RL Tips: A Boho-Pinoy Living Room

Work with jewel stones, mixed patterns, and layering to create this look


If you’re a bit conservative, ditch the colourful area rug and go for the typical neutral banig. Or, stick to a less bold wall color and try a shade green instead.  

Picks and Styling by Dagny Madamba and Issa Villar. Assisted by Paula de Guzman. Photographed by Louie Aguinaldo.

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How to achieve the look:

This style is all about rich color, texture, and prints.

To veer away from the traditional Pinoy look, inject a few Filipino tribal patterns in moderation. Layer different prints and patterns bravely – this is the only style that will allow you to.

Woven baskets are ideal to keep clutter at bay while serving as decorative items as well.  Pull everything together with a bold statement wall, like this one awash in magenta. 

For more living room ideas:

Create a Glam Living Room

Create an Industrial Living Room

Create a Modern Rustic Living Room

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