Building & Renovating

5 Bright And Airy Spaces You'd Love

Get some tips on how to achieve and enhance this beloved look

Photography: Paolo Feliciano and Dairy Darilag (Main Photos)

Maaliwalas—a lot of homeowners want their homes to be such. Get inspired by these spaces so your home will be bright and inviting in no time. 

1. Mix white walls with bold colors and patterns.

This condo unit shared by three sisters exudes character thanks to the bohemian elements peppering the space. Natural light streaming in from the windows makes the various colors and patterns pop against the white wall. 

2. If you have a lot of white elements, play with texture.

The lace tablecloth and woven wicker chairs keep this dining area from looking plain even if light colors are more prominent. The pale beige walls add just the right hint of color to warm up the space. 

3. Add a few accessories.

If you want to jazz up an all-white space without going for bold patterns, small accessories will be enough. In this living area, a few accents such as chevron and striped pillows and a few framed wall decor work just fine in livening it up. 

4. Situate an active area near a glass sliding door.

This dining area designed by Wilan Dayrit benefits a lot from abundant natural light. The glass sliding doors also lead to a pocket garden that gives the space a touch of nature. 

5. Take advantage of your balcony.

If your house or condo unit is blessed to have one, turn it into an additional living space. Provide seating areas so you or your guests can enjoy the view while talking or lounging around. Keep it in neutral colors to make it more relaxing. If you want to add color, place a few colorful accessories like throw pillows or throws, but maintain the neutral backdrop. 

PHOTOS: Dairy Darilag (1 & 5) | Vincent Coscolluela | Paolo Feliciano | Miguel Nacianceno 

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