Building & Renovating

Design School: Dress Up Your Home

Turn fashion trends into home design inspiration

Shares

You can decorate your space the same way you adorn yourself. Bring your own sense of style into your house by taking inspiration from your closet. Your home will surely be an extension of yourself.

Here are a few tips:

1. Figure out your overall style. What style dominates your closet? Is your fashion sense preppy, trendy, or traditional? Take this as a cue and look for furniture pieces that match the line and character of your clothes.

2. Check the key elements. These are the details that make up your look. Do you wear bold or muted colors? Do you prefer solids or prints? Do you like things plain or embellished? Translate these into colors, upholstery patterns, and accessories. 

3. Notice the textures.  Tactile variety gives rooms a certain amount of depth. Layer your room the same way you layer your clothes. Pair shiny fabric with nubby tweed, smooth leather with sleek metal.

Take inspiration from these looks.

Picks and Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez.

Read the original article ("Express Yourself") in the October 2005 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. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space

How to Avoid Bad Luck in the Year of the Pig

They say you shouldn't wear black or white on Chinese New Year. Are you familiar with such taboos?

12 Decluttering Tips We Can Learn from Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Achieving a clean, organized, and welcoming home can be easy

How Often Should You Wash Your Pillows?

Heads-up: The pillows we use are filled with germs and bacteria!

How to Survive If You Only Have One Bathroom at Home

Here's how you can make the small, shared space clean and functional

A Tiny 21sqm Studio Unit Undergoes A Needed Makeover

Interior designer Kat Villanueva-Lopez worked with clever storage solutions, multifunctional furniture, and sleek finishes to turn the cluttered space into a haven for a family of three

Done with KonMari? Here's Where You Can Donate Old Clothes and More

Make someone else happy by donating your pre-loved items!

7 Ways to Use Hooks Around the House

From organizing the kitchen to displaying your favorite plants, your pack of hooks can go a long way!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!