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Designer Q and A for October 29 (Part 1)

Interior designer Chat Fores shares kiddie room decorating advice and a window treatment suggestion for a modern minimalist house


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Boys' Bedroom

Q: What’s the appropriate look for a boys' bedroom? The room has one window and a small closet. The walls are painted with a glossy shade of blue, while the ceiling is plain white. How can I add life to the room in terms of artistic designs and practical furniture arrangements?— Anne Advincula 

 A: Choose a less bright color for a lasting effect.  Kids have a tendency to lose interest in their room after a few months.  Go for a lighter blue color that’s easy on the eye.  The ceiling can be as simple as a white paint finish for a more spacious look. 

For a little more excitement, you can choose a mural to be painted on one wall.  Vintage maps, cars, or animal prints should be fine.  I would suggest Ms. Judy Cervantes who does really nice murals to fit your budget.  She can be reached at 0917-8372938.

Furniture should fit the lifestyle of your child.  If he’s engaged in a lot of sports, getting a toy storage to keep his equipment would be best. Consider practical furniture like trundle beds, toddler’s desk, closet, writing chair, etc.

See more photos and view the full home here:https://www.realliving.com.ph/homes/contemporary-filipino-furnishings-update-a-bahay-na-bato


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