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7 Practical Ways to Turn a House into a Home

Interior designer Michelle Dumlao-Pastoral shares how you can personalize your own space

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

In some of my design projects, my clients wanted to buy an entire furniture set and set it up in the exact same way that it was displayed in the furniture store. The clients wanted to use the same sofa, armchair, and other pieces in the same colors and prints, down to the last throw pillow. However, this would just create a house—a fully-furnished and put-together space that lacks character and personality.

If you would like to turn your house into a home—a unique and personalized space that tells the story of your family's lifestyle, hobbies, and interests—here are a few must-read ideas.

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