Building & Renovating

RL Tips: Designing Kiddie Rooms

The RL team together with guest designers answer your decorating queries and more!


From home basics to color queries, the RL team and a couple of guest designers answer your questions sent via social media. Keep the answers in mind as they may come in handy in the future.

Photos used in this feature by Miguel Nacianceno (room with shelves) and Vincent Coscolluela (blue bedroom).

Read the original article ("50 Solutions to 50 Home Problems”) in the July 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Pre-School Style

Q. What’s the appropriate look for my three-year-old son’s bedroom in terms of design and furniture arrangement? —Anne Advincula

A. A three-year-old boy’s room should be bright, comfortable, and conducive to relaxation and fun activities. Storage like drawers and shelves may be incorporated with the bed or installed on the wall to save space. The use of bright colors as accents will make the room look happy, and painting a mural will also add depth to the room and make it look creative. —Joy Ejercito, interior designer

Repurposed for Kids

Q. I want to renovate our condo unit for our growing kids. It used to be a showroom with a very ‘80s style, but I’d like to keep the traditional Filipino furniture. —Rina Gonzales

A. Your ‘80s furniture can still be revived by having it repainted in a wenge stain and re-upholstered in neutral colored leather, or fabric with striped or floral designs. And since you have kids, use nano fabrics that are spill-proof, stain-proof, and sweat-resistant. —Joy Ejercito, interior designer


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