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5 Ideas to Steal from a 60sqm Loft-Type Condo

Discover 5 tips and tricks that you can learn from this retired couple's home in Quezon City

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Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Styling: Dagny Madamba and Paula de Guzman

When was the last time that you did something for the first time? For many of us, doing something for the first time can simply mean indulging in a new hobby, cooking a new dish, or going to a new place. For others, it can also mean finding the courage to finally start decorating their own homes.

Before you collect your design pegs, pick up a paint brush, and purchase furniture pieces, you may want to draw inspiration from this 60sqm loft-type condo in Quezon City:

Choose bright and sunny colors

Begin by selecting the colors that you want to use in your personal space! Just like this retired couple, you may also opt for a light powder blue, vibrant canary yellow, and immaculate white. 

Reupholster chairs with printed fabrics

You can also create a statement piece that would serve as a focal point and set the mood for the rest of the home. You can pick one item first and select the rest of your furniture and decor based on that personal choice. 

For example, this wing chair has a classic and traditional form but it is covered with a modern rustic blue-and-white fabric from Larry's at SM Megamall. The rest of the things in the one-bedroom home have the same sweet and charming appeal.

Invest in lighting pieces

Many people who are decorating for the first time forget to look for lighting fixtures, floor lamps, and table lamps! Bringing in new lights can literally brighten up a dark, drab, and dull home.

Choose printed tiles

If you are ready to take on a bigger project, you may want to renovate your kitchen! Replace plain kitchen tiles with printed tiles that have more charm and character.

Complete the bedroom

You may also want to improve your bedroom with a few handpicked pieces. Make a bare bedroom feel cozy and comfortable with a new upholstered headboard, wall-mounted lamp, side table, and a floor rug. 

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