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RL Tips: Adding Function to Your Bedroom

Maximize your sleeping area with these helpful tips


Worried about your small bedroom? Here's how you can maximize every bit of space.

Interview by Katherine Lopez. Styling by Joanne Enriquez Bohol. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Bed Buddies”) in the March 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

Extra Storage

"If you have space, a headboard [or ledge] where you can store and place items sometimes works for tight spaces." - Frenjick Quesada, interior designer

"Before purchasing other furniture pieces for your bedroom, consider your preferences and needs," shares interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino. "Do you need a work desk or computer in the bedroom? Is a dressing table or dresser required?"

Accent Pieces

Place an upholstered bench at the foot of the bed to make your bed cozier or light reading or watching TV.

"Accent with throws [and] bolster pillows. Layer textures, patterns, and color," adds Frenjick.


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