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Reader Question: How Can I Display Our Books at Home?

Real Living consulting style editor and design consultant Issa Villar reveals her favorite way of showcasing reading materials

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Photography: At Maculangan

Q: My husband and I will move into our starter home, a modest two-bedroom unit, in a few months. We’re both fond of books, and our combined inventory could fill up a small room. How do we make our book collection decorative—like it’s part of the home style—and not just look like clutter? —Mrs. B, Antipolo City

A: Instead of hiding them, why not showcase them? I say build a wall of floor-to-ceiling bookcases for your very own library. If your space is small, one wall will do. Click here for 10 tips for organizing your book collection.

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Read the original article ("Ask It") in the October 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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