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Let These Hacks Help You Improve Your Living and Sleeping Areas

Simple updates can keep these spaces bright and inviting

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez and Paula de Guzman Photography: Dairy Darilag and Hans Fausto

It’s safe to say that the living area and bedroom hold a special place in our hearts. Not only do we utilize these spaces to enjoy power naps, these rooms take center stage whenever we entertain friends—whether for get-togethers or sleepovers.

To make sure you leave a lasting impression and that you continuously enjoy these spaces to the fullest, we’ve got a few expert tips that can help you keep both areas stylish and welcoming. Take note of these must-dos:


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Declutter regularly.

The bedroom and living area are storage centers for magazines, books, and other essentials. We seldom neglect to discard items we no longer use—that these areas end up cluttered and uninviting. Keep both nooks neat, organized, and homey by regularly cleaning and discarding items you no longer need. Magazines from decades ago can be recycled or sold at the nearest junk shop. Don’t forget to look under cabinets, tables, and seating pieces—sweep the dirt and get rid of dust bunnies.

READ: 6 Places To Bring Your De-cluttered Home Items 

Work on a theme.

Keep the vibe pleasing by making sure you have a sleek and cohesive look. Neutral colors are safe choices that can help you create an elegant aesthetic. You can also experiment with cool colors and an all-white theme.


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Invest in the right accessories.

A couple of indoor plants can keep both rooms refreshing. Place a pot or two on side tables to create a calming ambiance. In the living area, fluffy pillows are a must. Make sure you have throw pillows, an area rug, and simple yet captivating tabletop décor. When sprucing up the bedroom, invest in quality sheets and pillows to ensure a relaxing slumber.


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Opt for the right upgrades.

When revamping your flooring, it’s best to go for ceramic tiles as these add a touch of sophistication like no other. Ceramic tiles can also give your space a luxe appeal compared to vinly. If you feel like your space needs a touch of color, remember that it’s best to paint the walls.

Have enough storage.

Whether you have catchalls, storage bins, or secret storage spots—these can help control clutter while giving you enough room for your favorite things. Incorporate these seamlessly into your space to preserve your home’s look and theme.

Shop for storage bins at Robinsons Department Store.

This article is based on a snippet published in the May 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine, with tips from interior designer and broker Rochelle Granali.

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