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3 Tips on Decorating With Inspirational Quotes

Showcase your favorite phrases and verses with these styling must-dos

Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Dagny Madamba and Paula de Guzman

These days, it’s easy to get a shot of inspiration: just visit your favorite home store, grab a framed inspirational quote, and you’re done! Even department stores abound in wall art showcasing beautiful typography spelling out motivational phrases.

If you love displaying your favorite motivational quotes at home, here are easy decorating tips to keep in mind:

Try no frames

If you want to be more carefree when displaying quotes, just ditch the frames and simply stick the sheets to a wall (your work area is the best place so you get a regular dose of motivation when cramming for deadlines!).

Prioritize what you want

To keep your wall from getting cluttered, maintain only a handful of quotes, and just replace some with new ones you fancy. Don’t stick too many quotes on your wall which you don’t necessarily need!

Create your own

If you’re feeling crafty, why not write one or two of your own? Have them framed, hang them on a wall, and you have your own written ray of sunshine at home! Score the best calligraphy tools by heading over to Hey Kessy at 71-B Esteban Abada St., Quezon City, or to Common Room PH at #325 Dela Rosa St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Aside from calligraphy tools, you can also score a couple of handmade crafts!

Mickey Mouse Cactus, available at Sucker for Succulents • Study Desk with Drawers, price available upon request, Heima • Chair, price available upon request, My APT • Vase, P599.75; Teddy Bear, P799.75, both from L’Indochine • Framed Paper art and White Ink on Black Paper Calligraphy, both by Maggie Adan.

This snippet originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. Log on to for more details. 

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