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Turn A Compact Living Area Into a Hip, Welcoming Space

Play with neutrals and lively pops of color to create a charming nook

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Photography: Hans Fausto (Main Photo) | courtesy of the Brands | Dairy Darilag (Reeds) | Michael Angelo Chua (Pou Styling: Tala Singson

It’s safe to say that all homeowners want their guests to feel at home the moment they step into the space. Since the living area is the first thing they see, it’s ideal to have a charming nook that will make them want to have a seat, rest, and spend quality time in your company. Make the most of a tiny living area with these tips and must-haves:


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1 If you can’t commit to maintaining indoor plants, choose faux greens instead. Pick one with height to create an illusion of a taller space.

Faux Reeds, price available upon request, KISH

2 and 4 Don’t settle for plain pillow covers and the usual colorful ones. Choose pillows with quirky and unique prints for an instant hip uprade. Shades of gray can help you achieve a cohesive look as well.

Printed Cushion Covers, P599 each, H&M Home

3 An inviting sofa is enough to make your guests want to plop down, have a cold drink, and chat the afternoon away. Make it your focal point by shopping for a gray sturdy piece.

Malibu Sofa, price available upon request, Calligaris

5 A pouf or an ottoman comes in handy in a small living area as extra seating piece to accommodate guests. A black-and-white must-have with a catchy print can double as extra décor as well.

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Pouf, P14, 500, Urban Abode

6 Let your flooring speak volumes! A printed area rug can tie the look together while making your guests stop and stare.

Multi Monogram Dhel Collection 3’6” x 5’6” Area Rug, P23, 415, Decoliving Manila

7 Don’t forget to get a chair that stands out. A yellow sleek piece can liven up your living area and even serve as a side table that can hold books and other décor.

Canary Requin Chair, price available upon request, KISH

WHERE TO SHOP:

 Calligaris

  • Mezzanine, Clipp Center, 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Tel. (02) 869-1059 to 61

 

Decoliving Manila

 

H&M Home

  • G/L SM Makati, Ayala Center, Makati City
  • Tel. (02) 893-1612

 

KISH

 

Urban Abode

  • CW Home Depot Ortigas
  • Outdoor Shops, Dona Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • urbanabode.ph

 

This snippet originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Real Living Magazine. Shot on location at Avida Southfield Settings, the fourth development in the Avida Settings series.

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