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3 Ways to Mix and Match Bed Linens

You can mix patterns, colors, and styles to create a comfy and relaxing bedroom

Photography: Dairy Darilag and Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photos)

Having the right set of sheets can help improve the ambience in your bedroom. If you're feeling extra creative, you can easily combine linens with different patterns and styles to create a unique private space. Here are three options that you may want to consider.

Picks, production, and styling by Dagny Madamba. Photographed by Kurt Alvarez and Dairy Darilag. Sittings editor: Issa Villar. Styling assistant: Tala Singson.

Read the original article in the September 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Mix One: Artsy Masculine

Pinstripes + Abstract + Ethnic

Why it works: A strong neutral palette bodes well with achromatic colors and striking prints, which look very stunning in a bachelor’s room

Ultima Linen Striped Gray Pillow Cover, P575 set of two, SM Home

Ultima Linen Sahara Print Twin Size Three-piece Set, P2,749.75, SM Home

Canadian Corsica Duvet, P2,100, SM Home

Mix Two: Playful Modern

Graphic Black and White + Chevron + Brights

Why it works: Graphic prints work best when paired with equally loud colors such as tangerine. The modern patterns, on the other hand, prevent the vibrant colors from becoming too child-like.

Black Pillowcase, P699.75, SM Home

Hosh Chevron Queen Size 4-piece Linen Set, P400, SM Home

Orange Throw, P650, Mandaue Foam

Mix Three: Contemporary Feminine

Classic Florals + Embroidery + Pastels

Why it works: Soft, pastel hues paired with delicate, nature-themed patterns provide the right amount of sweetness without being too saccharine.

Margaret Muir Embroidered Duvet, P5,499.75, SM Home

Canadian Cotton Blanket, P1,799.75, SM Home

King Size Floral Pillowcase, P99.75 each, SM Home

*Prices are subject to change. Visit the stores to inquire.

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