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Decor Hack of the Day: Colorful Collage

See how colored papers can make a difference in your space


Photos are usually the first thing people think of when using frames. Something as simple as colored papers can look good, too. You may work with different colors or do a minimalist approach and go monochromatic, like this Mondrian-inspired triptych. 

Production and Styling by Issa Villar. Assisted by Paula de Guzman. Photographed by Dairy Darilag.

Read the original article ("Instant Art") in the November 2013  issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Mondrian-esque Collage

What you'll need:

  • Matching frames
  • Art paper 


  1. Cut art paper according to the size of the frame. You may also go for smaller blocks that you can tape together.
  2. Place paper in frames, and then hang the frames in a grid pattern. 

RL Trivia: Piet Mondrian was a Dutch artist who was part of the De Stijl movement—a modernist design movement—in the early part of the 20th Century. His most famous works were paintings of a black grid against a white background, with pops of primary colors.


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