RL Tips: Accessorizing your Living Room

Up the ante of comfort in your living room with these decorating tips


Showcase your creativity and add personality to your living room with these tips from design consultant Grace Moslares.

Interview by Katherine Lopez. Styling by Issa Villar. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article in the April 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Take note of these handy hints:

Create mood lighting by placing table or floor lamps in your living area.

Define the space with an area rug, which can also help you choose the colors and finalize the feel you want to achieve in your home.

Organized photos, artwork, or prints would [also] be nice on walls. This will give you a chance to display your personal collection, and could define the personality that you want to achieve for your home. Install them at eye level. 

Styling Tip: Mix Unity and Variety

Even if you put different things in your living area, they should share a common denominator. Here, the throw pillows may have different patterns, but they carry the same black and white palette. The rest of the accessories are neutrals and have contemporary silhouettes. 


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