new move-in ready home

The start of the New Year brings a unique opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and develop a renewed sense of optimism about the future. It’s a time for a fresh start, a perfect clean slate, and a new calendar of hopes and dreams. 

For some, New Year means a change in lifestyle, a new environment, a new life in a new home. The idea of bringing in a new year by moving to a new home may seem difficult but on the contrary, it is a lot easier than you think. 

Whether you are considering moving for work, for a condo space you can grow or simply for your second home in the city, Vista Residences, the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. has beautiful move-in ready condominium projects in Quezon City that are strategically located within inner-city areas in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts. 

If moving to a new home is top of your list this year, you should consider moving and investing in any of these ready for occupancy units that will surely give you a fresh outlook this 2021 and an opportunity to create new beginnings in a conveniently new location. 

Pine Crest

Pine Crest is a condominium development that offers the luxury of living in a serene, green, and secure community while still having access to the comforts of the metro.

Pine Crest features three mid to low-rise towers in a Swiss-inspired enclave tucked in the serene neighborhood of New Manila. Towers 1 and 2 consist of 5-storeys while Tower 3 is a 15-story structure. Each of the towers is named after famous Swiss cities Geneva, Zurich and Lucerne.

The units in Pine Crest are fitted with a balcony, which offers a serene view of the verdant landscape surrounding the area.  At Pine Crest, you can enjoy the fresh and crisp morning air with your cup of coffee or have a glass of wine, feeling the cool nighttime breeze as you wind down from your busy day. 

Located along the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Balete Drive, the said condominium property sits right beside Robinsons Magnolia and is just a few minutes away from Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Business Center, and Tomas Morato, where a whole range of lifestyle activities as well as a multitude of retail and dining establishments, prestigious schools, and premier medical facilities surround the community.

The Symphony Towers 

Bringing a whole new groove and beat to city living is The Symphony Towers which is located along Sgt. Esguerra avenue corner Timog avenue in Quezon City. 

The Symphony Towers is a two-tower mixed-use complex that offers exclusive residences as well as commercial and business establishments. Two floors in each tower are dedicated to offices while the remaining floors are allotted for residences complete with amenities and a roof deck that offers the best view of the city. 

As it sits in the middle of Quezon City, The Symphony Towers is just a few minutes away from the country’s largest TV networks such as GMA 7 and ABS-CBN, transport hubs such as GMA-Kamuning MRT station and some of the most prominent schools in the metro such as the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and Miriam College, among others.  

Wil Tower

Located in the same city, just across ABS-CBN along Eugenio Lopez Drive, Diliman is Wil Tower, a 42-storey mixed use development that offers an ideal urban sanctuary in the city. 

Wil Tower offers well-thought out features and amenities as well as exclusive residential units that will surely make you feel like a celebrity. You can lounge in the pool, enjoy sauna, try al fresco dining, shop for amazing home décor at AllHome or simply hit the gym – all without leaving the comforts of your own condo unit.

If you’ve been on the lookout for a ready home for your own use or for investment, choosing a ready for occupancy condo unit this New Year is the best option for you. You can check the property location yourself, explore the community and amenities and most importantly, move in instantly. 

Indeed, there is no better way to bring in the New Year than to move to a new home. Now is your chance to fulfil your life goals with beautiful ready homes. 

For more information on Vista Residences ready homes and other condominium projects, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph or follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook.

Decorating your condo for Christmas

Christmastime is here once again! Usually, we would enjoy going out of our homes around this time to feel the holiday vibe through the colorful decorations we see in malls and parks all over the city. But sadly, because of our current situation, we have to stay at home for the health and safety of our families.

That, however, does not mean we can’t revel in the beauty of Christmas decorations at home — especially if you live in a condominium.

Here are some ways you can make your condo feel more Christmas-y with decorating ideas that let you maximize precious space:

Set the mood with fairy lights

Twinkling lights and warm indoor lighting help give off that cozy Christmas Eve feel in your home. Even though we don’t get snowy Christmas evenings here in the Philippines, you can still get that vibe out of your home decor.

Yellow or white fairy lights are always a good investment because you can also use them to decorate your home all year round. Multi-colored Christmas lights are good, too, depending on the theme or look you’re going for with your decor.

Create a Christmas nook

The limited space inside a condo always poses a challenge for the holiday decor lover. The way to deal with this without making your condo look overcrowded and tacky is to designate a specific area to put in your Christmas baubles. It could be a table, shelf, a blank portion on your wall or a little corner in your condo that you can turn into a Christmas nook.

