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4 Decorating Ideas for a Homey Baking Corner

Whip up the most filling desserts in a snug and stylish space

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo) Styling: Dagny Madamba, Tala Singson, and Jacy Gamboa-Medina

Baking involves precise measurements and a lot of warmth. After all, to be able to bake tasty desserts you need to prepare it with love and inspiration. To make your cooking sessions easier and more efficient, you need to have a well-organized space that allows you to move around freely.

Create an attractive workspace and get ready to bake chewy cookies and brownies with these easy tips:

Clear the room

Divide the countertop or dining table into stations—mixing, baking, plating. Use a pretty table linen to protect the table’s surface and to make cleaning afterwards easy.

RL Tip: Consider using a table linen with interesting prints and colors to create an instant accent piece.

Go natural

Achieve an all-natural theme by working with finishes like stone, wood, and linen. Add softness with dishtowels in muted colors.

Add wooden elements

For a touch of warmth, add wooden elements in functional pieces such as mixing spoons and rolling pins in different sizes. Also, you may opt to plate your desserts on small wooden bowls to keep to the earthy theme.

Stash in style

Pour dry and wet ingredients into stylish containers to achieve a streamlined and cohesive look. Clear glass containers make it easier to identify the ingredient, while stainless steel bowls give a classy appeal.

Wooden Rolling Pin, P149.75, Landmark Department Store.

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

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