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5 Decorating Ideas to Steal from Beauty Queen Homes

Be inspired to give your space an extra elegant and cozy boost with these quick reminder

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Photography: Roy Macam and Jervy Santiago (Main Photos)

Some of you might be wondering how beauty queens style their personal spaces. Do they prefer a few fancy details and a whimsical feel? Or would they rather go for a simple home with a laid-back feel where they can simply kick off their heels and enjoy some free time?

To give you an idea, we’ve rounded up three must-see spaces that you can check out. Take a peek inside the havens of Dindi Gallardo, Venus Raj, and Pia Wurtzbach—and discover decorating and design ideas that you can apply in your own home:

1. Don't be afraid to mix-and-match colors.

After winning the coveted crown last year, our very own Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach flew to New York to fulfill her duties as Miss Universe. Her chic apartment is a dream—with roomy common areas and an unparalleled view of 5th Avenue.

When she welcomed US news magazine show Inside Edition into her home, we immediately noticed how her flat showcases different colors—from creamy palettes to striking hues. We especially loved the bold red wall in the living area!

For your space: Don't be afraid to use different shades when renovating your home. Color plays a huge part in interior design—you can use calming hues in the bedroom, a neutral base in the living area, and bright colors in the kitchen. Just remember to choose shades that complement each other so that your home won't look overdecorated.

2. Maximize storage and natural light in the kitchen.

Do you also love to cook like Queen P? We're sure that you spend a lot of time in the kitchen! The cooking area in the NYC apartment features enough counter space perfect for prepping meals and cabinets for storage. Even if there's only one window, it's kept open to let natural light into the space and keep it from being gloomy.

For your space: Keep your kitchen spotless by maximizing the cabinets and spaces for storage. Feel free to install floating shelves, mount corner shelves, and add rods and hooks to hold utensils. If you have a window, you can spruce up the windowsill with herbs and other plants for a refreshing feel.

Click here to see Pia's NYC Apartment.

All photos: Screeshots from Inside Edition's Youtube page.

3. Maximize the view.

Perhaps one of the reasons why Venus Raj's home in the province garnered a lot of views can be attributed to the calming view that one can enjoy from her house. Numerous plants and blooms also greet guests the moment they enter the property.

For your space: Whether you have a garden or just a tiny balcony, it's important that you keep it clean always. Set up a cozy nook where you can rest and take a minute to meditate or read. Your balcony can serve as an extension of the living area, while the garden can function as a dining nook, too!

Click here to see Venus's home in the province.

Photo by Jervy Santiago.

4. Mix-and-match prints and patterns.

In Dindi Gallardo's compact apartment in New York, catchy patterns, big pieces, and lovely colors take center stage. Even if the space is limited, the owner was able to showcase the things she holds close to heart.

For your space: Work with prints and patterns that go well together. Choose a unifying element to tie the whole look together and keep the rest of the space in light or neutral hues. Take your cue from Dindi's living area—since she has a colorful rug and a solid-colored piece, her sofa is in white paired with neutral walls.

5. Be creative when it comes to storage.

Aside from cabinets and shelves, Dindi's space highlights different ways one can turn walls into versatile storage. Bikes and guitars are displayed on walls while slim shelves hold books in place.

For your space: There are different ways to maximize walls at home. You can install floating shelves for books in the living area, overhead cabinets in the kitchen, and cubby shelves in the bedroom for your decor and knickknacks. If you also love music and bikes, you can mount your instruments and other must-haves similar to what Dindi and her husband did using sturdy brackets and hooks. It's best to consult a professional to avoid damages.

Click here to see Dindi's home in New York.

Photos by Roy Macam.

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