Start off by picking a theme that matches the overall aesthetic of your home. Then, get manageable-sized pieces of decor that go along with your theme. You can also go rustic and mix together old decorative pieces with new ones.

Put them all together and add some lighting to make it more festive.

Get a Christmas Tree in tiny

No space for a large Christmas tree in your condo? Don’t fret. Miniature Christmas trees look just as festive as life-size ones, if not even more chic.

Check out these cool modern Christmas tree ideas:

Use holiday-themed fabrics

If you’re not keen on adding more decor to your condo because perhaps it makes you feel like the place is cluttered, you can opt to switch up your furnishings and fittings instead.

Get holiday-themed pillows, curtains, blankets, rugs, and table runners to bring a bit of Christmas spirit into your home.

Invest in Christmas-themed dinnerware

Christmas, of course, is all about spending time with your loved ones and what better way to do it than bond over a good meal?

Make your Christmas dinners even more fun and festive with gorgeous tableware and an elegant setup.

With these easy tricks, you can feel the Christmas spirit right in your condo while overlooking breathtaking views of the city. 

Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc, has move-in ready units in Manila, Pasig, Quezon City, and Makati that are within close distance to malls and shops that sell fabulous holiday decor.

Symphony Towers in Quezon City, for example, is situated in the South Triangle area, where you can easily access top shopping hubs like Cubao and North EDSA, and is also less than a 30-minute drive to Dapitan Arcade, which is a top shopping destination for holiday decor.

For more information on Vista Residences properties, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph, follow @VistaResidences Official on Facebook or call Vista Residences Marketing at 09089148457. 

Give your condo a chic Scandinavian look

The Scandinavian-style home interior has been a go-to aesthetic of many people for years now. Honestly, how can one not fall in love with its clean and cozy minimalistic look that never goes out of style?

Scandinavian interiors are defined by minimalism that uses a blend of textures and soft hues to make sleek, modern decor feel warm and inviting. It emphasizes clean lines, utility and simple furnishings that are functional, beautiful and cozy. 

This look is perfect for condo dwellers who can benefit a lot from its muted color palettes, cozy accents, and modern furniture design. Whether you’re a young family, student, or young professional giving condo living a try, the Scandinavian interior design is perfect for your little urban home.

Here are some tips to infuse your condo space with authentic Scandinavian flavor and achieve that look for your condo in the middle of the city. 

Play with natural light

Windows in Scandinavian homes are usually left uncovered or curtained with white or light-colored fabric to let natural light in. This makes your home interior bright during the day and airy at night, giving feelings of warmth and comfort. You can also add candles to create a relaxing and calming ambience.

De-clutter

One of the most interesting features of a Scandinavian-inspired condo is its clutter-free environment. It’s all about having tidy spaces that would also equate to less stress and anxiety despite being in the middle of the city. 

Blend neutral tones and pops of color

Warm wood tones and sepia hues are very popular in Scandinavian interior design. To ace that Scandinavian look, make sure that the surfaces in your condo are mostly in soft hues or in natural color and choose accent pieces in bright colors for that warm and sunny vibe. 

Go for functionality

Tying into the clutter-free nature of a Scandinavian home, storage spaces matter a lot in designing your condo’s interior. Given the limited space, dual-function furniture that can also serve as storage would be the perfect pieces for your home. Remember that condo living doesn’t mean living with less but living with better space and carefully chosen pieces to achieve that minimal, well-organized look without getting rid of all your belongings!

Get minimal decorative accents

Less is more when styling a Scandinavian-inspired condominium unit. Scandinavian interiors often feature a mix of periods and styles to create a more open, airy feeling that gives you a sense of peace. So make sure to keep your decorative accents to a minimum!

Bring the outside in with flowers and plants

Decorate your condo unit with pieces of nature for a very Scandinavian look and an instant mood boost! 

Add warm and organic textiles

Scandinavian homes are big on textured pieces, especially when it comes to fabric. Add nature-inspired elements into your condo to add to that warm and cozy vibe.

Brighten up space with light flooring and walls

Nothing can brighten up a space like all-white walls and light flooring. Choosing the right shade of white paint and mixing it with natural elements throughout the space can add warmth and texture and can also make the condo unit look bigger. 

Pine Crest in New Manila

With these simple tips, you can be able to turn your condo unit into a welcoming home in the city. 

Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc, has move-in ready units in Quezon City that are within close distance to premium universities and developed business districts.

These top-tier properties include Wil Tower and The Symphony Towers along Eugenio Lopez Drive in Diliman and Pine Crest in New Manila, Quezon City.

For more information on Vista Residences properties, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph, follow @vistaresidencesofficial on Facebook or call Vista Residences Marketing at 09089148457.